Microsoft's mystery event in Los Angeles

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  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:23:41 PM
    Hello, everyone. And welcome to CNET's live coverage of the mystery Microsoft event in LA.
  • David Groves 6/18/2012 10:25:50 PM
    Hello! It's about time this thing got started! I have been looking forward to this all day!
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:25:51 PM

    The Line!

  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:26:50 PM

    More of the line

  • kartonki 6/18/2012 10:27:04 PM
    inverted pic was funny, glad you fixed it
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:27:17 PM
    Yeah, that was... interesting.
  • Air Rick 6/18/2012 10:27:22 PM
    Will we see a Windows 8 tablet? I hope so.
  • Elrod 6/18/2012 10:27:30 PM
    That's better! For a moment I thought Microsoft was announcing anti-gravity boots.
  • socal 6/18/2012 10:27:37 PM
    how many people would you estimate are there?
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:28:04 PM
    @socal Excellent question. Since I'm in SF waiting for our live team to join us, I'm not exactly equipped to answer it.
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:28:09 PM
    Hello, everyone. Our crew on the ground is waiting to get in Milk Studios in Hollywood.
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:29:05 PM

    And here's where it's happening

  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:29:28 PM
    The event should formally begin about 4:00
    pm PT.
  • Demmy 6/18/2012 10:30:02 PM
    Anyone heard about Xbox Surface rumours?
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:30:08 PM

    And I'm guessing this is the front of the line

  • phil 6/18/2012 10:30:12 PM
    Let's be honest @Elroy, anti-grAV BOOTS WOULD BE PRETTY COOL.. LOL
  • Kevin 6/18/2012 10:30:29 PM
    Is there a Twitter feed where I can follow this?
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:30:32 PM
    @Demmy: We've heard that rumor and rumors of a tablet.
  • Abhishek 6/18/2012 10:30:42 PM
    I am guessing more towards a TV offering .. tablet plans don't make much sense
  • Toby 6/18/2012 10:31:02 PM
    Can we get a little history of what Milk Studios is? and or the amount of people it can hold.
  • Roland 6/18/2012 10:31:06 PM
    I would love to see a windows 8 tablet coupled with the future dreaming of Corning Smart glass.
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:31:31 PM
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  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:32:05 PM
    ALL: Yes, we've lost signal on the stream. We're working on the problem.
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:32:19 PM
    I'm getting word that the stream is working again.
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:32:34 PM
    Our writers at the event are @b1g1nj4p4n @nidopal & @josh
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:33:32 PM
    We actually didn't know about the location until 10am this morning.
  • Steve 6/18/2012 10:34:55 PM
    A tablet makes sense especially with Windows 8. But who knows with Microsoft? All I know it better be something great. Or chalk this up to another fail from Microsoft.
  • iJimJ 6/18/2012 10:35:03 PM
    When the stream is working what should we expect on the CNET page? Video+Sound? Sound+Text? or just text?
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:35:33 PM
    Our live pre show with Donald Bell, Sharon Vaknin, and Brian Tong will begin momentarily.
  • Steve 6/18/2012 10:35:55 PM
    Is the live team in the building yet?
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:36:20 PM
    @Steve: Not quite yet. Doors are just opening down in LA.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 10:36:20 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 10:36:54 PM
    That's us. Getting some fresh air. Doors have not opened yet.
  • Jake 6/18/2012 10:37:14 PM
    MS better nail whatever they're doing with this whole mystery event.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 10:37:27 PM
  • David Hamilton 6/18/2012 10:37:36 PM
    You should be able to see the stream here:
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 10:37:58 PM
    Meanwhile Seth is thinking of alternate endings to the Dune series.
  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:38:10 PM
    @Jake: That's the general feeling. Microsoft announced the event on Thursday and we only got there location this morning.
  • John Milan 6/18/2012 10:38:21 PM
    Will it be Ballmer, or maybe Sinofsky presiding? Any tea leaves to read if its neither?
  • Rey_Carr 6/18/2012 10:38:27 PM
    Maybe they'll announce how they intend to make Skype worth less to most of us by placing more advertising on it
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/18/2012 10:39:13 PM

    And got some lens envy.

  • Kent German 6/18/2012 10:39:41 PM
  • yevster 6/18/2012 10:39:44 PM
    The problem with Microsoft is their pathological inability to tell genius from garbage. So I wouldn't put it past them to organize a big hooplah around a complete failure.
  • Roland 6/18/2012 10:39:54 PM
    Windows 8 "Metro" Ultrabooks with touch-screens are the closest I've seen to generate interest and hype away from Apple.
  • fairbanksb 6/18/2012 10:40:10 PM
    I am running out of patience. They should start when they say. No way to run a business. I'm giving it a couple more minutes then I'm out of here.
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