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3:30 PM ET, January 6, 2008


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Fred / A VC:
What My Kids Tell Me About The Future of Media  —  I was reading a Goldman Sachs research report on the radio business on the plane back from Australia.  I came across this chart of EBITDA multiples versus EBITA growth rates for various media categories.  —  There's not a ton of insight …
Discussion: Darren Herman
Amit / Digital Inspiration:
How Techmeme Homepage Changes Over Time - Video  —  It's amazing to see how blog stories make it to the Techmeme homepage, stay there for a couple of minutes (or hours) and then get replaced by fresh news.  —  The following video clip captures 50 hours of Techmeme activity and replays it in 50 seconds.
Anne Broache / CNET
Information overload in the Facebook-ABC presidential debates?  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.—It sounded like a good idea at first: Let Internet users be part of, virtually speaking, the Democratic and Republican presidential debates on Saturday evening by posting comments on a special Facebook message board.
Discussion: All Facebook
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadgets: Netgear shows 15 new networking products for an “all access” home  —  According to International Data Corp., there are 34.4 million homes with computer networks now.  Of those, 12.4 million have Internet access for non-PC devices in the living room, such as game consoles.
LG MPH TV-Everywhere Coming to North America in 2009  —  LG says its MPH in-band mobile digital television system will be relatively easy for broadcasters to implement into their existing transmitters, and claims that 800 of the US broadcasters are on board for 2009.
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES Live: LG announces mobile digital TV  —  LG Electronics kicked off the press conference day at CES, bright and early at 8 am.  Its newest offering: digital TV while you're on the move.  That means you can watch TV while driving.  More on that to come.  —  The South Korean electronics giant has had a good ride in North America.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Vizio announces 30 HDTV models  —  I'm going to save you the shenenigans and snark by just pasting what Vizio sent us.  Essentially, they've got 32-inch plasmas for $689 and 50-inchers for $1,399 — 1080p, naturally — and a few new surround sound systems and LCDs.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu's Fabric PC and Three Other Forward-Looking Concepts  —  Fujitsu just unveiled a few futuristic concept gadgets, the most interesting of which is probably a fabric laptop.  Sure, there's no word on just how they'll make a computer that's “soft, pliable, and can comfortably be carried …
Discussion: DSLreports
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Fujitsu intros a handful of concept designs at CES 2008  —  Fujitsu isn't just updating old laptops, you know.  The company currently has scores of mad geniuses sweating away on new, bizarre, and possibly unnecessary concepts, too.  For your viewing pleasure we present the “Card Viewer,” …
The Boy Genius Report:
The Vodafone Windows Mobile roadmap!  —  It was quite the day for Windows Mobile yesterday, wasn"t it?  To visually show you how each device fits into Vodafone's lineup, we've got the Windows Mobile roadmap for you right here to check out.  Something interesting is the mention of a Windows Mobile …
Discussion: Engadget, PalmAddicts and IntoMobile
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Amazon launches software downloads  —  Online retailer Amazon has launched a software download section.  And when we say launched, we mean, they've built a software downloader application which you can currently use to download a handful of products from TurboTax.
Discussion: Mashable!
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Vizio's new Evolution Series LCD HDTVs  —  There aren't many industries more fun to follow then LCDs, not only do they get better and better every year, but they get cheaper and cheaper too.  Now the number [one] two HDTV producer in the US has a whole new line that ranges from a 22-inch …
Discussion: Gizmodo
BenQ Global:
Press Center  —  Products Events  —  BenQ Reveals its First Mobile Internet Device at 2008 CES  —  Giving users a full interactive Internet experience anytime, anywhere by combining the advantages of notebooks and smartphones  —  Taipei, Taiwan, January, 4th, 2008- Global digital lifestyle …
Andrew Moore / Bend Bulletin:
Unseen Internet  —  Area's wireless providers fill a variety of niches  —  Although invisible, Internet traffic crackles through the skies of Central Oregon.  —  The region is home to four local companies that have built separate networks to provide wireless, high-speed (also called broadband) …
Discussion: DSLreports
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Vodafone Roadmap: HP Oak!
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Saddest Sight in the World: HD DVD Sponsored Bags at CES
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Telecom Firm in China Sets Sights on U.S. Market
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Lenovo / Aigo MID video leaked.
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WowWee introduces Mr. Personality, Rovio, and Flytech Bladestar
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