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12:00 PM ET, September 10, 2006

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TheMaxTeam / Microsoft Max Blog:
The latest Max!  —  With this release, we're excited to give you the ability to add RSS and ATOM feeds to Max for viewing in our attractive newspaper layouts.  —  We've also updated Max to support the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 RC1, meaning you can run the latest version with Max.
Discussion: Mark Evans, Scobleizer and LiveSide
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Desktop Feed Reader  —  Microsoft has added a desktop feed reader to its Max photo viewing and sharing software.  —  To use Max you must be on a Windows machine running the new Windows .NET Framework 3.0 RC1 (it will self install if you are on a previous version).
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Windows Presentation Foundation in action - Microsoft MAX  —  The Microsoft MAX team announced today that they have a new version of the product out which uses the new .NET Framework RC 1.  If you didn't know better, you would think this was something made for a Mac or made by Adobe.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Microsoft Max feed aggregator
Allen Wastler / CNNMoney.com:
HP Chair: Lying, or incompetent  —  Was it a case of 'you don't want to know' in the board investigation?  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — To: Patricia Dunn, chairman of the board, Hewlett-Packard  —  Dear Ms. Dunn,  —  Are you lying ... or incompetent?  —  I ask this as respectfully as possible.
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
BW Writers Targeted by HP  —  A trio of BusinessWeek reporters were among the nine journalists whose phone records were sought by HP in a probe about board leaks to the press  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) targeted three BusinessWeek reporters among the nine journalists whose phone records …
David Smith / Observer:
Why the iPod is losing its cool  —  Apple has added ever more extras to its digital music-player in a bid to stem falling sales.  But fears are rising that the device is now too common to be cutting edge  —  The Mermaid, Puddle Dock, is not the first place you might go in search of the cool and cutting edge.
Mark Shuttleworth:
Conflicting goals create tension in communities  —  Matthew Garrett expressed frustration with Debian recently, in a blog post that's become rather famous.  —  I'm of the opinion that Ubuntu could not exist without Debian.  So it's absolutely my intention to see that Ubuntu is a constructive part of the broader Debian landscape.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Star Wars tour at The Future of Web Apps  —  This Thursday I will lead a tour of the Letterman Digital Arts Center during the lunch break of The Future of Web Apps summit.  The Letterman center is the new home of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and LucasArts.
Discussion: Web Strategy and ShoutBlog
Fred / A VC:
How AOL Ruined Email  —  My kids grew up on AOL.  It's where they first went online.  It's where they learned how to dial up.  It's where they learned how to surf the web.  It's where they learned how to do email, instant messaging, download, build a homepage, etc, etc.
Discussion: Blogspotting
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Nokia Releases E70, N93 Phones in USA; Opens NYC Store  —  Updated twice.  Nokia is opening their flagship store in New York City today, at 5 East 57th Street, and they're doing it with two new phones: the eagerly awaited E70 and N93.  The E70, which I have on my desk right now …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Ryansingel / 27B Stroke 6:
Craigslist  —  A guy who identifies himself as Jason Fortuny, a 30 year old network administrator, posted a graphic ad on Seattle's Craigslist, pretending to be a woman wanting some BDSM sex.  —  Not surprisingly, many men responded, many with photos and more than a few with pics of their genitals.
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Microsoft's High-Tech School Opens in Philly  —  The school bell rung for the first time Thursday at the School of the Future, a joint project between the School District of Philadelphia and Microsoft.  The two groups say the school is the most advanced high school in the nation, with technology deeply integrated into the curriculum.
Discussion: Download Squad
Frank Taylor / Google Earth Blog:
Huge Update to Google Earth and Maps Aerial/Satellite Photos - September 8 and 9  —  [UPDATE: 1545 ET - new areas in blue]  —  The update which came out yesterday for Google Maps (unannounced by Google) was pushed out to Google Earth last night (thanks to several readers who pointed this out).
Agence France Presse:
Samsung threatens action against snappy Internet video clip  —  SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's high-tech giant Samsung Electronic has fought back against an Internet video clip which alleges that its new slimline mobile phone is easy to break.  —  The 21-second video circulating on the Internet is entitled …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Techdirt
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Walkthrough: Running Windows Vista on your Intel Mac with Parallels Desktop  —  I managed to get Vista running on my MacBook Pro in both a copy of Parallels Desktop and Boot Camp, but this post is only going to cover the Parallels side of things; my Boot Camp post is still in the kettle.
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Amazon next Google? Maybe not...
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
Unpacking Amazon's Unbox Video Service
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Tom's Hardware Guide:
The MythTV Convergence
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Chris Pirillo:
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Splinter Cell Launching with Wii
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