The First Live Show

The Chris Pirillo Show will begin streaming live in approximately 15 minutes. Use this link to tune in, coming to you courtesy of Limelight Networks. I’ve tested it with Windows Media Player 10 and it works just fine. If you’d like, go ahead and start submitting any tech questions that you’d like to have answered while we’re on air. No live calls this time around, but they’re coming soon.

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology and America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind. Tune in as we take you behind the scenes, interview key players in the consumer electronics industry, and unveil some of the hottest gadgets nobody knows exist. We’ll be live one-on-one with representatives from some of our favorite companies and we want you to join us.

The following are the show notes for the January 5th, 2006 edition of the Chris Pirillo Show.

Anyone that listens to the show may edit the show notes within 24 hours of the live show. No password is required.


Win an Xbox 360, PSP, or other great prizes!

Chris is giving away one substantial gift on every live show. By substantial we’re talking at the level of a PSP or Xbox 360! We’ll likely rotate the “big gift” every week, but it’ll always be worth a few hundred dollars!

For your chance to win tune in, join us in the chat, and call in! How difficult is that? No joke!


On January 5 and January 6, The Chris Pirillo Show will be live from CES from 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific. If you’re at the tradeshow, you can see the live broadcast in the Featured Community section of the Microsoft booth. You can catch the live CES broadcast using the same URL we use to stream the weekly show. We’ll be interviewing people about the big CES announcements and giving away a few goodies.

_____ from MicrsoftX Team

___ from the Microsoft Experience Team spoke with Chris about the upcoming Windows Vista User Interface.

Eric ______

Eric from Microsoft Windows Media Platform Team spoke with Chris. Chris asked when cameras would have wmv right on cameras. Eric said, “We don’t have anything to announce right now.” They spoke at length about windows media and support for it.

Brad Wardell of StarDock

Chris spoke to Brad Wardell, the CEO of StarDock about the Window Vista’s iconsand GUI, and StarDock.

Brad and Chris also discussed Skype and Google Talk. Chris really likes that Skype because it uses your connection to route other’s Skype calls and finds Google Talk a far superior client.

Nat of Maxthon

Nat is with the Maxthon browser. Maxthon was invited to the Microsoft booth at CES and was showing off their browser overlay for Internet Explorer. A new version is on its way with lots of new features and improvments.

Nat mentioned that Maxthon even has a Firefox skin. If you love IE and are sick of taking heat from your friends you could use it to fool them.

Steve Bass

Steve Bass, a writer for PC World, sat down with Chris to kibitz about Maxthon and Microsoft’s inability to bring out a decent and innovative product.

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