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6:45 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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
Nokia responds to Apple iPhone - 'it is a surprise that the iPhone is not 3G'  —  So, the Apple iPhone has finally been announced (read all about it here if you're still in the dark).  So what does this mean for existing mobile phone makers?  I just interviewed Nokia's vice president …
Discussion: Shiny Shiny and digg
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
iPhone is Real...Macworld Keynote Live
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Computerworld:
Update: Jobs touts iPhone, 'AppleTV'
Discussion: Bits and Screenwerk
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Apple's iPhone Messing with Mobile Market
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
iPhone blows away expectations
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
NewTeeVee:   Apple TV... Photo Gallery
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Apple Launches TV Extender; WideScreen iPod; Apple iPhone With Cingular
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple announces Apple TV (formerly 'iTV')
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget HD:   Apple TV; an HD perspective
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.
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Opposable Thumbs
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Christopher Grant / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms Zune will play games by July 2008
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and digg
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 …
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Karl / Techdirt:
Wii Porn: The Next Great Techno Menace
Discussion: WebProBlog
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 …
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.
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 and Spamroll
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Wetpaint raises $9.5M for consumer wikis, meanwhile Jot is absent  —  Wetpaint, the Seattle start-up that lets people build Wikis — or sites where multiple people can edit the same pages — has raised $9.5 million to grab more market share.  —  The move comes after Google bought popular Wiki site …
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Macworld 2007 Keynote Liveblog  —  Welcome to the TUAW liveblog for Macworld 2007.  Here's where you'll find all our updates, so open a window with this post and keep refreshing as needed.  There is no "auto update" on TUAW so unless you refresh (please be gentle!) the page will not change.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Yahoo acquires MyBlogLog for $10M - Has anyone done the math?  —  Yahoo has acquired MyBlogLog reportedly for $10 million.  Does anyone stop to do the math on these things?  MyBlogLog started business in July...just 6 months ago, and they have 5 employees.
 
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
Sony's 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio 27-inch OLED HDTV
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Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
Google an ally, not a threat, media exec says
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