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2:10 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 …
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest:
Macworld 2007: Live blogging Steve Jobs' Keynote speech  —  5.30pm: Doing demo.  Apple Remote, screensaver, cover art, images, movie scrolling menu.  Can watch streaming theatrical trailers.  —  5.28pm: "You can stream content from 5 machines, or auto-sync from one computer.
Discussion: Things That and Shiny Shiny
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 …
Discussion: Reel Pop
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
iPhone is Real...Macworld Keynote Live  — Showing Safari browser, shows CINGULAR icon on top.  — really nice call waiting and conference call touch interface  — they've been working on this for 2.5 years  — plan to make 3g and all sorts of amazing phones in the future
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog & More On How It Works
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.
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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.
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.
Discussion: New York Times and digg
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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 …
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
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
Anil Dash / Six Apart News:
Step Away From Your Computer  —  Okay, show of hands — how many of you have had the best moments of your life happen in front of a computer monitor?  (Those of you with your hands up — that's sad.  Please stop reading now.)  —  For the rest of us, real life, the kind of things we want to remember …
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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 …
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 …
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hear About Conduit Yet?  —  Israel and California based Conduit is announcing a deal today with Google to provide search for their customizable toolbar product.  The news itself isn't all that interesting, although it will help Conduit with revenue.  But the Conduit service itself is really taking off.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Flexible electronic paper to be mass-produced in 2008  —  UK-based Plastic Logic has just secured $100 million in financing to build the world's first large-scale factory for the production of flexible electronic paper parts.  Unlike the technology used in Sony's recent Reader device …
 
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
PS3 hacked to accept Xbox 360 controller
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Crunchgear @ MacWorld 2007: The Keynote
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Joe / Techdirt:
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Kotaku:
Carmack Eyes DS
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Kotaku:
Rumor: 1Up Welcomes New Dell Overlords
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EMI abandons CD DRM
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 Earlier Items: 
Randall Bennett / Engadget:
Engadget Podcast 097 - 01.09.07  —  The days move on, and the gadgets continue to impress.
Discussion: PalmAddicts
hearst.com:
HEARST MAGAZINES ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF eCRUSH.COM, INC.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Money For Wikis  —  After JotSpot sold to Google …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Zoli's Blog
Valleywag:
SECOND LIFE: 'Unless you're a sexual deviant, boring as hell'
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Reuters
David Haskin / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
Microsoft uses Zune to stab friends in the back
Cabel / cabel.name:
Apple's Next-Generation Themes
Intel:
New Intel Processors Expand Quad-Core PC, Server Line-Ups
San Francisco Chronicle:
O Googlers, where art thou?