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12:50 PM ET, September 5, 2006

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Microsoft:
Industry Testing of Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 Begins  —  Microsoft will broaden popular Customer Preview Program to allow for new participants; U.S. estimated retail pricing details now available.  —  Following the release Friday of Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Release Candidate 1 …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
In a TiVo World, Television Turns Marketing Efforts to New Media  —  A scene from "The Class,'' which has its premiere Sept. 18 on CBS.  The series and three others are part of a deal that will let TiVo subscribers see previews.  —  MUCH of the ferment that is remaking Madison Avenue …
Discussion: IP Democracy and PVR Wire
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Online Game, Made in U.S., Seizes the Globe  —  SEOUL, South Korea — At 10:43 p.m. one recent Saturday, in a smoky basement gaming parlor under a bank in this sprawling city's expensive Daechi neighborhood, Yoon Chang Joon, a 25-year-old orc hunter known online as Prodigy, led his troops into battle.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Facebook Redesign More Than Aesthetic  —  Facebook launched two new features and a major design change tonight that affects all of their 9.5 million users.  The new products, called News Feed and Mini Feed, are designed to change what Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls Facebook's old …
Claire Hill / ipodhub.net:
iPod movies unveiled  —  Apple, soon to officially announce its strategy to deliver movies through the iTunes Music Store (which according to one source is going to be rebranded), and its movie studio partners are working on creating a large library of hits for download within the first six months of making full length films available.
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Narrowcasting with customized homepages  —  Personalized homepages have been around for over 10 years and recently have gathered increased attention as a new generation of personalized homepages enter the space.  The programmed personal homepage is changing, with cobrands …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
Bad news for mobile music  —  Survey illustrates uphill battle  —  A SURVEY carried out by Entertainment Media Research - in association with the law firm Olswang - makes pretty dire reading for the mobile phone industry.  By contrast, it gives a whacking great boost to the social networking sites.
Discussion: CrunchGear, TechSpot and Tom Hume
Bratislav / Discussions:
Topic: Random, Sudden Shutdowns - A redux and other things to rule out first  —  Random, Sudden Shutdowns - A redux and other things to rule out first  —  Do a google search for "macbook random shutdown" and you'll find many people with similar problems reporting on various forums.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Douglas Engelbart's HyperScope 1.0 Launched  —  Brad Neuberg has announced the release of HyperScope 1.0, a Web app based on tech legend Douglas Engelbart's 1968 NLS/Augment (oNLine System).  Engelbart and team have been working on Hyperscope since March this year, in a project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Discussion: Adaptive Path
The Register:
Wi-Fi guidance becomes law in California  —  Manufacturers to warn on wireless security  —  By OUT-LAW.COM → More by this author  —  California legislators have passed a law which will force makers of wireless internet equipment to include guidance on keeping data secure on wireless connections.
Discussion: Smart Mobs and Slashdot
Matthew Broersma / Techworld.com:
zCodec promises video, delivers nasties  —  Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just be in danger from media lawyers.  Security firm Panda Software last week warned that zCodec, which claims to offer "up to 40 percent better (video) quality," …
Discussion: Slashdot
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Research Builds 'BrowserShield'  —  Microsoft researchers are experimenting with an automatic code zapper for the company's Internet Explorer Web browser.  —  Researchers at the Redmond, Wash., company have completed work on a prototype framework called BrowserShield that promises …
Discussion: Download Squad
Tom Mohr / Editor and Publisher:
SPECIAL: "Winning Online" — A Manifesto  —  NEW YORK Newspapers must win online, or face a future of painful contraction.  —  To win, industry leaders must adopt a Marshall Plan embodying two key objectives: the migration to common platforms, and the acquisition of the ability to sell top-quality online product to our advertisers.
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion Announced  —  Mobile Entertainment in Your Grasp  —  Breaking new ground in design for handheld devices, HP launched the HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series.  Its compact, palm-sized smart design will enhance consumers' entertainment experience …
 
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Crocodile hunter's death clogs Web sites
Celia Lin / DigiTimes:
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Help for the Merchant in Navigating a Sea of Shopper Opinions
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Rick Segal has a new Big Idea
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Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Very Early Look at Synthasite's Ajax Website Builder
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Telio and Vonage Revisited - the Song Remains the Same
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Mark Evans
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Finally, a Sirius IPod Threat
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Nokia:
Style with substance: tribal art, ethnic decoration define …
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New Way to Gauge a Publication's Appeal
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