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12:30 PM 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 …
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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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
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Phone Scoop
Chris Gilmer / Web Worker Daily:
MAKING LIFE ON THE GO EASIER WITH YAHOO! GO 2.0  —  Yahoo recently launched the Yahoo! Go 2.0 Beta.  This new mobile application allows users to conveniently connect to email, news, and photos.  I tried this out on my Blackberry and MotoRazr phones, and Yahoo has done a nice job at interface design …
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
High-quality DVDs will not operate on some Vista PCs  —  Microsoft has been forced to acknowledge that a substantial number of PCs running the new version of its Windows operating system will not be able to play high-quality DVDs.  —  The Vista system will be available to consumers at the end of the month.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Computerworld:
Iowa antitrust case: Microsoft exec called software developers 'pawns'  —  James Plamondon was a technical evangelist at the company for eight years  —  Eric Lai Today's Top Stories or Other Standards/Legal Issues Stories  —  A Microsoft Corp. technical evangelist referred …
Discussion: Slashdot
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Google SketchUp Pro 6 Leaves Googleplex [free upgrade]  —  Google today released Google SketchUp 6 and SketchUp Pro 6 which is available as a free upgrade to all SketchUp (version 2, 3, 4, or 5) users [purchased from @Last].  —  New users can download either the free version of SketchUp 6 …
Discussion: Ogle Earth and InsideGoogle
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: JD on EP and Ryan Stewart
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Windows Home Server: details and features  —  Much of what we predicted about Home Server is true.  It's all about centralization and ease of use, and it's targeted at users who want an easy way to back up all of the important data in their house.  It's built using a mix of new and not-new sever technology …
Discussion: John Carroll and digg
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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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
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?
 
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More Money For Wikis  —  After JotSpot sold to Google …
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Find your cell phone with Google Maps' click-to-call
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Microsoft uses Zune to stab friends in the back
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1000 Shots of CES?  —  Well I think my goal of getting 1,000 shots …
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