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9:55 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.
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
IDE to NDS Connection  —  I was busy the past couple of months, so this is the first post after a long while.  —  To get back to hardware development, I decided to do a quick IDE to GBAMP (GBA Movie Player v2) hack.  I also took a few pictures for the few people interested in doing this (at their own risk)
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, I4U News and Slashdot
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Joint Statement of Podcasting Organizations and Podcasters on the Proposed Wipo Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasts and Broadcasting Organizations Presented to 15th Session of Wipo Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights  —  We, the undersigned individuals and organizations …
Discussion: Scripting News and BizPodcasting
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
URGENT: Podcasters act now to stop anti-podcasting UN treaty!  —  Podcasters need to take action now to stop a treaty from the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization that threatens their way of life.  —  The Broadcast Treaty is an attempt to force the world's governments to give …
Discussion: A View from the Isle
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.
David A. Kaplan / Newsweek:
Suspicions and Spies in Silicon Valley  —  It was supposed to be an easygoing celebration of a coronation.  In early 2005, after Mark Hurd had been chosen to be Hewlett-Packard's new chief executive officer, he and his wife joined chairman of the board Patricia Dunn and her husband at the Marin County home of director Tom Perkins.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Allen Wastler /
HP Chair: Lying, or incompetent  —  Was it a case of 'you don't want to know' in the board investigation?  —  NEW YORK ( — To: Patricia Dunn, chairman of the board, Hewlett-Packard  —  Dear Ms. Dunn,  —  Are you lying ... or incompetent?  —  I ask this as respectfully as possible.
Warren St. John / New York Times:
When Information Becomes T.M.I.  —  IF there is a single quality that separates those in their late teens and early 20's from previous generations of young people, it is a willingness bordering on compulsion to broadcast the details of their private lives to the general public.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
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.
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: digg and Slashdot
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Viral .Mac feedback - copy and paste this, let's make Apple listen  —  We've all seen the complaints about .Mac from every corner of the internets.  Our own Dave Caolo posted a fantastic editorial covering .Mac's slow death, but he isn't the only one tossing a vote into the hat.
Discussion: digg
deal architect:
On-going debate with Prof. Andrew McAfee  —  Prof. McAfee at Harvard posted his reponse to MR's and my posts over last couple of weeks asking for a broader definition of Enterprise 2.0  —  "Andrew, your definition of the "new enterprise" (as you say let's stay away from 2.0) …
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
Global Giants:
THE ONE MILLIONTH VISITOR TO THE APPLE STORE ON FIFTH AVE  —  Elizabeth Rodriguez receives prizes for being the one millionth visitor to the Apple Store Fifth Avenue on September 9, 2006.  The store opened on May 19, 2006 and quickly became Apple's highest volume store with customers visiting around the clock.
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Microsoft's High-Tech School Opens in Philly
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