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12:15 PM ET, September 6, 2006

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Ruchi Sanghvi / blog.facebook.com:
Facebook Gets a Facelift  —  You've probably noticed that Facebook looks different today.  We've added two cool features: News Feed, which appears on your homepage, and Mini-Feed, which appears in each person's profile.  —  News Feed highlights what's happening in your social circles on Facebook.
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Mark Zuckerberg / blog.facebook.com:
Calm down.  Breathe.  We hear you.  —  We've been getting a lot of feedback about Mini-Feed and News Feed.  We think they are great products, but we know that many of you are not immediate fans, and have found them overwhelming and cluttered.  Other people are concerned that non-friends can see too much about them.
petitionspot.com:   The New Facebook Must Be Stopped!
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google to Offer Print-Archives Searches  —  Google plans to announce on Wednesday that it is offering a service that will permit Internet users to search through the archives of newspapers, magazines and other publications and uncover material that in some cases dates back more than 200 years.
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BBC:
Google opens up 200 years of news  —  Web giant Google is further expanding its online empire with the launch of the Google News Archive Search.  —  The web-based tool allows users to explore existing digitised newspaper articles and more recent online content, spanning the last 200 years.
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The Smoking Gun:
Hewlett-Packard Targeted Board In Leak Probe  —  Resigned director says company fraudulently obtained phone records  —  In a remarkable bit of corporate cloak and dagger, Hewlett-Packard launched a probe of its own board of directors in a bid to determine who was responsible for a media leak earlier …
Discussion: Techdirt and Scobleizer
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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 …
CNET News.com:   Media leaks prompt HP board shake-up
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Silicon Valley to Receive Free Wi-Fi  —  A consortium of technology companies, including I.B.M. and Cisco Systems, announced plans Tuesday for a vast wireless network that would provide free Internet access to big portions of Silicon Valley and the surrounding region as early as next year.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Finding Great Developers  —  Where are all those great developers?  —  The first time you try to fill an open position, if you're like most people, you place some ads, maybe browse around the large online boards, and get a ton of resumes.  —  As you go through them, you think, "hmm …
Discussion: BeyondVC
Inside Google Desktop:
Results of the Google Desktop Gadget Contest!  —  We received a number of creative submissions for the Google Desktop Gadget Contest.  In fact, because there were so many great gadgets to choose from, we've decided to recognize a few additional standouts.  —  Honorable Mention:
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
This Web TV Is for You, Especially if You're a Male Aged 21 to 34  —  IF Anheuser-Busch has its way, it may not be long before consumers start insisting "I want my BTV."  —  That's "BTV" as in Bud TV, an online entertainment network that Anheuser-Busch, the nation's biggest brewer …
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
With Vista release in sight, a key Windows exec exits  —  Valentine heads for Amazon months before new OS hits shelves  —  A Microsoft Corp. executive who led Windows Vista's development is leaving for Amazon.com, with the clock ticking down to the scheduled release of the delayed operating system.
Discussion: Microsoft Monitor
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Amazon, Apple click pix  —  Pair prep a digital duel  —  The digital movie business is about to get a shot in the arm from the Internet's two biggest media retailers.  —  Amazon.com will launch its movie download service later this week, numerous sources confirmed, while Apple will start selling films on Tuesday as part of iTunes.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Frank Barnako
Jim Hugunin / Jim Hugunin's Thinking Dynamic:
IronPython 1.0 released today!  —  I'm extremely happy to announce that we have released IronPython 1.0 today!  —  I started work on IronPython almost 3 years ago.  My initial motivation for the project was to understand all of the reports that I read on the web claiming that the Common Language Runtime …
Discussion: Jon's Radio
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple plans "showtime" for Sept. 12  —  Apple Computer welcomed press and analysts back from the Labor Day weekend holiday with an e-mailed invitation for a "Special Event" on Sept. 12 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts.  —  The invitation didn't have many details …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Download Squad
 
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Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Sony Reintroduces TV 'Place-Shifting' Products
Aaron Radelet / Sprint:
Sprint is First to Offer Full-Length "Pay Per View" Movies on Mobile Phones in U.S.
Associated Press:
European sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 delayed until March
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
Putting Pictures in Their Place
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Global Text Project brings wiki textbooks to the world
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Update on the MacBook Wi-Fi Exploit Challenge
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Google Instant Intranet
Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
First U.S. Felony Spammer Loses Appeal
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Colorado high on Wi-Fi
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Bookmark Podcasts with Podchains
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Carson Systems launches Amigo newsletter advertising
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Charles C. Mann / Wired News:
Spam + Blogs = Trouble
Intel:
Intel Announces Restructuring
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Attention, Shoplifters
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Sci Fi Creates 'Webisodes' to Lure Viewers to TV
 

 
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