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Before Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage for his keynote address, CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro made a bold statement-that this year's show would be the best he had seen in the more than 30 years he has been involved with it. And Ballmer never let the momentum fall.

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has reached deals with several partners who will support both Windows Mobile 6.5 and the new Windows Marketplace For Mobile application store.

By Markkus Rovito Video games could be more popular than movies in two years. That is if an estimate cited by the Interactive Digital Software Association (ISDA) that predicts revenue of all computer and console video games will reach $16.9 billion in 2003 comes true. That sum far exceeds estimates of total US movie tickets sales for the same year. If this prediction seems far fetched, current studies that say 96 million Americans play video games are still rather impressive. And with a new wave of exciting game consoles already beginning to hit stores, video games could be the saviour of 2001

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