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8:45 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.
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.
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.
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Yahoo Buys Distributed Social Network MyBlogLog; Reportedly Around $10 Million
Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Provides Update On Financial Outlook and Operating Performance  —  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.
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Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Cites WiMAX Network Progress For 2007  —  Media Contact:  —  John Polivka, 972 405-5139  —  Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced progress with its plans for a large scale advanced mobile broadband network designed to bring wireless innovation to devices and new multimedia mobile applications to customers.
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Phone Scoop
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 …
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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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Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Microsoft CES 2007: The Day After
Microsoft:
Gamers, Get Your Hands on This: Microsoft and Razer Launch Cutting-Edge Gaming Keyboard  —  Microsoft Hardware and Razer alliance continues to elevate PC gameplay.  —  Today at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. and Razer USA Ltd. set a new standard in gaming innovation …
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Microsoft's Upgraded Fingerprint Reader Makes Windows Vista Features More Convenient
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.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
1000 Shots of CES?  —  Well I think my goal of getting 1,000 shots of CES up online before heading back home to San Francisco may be tougher than I thought.  I'm here for four days, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and flying back out Thursday afternoon.  It's now almost 1 a.m. in the morning …
David Haskin / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Microsoft uses Zune to stab friends in the back  —  It's obvious even with CES just getting started out here in Las Vegas that Microsoft is pushing Zune hard.  I plan to get to Microsoft's booth a bit later, but one thing is already clear: As many suspected, the release of Zune means Microsoft …
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 …
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: Got Ads? and Google Blogoscoped
Aral Balkan:
FlashForward KeyNote at MacWorld  —  I took notes during the FlashForward keynote at MacWorld today but couldn't post them since I didn't have WiFi in the room.  It was a nice keynote and we got some cool sneak peeks at Flash CS3 and Apollo and a fun presentation on Flash on the Wii by Justin.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
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 …
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Money For Wikis  —  After JotSpot sold to Google for $50+ million, it didn't take a rocket scientist to realize venture capitalists would be dabbling a bit more in this space.  So I am not at all surprised to report that Wetpaint, the Seattle based wiki company that we've raved about in the past …
Discussion: StartupSquad and Zoli's Blog
Cabel / cabel.name:
Apple's Next-Generation Themes  —  See, I was going to originally title this "Apple's Secret Theme Tool!!", in an effort to clutch your e-eyeballs dramatically.  (I've gotta get this here vortal to be more sticky!)  Unfortunately, a public patent filing isn't exactly "secret".
 
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Content Providers Validate Xbox Live as One of the Top Distributors …
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Censorship and freedom  —  When I was invited to blog for SLI …
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Modeo Launches Live Mobile TV Beta Service In Nation's Largest Metro Area
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Times of London:
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