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1:20 PM ET, January 15, 2008

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Engadget:
Live from Macworld 2008: Steve Jobs keynote … MOST COMMENTED ON (7 DAYS)  — CES 2008 ultimate swag bag giveaway: like a Xmas stocking in January (7537)  — Paramount following Warner out the HD DVD door?  (195)  — Goodbye CES, hello Macworld (134)
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs Keynote Live From Macworld  —  This post is being updated live, in reverse chronological order, from the Steve Jobs keynote at the Macworld Expo!  —  9:48am: One button interface for iTunes rentals on Apple TV.  Remarkably simple to use, at least in the demo
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
The Macworld 2008 Keynote Liveblog  —  8:54 PT We're inside.  Media scrum heading for seats.  Coldplay on the PA, crowd shots on the monitors.  Here with Scott McNulty, John Gruber, John Moltz and a whole lot of press.  —  The action starts here shortly before 9 am PT on Tuesday (12 noon ET) — don't miss it!
Discussion: ParisLemon and Cartoon Barry Blog
Macworld:
Macworld Expo Keynote Coverage  —  Steve Jobs will be delivering the keynote address for Macworld Expo beginning at 9 a.m. PST on Tuesday.  Once the event is under way, Macworld's team of editors will begin live blogging from the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Patrik / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
First Rogue Cleaning Tool for Mac  —  We've just found the first Mac rogue application and it's called MacSweeper.  —  It claims to clean your Mac from compromising files and it will always find something to fix/clean but the only way to do so is to buy the program.
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
New Gmail for the iPhone  —  We've just released a new look and feel for the mobile version of Gmail on your iPhone.  Our goal: make Gmail fit nicely as part of the latest Google on your iPhone experience.  This means that we had to make Gmail faster and more fluid.
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Business Wire:
Clearwire and Google Collaborate to Offer Search and Communications Tools
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Google Apps coming to Clearwire customers via new partnership
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Ticketmaster Announces Agreement to Acquire Leading Online Ticket …
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Victoria Shannon / International Herald Tribune:
Amazon.com is challenging French competition law  —  PARIS: The online retailer Amazon.com said Monday that it would pay €1,000 a day in fines, rather than comply with a court ruling upholding French limits on price discounts for books.  —  The company decided to pay …
Danny Dumas / Gadget Lab:
Breaking: Apple Insider Leaks Ultra-Portable Details  —  An Apple insider told Wired today that the company's new ultraportable, expected to be seen in public for the first time tomorrow, has an extremely thin profile and is shaped like a teardrop when closed — thicker at the top behind the screen …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook buying Plaxo?  —  Facebook is “one hundred percent” buying Plaxo, we've just heard from a source.  —  This follows a rumor previously published by Valleywag asserting that such a deal is underway.  —  While these types of rumors should be taken with more than a grain of salt …
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Dorian Benkoil / JackMyers.com:
Condé Nast Portfolio Expands Online Apps with Google, Facebook and LinkedIn  —  Condé Nast Portfolio has been quietly building its www.Portfolio.com ad-supported website with an emphasis on audience quality vs. size, although the site now boasts somewhere between 900,000 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Carey: Portfolio.com To Supply 30 Percent Of Magazine's Total Ad Revs By Next Year
Discussion: New York Times
Business Wire:
JiWire to Provide iPhone™ and iPod touch Users With First Ever Ad-Supported Free Wi-Fi Access  —  JiWire Wi-Fi Advertising Network Members to Offer “Ads for Access"™ Payment Alternative at Premium Airports, Hotels, Cafes  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—JiWire …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and dailywireless.org
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
FCC Approves Google For Wireless Auction  —  The 700MHz wireless spectrum auction on January 24th opens with 214 bidders chasing the big prize, with Google competing with an assortment of telecoms both big and small.  —  As part of the process of lining up bidders who will pay upwards …
Discussion: Techland and Search Engine Land
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Locked and loaded: FCC finalizes rules & bidders for 700MHz
Discussion: Gizmodo
Kelly K. Spors / Wall Street Journal:
New Services Help Bloggers Bring in Ad Revenue  —  Users Can Customize Appearance of Spots, Use Video and Audio  —  If you're not making money off your blog, 2008 might be the year.  —  As more people see potential in earning money off the Internet, there is a quickly expanding array …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New Video Explains the Basics of Data Portability  —  We've been writing a lot about data portability here lately, and specifically the DataPortability.org Work Group.  High level members of Google and Facebook staff joined the group a week ago yesterday, key people from LinkedIn, SixApart …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Samwer Brothers Invest In Facebook  —  In a very brief press release, serial German entrepreneurs Alexander, Marc and Oliver Samwer announced today that they are investing in Facebook - presumably as part of Facebook's recent $15 billion valuation round with Microsoft.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Swedish prosecutors dump 4,000 legal docs on The Pirate Bay  —  As the calendar pages turned from 2007 to 2008, one constant remained for the motion picture and music industries: The Pirate Bay's willingness to ignore their threats (and copyrights) to the point that the Swedish group's site …
 
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