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2:50 AM ET, September 6, 2006

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Elliot Noss / The Tucows Blog:
Why We Bought Kiko.com  —  On August 26th, 2006, Tucows was the winning bidder in the widely discussed (Techmeme, digg.com, Stowe Boyd) eBay auction of the web-based calendar application Kiko.  —  Why Did We Buy Kiko?  —  While there are a lot of little reasons, I'll cover a few of them in a moment …
David A. Kaplan / Newsweek:
Intrigue in High Places  —  To catch a leaker, Hewlett-Packard's chairwoman spied on the home phone records of its board of directors  —  Paul Sakuma / AP (left); Eric Risberg / AP  —  The confrontation at Hewlett-Packard started innocently enough.  Last January, the online technology …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Is It The Job Of HP's Chairperson To Spy On Other Board Members?
Discussion: Scobleizer
Intel:
Intel Announces Restructuring  —  Expects to Reduce Costs and Operating Expenses by $2 Billion in 2007, by $3 Billion in 2008  —  Intel today announced plans for restructuring following an analysis of the company's structure and efficiency.  As a result of the restructuring …
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CNET News.com:
Intel lowers the boom on marketing, IT departments  —  update Intel announced plans Tuesday to lay off thousands of workers over the next year after a strategic review designed to prepare the company for life with a smaller share of the chip market.  —  As first reported by CNET News.com …
Discussion: Slashdot
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Makes Itself Useful  —  Update: I should note the backlash on these new features (funnily enough, some of it came to me through my new Facebook news feed).  Many Facebook users are displeased, particularly since the news feeds' default privacy options make everything viewable.
Discussion: VentureBeat and PaulStamatiou.com
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AppleInsider:
Apple cell phone is real and ready for production - analyst  —  Analysts for American Technology Research on Tuesday encourage investors to get aggressive in purchasing shares of Apple Computer prior to the launch of the company's much rumored iPod cell phone, which it says is likely to revolutionize the handset industry.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Special Apple event scheduled for September 12  —  Apple has sent select members of the media and others invitations to attend a special event scheduled for September 12 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, Calif.
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Larry Angell / iLounge:
Apple to hold 'Showtime' event on September 12th
Simon Burns / vnunet:
China to lead the broadband world  —  IPTV and games will help lure almost 140 million online by 2010  —  China will overtake the US next year to become the world's largest broadband internet market, analysts have forecast.  —  The number of broadband subscribers in China is growing …
Business Week:
Attention, Shoplifters  —  With $30 billion in theft, there's a revolution in surveillance systems  —  There are 6 million video cameras mounted in stores across the U.S., according to market researcher J.P. Freeman Co. Their unblinking eyes are everywhere, watching exits and peering down aisles.
Discussion: Techdirt, Blogging Stocks, digg and Slashdot
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Are newspapers and magazines dying?  —  I don't read newspapers or magazines anymore, at least not printed versions.  I stopped subscribing 8 or 9 years ago.  Editor & Publisher , America's Oldest Journal Covering The Newspaper Industry, today published "Winning Online - A Manifesto" …
Jonathan D. Glater / New York Times:
Sci Fi Creates 'Webisodes' to Lure Viewers to TV  —  Beginning tonight the television series "Battlestar Galactica" will travel from outer space into cyberspace.  The Sci Fi Channel, which broadcasts the series, has created online mini-episodes, the first of which is scheduled to be posted at midnight.
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 …
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Poll: Online viewers shun lengthy videos  —  NEW YORK - Only one in five online video viewers has watched or downloaded a full-length movie or television show, according to a new AP-AOL Video poll.  —  Overall, more than half of Internet users have watched or downloaded video.
John P. Falcone / Alpha.CNET.com:
Look out, Slingbox: Sony announces new LocationFree TV models  —  Sony today updated its LocationFree TV product lineup with three new models due to hit stores in October.  In addition to two new Base Stations, the $200 LF-B10 and $250 LF-B20, the LocationFree line will now include …
 
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Sid Yadav / rev2.org:
Bookmark Podcasts with Podchains
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Carson Systems launches Amigo newsletter advertising
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Shailaja Neelakantan / GigaOM:
Band of Angels Help Indian Start Ups
Discussion: VentureWoods
VoIP & Gadgets Blog:
Number Portability problems
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Charles C. Mann / Wired News:
Spam + Blogs = Trouble
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Chumby
Gizmodo:
Samsung P310 Calculator-Styled Cellphone
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MingleNow to make top users VIPs in real life
 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute
Reuters:
Telephone telepathy - I was just thinking about you
Staci / paidContent.org:
Watching Katie Couric's Debut Online — Not
Business Week:
Reinventing The Wheel, Slowly
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
MySpace: Meet the Band, Buy the Song
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
YouTube Hires Yahoo's Yu as New CFO
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Employee lead Podcasting at IBM yields Benefits
Claire Hill / ipodhub.net:
iPod movies unveiled
 

 
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Sources: internal NBC probe of Brian Williams' war accounts has examined six instances, including Tahrir Square statements; investigation continues

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