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2:05 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!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Users Revolt, Facebook Replies
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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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Six Apart Acquires Rojo
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
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.
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 …
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
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
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:
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Global Text Project brings wiki textbooks to the world  —  Free textbooks for everyone—that's the goal of the Global Text Project, an initiative spearheaded by Rick Watson, a professor in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.  Watson's goal is to produce a library of 1,000 textbooks …
Discussion: TeleRead and Slashdot
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.
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.
Shankar Gupta / MediaPost Publications:
MSN Adds Behavioral Targeting To Search  —  MSN TUESDAY BEGAN INCORPORATING BEHAVIORAL targeting features into its paid search program, adCenter.  With the new service, advertisers can arrange to have their pay-per-click ads shown to users who MSN has identified as likely purchasers based on their Web-surfing history.
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 …
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