The Consumer Electronics Show about the size of 36 football fields and exhausting, and so are the names of some of the conference sessions.
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Apple on Tuesday unveiled its latest Mac Pro, which the company claims is its fastest ever with eight processor cores standard.The Mac Pro definitely sounds like it pops a wallop.
Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday that it is aiming to cut the energy consumption of its desktops and notebooks by 25 percent by 2010.The HP announcement, delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show, almost reads like it comes from an auto manufacturer trying to cut the miles per gallon requirements of its fleet.
Microsoft said Tuesday that it will offer $1.2 billion in cash for Fast Search and Transfer (FAST), a big player in the enterprise search market.
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Mozilla Corp., the for-profit subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, has named chief operating officer John Lilly as CEO.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini used his CES keynote to describe the future of the Internet as bringing the information and tools users need at any given time for any given personal situation and to rock out with Smash Mouth.The next phase of the Internet is beyond push media and RSS, and more proactive, predictive and context aware, Otellini said.
The highlight of Bill Gates' CES keynote was the funny video about what the Microsoft Chairman's will do after he moves out of day-to-day operations to focus on his philanthropic foundation. SlashGear taped the video from the keynote and put it on YouTube.
Yahoo co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang made his inaugural CES appearance, outlining how he plans to evolve his company ahead of the curve and to become an indispensable starting point for consumers' Web experience, which has become richer and more complex over the last decade. "We call this Life with an exclamation point," Yang said.