Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman, officially started the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show.
In his keynote he focused on mobile and home entertainment products which make use of online applications.
The Microsoft Silverlight web-app development system will be deployed by NBC to provide online video coverage of the Olympics in Beijing.
The Zune portable media player will also play a prominent role in the company’s web services plans.
There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the celebrities on the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show:
- Today, Monday, January 7 you can meet:
Danica Patrick, Candice Michelle, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from Run DMC
Chuck D from Public Enemy, Yoko Ono, Pat Monahan of Train
wil.i.am, Natasha Bedingfield, XENA
Roger Craig (NFL, 49ers), Mad Mike, Jon Favreau (Director: “Iron Man,” “Elf”)
Randall Cunningham (NFL, Eagles), Kevin Costner and band from 6-7 p.m. and Rocco Deluca
- On Tuesday, January 8:
Amanda Beard, Dave Samuels, Steve Grisham
Michael Douglas, Daryl Johnston (NFL, Cowbowys), David Ortiz
Marcus Allen or Howie Long (NFL, Raiders), Mad Mike, Mary J. Blige
- On Wednesday, January 9
Mad Mike, Michael Irvin (NFL, Cowboys), Dave Samuels, Warren Moon (NFL, Vikings) and Steve Grisham