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11:30 PM ET, September 5, 2006

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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  —  Apple today confirmed that it will hold a special event on Tuesday, September 12th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, California.  An invitation sent to select media, including iLounge, features Hollywood …
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 …
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
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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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Fred Stutzman / Unit Structures:
Facebook: A Generation's Identity Archive » Facebook …
Discussion: Swarming Media
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag, Scobleizer and CrunchGear
Gizmodo:
HP iPAQ rx4000: Mobile Media and PDA Hybrid is Sexy (For an iPAQ)  —  HP, we've always loved you for your brains.  But we're glad you've gone ahead and made a mobile gadget that doesn't look like its meant for the corporate goon-squad.  What we have here is a design-y Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC device …
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
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.
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.
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" …
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.
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
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BBC:
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Reuters:
Telephone telepathy - I was just thinking about you
Business Week:
Reinventing The Wheel, Slowly
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
John P. Falcone / Alpha.CNET.com:
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Celia Lin / DigiTimes:
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Help for the Merchant in Navigating a Sea of Shopper Opinions
Matthew Broersma / Techworld.com:
zCodec promises video, delivers nasties
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