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3:55 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 News.com:
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 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 and Joe Duck
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Charlie White / Gizmodo:
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 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.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Toshiba ‘disappointed’ over Warner Bros. decision  —  LAS VEGAS—"Disappointed" probably isn't a strong enough word to describe when a major focus of your business plan and the highlight of your Consumer Electronics Show pitch is derailed two days before by one of your former partners.
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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
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:   Fujitsu intros a handful of concept designs at CES 2008
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
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
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Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES Live: Pioneer shows off razor-thin plasma TV  —  The battle of the display claims has begun.  —  Pioneer Electronics has some stirring claims.  Its newest Kuro brand plasma TV is merely 9 millimeters thick, or thinner than a cell phone and thinner than last month's Wired magazine.
Discussion: Bit Player and Gizmodo
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu LifeBook U810 and T2010 Ultra-Portables Get Built-In HSUPA  —  Fujitsu has announced that the LifeBook U810 UMPC and the ultra-portable LifeBook T2010 convertible notebooks have been upgraded to include a built-in cellular modem capable of accessing AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) network.
Discussion: Christopher Null
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Feeds  —  YouTube has never offered too many feeds and they were usually difficult to find.  The new YouTube API changed that, but the feeds are still inaccessible from the interface.  This why I decided to compile a list of the most useful YouTube feeds you may want to add in your favorite feed reader:
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!
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
The Five Members of the Techmeme Family (so what are you?)  —  I've been an avid follower of Techmeme since Dec 2005, when Scoble evangelized it to me while I was working in Santa Clara at HDS.  Ever since, I've been watching with great interest on how it changed, evolved, and content was added to it.
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Vizio's new Evolution Series LCD HDTVs
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Andrew Moore / Bend Bulletin:
Unseen Internet  —  Area's wireless providers fill a variety of niches
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Business Wire:
Spin, Click, Groove: Logitech Squeezebox Duet Network Music System …
BenQ Global:
BenQ Reveals its First Mobile Internet Device at 2008 CES
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The Boy Genius Report:
Vodafone Roadmap: HP Oak!
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Telecom Firm in China Sets Sights on U.S. Market
Discussion: DSLreports
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Data And The Future Of The Web
Discussion: broadstuff and Hightouch
Howard Owens:
Journalists doing their jobs better is a competitive advantage
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Magellan and Google buddy up for Maestro Elite 5340+GPRS