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.
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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.
Fellow Enterprise Irregular, blogger and IT/finance consultant Dennis Howlett offers a guest post on the state of business application software, connecting the dots between Erasure, Last.fm, social media, attention, Paris Hilton, James Governor, Jeff Nolan, Oracle, SAP, Freshbooks, thingamy, Eternal Recurrence, Sage, Infor, Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff.
Brazilian Senator Eduardo Azeredo has introduced a bill that would make it a crime to surf the Web behind a mask. If the bill is passed, you'll land in jail for four years if you "send e-mail, join chat, write a blog or download content anonymously.
In his NYT story about what Steve Jobs might announce (an Apple phone) tomorrow during his Macworld keynote, John Markoff quotes Paul Mercer, president of Inventor, which does user interface design for mobile devices: "Apple is about to touch off a nuclear war. The Nokias and the Motorolas will have to respond.
In Bill Gates' bedroom of the future, you carry around your mobile computing device, controlling your connected experience like a video game played on a multi-wall-sized screen. Microsoft has been touting the multi-screen user experience, providing more surface area to handle all the multitasking and brain expansion that software affords.