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Christmas Gift Guide

Full house

Waxing nostalgic

The way we were

Embraceable you

The clinch

Getting down to business

Metrosexuals

Letterhead

Ryan and Steve

Ultra Reller

#amen

Muppets

Demo-iselles

Hello Elmo

Steve and Ryan

Uh oh, here it comes...

Silhouetted CEO

The crowd turns out to see Microsoft and CEO Steve Ballmer say goodbye to CES--this was the company's last keynote at the confab.
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CES CEO Gary Shapiro gets nostalgic with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, as Ballmer gets set to bid adieu to CES on behalf of his company.
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Shapiro presents Ballmer with a collage of Microsoft moments from over the years at CES.
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Interviewee Ballmer rushes over to hug interviewer Ryan Seacrest...
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...and accomplishes the clinch.
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But seriously, folks.
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Speaking of business, Windows Phone (and its Metro interface) are the first order of it.
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"Ryan, I just have this nagging sensation that someone's trying to get in touch with me somehow..."
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"So these two guys walk into a keynote..."
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Tami Reller, chief marketing officer for the Windows group, talks up Windows-based ultrabooks.
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A choir sang audience tweets.
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If the blue one's Cookie, the green one's gotta be Oscar, right?
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The young lady on the right got to play with the Xbox and Kinect...
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...and beam herself into an interactive episode of Sesame Street. Elmo is tickled.
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Basically, Ryan, me and Microsoft are outta here. Know what I mean?
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"Ohhh, I want to say it so badly: Develo-- No, I mean, Windows, Windows, Windows; Metro, Metro, Metro!"
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Ballmer and Microsoft ride off into the sunset, leaving CES to its own devices.
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