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4:50 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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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.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Makes Itself Useful
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Mark Zuckerberg / blog.facebook.com:   Calm down. Breathe. We hear you.
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News and history junkies take heart: Google's new News Archive Search lets you search back over twenty decades worth of historical content, including scads of articles not previously available via the search engine.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
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.
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Larry Angell / iLounge:
Apple to hold 'Showtime' event on September 12th
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple plans "showtime" for Sept. 12
Discussion: Download Squad
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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Mike / Techdirt:
Is It The Job Of HP's Chairperson To Spy On Other Board Members?
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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
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.
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 …
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.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Are newspapers and magazines dying?  —  I don't read newspapers or magazines anymore, at least not printed versions.  I stopped subscribing 8 or 9 years ago.  Editor & Publisher , America's Oldest Journal Covering The Newspaper Industry, today published "Winning Online - A Manifesto" …
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
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BBC:
SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute
Staci / paidContent.org:
Watching Katie Couric's Debut Online — Not
Business Week:
Reinventing The Wheel, Slowly
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
John P. Falcone / Alpha.CNET.com:
Look out, Slingbox: Sony announces new LocationFree TV models
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
MySpace: Meet the Band, Buy the Song
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Poll: Online viewers shun lengthy videos
Claire Hill / ipodhub.net:
iPod movies unveiled
Microsoft:
Industry Testing of Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 Begins
 

 
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