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9:50 AM 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.
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
FACEBOOK REDESIGN ANGERS STUDENTS OVER INVADED PRIVACY  —  Facebook launched a redesign today (September 5, 2006) which changed the layout of the homepage and introduced a few new features.  The Facebook redesign introduced, "News Feed" which on the surface appears to be an excellent feature.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Users Revolt, Facebook Replies
Discussion: Blogging Stocks, CNNMoney.com and digg
petitionspot.com:   The New Facebook Must Be Stopped!
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:   Facebook Makes Itself Useful
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
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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
Mike / Techdirt:
Is It The Job Of HP's Chairperson To Spy On Other Board Members?
Discussion: Scobleizer
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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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Debuts 200 Year News Archive Search  —  News and history junkies take heart: Google's new News Archive Search lets you search back over twenty decades worth of historical content, including scads of articles not previously available via the search engine.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Business Filter
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Google News Launches Archive Service with WSJ, NYT, Lexis and Others; No Direct Revenues
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.
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.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple plans "showtime" for Sept. 12
Discussion: Download Squad
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 …
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: Frank Barnako and paidContent.org
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 …
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
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 …
Jeff Smith / Rocky Mountain News:
Colorado high on Wi-Fi  —  State trails only Rhode Island, Ohio in wireless investment  —  Colorado ranks third in the country in investment in wireless (Wi-Fi) technology.  —  CDW Government Inc., a subsidiary of the $6.3 billion CDW Corp., examined the purchase records of several thousand …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
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