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5:15 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: broadstuff and Darren Herman
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES Live: Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba start recycling program  —  Panasonic threw down the first green gauntlet of the day.  —  The company announced that it will team up with Sharp and Toshiba to create a joint venture recycling company to provide recycling services for all of the companies' products.
Discussion: Bit Player
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Panasonic, Sharp, and Toshiba form recycling partnership  —  We surprisingly haven't heard a ton about green(er) tech at this year's CES, but there's still some news going down — and Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba have just announced that they've formed a new joint venture …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp In Venture On Recycling  —  At a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this morning, Panasonic announced that it has formed a joint venture with Sharp and Toshiba to focus on recycling old consumer electronics products.
Discussion: Reuters
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: Insider Chatter and All Facebook
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!
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.
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Charlie White / Gizmodo:
LG MPH TV-Everywhere Coming to North America in 2009
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Sharp Announces New TVs With Aquos Net Widgets/Services  —  We're here, baby.  The conference starts at noon PST.  Until then, were just chewing away at our Venetian boxed lunches while scoping out Sharp's 20mm, 100,000:1 contrast LCD we saw back at IFA.  We still want one.  Hit the jump for updates.
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.
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.
Discussion: broadstuff
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: PC World, Bit Player and Gizmodo
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
Discussion: Furrier.org
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
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Hands-on with Panasonic's new HDC-SD9 1080p camcorder  —  We managed to squeeze in and get our grubby mitts all over Panasonic's newest entry to the HD camcorder market, the HDC-SD9... and it was sweet.  We're not sure if the pictures can do it justice, but this thing is super tiny.
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Samsung intros Spinpoint M6 500GB standard height laptop drive, Hitachi be damned
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
CES Spies: Let Me Show You Around
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pioneer's 50-inch plasma is thinner than an iPhone
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft restores Office 2003 users' access to old file types
Juliette Garside / Telegraph:
Hands continues to clear out EMI old guard
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu LifeBook U810 and T2010 Ultra-Portables Get Built-In HSUPA
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Feeds  —  YouTube has never offered too many feeds …
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The Vodafone Windows Mobile roadmap!
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Vizio's new Evolution Series LCD HDTVs
Discussion: Gizmodo
Andrew Moore / Bend Bulletin:
Unseen Internet  —  Area's wireless providers fill a variety of niches
Discussion: DSLreports
BenQ Global:
BenQ Reveals its First Mobile Internet Device at 2008 CES
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Is the Apple MacBook Touch a Realistic Possibility?
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
@twitcrit: instareviews
Discussion: /Message
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