Press Release: [COLOR=royalblue]In his keynote address at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates expanded on the company's vision for "seamless computing," demonstrating software breakthroughs that deliver unified digital experiences and make the technology in consumers' lives work as a connected whole.

Gates introduced a number of products and services that bring the power of software to the world of consumer electronics, including MSN® Premium and enhanced MSN services for broadband Internet users; and new Microsoft® Windows® Media Center Extender Technologies and Portable Media Centers, which make the digital entertainment experiences of Media Center PCs available throughout the home and on the go. Gates also announced retail availability of Smart Watches for MSN Direct, which provide discreet and convenient access to personalized information.[/COLOR]