Weekend Roundup: Solar, CES, Converter Boxes, More

Well, take a deep breath: the tech sector starts off the new year with a bang this week, with the Steve Jobs-less Macworld in San Francisco and the Bill Gates-less CES coming up in Las Vegas. I’ll be at Moscone West for the Macworld keynote by Apple (AAPL) marketing exec Phil Schiller Tuesday morning; later in the week, Tiernan Ray and I will be covering all the news from CES. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits from the weekend’s papers:

The U.S. government is running out of cash for its program to subsidize the costs of digital television boxes, according to an AP story in Saturday’s San Francisco Chronicle.

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