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2:25 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.
Mercury News:
HP board chair Dunn fights back
Discussion: robhyndman.com
John Markoff / New York Times:
How Will Apple's Marketing Maestro Marry the Computer and the Home TV?  —  Has Apple Computer's chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, found a way to connect the PC to the TV?  —  With an enticing invitation proclaiming "It's Showtime," Mr. Jobs last week touched off speculation about how far Apple …
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 …
Valleywag:
What News Corp doesn't want you to know about MySpace: Condensed edition  —  After News Corp. threatened to sue his publisher if they published his MySpace exposé, journalism student Trent Lapinski sold his story to Valleywag.  Below is the condensed version; the full version will follow later today.
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Nisan Gabbay / Startup Review:
MySpace Case Study: Not a purely viral start  —  Why profiled on Startup-Review.com  —  In less than 3 years time, MySpace has become one of the top 5 most visited sites in the US, racking up 48 million unique visitors and 27.4B page views in June 2006.  While it will probably never come close …
Discussion: The Post Money Value
Isabelle Kassam / Independent:
Insurers get in tune with the iPod generation  —  Come loss or theft, you'll soon be able to claim for the music downloaded on to your gadgets  —  For millions of consumers, music downloads are replacing CDs and - for those dinosaurs who just can't let go - vinyl as the way they like to listen to tracks by their favourite bands.
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 …
Business 2.0:
Suddenly everything's coming up widgets  —  Breaking down the Web into small, portable pieces is the smart trend that everyone from Nokia to Google is betting on.  —  (Business 2.0) — Ed Anuff spent nearly eight years building portals for large corporations.
Discussion: GigaOM
James Enck / EuroTelcoblog:
La Ville Numerique  —  Switched on the PC this morning to the news that Free (Iliad) is to deploy a fiber access network in Paris.  My French is poor, and the press release somewhat lacking in detail, but the closing paragraphs state that this marks formal participation by Free in the Paris …
Discussion: GigaOM and MuniWireless
USA Today:
Gas-line broadband a pipe dream?  —  So intense is the drive to deliver high-speed Internet service to American homes that entrepreneurs have seemingly tapped every conceivable pathway: fiber-optic cable, the air, even power lines.  —  Now the relentless pursuit for faster …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Video Shows Views  —  Nice - Google Video now shows the number of views for each video, e.g. 484 for this unpopular video I uploaded or over half a million for this popular video.  This is strategic information competitors in this field might be interested too, but most of all …
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Video Shows the Number of Views
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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.
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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Amazon Kindle: meet Amazon's e-book reader  —  Oh, come now, like you thought the world's largest book retailer (online) — which just started peddling digital video under the Unbox brand — wasn't going to go head to head with Sony's Reader on an e-book device and service?
Discussion: Gizmodo and TeleRead
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
 
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
More Google domain activity - AdSense for TV and web history
Gizmodo:
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Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
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New York Times:
An Industry Is Based on a Simple Masquerade
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Blacklist  —  Jake's View says he found the Google blacklist …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
The Seattle Craigslist sex scandal
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Why Vista will mean the end of the Microsoft monolith
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Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Preview: Tom's Hardware benchmarks Intel's first quad-core "Kentsfield"
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Microsoft Max and You  —  Important note: If you hate Microsoft …
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Ben Heckendorn's Xbox 360 laptop: best mod ever?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Top social media users getting paid; is the balance shifting?
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Living a Virtual Life
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
World Internet Penetration Now 16% - Asia Growing Fast!
Discussion: 21talks and ContentBlogger
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Viral .Mac feedback - copy and paste this, let's make Apple listen
Discussion: seattleduck and digg