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1:00 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.
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 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:
Brando Mini Bluetooth Keyboard: Slightly Larger than Tiny  —  If you grow weary of feeling like you're all thumbs when you're typing on tiny smartphone keys, Brando gives you a Bluetooth keyboard that's slightly larger than minuscule but still small enough to be portable.
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 …
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
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
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.
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
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
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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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
 
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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
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?
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Top social media users getting paid; is the balance shifting?
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
World Internet Penetration Now 16% - Asia Growing Fast!
Discussion: 21talks
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Viral .Mac feedback - copy and paste this, let's make Apple listen
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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Joint Statement of Podcasting Organizations and Podcasters …
 

 
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