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Microsoft's Ballmer Headlines CES Keynotes [Slide Show]

"It seems like we've entered a time of reduced expectations," Steve Ballmer told a packed ballroom on the eve of this year's CES
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ODE TO XBOX:

The band Tripod provided a musical interlude during Ballmer's keynote.....[ More ]

GAME TIME:

Microsoft president of the Entertainment & Devices Division Robbie Bach demonstrates Xbox Live Primetime, playing a few rounds of the TV show "1 vs. 100," which enables thousands of gamers to play together with real hosts and to compete for real prizes.....[ More ]

CHARLOTTE'S WEB:

Charlotte Jones, Microsoft group product manager, demonstrates new features of Windows 7, Windows Live and Internet Explorer 8 during Ballmer's CES keynote.....[ More ]

LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE:

Microsoft did not make any blockbuster announcements at CES this year, but Ballmer touted the sale of 20 million Windows-based mobile phones in the past year.....[ More ]

FULL HOUSE:

He may not have had Slash join him on stage (a stunt that Bill Gates used in his final CES keynote a year ago), but Ballmer did draw a crowd for his keynote.....[ More ]

BIG SHOES TO FILL:

Steve Ballmer was quick to acknowledge today's tough economic times, but stressed that this is no time to let investments or interest in technology flag. Microsoft, he said, spent $8 billion last year on research and development.....[ More ]

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