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2:45 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*!
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
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) …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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: Engadget, Gizmodo and TiVo Lovers
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 …
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: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Joystiq
 
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ATI's TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner announced
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
IPTV on Xbox 360 is for real
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Bebo Bookstore Launches
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The best twenty Mac apps you've never heard of
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Sharp trumpets 108-inch LCD TV, world wonders why
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 Earlier Items: 
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft revises its Windows Live developer platform vision
Discussion: LiveSide
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Live coverage of Verizon's press conference
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
LG's BH100 hybrid Blu-ray & HD DVD player: $1,199
Discussion: HDBlog.net, Gadgetell and Engadget
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
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Will Venice Project be net neutrality's calling card?