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9:45 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.”
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Life! and Go 3.0 Announced at CES - is Yahoo! Back in '08?  —  Yahoo! co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang was on stage today at CES and he showed a fascinating glimpse into the future of Yahoo.  Yang outlined a product strategy that takes the simplicity and all-in-one portal approach that Yahoo! …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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.
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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Intel:
Intel CEO: Intel is Bringing the Internet to Your Pocket
Discussion: Engadget and dailywireless.org
Janet Meiners / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Visual Web Browsing with SpaceTime
Brian Clark / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
CES 2008: The Belly of the Beast  —  Welcome to the belly of the beast, Central Hall at the Consumer Electronics Show.  Some 140,000 people will be making their way through this part of the Convention Center.  That's 280,000 feet all looking to step on mine.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
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Jon Healey / Bit Player:
CES: A cable box to love
Discussion: CNET News.com and Reuters
PC World:
Panasonic Wants to Add Life to Your Home's Walls
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Forbes and Gearlog
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).
Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple:
Meet Apple's Newest Director: Andrea Jung  —  Word from Apple HQ is that the company has elected a new director: Andrea Jung who is Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, the $8.7 billion (2006 sales) cosmetics concern.  Jung is an interesting choice.  She speaks fluent Mandarin, and sits on the board of General Electric.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and CNET News.com
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
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