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OnStar gives the green light to third-party apps

At CES, the company says developers can hitch a ride on its car-based infotainment service. First up, RelayRides. Next: Angry Birds?

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How will GM be updating its OnStar hardware and service at CES? Tune in at 7:30 p.m. PT to find out. Antuan Goodwin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Remember when I said that CES 2012 would be a veritable car show?

Well, it looks like I was right, because one of the first press conferences of the big show was held tonight by none other than General Motors for its OnStar telematics and vehicle concierge service. OnStar announced that it is opening its service to third-party developers--with the car-sharing service RelayRides the first of them.

Following is the live blog of that press event. You can also check out our recap of the OnStar news for further details.