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11:05 PM ET, January 9, 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 …
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.
Discussion: tecosystems and Engadget
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces iPhone, Stock Soars  —  Once again, Apple CEO Steve Jobs wowed the crowds like no one else can.  In his 9 am keynote at MacWorld in San Francisco this morning, Jobs announced the new iPhone cell phone.  From the description in appears to be a game changing device, and the public markets seem to agree.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
iTV becomes Apple TV  —  Well now we know that iTV has officially become Apple TV.  It's real folks: we got 802.11 b/g AND 802.11n, USB 2.0, Ethernet, WiFi, HDMI, bunch of standard outs, plus a 40GB hard drive — all powered by an Intel CPU.  So resolution is only 720p …
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone and the End of PC Era  —  Steve Jobs is a great storyteller.  If he were a fiction writer, he would stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Tom Clancy and John Grisham.  Mesmerizing in prose, master of the climax.  —  Today's performance at the Macworld Keynote was no different.
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), SMS, Wifi, etc. etc.  Oh, and it plays music.
Rachel Konrad / Associated Press:
Apple renames itself, unveils iPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday made the company's long-awaited jump into the mobile phone business and renamed the company to just "Apple Inc.," reflecting its increasing focus on consumer electronics.
Discussion: Computerworld
Michael Gartenberg:
What's Missing From the iPhone
Discussion: Engadget
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
Nokia responds to Apple iPhone - 'it is a surprise that the iPhone is not 3G'
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Shiny Shiny
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Keyboards across country shorted out by "iPhone drool"
PR Newswire:
Apple Chooses Cingular as Exclusive US Carrier for Its Revolutionary iPhone
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Boom! iPhone Rocks Tech World
Discussion: Blogging Stocks
Jason Lopez / PodTech.net:   iPhone: Product of the Year?
NewTeeVee:
Apple TV... Photo Gallery
Discussion: MIT Advertising Lab
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Macworld 2007 Keynote Liveblog
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Apple's iPhone Messing with Mobile Market
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  —  Microsoft's Peter Moore, chief Xbox-exec and avid bicep tattooer, confirmed a plan to add video games to the Zune (Xune?) at CES yesterday.  This would bring the Zune up to speed with the iPod's ability to offer games, albeit several months late.
Derick Mains / Apple:
iTunes Store Tops Two Billion Songs  —  50 Million TV Shows & Over 1.3 Million Movies Sold  —  Apple® today announced that more than two billion songs, 50 million television episodes and over 1.3 million feature-length films have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes® Store …
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PR Newswire:
Apple Reinvents the Phone With iPhone
Discussion: m-trends.org and Tech Digest
Alan Clendenning / Associated Press:
Judge lifts order that led to YouTube ban in Brazil  —  SAO PAULO, Brazil — A judge reversed course Tuesday and lifted his order banning YouTube from being viewed in Brazil because of a sexy video of supermodel Daniela Cicarelli that circulated widely on the video sharing site.
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Mike / Techdirt:   Brazilian Judge Taught Just A Little About The Internet; Lifts YouTube Ban
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 …
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
 
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