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CES 2006: Web Companies and Internet-connected Gadgets Poised For Action

This week will be awash with coverage from the CES
show in Las Vegas (International Consumer Electronics Show). I’ll be quaffing
down any interesting news about Web-based media and gadgets, along with feasting on my
staple Internet bigco diet of Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Apple. Bill Gates (MS), Terry
Semel (Yahoo) and Larry Page (Goog) will all be speaking at CES this year.

The NY Times
thinks the theme of this year’s CES will be ‘Convergence: This Time We
Mean It.’ But it’s obvious Web companies and Internet-connected gadgets will play a
bigger part in CES this year, than in previous years. The AP is running a
which illustrates that:

“Yahoo and rival Google Inc. will make their CES debuts with keynote speeches,
muscling their way into the high-stakes battle already begun by computing stalwarts,
consumer electronics giants and telecommunications companies to push digital media deeper
into homes.

With the Web poised to become an increasingly dominant distribution method for movies
and television, the Internet giants, along with Microsoft Corp.’s MSN, could very well be
the ABC, NBC and CBS networks of the digital age, said Tim Bajarin, an industry analyst
with Creative Strategies.”

For extensive coverage of CES, I recommend paidcontent.org and CNET’s colorful subsite – “CNET editors cover the best of
CES”. Here at Read/WriteWeb I’ll be focusing specifically on the intersection of Web
technology and media at CES (my theme in general this year).

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