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10:40 AM ET, September 11, 2006

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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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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Slashdot
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.
Discussion: BlogHer and TechBlog
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
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.
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 …
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
URGENT: Podcasters act now to stop anti-podcasting UN treaty!
Discussion: A View from the Isle
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 …
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 … and Scobleizer
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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 …
Discussion: The Paradigm Shift
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Netscape Update (the internal memo)
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 …
Wolfgang Gruener / TG Daily:
Preview: Tom's Hardware benchmarks Intel's first quad-core "Kentsfield"  —  Culver City (CA) - Intel's first quad-core processor "Kentsfield" has found its way into the Tom's Hardware test lab.  Several weeks before Intel will provide evaluation processors to the press …
Discussion: Ted Leung on the air
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 …
Discussion: Payments News
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: seattleduck and digg
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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The Seattle Craigslist sex scandal
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Enterprise 2.0 Inclusionists and Deletionists
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