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8:45 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Teresa Brewer / Apple:
Apple TV Coming to Your Living Room  —  Movies, TV Shows, Music & Photos on Your Big Screen TV  —  Apple® today premiered Apple TV™, an easy to use and fun way to wirelessly play all your favorite iTunes® content from your Mac® or PC on your widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone and the End of PC Era  —  Steve Jobs is a great storyteller.  If he were a fiction writer, he would stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Tom Clancy and John Grisham.  Mesmerizing in prose, master of the climax.  —  Today's performance at the Macworld Keynote was no different.
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone  —  If you've ever wondered how it works, this is how it works: I don't call Steve, Steve calls me.  Or more accurately, someone in Steve Jobs's office calls someone in my office—someone at a much higher pay grade —to say that he has something cool.
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PR Newswire:
Apple Reinvents the Phone With iPhone
Discussion: m-trends.org and Tech Digest
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Boom! iPhone Rocks Tech World
Discussion: Startup Downunder
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
iPhone is Real...Macworld Keynote Live
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs and NewTeeVee
Computerworld:
Update: Jobs touts iPhone, 'AppleTV'
Discussion: Screenwerk
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Macworld 2007 Keynote Liveblog
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Keyboards across country shorted out by "iPhone drool"
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
Jason Lopez / PodTech.net:   iPhone: Product of the Year?
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
Alan Clendenning / Associated Press:
Judge lifts order that led to YouTube ban in Brazil  —  SAO PAULO, Brazil — A judge reversed course Tuesday and lifted his order banning YouTube from being viewed in Brazil because of a sexy video of supermodel Daniela Cicarelli that circulated widely on the video sharing site.
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Mike / Techdirt:   Brazilian Judge Taught Just A Little About The Internet; Lifts YouTube Ban
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 …
Discussion: Gadgetophile
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
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 …
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.
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 …
 
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