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Sony's Stringer Hosts Star-Studded CES Keynote [Slide Show]

Tom Hanks, Reggie Jackson and Usher are among the celebs to join Sony's chief executive onstage at CES
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USHERING IN A NEW AGE OF MUSIC:

Singer Usher Raymond closed out Stringer’s keynote with a performance and a short conversation about the emergence of individual digital tunes and how they’ve come to replace albums and CDs. Usher mourned the waning interest in the older media, which he likened to a musical journey, but acknowledged that digital music is the here and now.....[ More ]

3D:

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation, talked about how advances in 3D technology will bring it into the home. He also presented a clip of the new 3D film Monsters vs. Aliens , set to debut in March.....[ More ]

BRONX BOMBERS:

Stringer, an unabashed Yanks' fan, reminisced with Jackson about his former team and its 1977 World Series victory.....[ More ]

MR. OCTOBER:

Former New York Yankees outfielder and slugger Reggie Jackson joined Stringer on stage to talk about new Sony technology, including BRAVIA LCD high-definition television sets that will adorn the new Yankees Stadium in New York when it opens in April.....[ More ]

HOUSE CALL:

Mehmet Oz joined Stringer on stage to talk about his new Sony Pictures Television program, set to hit the airwaves in the fall. Oz, a regular on Oprah , also provided a number of health tips, noting that a person’s belt size should measure half his or her height.....[ More ]

UP AND AWAY:

Lasseter previewed a clip from the upcoming animated film Up , due in theaters in May. In the movie, a character ties thousands of balloon to his home and sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see South America.....[ More ]

MONSTER MAKER:

John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar animation studios (and one of the animators behind the 2001 movie Monsters, Inc. ), talked of a future that will include 3D blu ray disk players in the home.....[ More ]

COMEDY TEAM:

Stringer played the straight man while Hanks yucked it up, joking that Stringer wrote a clause in his Angels and Demons contract that required him to appear at CES. He asked Stringer if he would take the hold off of his paycheck now.....[ More ]

ANGELS AND DEMONS:

Actor Tom Hanks was on hand to introduce his “old friend” Stringer and promote his new movie, based on the Dan Brown novel.....[ More ]

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:

Sony chief executive Sir Howard Stringer touts his company's tech advances during his CES keynote. He also addressed a number of technologies on the horizon, including a flexible, cardboard-thin Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) video screen and a new take on the clock radio that will wake you up with mp3 music or music videos that you choose.....[ More ]

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