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2:00 PM ET, January 10, 2007

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Introduces Innovative Cellphone  —  With characteristic showmanship, Steven P. Jobs introduced Apple's long-awaited entry into the cellphone world Tuesday, pronouncing it an achievement on a par with the Macintosh and the iPod.  —  The creation, the iPhone, priced at $499 or $599, will not be for everyone.
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David Pogue / Bits:
Some Hands-On Time With the iPhone  —  Macworld attendees check out the iPhone.  —  Today, I had meetings with Steve Jobs and then Phil Schiller, Apple's director of worldwide marketing.  I basically played with the iPhone the entire hour.  —  Here are some of the things …
Michael Gartenberg:
What's Missing From the iPhone  —  1. It's not extensible by third parties, only Apple.  The means at the moment no RSS readers, no Slingplayers.  —  2. There is no support for Microsoft Office attachments.  —  3. Not clear how well Exchange will work with calendar and contacts  —  4. No 3G support.
Valleywag:
MACWORLD: When did Steve start showing vaporware?  —  PAUL BOUTIN — True story in my inbox: "I just went into the Apple store in Soho to buy the Apple TV device.  Asked the shop assistant.  Clearly not the first.  February, he answered, tersely."  —  Hey pal, didn't you pay attention?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The iPhone is not a smartphone  —  And the reality slowly sets in about what the iPhone is and is not.  Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY — i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed.
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo iPhone Hands-On: I Called My Mommy  —  Apple just gave us 15 minutes with the iPhone.  To be frank, I was surprised — Apple doesn't usually grace us with this kind of love.  I guess they liked our iPhone posts from last month.  The legends say Woz and Steve love to pull pranks.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, iPlot and Bits
Dan Warne / APC:
Top 10 things to hate about the Apple iPhone  —  Hopefully you've read my colleague Tim Gaden's article about the top 10 things to love about the iPhone.  —  I agree with him completely, except for the fact that some of his points are on my list of things to hate about it.  —  Don't get me wrong.
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone  —  The iPhone developed the way a lot of cool things do: with a notion.  A few years ago Jobs noticed how many development dollars were being spent—particularly in the greater Seattle metropolitan area—on what are called tablet PCs: flat …
Discussion: Mickeleh's Take
Gizmodo:
Apple now Apple Inc.
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Steve Jobs interview on CNBC
Discussion: textually.org
Microsoft:
It's Coming: Mac BU Announces Intent to Deliver Office 2008 for Mac  —  New version brings enhanced compatibility and Mac-first, Mac-only capabilities.  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) today revealed at Macworld Conference & Expo 2007 the news Mac fans have been waiting to hear …
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Microsoft:
Inside Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh  —  Q&A: From Macworld Conference & Expo 2007, the head of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit discusses the story behind the next generation of Microsoft's productivity software suite for the Mac.  —  Microsoft continues to deliver world-class technology products …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Microsoft reveals details of Office 2008 for Mac
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and digg
Susan Wu:
Second Life goes open source, though open source doesn't necessarily equal openness  —  In a previous post, I talked about how I respected Second Life but felt that it was probably unsustainable, primarily due to the fact that the system isn't more open.  Virtual worlds and social networks generally thrive …
Alex St. John / Gamasutra:
Opinion: 'Vista Casts A Pall On PC Gaming'  —  Will new features in Windows Vista have a chilling effect on indie PC game development?  In this exclusive Gamasutra opinion piece, WildTangent founder and CEO Alex St. John highlights obstructive security controls embedded in Vista that threaten to do just that.
Discussion: Channel 9, Cathode Tan and Slashdot
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites:
Wherefore Art Thou Software?  —  We was robbed!  Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a pretty spectacular device and I'm glad it was announced now so I can start saving for the next six months, but this is a software blog and frankly we're a bit miffed — we got nothing from Apple.  —  Phone Schmone.
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
Getting Your Startup Covered  —  Mike has written a post on Techcrunch about getting your startup covered on the blog.  There is a section in the new forum that allows entrepreneurs to pitch their startups.  I haven't written for Techcrunch in a long time, but from my own experience I can add a few tips:
Discussion: TechCrunch and Things That
Rob Griffiths / Macworld:
Expo reaction: iDisappointed  —  First, let me say this.  The iPhone looks incredible.  It's a definite paradigm shift in the world of phones, PDAs, and iPods.  I want one, even if I never use the phone portion of the device.  Same with Apple TV—I've actually ordered one for our home, as it will meet our needs perfectly.
Google Blogoscoped:
Freeing Google Books  —  Google Book Search allows you to download full PDFs of books which are in the copyright-free zone of the public domain.  I think Google, as well as the libraries which offered their books to be scanned by Google, deserve credit for this.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Tired of Google and Yahoo?  Try Cranky.com  —  New search engine geared toward Baby Boomers and seniors aims to make Web search easier.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A media firm catering to people over the age of 50 has launched a new search engine on Tuesday geared to Baby Boomers and seniors.
 
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
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Microsoft Plugs Ten Security Holes
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Off Topic: Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo Sued over Joystick Design
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Tim Gaden / apc:
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Sharon Waxman / New York Times:
Computers Join Actors in Hybrids On Screen
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Apple Reinvents the Phone with iPhone
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