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11:45 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 …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Futuristic Play
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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.
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live from the Bill Gates keynote  —  6:20 (PST) - The connection is spotty as hell, but Ryan and I are here at the Bill Gates keynote, which should be starting shortly.  Stay tuned for updates — at least barring a failure of our EV-DO lifeline.  —  6:22 - They're asking us to take our seats
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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
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The bandwidth rocks at CES BlogHaus
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.
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
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
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
BLOGGER LETS YOU USE YOUR OWN DOMAIN  —  Blogger added a new feature: Bring your own domain.  All you have to do is buy a domain, anywhere, at any price you can find, set up your Blogger account and point your DNS at Google's server at ghs.google.com, and viola*!
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
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 …
 
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Bebo Bookstore Launches
Lifehacker:
The best twenty Mac apps you've never heard of
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Digeo Announces Two Stand-Alone HD DVRs
Discussion: Engadget and TiVo Lovers
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung stuffs PMP functionality inside its i70 digicam
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The Basics of Search Engine Optimization
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Sony Vaio VGX-TP1 announced, loaded up with HDMI out, DVD burner
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Sharp trumpets 108-inch LCD TV, world wonders why
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Samsung K3 gets official
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Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
LG's BH100 hybrid Blu-ray & HD DVD player: $1,199
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Does AdSense Suck for Bloggers?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
BlogHausing at CES  —  The BlogHaus is ready to rumble.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTornado Bans All BitComet Users
Discussion: digg
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Will Venice Project be net neutrality's calling card?
Discussion: Rough Type and 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.