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Slash joined Gates on stage at CES in 2008.
One significant change at the International Consumer Electronics Show is who will deliver the preshow keynote. Bill Gates delivered it for more than a decade. Now, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will do the honors on Wednesday night. Check out this preview of a story on what the change could mean from Monday’s paper. I’ll be in Las Vegas covering CES beginning Tuesday. Check back here for updates throughout the week.
Not that he needed one, but Bill Gates had rock star Slash help him cap his performance at the International Consumer Electronics Show last year.
After keeping Microsoft on center stage at the annual gathering of all things silicon and circuitry for more than a decade, Gates said goodbye to CES last year, six months before he dialed-back at Microsoft to pursue philanthropy full time.
But Microsoft has managed to hold on to the coveted preshow keynote at CES.