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9:05 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: michaelzimmer.org and Web Strategy
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:   Facebook Makes Itself Useful
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Users Revolt, Facebook Replies
Discussion: CNNMoney.com, Blogging Stocks and digg
petitionspot.com:   The New Facebook Must Be Stopped!
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt
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: John Furrier and 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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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.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple plans "showtime" for Sept. 12
Discussion: Download Squad
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.
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
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 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Instant Intranet  —  Google has an upcoming Personalized Start Page for Enterprise, according to some sleuthing done by Garrett Rogers and Scott Smith at Google Blogoscoped.  Here's an example Dell start page and the official help page.  —  The Personalized Start Page …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Update on the MacBook Wi-Fi Exploit Challenge  —  My "hijack this brand-new MacBook via wi-fi and it's yours to keep" challenge to David Maynor and Jon Ellch has not yet been accepted, but I do have a few additional points to address.  —  DOUBLING THE OFFER
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
Business Week:
Reinventing The Wheel, Slowly  —  Segway hasn't transformed city life, but its technology may yet become pervasive  —  Segway, the company started by noted inventor Dean Kamen with the modest goal of changing the way the world moves on two feet, recently introduced two new models of its "personal transporter."
Discussion: Techdirt 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.
 
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Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
First U.S. Felony Spammer Loses Appeal
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Carson Systems launches Amigo newsletter advertising
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Charles C. Mann / Wired News:
Spam + Blogs = Trouble
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Apocalypse 2.0 - the day the web broke
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SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute
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China to lead the broadband world
 

 
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David Carr / New York Times:
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood's Failings, Too

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