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8:55 PM ET, January 7, 2007

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Netgear:
NETGEAR® Announces 'Digital Entertainer HD,' First Media Receiver with HDMI for Streaming HD Movies, YouTube Videos, iTunes Music and More from PCs, Storage Devices and the Internet to Home Entertainment Systems  —  Product Demo at 2007 CES; Streams BitTorrent Movie Downloads from PCs …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Live coverage of Netgear's press hoedown  —  We're here at Netgear's press conference, with Debbie Williams, CMO, introducing us to what Netgear does, and then to Vivek Pathela, VP Product Marketing.  —  They're starting us off fast, Vivek introduces Netgear's new Digital Entertainer HD …
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Netgear knocks it out of the park at CES  —  Opening disclosure: I am working on a consulting project with Netgear, but that work is unrelated to my blogging about them.  I was invited to their press conference and chose to attend and got to see three new products that I was previously unaware of.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bubble, Bubble, Bubble  —  The startup ranks are starting to thin.  We've added three companies to the TechCrunch DeadPool in the last week (Raw Sugar, FilmLoop and Browster).  Even Google got into the spirit of things when they shut down Google Answers at the end of the year.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Web 2.0 bubble bursting: Peerflix cuts workforce, carnage mounting elsewhere  —  This year has become the "show-me" year.  Internet start-ups showing no traction are getting shut down, or trimmed — abandoned by once wide-eyed investors.  —  The Web 2.0 bubble is bursting …
Discussion: Futuristic Play and TechCrunch
Pew Internet:
Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview  —  A social networking site is an online place where a user can create a profile and build a personal network that connects him or her to other users.  In the past five years, such sites have rocketed from a niche activity into a phenomenon …
Nick / Rough Type:
The new new journalism  —  I have seen the future of journalism and his name is Andy Abramson.  —  I happened to be looking at Techmeme last night, and I saw that the lead story - at the very tippy top of the heap - was a piece by Abramson, from his blog VoIP Watch.
Brian Benz / Software Soapbox:
A Resident Geek's Guide to Las Vegas during CES  —  I've been reading lots of advice about what to do and what not to do at CES and while visiting Vegas.  I thought I should add my .02 as I'm a rare breed - a middle aged, married IT professional living in Las Vegas that is not employed by the gaming industry.
Discussion: TechBlog and chrisbrogan.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Live coverage of Verizon's press conference  —  After LG's little oopsie earlier in the day, we'll be curious to see what Verizon Wireless has to tell us regarding its MediaFLO plans this afternoon.  We've been seated in the ballroom; the conference is about to begin.  —  1:08PM PST - The event has started.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Verizon to Announce Plan for TV Shows on Cellphones
Valleywag:
Macworld launch: 16 to 9 says it's HDTV  —  PAUL BOUTIN — Hold the phone.  Take a closer look at the image that took over Apple's front door this week.  It's 744 pixels wide and 420 high.  Recognize that ratio?  Those are the 16:9 dimensions of an HDTV screen, not the 4:3 of iTunes video downloads.
Discussion: Graceful Flavor and Apple Gazette
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Does AdSense Suck for Bloggers?  —  Nik Cubrilovic picks up on Guy Kawasaki's posting his revenue and concludes that … While I don't have time for a detailed post on this (I'm supposed to be packing as I write this) I would say that Nik's conclusion is pretty spot on.... when it comes to Guy Kawasaki's blog.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft revises its Windows Live developer platform vision  —  Microsoft is tuning its vision for the the Windows Live Platform which is at the center of its Windows Live strategy.  —  The Windows Live development platform that Microsoft envisions now is different in several key ways …
Discussion: LiveSide
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
BlogHausing at CES  —  The BlogHaus is ready to rumble.  We were up until 3 a.m. getting it ready.  Lots of connectivity, big screens, PlayStation3's, Xboxes, and other stuff.  Oh, screw all that, it's about the free food and drinks.  —  Anyway, it all starts tonight.  We'll be streaming Bill Gates keynote.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Will Venice Project be net neutrality's calling card?  —  Back in the heady days of the (original) dot-com bubble, there was a site called ICraveTV that provided free streaming video of all the channels from a basic cable provider in Toronto.  Copyright violation issues forced the site to shut …
Discussion: Rough Type and digg
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Success on Digg Is Just Like Success In Old Media  —  According to SEO Todd Mailcoat, getting three stories to the homepage of Digg puts you in the top 1% of Digg users, and it takes "months" to build up a what Todd calls a "reputable" Digg account.  Those statistics struck me as stunning …
Doug Felteau / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
CES Unveiled 2007 Coverage  —  Last on the triple of press events the Geeks hit on Saturday was CES Unveiled, where approximately 60 companies showed off a handful of their products.  Most of these companies had also won a 2007 Innovations award for one or more of their products.
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
LG's BH100 hybrid Blu-ray & HD DVD player: $1,199  —  LG has set the price for its BH100 combination Blu-ray and HD DVD player at $1,199.  Available in the first quarter of this year, the company thinks it can resolve buyer confusion and push both high-def formats using Broadcom's chipset.
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTornado Bans All BitComet Users  —  BitTornado developer John Hoffman, better known as Shad0w, decided to ban BitComet users from accessing his client.  Shad0w says that BitComet is gaming the system and stealing precious bandwidth, which results in slower speeds for all non-Bitcomet users.
Discussion: digg
Gizmodo:
Fastap On Major US Carrier Fall '07  —  Even though Fastap's been around for a while, no major carrier—don't kid yourself Alltel—has it.  Digit Wireless tells us besides launching on a major Mexican carrier next week, a major US carrier has plans to deploy a Fastap phone this Fall.
Discussion: Mobility Site and Crave RSS
Michael Gartenberg:
Bloggers at CES  —  Interesting to see how many bloggers are covering CES.  Far too many to link to here.  It will be interesting to see how different folks see the show through their eyes.  It's also going to be interesting to see how folks differentitate themselves in terms of coverage.
 
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Sharp trumpets 108-inch LCD TV, world wonders why
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Xbox 360 getting IPTV?
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