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Netgear's Bash

5:00 PM -- Netgear Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR) threw a party Thursday evening for its upcoming ReadyNAS Ultra (network-attached storage that can move media to other devices), camping out at 111 Minna, a downtown San Francisco art gallery that's been host to many a hipster/Web 2.0 gathering.

The TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) part wasn't such a hit. (See Netgear Can't Set TiVo Free.) But the lobster potstickers and kobe beef sushi worked out.

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— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:30:23 PM
re: Netgear's Bash

It looks like I'm not alone in being less than ecstatic about new home-networking storage.  It's not Netgear's fault; storage is just "not exactly a sexy topic" (CNet said that, and I'd concur).

In some ways, that makes it more imporant to really pump up something like this -- who's gong to get excited about NAS otherwise? Between the event and a raft of PR prebrieifings, Netgear seems to have gotten the coverage they wanted.

Is ReadyNAS Ultra all that exciting, though? It's doing a lot of what I would figure a home gateway would eventually do anyway -- key word being "eventually."  It's an interesting move for Netgear and puts NAS into the discussion in a deeper way than before.

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