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4:45 AM ET, January 10, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Macworld 2007: Steve Jobs keynote  —  The game is on!  Keep refreshing this page for a steady stream of updates.  The keynote should get rolling sometime after 9am PST.  —  7:54am - We're here, standing in line waiting to get in.  People have been camped out since 9pm last night …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The Apple iPhone runs OS X  —  Capping literally years of speculation on perhaps the most intensely followed unconfirmed product in Apple's history — and that's saying a lot — the iPhone has been announced today.  Yeah, we said it: "iPhone," the name the entire free world …
Michael Gartenberg:
What's Missing From the iPhone  —  1. It's not extensible by third parties, only Apple.  The means at the moment no RSS readers, no Slingplayers.  —  2. There is no support for Microsoft Office attachments.  —  3. Not clear how well Exchange will work with calendar and contacts  —  4. No 3G support.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The iPhone is not a smartphone  —  And the reality slowly sets in about what the iPhone is and is not.  Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY — i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed.
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone  —  If you've ever wondered how it works, this is how it works: I don't call Steve, Steve calls me.  Or more accurately, someone in Steve Jobs's office calls someone in my office—someone at a much higher pay grade —to say that he has something cool.
kottke.org:
The Apple iPhone  —  Apple's new iPhone looks like a thing of beauty.  Widescreen touch interface, no buttons, runs OS X, useful widgets, integrated email, Google Maps, Google/Yahoo search, visual voicemail (see who voicemail is from before you call), SMS, Wifi, etc. etc.  Oh, and it plays music.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Live Macworld coverage  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs announced a set of new products at his keynote speech at Macworld Tuesday.  We covered his keynote from the floor, so check below for continuous updates as the news happened.  And click here to see photos from the keynote.
David Pogue / Bits:
Some Hands-On Time With the iPhone  —  Today, I had meetings with with Steve Jobs and then Phil Schiller, Apple's director of worldwide marketing.  I basically played with the iPhone the entire hour.  —  Here are some of the things you can't tell without actually handling and using the iPhone:
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
AppleTV: Xbox without the "X?"  —  Phil Waligora, who works at Microsoft, is watching Steve Jobs' keynote (I'm not, but am trying to check in here and there) and calls me out, wondering if I'll say the just announced AppleTV is innovative.  —  Oh, Phil, haven't you gotten the memo?
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
Nokia responds to Apple iPhone - 'it is a surprise that the iPhone is not 3G'  —  So, the Apple iPhone has finally been announced (read all about it here if you're still in the dark).  So what does this mean for existing mobile phone makers?  I just interviewed Nokia's vice president …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Shiny Shiny
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone
Discussion: Valleywag
John Markoff / New York Times:
New Mobile Phone Signals Apple's Ambition
Discussion: VentureBeat
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Macworld Expo Keynote Live Update
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
Apple renames itself, unveils iPhone
Discussion: Computerworld
Jason Lopez / PodTech.net:   iPhone: Product of the Year?
Evan Blass / Engadget:
iTV becomes Apple TV
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Keyboards across country shorted out by "iPhone drool"
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple iPhone sized up and compared to Treo 750, Moto Q, and BB Pearl
Discussion: OSNews and Elliott Back
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone Vs iPhone  —  This whole iPhone thing is very confusing.
Discussion: Cisco
NewTeeVee:
Apple TV... Photo Gallery
Discussion: MIT Advertising Lab
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Will Add Video Games to Zune by July 2008 (Update4)  —  Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, will introduce video games for its Zune music player within 18 months to match features available on Apple Computer Inc.'s dominant iPod.
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Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms Zune will play games by July 2008
Teresa Brewer / Apple:
Apple TV Coming to Your Living Room  —  Movies, TV Shows, Music & Photos on Your Big Screen TV  —  Apple® today premiered Apple TV™, an easy to use and fun way to wirelessly play all your favorite iTunes® content from your Mac® or PC on your widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts.
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Derick Mains / Apple:
iTunes Store Tops Two Billion Songs
Shelly Slater / WFAA-TV:
Game console can be porn gateway  —  They were two of the hottest Christmas gifts: Nintendo's Wii and Sony's Playstation 3 game consoles.  —  But these machines aren't just hot among kids; they're also compatible with sexually-oriented Web sites.  —  Not only can your child access pornography along …
Discussion: Techdirt, You NEWB and WebProBlog
Microsoft:
It's Coming: Mac BU Announces Intent to Deliver Office 2008 for Mac  —  New version brings enhanced compatibility and Mac-first, Mac-only capabilities.  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) today revealed at Macworld Conference & Expo 2007 the news Mac fans have been waiting to hear …
Washington Post:
For Windows Vista Security, Microsoft Called in Pros  —  When Microsoft introduces its long-awaited Windows Vista operating system this month, it will have an unlikely partner to thank for making its flagship product safe and secure for millions of computer users across the world: the National Security Agency.
Discussion: Schneier on Security and M-Dollar
 
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