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12:45 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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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 / ScobleShow:
Exclusive lunch with Robert Scoble and Bill Gates
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The bandwidth rocks at CES BlogHaus
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
Discussion: PVR Wire and Technology Evangelist
Jeremy Toeman / LIVEdigitally:
Netgear knocks it out of the park at CES
Discussion: Gadgetell and Scripting News
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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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 …
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*!
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 …
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.
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
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
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Digeo Announces Two Stand-Alone HD DVRs  —  The press release drops tomorrow, but I've got the deets (and a sexy pic) today.  —  A few months back, Digeo announced they were [switching gears] expanding new markets by prepping a stand-alone HD DVR to be sold through electronics retailers.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and TiVo Lovers
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 …
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
IPTV on Xbox 360 is for real  —  Yup, as suspected Microsoft is adding IPTV to the Xbox 360.  They're way light on details, but during tonight's Microsoft keynote Robbie Bach gave a sneak peek at a new service called IPTV on Xbox 360.  Like we guessed, the service will offer live streaming broadcasts …
Discussion: digg
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Xbox 360 getting IPTV?
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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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Bebo Bookstore Launches
Lifehacker:
The best twenty Mac apps you've never heard of
Discussion: Pito's Blog and digg
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung stuffs PMP functionality inside its i70 digicam
Discussion: Anything But iPod
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
Barb Dybwad / Engadget:
JVC throws down four Hi-Fi systems with iPod, XM support
Discussion: Coolfer
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
LG's BH100 hybrid Blu-ray & HD DVD player: $1,199
 Earlier Items: 
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Does AdSense Suck for Bloggers?
Computer Guru / The NeoSmart Files:
WordPress 2.0.6 and FeedBurner Disconnects
Discussion: The Blog Herald and digg
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?
Ubergizmo:
Matsunichi updates Photoblitz line
Discussion: PVR Wire
Michael Gartenberg:
Bloggers at CES  —  Interesting to see how many bloggers are covering CES.