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8:50 PM ET, January 7, 2008

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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Jerry Yang offers sneak peak of Yahoo's future: Life!  —  Yahoo co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang made his inaugural CES appearance, outlining how he plans to evolve his company ahead of the curve and to become an indispensable starting point for consumers' Web experience, which has become richer and more complex over the last decade.
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: Yahoo's Jerry Yang Talks Up Yahoo! Go!  3.0, Letting Any Developer or Advertiser Build “Widgets”  —  Yahoo's (YHOO) CEO Jerry Yang comes out in khaki's and a blue polo shirt.  —  “We're ready and excited about what the next phase of the Internet has to offer.”
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Flickr to Authenticate OpenID - Is This The Yahoo! CES Announcement?  —  Rumors abound that Yahoo! will make a major announcement about OpenID today at CES.  It looks like at the very least you'll be able to use your Flickr user page URL to log in anywhere that supports OpenID login.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Life! and Go 3.0 Announced at CES - is Yahoo! Back in '08?
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from Intel's CES press event  —  Well here we are folks, back for more at Intel's sprawling CES press event.  The room is teeming with people right now, and the mood is thick with Penryns and MIDs.  We'll see if it all works out like we hope.  Stay tuned!  —  4:27PM PT - We're seated, we're ready.
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Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
CES Live: Intel CeO Paul Otellini starts his keynote in Beijing
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
This Video Makes Bill Gates Look Cooler Than Steve Jobs  —  OMG, I can hear the fanboys battling already.  Here's a video from last night's CES 2008 keynote, Bill Gates' last for the foreseeable future.  And I know its scripted, edited and contrived, but I'm sold: The man is a cool geek.
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
No More New Things From Microsoft  —  In an era when the vanguard of technology is creating smart devices for entertainment and communications, Bill Gates, the outgoing chairman of Microsoft, had little that was interesting or innovative to show off in his last annual keynote at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday.
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
MWSF 2008 keynote bingo  —  Ah, winter in San Francisco: the time of year when a young man's fancy lightly turns to keynote bingo.  What's that, you ask?  You haven't played?  Oh, but you must.  Peruse last year's edition to learn the rules and internalize the philosophy.
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
What to Expect at Macworld  —  While CES is raging in Las Vegas …
Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Mozilla Corporation CEO and Chairman  —  2007 has been another year of extremely high growth for Mozilla and thus for the Mozilla Corporation.  The number of Firefox users has grown to approximately 125 million.  Mozilla's mindshare in the industry continues to grow.
Discussion: CNET News.com, GigaOM and Mashable!
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Ten Common Objections to Social Media Adoption and How You Can Respond  —  Steve Outing wrote a very good article at Editor and Publisher on Friday about the need for cultural change inside the newpapers around the US (found via the wonderful CyberJournalist.net).
Ronald Grover / Business Week:
Apple Closes In on Hollywood  —  Steve Jobs is negotiating with the big studios to offer more movies for sale and rental on iTunes, but both sides will have to give a little  —  It has been Hollywood's worst-kept secret: Steve Jobs is starting to win over the film industry.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook dumps Secret Crush application over spyware claim  —  Good riddance: Facebook has banned the “Secret Crush” application due to its affiliation with a notorious spyware manufacturer.  —  The social-networking site confirmed the breakup on Monday: “Facebook is committed to user safety …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Scoop: Live Videocaster Mogulus Nails Second Round of Financing  —  Mogulus, the New York based-start-up, which is one of the cool new companies providing the tools for individuals and publishers to stream live video, has raised an additional $1.5, Beet.TV has learned.
Matt Croydon / Postneo:
Google apps for your newsroom  —  I like to think that I'm pretty good at recognizing trends.  One thing that I've been seeing a lot recently in my interactions with the newsroom is that we're no longer exchanging Excel spreadsheets, Word files, and other binary blobs via email.
Christina Warren / Download Squad:
Pandora forced to pull the final plug on UK service  —  Attention UK Pandora users: as of January 15, 2008, Pandora will stop streaming its Internet radio content.  This comes more than six months after Pandora was forced to shut-down service to most non-US users and is the latest …
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Obama Effect: ABC News Claims 1M Downloads Of Facebook App  —  ABC rang in huge Nielsen numbers for its ABC News/Facebook debates Saturday night.  But we're more interested in the fact that ABC is claiming that more than a million Facebook users have downloaded ABC News' U.S. Politics application.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Problem With CNet: No One Wants to Buy It  —  Andrew Ross Sorkin reports in this morning's New York Times that an investor group has amassed a stake in CNet Networks and wants to put pressure on its management by electing new board members.  —  We've seen this script before in many industries.
 
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