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4:00 AM ET, January 9, 2007

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Karlgaard / CESblog:
Yahoo Snaps Up Mybloglog.com  —  Yahoo Inc. is making notoriety a mouse click away.  —  The Internet portal has purchased Mybloglog.com, an Orlando, Fla.-based website that enables readers of web pages to leave information about themselves, building a social network among fans of such things …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo buys MyBlogLog... for real!  —  Updated: 8.58 pm: A few minutes after we had ordered our dinner at Mehfil Restaurant in San Francisco's SOMA district, Scott Rafer, chairman of Orlando, Florida-based MyBlogLog, checked his Blackberry Pearl, and broke into a smile.
Chad Dickerson / Yodel Anecdotal:
Bloggers unite!  Yahoo! joins forces with MyBlogLog  —  There once was a time when bloggers basically lived in silos of independent existence.  Hunched over your keyboard, you checked your ego feeds every day, looked for inbound links, followed the various meme-tracking sites, and read who you thought was interesting.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Buys MyBlogLog.  No, They Didn't.  Wait, Yes.  —  Ok so it's official and confirmed from Yahoo: They bought MyBlogLog.  This was first rumored to be happening in November, but was never confirmed and we updated our post to reflect that.  This morning the news broke again but was pulled immediately afterwards.
Eric / The MyBlogLog Blog:
The Jig is Up — MyBlogLog joins Yahoo!  —  Todd, John, Steve, Scott and I are pleased to announce that Yahoo! has brought MyBlogLog into the fold.  I've been drafting a post about this for the better part of a week and it's just not happening.  No matter how hard I try, there's just too much here that I can't yet put into words.
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Google:
Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide  —  Cooperation ensures quick and easy access to GoogleTM search, Google MapsTM for mobile, and a fast, new GmailTM application for Samsung enthusiasts worldwide  —  Seoul, Korea and Las Vegas …
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Reinvents Internet Search for the Mobile Phone  —  Yahoo! Launches oneSearch(TM), a First of Its Kind Service Designed to Instantly Give Consumers The Information They Want While on the Go  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today launched Yahoo! oneSearch, an entirely new search service designed …
Rory / Channel 9:
Windows Home Server  —  Microsoft is a big company.  Everybody knows this, but it really hits home when your job is to go around and interview people from its many divisions.  —  Before shooting this video, I didn't even know there was a Windows Home Server coming out.  —  But there is.
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Wagner James Au / GigaGamez:
Second Life Goes Open Source- First Thoughts, With Linden Lab's Replies  —  Analysis  —  I was only hours from posting a sequel to the ongoing "Is Second Life Over-Hyped?" controversy, when Linden Lab spun the conversation in a totally different direction: starting today …
Discussion: tecosystems, TechCrunch and digg
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Rob Squires / Inquirer:
IBM gets hip for first time in 10 years
Discussion: Joystiq
Times of London:
Yo ho ho - buccanerds give studios a broadside  —  A website that tells you where to get the latest films for nothing has enraged movie moguls.  Simon Kurs meets the swashbucklers fighting claims of piracy  —  First came the pirate radio ships of the 1960s offering new musical thrills to the pop-starved young.
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Smaran / TorrentFreak:
TPB: The MPAA are "rabid, obsessed lunatics"
Discussion: digg
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Who's Killing MP3 and iTunes?  —  Everyone knows the MP3 format is used by more devices and people than any other file-based digital-audio format.  Most also know that record labels prefer DRMed alternatives such as the ones sold by Apple's iTunes, because they make it harder for people to share music.
Sprint:
RESTON, Va. — 01/08/2007  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) announced today an update to its financial outlook and detailed its plans designed to improve operational performance and drive long-term shareholder value.  The company will be hosting a conference call to discuss these plans …
Microsoft:
Windows Vista Ushers in New Era of Gameplay  —  Microsoft unveils powerful Games for Windows lineup and more at 2007 CES.  —  Kicking off the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with a bang, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled revolutionary games …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Integrates IPTV Software Platform With Xbox 360 …
Discussion: The Tech Report and IP Democracy
Intel:
New Intel Processors Expand Quad-Core PC, Server Line-Ups  —  Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Jump Starts Digital Applications, Software and Devices; Two More Server Quad-Core Products Introduced  —  INTERNATIONAL 2007 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 8 …
San Francisco Chronicle:
O Googlers, where art thou?  —  Some employees found instant riches in the Internet search company's initial public offering — affording them the luxury of pursuing new dreams  —  Who in their right mind would leave a job at Google Inc., a company legendary for pampering workers with free annual ski trips and gourmet food?
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple to unveil 802.11n Airport Extreme X2, X4 at Macworld?  —  Alright, deep breaths, we might have us some actual pre-Macworld Apple news here, and we don't want anybody passing out on us.  It looks like Apple is indeed hopping on board the 802.11n bandwagon, with its own draft-N devices …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Fraudwall, an anti-click fraud company, raises millions  —  Ron Conway, a well-known Internet investor, and entrepreneur Jim Pitkow have co-founded a company to stop advertising fraud online.  They've invested an undisclosed amount of millions, alongside other angel investors.
Patrick Ross / IPcentral Weblog:
Dispatch from CES: Copy Fight War or Peace?  —  The title of the CES session I attended today, "Copy Fights: Consumers and Hollywood: Are They Compatible?" is reflective of the myopia one sometimes finds here at CES.  I say this with no malice — I have seen some remarkable innovations …
John Siracusa / FatBits:
MWSF 2007 keynote bingo  —  I debated doing a MacWorld bingo card for a long time.  At first, I was sure I wasn't going to create one.  WWDC bingo was a cute diversion, but do I really want to commit to doing one of these for every Stevenote?  I also didn't know if people would be hungry for more bingo after WWDC's bingo bust.
 
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