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4:45 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.
Computerworld:
Update: Jobs touts iPhone, 'AppleTV'  —  The iPhone still needs FCC approval; won't be out 'til June  —  Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off of the company's long-awaited "iPhone" today, touting it as a three-in-one piece of hardware that acts as a mobile phone …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
iPhone is Real...Macworld Keynote Live  — Keynote over.  — Dropping Computer from company name, now just APPLE  — Will try and sell 10 million in 2008. 1% market share in the mobile phone business.  — Multiyear agreement exclusive with Cingular  — Cingular CEO on Stage.
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and New Web Order
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
iPhone blows away expectations
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Apple Launches TV Extender; WideScreen iPod; Apple iPhone With Cingular
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.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Karlgaard / CESblog:
Yahoo! Snaps Up Mybloglog.com
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog & More On How It Works
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 …
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
Ken Fisher / Infinite Loop:
Viacom to become second major Apple movie partner  —  Continuing the sample of pre-show news, there's word that Viacom has signed on with Apple to offer feature-length movies on the iTunes Store.  Viacom, which is the parent company of CBS and Paramount Studios, joins Disney on the iTunes Store.
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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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
Mike / Techdirt:
Brazilian Judge Taught Just A Little About The Internet; Lifts YouTube Ban  —  from the shouldn't-he-have-done-that- first?  dept  —  It's become quite common for judges who don't quite understand technology to make bad rulings in technology-related cases.
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.
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD:
Sony's 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio 27-inch OLED HDTV  —  Some people need bigger and better LCDs, but we're just fine with the 27-inch prototype Sony mentioned during its press conference yesterday.  With a contrast ratio of greater than 1,000,000:1 (not a misprint) to go with its 1080p resolution …
Discussion: Reuters Blogs and Tech Digest
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.
Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
Google an ally, not a threat, media exec says  —  David Eun calls the Web ad broker a strategic partner that won't compete in content.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — When some of the world's biggest media and advertising companies talk about Google Inc., they borrow a term from the teen flick "Mean Girls."
Discussion: PaidContent and Search Engine Land
 
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