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12:35 PM ET, September 11, 2006

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CNET News.com:
HP board mum on Dunn's fate  —  Hewlett-Packard's board of directors met for several hours Sunday but adjourned without announcing a decision on the fate of Chairman Patricia Dunn, who is facing calls to resign in the wake of a probe of board members and journalists that involved personal phone records.
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USA Today:
HP's Dunn defends actions in emergency board meeting  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Chairwoman Patricia Dunn battled for her job Sunday over her role in an internal probe that plunged the tech giant into a scandal being investigated by law-enforcement authorities.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Is Still Pondering Chairwoman's Fate  —  A Hewlett-Packard board meeting ended inconclusively yesterday, with no word on whether Patricia C. Dunn, the chairwoman of the technology company, would be asked to resign over her role in an investigation that dug up the phone records of company directors and journalists.
David A. Kaplan / Newsweek:
Suspicions and Spies in Silicon Valley
Robert Andrews / Wired News:
9/11: Birth of the Blog  —  When the world changed on Sept. 11, 2001, the web changed with it.  —  While phone networks and big news sites struggled to cope with heavy traffic, many survivors and spectators turned to online journals to share feelings, get information or detail their whereabouts.
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Like Shopping?  Social Networking?  Try Social Shopping  —  FOR most small businesses, competing on the Web is hardly easier than competing offline, where gigantic retailers with huge marketing budgets dominate.  But for Amenity Home, a start-up in Los Angeles with three products …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ramblings on ThisNext  —  A handful of startups are groping around in the "social shopping" area, talking about making money from the 80% of online shopping time that is spent researching products rather than buying them.  —  The king of this space is CNET reviews, which combines editor reviews …
Gizmodo:
True Video iPod on the Menu for Apple Event?  —  Zomg!  Tuaw has what appears to be a camerphone shot of a banner featuring some kind of fullscreen video iPod.  The shot was supposedly taken by am employee at the Yerba Buena Cener for the Arts in San Francisco—the same theatre that will be hosting the …
Phil Bradley / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Interesting Items Module: Recommend Searches, Pages & Gadgets  —  Google has added an Interesting items for you module to the personalized home page interface as noted in the Google Operating System blog.  Google works with your own searches and attempts to find other things that will be of interest to you.
Discussion: Geeking with Greg and digg
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Living a Virtual Life  —  Is World of Warcraft a game, or is it a harbinger of virtual realities that we all might inhabit?  Only a Night Elf knows for sure.  —  Two years into the history of World of Warcraft-an online game that accommodates 7 million players around the world …
John Naughton / Observer:
Why Vista will mean the end of the Microsoft monolith  —  Well, the long wait is nearly over.  Microsoft's elephantine parturition has produced an heir.  Last week the company distributed 'Release Candidate 1' (RC1) of Vista, the new incarnation of Windows, to about 5 million favoured customers.
Discussion: Chris Pirillo and SYNTAGMA
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Fall VoN is On  —  In a few hours from now, most of in not all of us with interest in Voice over the Internet, will be jetting our way to Red Sox Nation, aka Boston for the Fall edition of Jeff Pulver's VoN.  Some of us will wear Hawaiian shirts on Tuesday to celebrate Jeff Pulver's birthday.
New York Times:
An Industry Is Based on a Simple Masquerade  —  When Patrick Baird, a private detective in Granbury, Tex., was hunting a runaway or helping a husband find out if his wife was cheating, he would often look for clues in telephone records.  He bought them from firms that specialized in obtaining them …
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Microsoft Max and You  —  Important note: If you hate Microsoft, aren't a developer, etc, hit the next blog entry, nothing to see here.  —  Important note 2: I used to work for Microsoft, good comments, I'm an unpaid shill, bad comments I'm a sour grapes, ex-employee, feel free to pick either.
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Doing it for free  —  I was reading John Hammond's biography entry, (John discovered Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen and yes, Count Basie) and I noticed that he was independently wealthy.  —  Woz wasn't looking to make a lot of money when he invented the Apple computer …
Mike / Techdirt:
Germany Trying To Shut Down Anonymous Servers?  —  Anytime you see someone defending surveillance systems, you know that sooner or later, they'll utter the ridiculous phrase: "If you're not doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about."  That's the point at which you should absolutely start worrying.
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:   Report: German police seize TOR servers
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop: best mod ever?  —  Every so often a mod comes along that's so intricate, so amazing, so over the top, that words simply don't do it justice (but we'll try anyway).  Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop is one such mod.  Having garnered no small amount of fame …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Top social media users getting paid; is the balance shifting?  —  Jason Calacanis says in an AOL memo he's posted that his model for Netscape has been vindicated by the recent conflagration at Digg and rapid growth of page views at Netscape.  He says recent events are proving that top contributors …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Netscape Update (the internal memo)
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