Category Archives: Seagate Contest

Who’ll have the biggest CES news?

Kara Swisher is angling for seats at Jerry Yang’s keynote at CES in January. Just kidding, I’m sure she’ll get iin.

Last year the guy with the biggest news at CES wasn’t even AT CES. Heh. Steve Jobs is brilliant.

Unfortunately for him this year MacWorld and CES aren’t at the same time, so that means that CES’s keynotes will actually get discussed on blogs.

So, who’ll have the best keynote? Jerry Yang? Or General Motors’ CES keynoter, CEO Rick Wagener? I’m thinking General Motors might just be more interesting. Why? Did you know that BMW is charging $400 for a freaking iPod cable connector that cost them a dollar or two to make?

GM can totally change that for millions of its customers.

I want a car with a hard drive built in that gets music off of my home network while parked in my garage (which already has wifi).

Hope GM does it.

Oh, and if you’re going to CES, make sure you signup for and come to the Seagate/PodTech BlogHaus. It WILL sell out this year and those who signup on Upcoming.org will get first dibs on tickets. We’ll have lots of news of our own there.

Seagate ships new “hybrid” drives…

Seagate's memory drive hanging out on table

Congratulations to my sponsor, Seagate, for getting on TechMeme this morning by shipping its first hybrid drive (a drive that has both flash memory inside as well as a hard drive). Seagate is working on a bunch of cool stuff. I got a look recently when Seagate’s CEO, Bill Watkins, had a bunch of us over his house for a press dinner. That drive above is Seagate’s first all-solid-state hard drive. Bill wouldn’t tell me how much memory is inside, but says it’s more than the industry is expecting.

In this video Watkins talks about its moves into the hybrid drive space.

Disclaimer: Seagate is the sole sponsor of my show which means that no one else pays to get onto my show, something I appreciate very much because it lets me have commercial conversations without worrying about where my paycheck is coming from.

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