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Update: I’m going to go ahead an liveblog the keynote here as well. To watch it live (or archived), go to live.webpronews.com.
Begin Live Blogging
11:46EST: I hear Eddie Vedder’s voice playing somewhere while everyone finds their seats and waits patiently for the event to begin.
11:49: A little surprised there aren’t more seats taken up by now.
11:57: Getting close now.
About 10 days ago, Steve Ballmer indicated that he didn’t share Google’s views with regards to China; Ballmer said that Microsoft would continue operating in China regardless of recent hacks and a policy of censorship. Today, Bill Gates more or less echoed those sentiments.
In case you were wondering, Microsoft doesn’t plan to let the whole Google-China brouhaha affect its business strategy. Steve Ballmer recently indicated that his company will more or less stay the course and throw Bing into the regional mix.
Part of the reason behind this decision might be that Microsoft hasn’t bought into the theory that China’s government participated in the hack that upset Google. Or that it just felt unthreatened by it.