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4:20 AM ET, January 8, 2007

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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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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Wave of New Products and Services at CES  —  Bill Gates and Robbie Bach hit play on new releases from Windows Vista, Xbox 360, Microsoft TV and more.  —  Speaking at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates …
Discussion: Vecosys and Lost Remote
Gizmodo:
Me and Bill Gates: Talking 'Bout Porsches, Breakin the Law, and Small "Gadget" Jokes
Discussion: Vecosys
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Exclusive lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The bandwidth rocks at CES BlogHaus
Discussion: Skype Journal and TechBlog
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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Netgear:
NETGEAR® and BitTorrent™ Collaborate to Deliver High-Definition Movies and TV Shows to HDTVs  —  New NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) Media Receiver to Support High-Definition Entertainment from Forthcoming BitTorrent Online Marketplace on Home-Theater Systems
Discussion: Bits and NewTeeVee
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Live coverage of Netgear's press hoedown
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Netgear knocks it out of the park at CES
Discussion: Gadgetell and Scripting News
news.vzw.com:
LG Mobile Phones and Verizon Wireless Announce the LG VX9400 to Support V CAST Mobile TV  —  Handset Features Innovative Form-Factor Designed Specifically for New Service  —  Media Contact Info  —  LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) …
Discussion: Gizmodo and PaidContent
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news.vzw.com:
Verizon Wireless Customers Will Tune in to the Best of TV With the Samsung SCH-u620  —  At Launch, Verizon Wireless' V CAST Mobile TV Will Be Available on the SCH-u620  —  Media Contact Info  —  LAS VEGAS, NV, BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Live coverage of Verizon's press conference
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*!
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 …
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
When Buying a Diamond Starts With a Mouse  —  MARK C. VADON is one of the world's top diamond retailers, but wholesalers often decline to meet with him on the convention floor at jewelry trade shows.  At the very least, many ask him to flip over his nametag so that no one knows who he is or what company he runs.
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
Windows Vista Business Test Drive  —  If you didn't get to play around with Windows Vista during the betas, or just didn't want it on your system, now you can test drive some of it online, courtesy of Microsoft.  This isn't a full virtual Vista system to play with (though it looks like it is) …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Mac TiVoToGo Is Here... By Roxio?!  —  Mac TiVoToGo is finally here, and it's not at all what we expected.  Mac TiVoToGo does not require the TiVo Desktop and has been entirely built into Roxio Toast 8 Titanium as a collaboration between TiVo and Sonic.  Product Directors Amir Gharaat …
Discussion: TiVo Lovers and Gizmodo
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 …
Sony:
SONY BRINGS INTERNET VIDEO TV TO THE LIVING ROOM  —  Broadband Internet Video Access Available Via Modules Attached to New Televisions  —  LAS VEGAS (CES Booth #14200), Jan. 7, 2007 - Broadband Internet video was the hit of 2006 and now it's coming to Sony televisions with the touch of a remote control button.
Microsoft at CES:
2007 International CES Keynote  —  The live keynote is now over.  On-demand feeds will be available at aproximately 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time. … Share this post: email it! |  bookmark it! |  digg it! |  live it!
Discussion: I4U News, Xbox 360 Fanboy and Joystiq
Netgear:
NETGEAR® Introduces New Dual-Mode DECT Cordless Phone Providing Simultaneous Support for Both Traditional Phone Services and Skype™  —  NETGEAR Dual-Mode Cordless Phone with Skype (SPH200D) Integrates the Convenience and Familiarity of Traditional Phone Service and the Worldwide Cost-Savings …
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
Satellite Television in a Portable Box  —  LOS ANGELES — Rick Rosner is a self-described television junkie.  —  Not only he is the creator and producer of many television series, most notably "CHiPs" and "The New Hollywood Squares," he feels an overpowering need to surround himself with television everywhere he may be.
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.
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
20 DIFFERENT WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR TO DOS  —  How many ways are there to manage your task list?  Almost as many as there are people with tasks to do.  Here are 20 different ways of tracking your to dos, with examples of each.  —  You probably use more than one of these options …
 
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
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Sharp trumpets 108-inch LCD TV, world wonders why
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft revises its Windows Live developer platform vision
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Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
LG's BH100 hybrid Blu-ray & HD DVD player: $1,199
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Does AdSense Suck for Bloggers?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTornado Bans All BitComet Users
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Will Venice Project be net neutrality's calling card?