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5:25 PM ET, January 10, 2007

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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 …
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The Five Biggest Issues with iPhone  —  In the midst of all the hosannas for Apple's new iPhone — and there is definitely lots to like about it, among the most important being the first significant advancement in mobile browsing in a decade — here are the five biggest issues with the thing:
Nick / Rough Type:
Steve's devices  —  It's hard to imagine the pleasure Steve Jobs must receive from singlehandedly upstaging the entire Consumer Electronics Show.  There was just one moment during his two-hour presentation yesterday when he went off script, but it was a telling one.
Peter H. Lewis / Fortune:
How Apple kept its iPhone secrets  —  Bogus prototypes, bullying the press, stifling pillow talk - all to keep iPhone under wraps.  Fortune's Peter Lewis goes inside one of the year's biggest tech launches.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Fortune) — One of the most astonishing things about the new Apple iPhone …
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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.
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.
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.
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone  —  That was why, two and a half years ago, Jobs sicced his wrecking crew of designers and engineers on the cell phone as we know and hate it.  They began by melting the face off a video iPod.  No clickwheel, no keypad.  They sheared off the entire front …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Apple proprietary closed boxes Mac, iPod, iPhone
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Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Steve Jobs interview on CNBC
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Microsoft reveals details of Office 2008 for Mac  —  Intel-based Mac owners will have a Universal version of Microsoft's Office to call their own later this year.  Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit revealed some details about Office 2008 for Mac Tuesday—namely that the suite …
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Why Yahoo Needs MyBlogLog, and Vice Versa  —  Yahoo has made another successful and smart social media acquisition in MyBlogLog which can now be added to their list of grassroots early adoption web 2.0 services such as Flickr & del.icio.us along with their current social media offerings in Yahoo Answers & Yahoo Local.
Darren Waters / BBC:
Public can purchase $100 laptop  —  Technology editor, BBC News website, Las Vegas  —  The backers of the One Laptop Per Child project plan to release the machine on general sale next year.  —  But customers will have to buy two laptops at once - with the second going to the developing world.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Media new and old merge at CBS  —  LAS VEGAS—Soon, there may be no difference between new and old media.  —  In a keynote address at CES 2007, CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said no gap exists between the two anymore—and he gave details of a series of moves the entertainment company …
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Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
CBS Bringing Star Trek to SL Via Electric Sheep
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony: Whoops, Dualshock Not Sixaxis Won Emmy  —  OK, so I think we've finally gotten it officially cleared up.  Earlier this week the Nation Academy of Television Arts and Sciences listed Nintendo and Sony as Emmy winners for "Peripheral Development and Technological Impact of Video Game Controllers."
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.
Ryan Saghir / Orbitcast:
CES: SiriusConnect SC-V1 Audio/Video Tuner (Sirius Backseat TV)  —  The SiriusConnect SC-V1 Audio/Video Tuner is the first satellite tuner that not only receives Sirius audio, but also Sirius Backseat TV programming.  Listen to Howard in the front, while the kids watch Spongebob in the back.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sirius announces SiriusConnect SC-V1 Backseat TV
Discussion: TechEffect
Chuqui 3.0:
iTV: No Tuner - O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog  —  iTV: No Tuner - O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog: … If you think about Apple's vision for the future, this makes sense.  —  Broadcast video is dead.  The future is IP-TV, or video via IP.  In that model, there IS no tuner. there are sites …
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: Things That and TechCrunch
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.
 
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