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3:10 PM ET, September 6, 2006

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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Six Apart Buys Rojo  —  Blogging company Six Apart will soon announce it has purchased Rojo, the web-based feed reader, for undisclosed terms.  —  Six Apart won't be adding an aggregator based on Rojo, but instead incorporating some elements of the technology into its existing products, according to Six Apart CEO Barak Berkowitz.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Acquires Rojo  —  Blogging platform company Six Apart will announce this morning that it has acquired Rojo, a feed reader and search engine that competes with Bloglines and other companies.  —  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but our assumption was that this a less than $5 million deal.
Discussion: Pradeep Sethi
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Six Apart acquires Rojo Networks  — Software/Feed aggregators- Software/Weblog platforms/Six Apart  —  Blogging company Six Apart has acquired online feed aggregator Rojo Networks.  Rojo will be integrated with the Vox blogging tool allowing users to browse updated content and create more blog posts.
Discussion: Mashable! and Geeking with Greg
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:   Six Apart Acquires Rojo
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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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.
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.
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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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
European sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 delayed until March  —  TOKYO Sony's upgrade video-game console PlayStation 3 will be delayed until March in Europe, but will go on sale in November as planned in the U.S. and Japan, the executive in charge of the project said Wednesday.
Aaron Radelet / Sprint:
Sprint is First to Offer Full-Length "Pay Per View" Movies on Mobile Phones in U.S.  —  Many recent and classic titles available from Buena Vista VOD, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures through mSpot Partnership  —  Media Contact:  —  703-433-8246
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:
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: CNNMoney.com and Microsoft Monitor
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 and M-Dollar
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New chip promises better AI performance in games  —  A new company called AIseek announced what it describes as the world's first dedicated processor for artificial intelligence.  Called the Intia Processor, the AI chip would work in conjunction with optimized titles to improve nonplayer character AI.
 
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