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4:00 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.
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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  —  Microsoft just released a new desktop feed aggregator, codename Max.  Max features news displayed in a newspaper layout and two-pane interface, a bit different approach than many other aggregators on the market.  MSN Filter is built-in …
Discussion: Netscape.com
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
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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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.
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Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Saying It 'Messed Up,' Facebook Modifies Controversial Feature
Weblog:
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, I4U News and Slashdot
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: Publishing 2.0 and Blogspotting
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 …
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
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).
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
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
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Agfa returns with AgfaPhoto DC-735 7 megapixel shooter  —  Most photog types should easily recognize the Agfa name — they've been doing the whole traditional and digital imaging thing forever.  Unfortunately, they've farmed out their brand for a new AgfaPhoto line of digicams to be built …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft YouTube Clone Coming
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Amazon next Google? Maybe not...
Agence France Presse:
Samsung threatens action against snappy Internet video clip
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Techdirt
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Unpacking Amazon's Unbox Video Service
Discussion: Slashdot
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Walkthrough: Running Windows Vista on your Intel Mac with Parallels Desktop
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Tom's Hardware Guide:
The MythTV Convergence
Chris Pirillo:
Leopard vs. Windows Vista
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
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