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6:10 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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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.
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.
Discussion: Web Strategy
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Makes Itself Useful
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and digg
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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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 …
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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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
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Google News Launches Archive Service with WSJ, NYT, Lexis and Others; No Direct Revenues
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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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
Discussion: Slashdot
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, digg and Slashdot
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.
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.
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 …
BBC:
SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute  —  Electronics manufacturer SanDisk is facing a legal fight over its use of popular MP3 compression technology.  —  German officials seized MP3 players from SanDisk's booth at the IFA show in Berlin after an Italian patents firm won an injunction against the company.
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.
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
First U.S. Felony Spammer Loses Appeal
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YouTube's Destiny: IPO, Acquisition, Lawsuit, or Other?
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Business Week:
Reinventing The Wheel, Slowly
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Are newspapers and magazines dying?
 

 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

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