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1:45 PM ET, September 12, 2006

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Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: The Entire Event Leaked?  —  Alright, its late, I'm playing with the Camera that Sean Captain lent me for Apple Showtime tomorrow.  And then this lands in my inbox: … Jump to read the rest...  iTunes movies?  Nano?  Tubeport?  Video iPod?
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Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple's agenda for the media event?  —  Ok, it's time for some last-minute rumor mongering.  A little birdie just flew into TUAW headquarters (a little birdie who wishes to remain anonymous) and told us the following.  Remember, this is all rumor, folks, but it sounds like it could be legit to us.
Paul Boutin / Engadget:
Live from the Steve Jobs Keynote — "It's Showtime"  —  Yup, for the second time in two months Steve Jobs is going to get up on stage and do his thing.  We're there with live coverage of the blow-by-blow, keep refreshing this page for the latest.  —  P.S. - Yes, we know that the Apple Store is down.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Windows Live Search ready to go live  —  Windows Live Search is expected to go live Monday night after less than a year in beta mode.  —  Microsoft said its new online search portal will feature an improved user interface that fetches more accurate Web search results.
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Microsoft:
Windows Live Services Reach Key Milestones
Windows Live Local:
New Live Local Features launch
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Microsoft Live Search Test Drive
Business Wire:
Patricia Dunn to Remain HP Chairman Through January 2007 Board Meeting  —  Board Appoints Mark Hurd As Successor  —  HP (NYSE:HPQ - News; Nasdaq:HPQ - News) today announced that Patricia Dunn will remain as chairman through the company's Jan. 18, 2007, board meeting.
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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
House Panel and U.S. Attorney Join H.P. Inquiry
Discussion: IR Daily
Valleywag:
Cheatsheet: What is pretexting?  —  This week's tech news is all about …
Discussion: Biz Bytes
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Movie Downloads, Coming Soon to An IPod Near You  —  It is not a stretch to say that the iPod changed, and helped save, the music business.  One in five Americans has owned one of Apple Computer Inc.'s sleek little iPods.  Consumers have filled their iPods with more than 1 billion songs …
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Tom Krazit / ZDNet:
Apple taking iTunes to the movies?
Discussion: TechSpot
Dave Zatz / Engadget:
Hands-on with the TiVo Series3!  —  The world's first THX-certified, dual CableCARD DVR has finally arrived in the form of TiVo's Series3.  It doesn't come cheap with a price tag of $799 (don't forget service!), but it's a fine cable company DVR replacement if your budget allows it.
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Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
POPPING INTO BOSTON  —  I'm at VON the next 2 days in Boston.  —  VON's the industry's #1 get-together, with over 9000 attendees.  It's a "must-go" event in at least one of its global incarnations.  Yet, as I rather sarcastically said last year, there's somebody not here — the end user.
Associated Press:
Samsung Develops New Memory Chip  —  SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday unveiled a new type of memory chip that it said will allow digital devices to work faster by saving new data more quickly.  —  The phase-change random access memory, or PRAM, chip is nonvolatile …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, GottaBeMobile.com and digg
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Samsung:
SAMSUNG Introduces the Next Generation of Nonvolatile Memory - PRAM
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
VON-Rumors to Reality News and No Hype  —  Yesterday Yahoo and Vapps confirmed their doing the conference thing at VON.  Yahoo also had a dinner which I skipped in favor of a dinner that I organized around wine and food for friends, colleagues and some online writing pals.
Jeffrey L. Wilson / laptopmag.com:
Panasonic Announces Three New Toughbooks  —  The CF-W5, CF-T5, and CF-Y5 offer durability and high-speed connectivity in lightweight packages.  —  Today, Panasonic added three new business-rugged notebooks to their Toughbook laptop line: the CF-W5, the CF-T5, and CF-Y5.
Discussion: Engadget, Alpha.CNET.com and Gizmodo
Jill Goldsmith / Variety:
Time Warner's elevator stalls  —  Conglom's stock seems stuck at $16 and change  —  Few companies inspire such existential angst among investors as Time Warner.  —  "I want to own it.  I want to like it.  I keep thinking I have to buy it.  And I do.  I buy a little," says one fund manager.
Discussion: Valleywag
Gizmodo:
Who Needs a PSP When You Have A PalmPS2?  —  From the maker of the PalmPSOne comes the PalmPS2, a hand-held version of Sony's last, greatest console.  The PPS2 takes all the innards of a regular PS2 and mounts it into a "slim" case with a DVD drive an an LCD.
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku and PSP Fanboy
rightmedia.com:
Right Media Launches Publisher Media Exchange (PMX) Auction-Based Media Management Solution for Online Publishers  —  Right Media (www.rightmedia.com), creator of the Right Media Exchange, today launched a new solution for large online publishers to create their own white label media exchange …
Staci / paidContent.org:
Stock Blog Network Seeking Alpha Ties Up With Yahoo Finance  —  In a first for financial blogs, as of late Monday afternoon content from the 200-plus contributors to stock blog network Seeking Alpha is being integrated into Yahoo Finance.  Seeking Alpha's heavy emphasis on live editing played …
Colin Gibbs / RCR Wireless News:
Sprint Nextel begins to wade into mobile marketing waters  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. is expected to become the first Tier 1 carrier to officially step onto the mobile marketing playground this week, tapping Enpocket in an effort to generate revenues by delivering advertising messages through its wireless Web service.
ThePCSpy.com General Feed:
What Slows Windows Down?  —  Introduction  —  Any computer user that's owned and installed software onto their computer knows that the more you install, the slower the beast runs.  Most also know that it's not just quantity and that what you install plays a large factor in how slowly your computer runs.
Rafat / paidContent.org:
News Corp. Buying 51 Percent Of VeriSign's Jamba For $187.5 Million  News Corp, in search of a strategy on the mobile side of things after pioneering some early efforts in mobile content, has bought a majority (51 percent) of Verisign-owned mobile content firm Jamba/Jamster, for about $187.5 million.
Discussion: MocoNews.net and ringtonia.com
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Latest AOL giveaway — insurance  —  Subscribers will get free coverage for identity theft, PC damage  —  NEW YORK — Free insurance coverage for identity theft and computer damage is among the premium security offerings AOL is making available to its dwindling base of paying subscribers.
Discussion: Techdirt
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SITE NEWS: SEARCHMOB IS LIVE!  —  Remember when I asked you all what you thought about the idea of turning over the reins and letting you post technology, search and media-related stories to Searchblog?  Inspired by Piers Fawkes, an FM author, who used Pligg to do Marktd …
 
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Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
Game Makers Court 'Casual' Players With Shorter, Less Lethal Fare
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Oh geez, we didn't sell any of those exploding laptops to the SEC, did we?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Loopt to make mobile presence usable
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