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7:20 PM ET, January 6, 2008

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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures  —  Microsoft is currently developing Windows Mobile 7, the first revolutionary change to its mobile device operating system.  Recently, I was given a document by a source inside Microsoft that details the touch and gesture plans for Mobile 7.
Reuters:
Philips partners with Rhapsody for digital music  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Dutch electronics group Philips is forming an alliance with digital media company RealNetworks to offer online music using Philips' music players, the two companies said on Sunday.  —  Philips, which is redefining …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
CES Content Wire: Phillips-Rhapsody Partner; Sharp Internet TV; Vudu HD  — Philips partners with Rhapsody for digital music: Philips is forming an alliance with RealNetworks (NSDQ: RNWK) to offer online music using Philips' music players...it would start selling portable …
Discussion: Bit Player and BetaNews
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.
Michael Kanellos / Webware.com:   SHARP PUTS INTERNET, SORT OF, ON ITS TVS
Franklin Paul / MediaFile:
Toshiba, defiant, says HD-DVD, down, not out  —  Breaking new records in press conference brevity, Toshiba's CES presentation speed through why its TVs are the best and not a whole lot of detail on the fate of its HD DVD format after Hollywood's biggest studio Warner Bros decided to back Sony's Blu-ray exclusively.
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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 …
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!
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Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:   Amazon Goes (Stealth) Social
PC World:
Samsung Shows OLED and Quad-HD TVs at CES  —  Announcements include ultrathin 14- and 31-inch OLED TVs and a prototype with four times the definition of most HD sets.  —  Recommend this story?  —  LAS VEGAS — Samsung Electronics is unveiling here today two ultrathin TVs and a prototype LCD TV …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Samsung High End Plasma: Series 7 Getting Ethernet and Amber Tinged Frames
Discussion: Electronista
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Vizio's new Evolution Series LCD HDTVs
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
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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.
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadgets: Casio shows off some new EXILIM digital cameras  —  Casio's popular EXILIM digital cameras are always among the hot sellers during the holidays.  The company is announcing new models that can capture fast action.  How fast?  How about 60 frames per second.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Casio's new ambition: Fast-frame rate camera
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   CES: Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp In Venture On Recycling
Reuters:
Game Industry Growth Could Slow in 2008
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
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Sony officially announces Skype on PSP  —  As if we didn't already know, Sony just spit out a press release announcing the availability of Skype on PSP courtesy of a firmware update due later this month.  After the update, a Skype icon will be available under the Network menu …
samsung.com:
SAMSUNG Expands Its Q1 Ultra Line With New High-Performance UMPC  —  Q1 Ultra Premium UMPC Features Intel Core Solo Pentium CPU, Named 2008 CES Innovations Honoree  —  Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a global leader in digital media …
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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pioneer's 50-inch plasma is thinner than an iPhone  —  In case you missed the presser, Pioneer just announced a 9mm thin, 50-inch Plasma.  That's right, thinner than an iPhone and 50 freakin' inches across the diagonal.  We won't see these in 2008 however, it's just a glimpse of the future.
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.
 
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Mike Kobrin / CrunchGear:
Dr. Dre Backs Monster's Beats Headphones
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
CES 2008: Samsung HT-X810 self-contained, wall-mountable speaker system
Discussion: Gizmodo
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung intros BD-P1500 Blu-ray player, BD-UP5500 combo player
Discussion: Gizmodo
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Hands-on with Panasonic's new HDC-SD9 1080p camcorder
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft restores Office 2003 users' access to old file types
 Earlier Items: 
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu LifeBook U810 and T2010 Ultra-Portables Get Built-In HSUPA
Discussion: Christopher Null
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Feeds  —  YouTube has never offered too many feeds …
The Boy Genius Report:
The Vodafone Windows Mobile roadmap!
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu's Fabric PC and Three Other Forward-Looking Concepts
Discussion: DSLreports and Engadget
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Vizio announces 30 HDTV models
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadgets: Netgear shows 15 new networking products for an “all access” home
 

 
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