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6:20 PM ET, January 6, 2008


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Fred / A VC:
What My Kids Tell Me About The Future of Media  —  I was reading a Goldman Sachs research report on the radio business on the plane back from Australia.  I came across this chart of EBITDA multiples versus EBITA growth rates for various media categories.  —  There's not a ton of insight …
Franklin Paul / MediaFile:
Toshiba, defiant, says HD-DVD, down, not out  —  Breaking new records in press conference brevity, Toshiba's CES presentation speed through why its TVs are the best and not a whole lot of detail on the fate of its HD DVD format after Hollywood's biggest studio Warner Bros decided to back Sony's Blu-ray exclusively.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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How Techmeme Homepage Changes Over Time - Video  —  It's amazing to see how blog stories make it to the Techmeme homepage, stay there for a couple of minutes (or hours) and then get replaced by fresh news.  —  The following video clip captures 50 hours of Techmeme activity and replays it in 50 seconds.
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Anne Broache / CNET
Information overload in the Facebook-ABC presidential debates?  —  MANCHESTER, N.H.—It sounded like a good idea at first: Let Internet users be part of, virtually speaking, the Democratic and Republican presidential debates on Saturday evening by posting comments on a special Facebook message board.
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Amazon launches software downloads  —  Online retailer Amazon has launched a software download section.  And when we say launched, we mean, they've built a software downloader application which you can currently use to download a handful of products from TurboTax.
Discussion: Mashable!
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Exclusive: Windows Mobile 7 To Focus On Touch and Motion Gestures  —  Microsoft is currently developing Windows Mobile 7, the first revolutionary change to its mobile device operating system.  Recently, I was given a document by a source inside Microsoft that details the touch and gesture plans for Mobile 7.
Discussion: Gizmodo, IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES Live: LG announces mobile digital TV  —  LG Electronics kicked off the press conference day at CES, bright and early at 8 am.  Its newest offering: digital TV while you're on the move.  That means you can watch TV while driving.  More on that to come.  —  The South Korean electronics giant has had a good ride in North America.
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
LG MPH TV-Everywhere Coming to North America in 2009
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
The Five Members of the Techmeme Family (so what are you?)  —  I've been an avid follower of Techmeme since Dec 2005, when Scoble evangelized it to me while I was working in Santa Clara at HDS.  Ever since, I've been watching with great interest on how it changed, evolved, and content was added to it.
Discussion: broadstuff
PC World:
Samsung Shows OLED and Quad-HD TVs at CES  —  Announcements include ultrathin 14- and 31-inch OLED TVs and a prototype with four times the definition of most HD sets.  —  Recommend this story?  —  LAS VEGAS — Samsung Electronics is unveiling here today two ultrathin TVs and a prototype LCD TV …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES Live: Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba start recycling program  —  Panasonic threw down the first green gauntlet of the day.  —  The company announced that it will team up with Sharp and Toshiba to create a joint venture recycling company to provide recycling services for all of the companies' products.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp In Venture On Recycling
Discussion: Reuters
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pioneer's 50-inch plasma is thinner than an iPhone  —  In case you missed the presser, Pioneer just announced a 9mm thin, 50-inch Plasma.  That's right, thinner than an iPhone and 50 freakin' inches across the diagonal.  We won't see these in 2008 however, it's just a glimpse of the future.
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadgets: Netgear shows 15 new networking products for an “all access” home  —  According to International Data Corp., there are 34.4 million homes with computer networks now.  Of those, 12.4 million have Internet access for non-PC devices in the living room, such as game consoles.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Sharp Announces New TVs With Aquos Net Widgets/Services  —  We're here, baby.  The conference starts at noon PST.  Until then, were just chewing away at our Venetian boxed lunches while scoping out Sharp's 20mm, 100,000:1 contrast LCD we saw back at IFA.  We still want one.  Hit the jump for updates.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
CES 2008: Samsung HT-X810 self-contained, wall-mountable speaker system  —  Product Name: Samsung HT-X810 Home Theater Sound Bar  —  Description: A wall-mountable speaker system  —  In-store date: MAy  —  Site: Samsung home theater  —  Why it's cool: Look at it!  That's 99 percent of the reason why it's cool.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Samsung intros BD-P1500 Blu-ray player, BD-UP5500 combo player  —  Hard to believe that CES 2007 was the venue at which Samsung launched its second-generation Blu-ray player, as just 12 months later we're staring the fourth-gen unit right in the face.  Coming this May, the BD-P1500 …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES Live: Pioneer shows off razor-thin plasma TV  —  The battle of the display claims has begun.  —  Pioneer Electronics has some stirring claims.  Its newest Kuro brand plasma TV is merely 9 millimeters thick, or thinner than a cell phone and thinner than last month's Wired magazine.
Discussion: PC World, Gizmodo and Bit Player
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu's Fabric PC and Three Other Forward-Looking Concepts  —  Fujitsu just unveiled a few futuristic concept gadgets, the most interesting of which is probably a fabric laptop.  Sure, there's no word on just how they'll make a computer that's “soft, pliable, and can comfortably be carried …
Discussion: DSLreports
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Fujitsu intros a handful of concept designs at CES 2008
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Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES gadgets: Casio shows off some new EXILIM digital cameras
Discussion: CNET
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Hands-on with Panasonic's new HDC-SD9 1080p camcorder
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Samsung intros Spinpoint M6 500GB standard height laptop drive, Hitachi be damned
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
CES Spies: Let Me Show You Around
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft restores Office 2003 users' access to old file types
Juliette Garside / Telegraph:
Hands continues to clear out EMI old guard
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Fujitsu LifeBook U810 and T2010 Ultra-Portables Get Built-In HSUPA
Discussion: Christopher Null
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Vizio's new Evolution Series LCD HDTVs
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Andrew Moore / Bend Bulletin:
Unseen Internet  —  Area's wireless providers fill a variety of niches
Discussion: DSLreports
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Vizio announces 30 HDTV models
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Is the Apple MacBook Touch a Realistic Possibility?
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