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10:45 AM ET, September 5, 2006

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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.
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
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
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.
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 and GigaOM
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 …
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 …
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Telio and Vonage Revisited - the Song Remains the Same  —  I may be the only one out there talking about these two operators in the same breath, and you know what?  - I'm going to keep on doing it.  Their IPOs were very close together, and in June I posted about them, and how they have taken …
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Mark Evans
David Rothman / TeleRead:
'Drive-by' contributors: The most valuable Wikipedia authors?  And a lesson for academia?  —  Some of the wisest TeleBlog comments are coming from people who've never posted before—yet are fiendishly smart on arcane topics.  —  While spammers are a hassle, openness can be a godsend.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
ChaCha Launches - MySpace Meets Search  —  ChaCha, a social search engine that pays users to find answers to questions, is set to launch in Alpha today.  As well as traditional algorithmic search, ChaCha offers the ability to have an on-site IM conversation with a "guide", who will then go out and find the information for you.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Finally, a Sirius IPod Threat  —  Remember Howard Stern?  He's that guy who used to be on the radio.  As everyone knows, that was before the Federal Communications Commission edged him off of the "public" airwaves and into the welcoming arms of Sirius satellite radio.
Discussion: digg
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: TechSpot and Tom Hume
Nokia:
Style with substance: tribal art, ethnic decoration define the latest models of Nokia's L'Amour Collection  —  Nokia unveils three new mobile phones for the fashion-conscious, including the first 3G fashion phone  —  Espoo, Finland - Building upon the success of last year's highly popular …
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.
Warthawg / Linux.com:
Johnny Cache breaks silence on Apple Wi-Fi exploit  —  Jon Ellch — aka Johnny Cache — was one of the presenters of the now infamous "faux disclosure" at Black Hat and DEFCON last month.  Ellch and co-presenter Dave Maynor have gone silent since then, fueling speculation that the entire presentation may have been a hoax.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and Slashdot
T.L. Stanley / AdAge:
Warner Bros.  Creates Short-Form Digital Ad Content Division  —  Opens Studio 2.0; Hires Young & Rubicam's Rich Rosenthal to Run It  —  LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) — Warner Bros., the powerhouse behind "E.R." and "Friends," is launching a landmark division designed to create short-form broadband and mobile content for marketers.
Discussion: AdJab and paidContent.org
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan:
Experimenting with Brands in Second Life  —  In 1954, Frederick Pohl, a gifted social satirist and science fiction writer, published the short story, "The Tunnel Under the World", which should have been made into a first rate Twilight Zone episode.  A man wakes up in bed next to his wife …
Discussion: reBang weblog and New World Notes
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WebWorkerDaily, for the Web 2.0 Worker  —  Om Malik's blog network is starting to take shape as he launches WebWorkerDaily this afternoon.  The new site is a blog for the distributed worker, where the office is wherever their laptop happens to be.  Cell phones, Skype, laptops and other tools …
Discussion: duncanriley.com
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Om Malik / WebWorkerDaily:
REBOOTING THE WORKFORCE  —  After nearly two decades of working …
Discussion: robhyndman.com
 
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