The impact of Apple's iPhone, rolled out at Macworld by Steve Jobs, is going to have a lasting impact on the tech industry beyond today's big splash. Here's a look at the winners and losers: Winners: Cingular: By becoming the exclusive carrier for the iPhone, AT&T's wireless unit is going to hit rivals such as Verizon Wireless and Sprint hard.
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With most companies--those that use Webcasts--real-time blogging of an event isn't a necessity. Apple's Macworld keynotes are a different story.
About 45 minutes into his keynote, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, "I have been looking forward to this for two and a half years," followed that with "Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone," and then proceeded to introduce the iPhone, which he called a leapfrog product that is much smarter than the previous generation of mobile phones, combining the iPod, mobile phone, 2-megapixel camera and an Internet communicator in one device.
Note:Corrected a few items below: Changed headline from:Apple-Cisco iPhone dispute almost resolved toApple-Cisco iPhone dispute almost resolvedBegin post:Apple blazed out of the gate at Macworld touting its iPhone leaving a big question mark. Doesn't the iPhone name belong to Cisco.
At San Francisco's Moscone Center, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs opens Macworld 2007 by unveiling Apple TV. The new box will allow five computers to connect to the device, creating a hub for the digital living room.
A few blogs will be doing live coverage from Macworld beginning at 9 a.m.
Yahoo's acquisition of MyBlogLog.com is getting a lot of play in the blogosphere, perhaps too much for an acquisition reportedly valued at $10 million.
Notable headlines: Macworld:Jason O'Grady will be blogging Steve Jobs keynote speech live today at noon EST, 9 a.m.
Internet security has never been worse. Is this a war we can win, or are Internet crimes destined to be a bigger and bigger part of all our futures?
Even with the consumer product frenzy peaking at CES in Las Vegas, the tech world is awaiting Steve Jobs' next big magic trick. Will he or won't he produce an Apple cell phone--not an iPhone because that name is taken, but perhaps something called the iPod Phone or iPod C or iPod X or whatever.