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5:50 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.
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 …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Reel Pop
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.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces iPhone, Stock Soars
Discussion: CenterNetworks and New Web Order
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Apple Launches TV Extender; WideScreen iPod; Apple iPhone With Cingular
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:   GOOGLE CEO ERIC SCHMIDT ON STAGE WITH IPHONE
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: Mashable! and Valleywag
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Acquires MyBlogLog & More On How It Works
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo buys MyBlogLog... for real!
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.
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
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
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 …
Discussion: PaidContent, StartupSquad and evhead
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Associated Press
 
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Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
Google an ally, not a threat, media exec says
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Engadget Podcast 097 - 01.09.07  —  The days move on, and the gadgets continue to impress.
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Microsoft uses Zune to stab friends in the back
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