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11:05 PM ET, January 5, 2007

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DailyTech:
Seagate Confirms 1TB Hard Disk Drive  —  We should expect to see 1TB hard disk drive products within 6 months  —  Seagate Technology has just released information to DailyTech with regard to the company's upcoming highest capacity hard disk drive to date.  At 1TB, if no other hard disk …
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hitachigst.com:
Hitachi Shatters Capacity Record with World's First Terabyte Hard Drive
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Here comes the terabyte hard drive
Discussion: Gizmodo
Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
Drive makers race to be first with 1TB drives
PR Newswire:
Cingular Makes First Wireless Video Share Call  —  Technology Demo Showcased in AT&T Booth at Consumer Electronics Show  —  ATLANTA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ — As thousands of people stroll through the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, those stopping by the AT&T booth …
Warren Ellis / Reuters/Second Life:
Second Life Sketches: Two Worlds - Fame and Infamy  —  The following is an independent opinion column, and is not connected with Reuters News.  The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not endorsed by Reuters.  —  It's the biggest digital art installation in the world …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Wii Sports Pack offers trio of Wiimote extensions  —  In what's likely to go down as the most heavily accessorized (and harmful) controller ever, Nintendo's Wiimote sure is garnering a lot of attention from accessory makers.  Sure, those Wii Gloves may keep butterfinger disasters from ever occurring …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo, CrunchGear, I4U News and digg
Michael Gartenberg:
CES will be evolutionary not revolutionary  —  I've been doing the CES thing for a while and more and more, it's looking like this show is going to be about evolution and not revolution.  Don't look for lots of new stuff to be introduced, look instead for products that are reaching maturation …
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Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
Amazon.com launches independent Endless.com  —  In a quirky move, Amazon.com has launched their own independent shoe and handbag niche website, Endless.com.  Shoes and handbags will still be available on Amazon.  —  Endless really hides the fact that Amazon owns them …
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Publications:
Google Poaches NBC Video Exec  —  CONTINUING TO RAMP UP ITS video hosting and syndication business, Google has poached Michael Steib, NBC Universal's general manager of strategic ventures.  —  Led by Steib's strategic ventures unit, NBC Universal in September created the National Broadband Company …
Discussion: SearchViews and HipMojo.com
GamePro.com:
E3 follow-up named: E for All Expo  —  IDG World Expo, which runs MacWorld among many other trade shows, has announced more details about the trade show formerly known as "GamePro Expo."  —  No longer going by the placeholder title of "GamePro Expo," the final name for the E3 follow …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The second Xbox 360 revealed: codename Zephyr  —  Ever wonder why Microsoft hasn't released an HDMI cable for the Xbox 360, or whether the AV port was really capable of digital out?  Well, here's your answer: we landed pictures of what appears to be the second Xbox 360 — the Xbox 360 v2, if you will — codenamed Zephyr.
wordpress.org:
WordPress 2.0.6  —  By Matt.  Filed under Releases, Security.  —  We have a pretty important release available for everyone, it includes an important security fix and it's recommended that everyone upgrade.  This is the latest release in our stable 2.0 line, which we've committed to maintaining for several more years.
BBC:
Taiwanese firm plans to sue Apple  —  Luxpro, a Taiwanese electronics firm, has said it will sue computer maker Apple for $100m (£52m) in damages.  —  The move follows a legal battle Luxpro fought with Apple over some of the Taiwanese firm's digital music players.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Omar McFarlane / Engadget:   Luxpro wins Apple copycat suit, proceeds to copy again by countersuing
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
iWork '07 nears release with new spreadsheet app  —  Apple's launch of iWork '07 next week is expected to be touted as one of the company's more significant product launches of the year, most notably due to the addition of a new spreadsheet application.  This third component will better enable Apple …
David Barboza / New York Times:
Google Acquires Stake in Chinese Web Site  —  Google Inc., the Internet search giant, said today that it had acquired a small stake in a fast-growing Chinese Web site that allows users to download music and video clips from the Internet.  —  Google did not disclose the size of its investment …
Discussion: GigaOM and Computers.net
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
izenMobile Introduces Two New Pocket PC Phones  —  Wireless converged device brand launches handsets for the SMB market  —  izenMobile™, a San Diego-based converged device company, has launched its new phones for 2007: the KRMA™ and the KSMT™.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Pocket PC Thoughts
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB  —  An interesting tidbit from Guy Kawasaki's wrap-up of his first full year blogging.  The key part is bolded.  Note that his blog has been consistently between the 35th and 45th most popular in the world, according to Technorati.  Here are some of his stats:
Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
Lifehacker Draws Visitors With Time-Saving Tech Tips  —  Gina Trapani is always looking for a clever shortcut — from a better way to organize her email inbox to keeping track of her Web passwords.  So, it seems, are plenty of other computer users.  —  Ms. Trapani, 31 years old …
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Overview of Clustering and Clusty Search Engine  —  Earlier this week we wrote about The Race to beat Google.  In that article we discussed various approaches that startups are taking trying to unseat the web giant.  In this post we are going to zoom in on one of the companies - Clusty and their search clustering technology.
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
Are you in the know?  Give us your local insights!  —  It's time to announce a new feature on Yahoo! Local which empowers you to add your favorite new local business, alert others when an old favorite has closed, and add or change business info quickly.  Now you can truly be our eyes and ears in your community!
globelogger.com:
Technology: Whom to Blame When Your 2.0 Infrastructure Fails?  —  Web services are cheap, fast, and convenient.  But when they die, things can get ugly.  —  Yesterday Amazon's S3 service suffered an outage that lasted more than long enough to miss the company's self-imposed goal of 99.99% availability …
Discussion: Between the Lines
 
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