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10:20 AM ET, January 9, 2007

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Karlgaard / CESblog:
Yahoo! Snaps Up Mybloglog.com  —  Yahoo! 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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Confirmed: Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog for $10 Million  —  Valleywag started a rumor in November that Yahoo had bought MyBlogLog - Yahoo then denied it and everybody backtracked.  Another story popped up on MarketingShift early today, adding a $10 million price tag - that post was quickly pulled …
Discussion: digg
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Welcome MyBlogLog to Yahoo!  —  It seems like only yesterday that TechCrunch posted a premature story about Yahoo! buying MyBlogLog.  —  Well, now it's official and I'd like to publicly welcome the MyBlogLog team to Yahoo.  In the last month or so, I've had the chance to meet and get to know the team …
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   Yahoo Spends Millions on Social Startup MyBlogLog
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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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Eve of Expo: MWSF Rumor recap  —  With some 24 hours until Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to kick off Macworld Expo, Think Secret presents a compilation of information we have received and reported over the last number of months concerning Apple's anticipated announcements.
Longofest / MacRumors:
Last Minute Macworld San Francisco Notes [Updated]  —  As the final hours before the Macworld San Francisco keynote draw to a close, a few final notes on late-breaking news, rumors, and speculation.  —  More Display Rumblings  —  Perhaps adding some legitimacy to previous conflicted rumors …
Discussion: TechBlog and Blogging Stocks
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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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:   Content Providers Validate Xbox Live as One of the Top Distributors …
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 …
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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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
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
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 …
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Valleywag:
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
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Caliandris Pendragon / Second Life Insider:
Censorship and freedom  —  When I was invited to blog for SLI …
Discussion: Eric Rice and VTOR
Intel:
New Intel Processors Expand Quad-Core PC, Server Line-Ups
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple to unveil 802.11n Airport Extreme X2, X4 at Macworld?
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Modeo Launches Live Mobile TV Beta Service In Nation's Largest Metro Area
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