In 2009, CNET predicted that the Next Big Thing in 2009 would be "life in the cloud." Cloud computing was, in 2008, starting to become a major topic of discussion: would consumers trust their personal and corporate data to the cloud? Would businesses embrace the idea of offering more and more storage as we stored less and less data locally? Would enterprises re-architect their offerings and their businesses to take advantage of this revolution in cheap storage and online services? We had a fascinating conversation about the evolution of consumer data storage and entertainment, the hurdles facing cloud … Read more
The Consumer Electronics Association has confirmed plans to host a Mac-centric area at CES 2010, but Apple has still not commented on whether it plans to participate.
Jason Oxman of the CEA confirmed Saturday that the group "dedicated a special area at the 2010 CES to Apple-related CE manufacturers." That immediately sets up an alternative for companies thinking about exhibiting at Macworld 2010, which will not have Apple present for the first time in 12 years.
"We decided to create this special area based on discussions we've had with companies regarding 2010 show participation. We are … Read more
Best of CES Awards http://ces.cnet.com/best-of-ces/
Web site problems as Windows 7 beta hits http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10138449-56.html http://ces.cnet.com/8301-19167_1-10139408-100.html http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
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LAS VEGAS--Two of the tech industries biggest champions for using technology to eliminate poverty in the developing world took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show here on Friday for the final keynotes of the conference.
The message that the executives brought to the crowd at CES was simple: Technology is key to improving the lives of billions of poor people throughout the world. Intel Chairman Craig Barrett and Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers have each received awards and have been lauded for their work in helping fight poverty throughout the world.
Barrett took the stage first, where he promoted … Read more
LAS VEGAS--With my time at the Consumer Electronics Show having drawn to a close, here's a roundup of my observations from the show:
Sign that the economy used to be good My Sin City accommodations included dual 42-inch flat screen TVs, plus another small LCD screen in the bathroom.
Sign that the economy has tanked The only reason that spot was for rent (and could be had for as little as $159 a night) is that it was a condo that didn't sell.
Sign No. 2 that the economy has tanked There were $5 blackjack tables at the … Read more
CES has officially begun and we discuss a slew of offerings from the show floor, as well as the Steve Ballmer keynote. Also, Tom is offered the chance to record his voice for TomTom GPS devices. That's a lot of Tom!Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 887
Windows 7 goes Beta this Friday http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10135791-56.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10136418-75.html
Windows 7 might not come in '09 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10135943-56.html
CES Press conference roundup: … Read more