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10:40 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.
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 …
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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.
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 …
Gizmodo:
Me and Bill Gates: Talking 'Bout Porsches, Breakin the Law, and Small "Gadget" Jokes  —  We just had a sit down with Bill Gates.  And when I say we, I mean myself, Brian from Kotaku, Robert Scoble, Ryan from Engadget, and Chris from Joystiq.  All friendly rivals.
Discussion: Vecosys
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live from the Bill Gates keynote
Discussion: Joystiq
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.
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
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
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from the Sony CES keynote  —  4:40PM PST - Looks like we're all still waiting until they get the show on the road — it's slightly behind schedule, but should start shortly.  At least we've got lots of Sony recording artists to listen to over the PA in the mean time.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Joystiq
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.
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 …
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
Google Blogoscoped:
The Basics of Search Engine Optimization  —  My aunt and uncle from Cologne called asking how they could successfully get their new site into Google.  I want to wrap up some of the tips I gave them - if you already know about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) feel free to skip.
 
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James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants:
Less Suckage, Please
Discussion: InformationWeek and Slashdot
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Sony Vaio VGX-TP1 announced, loaded up with HDMI out, DVD burner
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Sharp trumpets 108-inch LCD TV, world wonders why
Discussion: Gizmodo and Elliott Back
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Samsung K3 gets official
Discussion: Anything But iPod
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Big Thinker talk by Susan Dumais
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
JVC throws down four Hi-Fi systems with iPod, XM support
Discussion: Coolfer
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Xbox 360 getting IPTV?
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
LG's BH100 hybrid Blu-ray & HD DVD player: $1,199
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
 Earlier Items: 
Computer Guru / The NeoSmart Files:
WordPress 2.0.6 and FeedBurner Disconnects
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Cancelling online accounts - pain and misery
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
PhysOrg.com:
Researchers Use Wikipedia To Make Computers Smarter
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTornado Bans All BitComet Users
Discussion: digg
Ubergizmo:
Matsunichi updates Photoblitz line
Discussion: PVR Wire
Gizmodo:
Fastap On Major US Carrier Fall '07
Discussion: Mobility Site and Crave RSS
Michael Gartenberg:
Bloggers at CES  —  Interesting to see how many bloggers are covering CES.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nikko's R2-D2 Skype callin' and media playin' oddities