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7:25 PM ET, September 12, 2006

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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.
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Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Apple 'It's Showtime!' event — live coverage  —  Macworld is bringing readers live coverage of today's "It's Showtime!"  Apple event from San Francisco, Calif. Please click on your browser's Refresh button to see the latest information.  —  Steve Jobs opened Tuesday's "It's Showtime!" …
CNET News.com:
Apple forges path to digital living room  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Apple Computer overhauled its digital music and video offerings on Tuesday, introducing new iPods in three categories and announcing plans to make movies available for purchase through the iTunes store.
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?
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Apple unveils 'world's smallest MP3 player,' iTV  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Apple Computer has raised the curtain on its "special event" Tuesday at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  Below is an up-to-the-minute rundown of CEO Steve Jobs' keynote, with most recent entries appearing at the top.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok, Here's What Apple Announced Today  —  Steve Jobs took the stage in San Francisco and made a slew of announcements today.  New hardware.  New software.  The whole spectrum.  I was at the event - my real time notes are here and my pictures are here.  The bottom line: Improvements …
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Dan Pourhadi / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Live "It's Showtime" coverage  —  That's right, we will be providing "live" coverage of the Apple "It's Showtime" event...sorta.  None of the TUAW team is actually at the event, but we'll be using our quick refresh skillz and super-typing-speed to relay you the information from sources like MacRumors …
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Walkthrough: iTunes 7's big new features  —  In case you missed it, one of the big announcements of today's It's Showtime events was iTunes 7, a major update that brought changes on nearly every front.  Organizing, shopping, syncing - everything got a lot of attention from Apple's software engineers and …
Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: iPod Nano Update Photos
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Blake Robinson / CrunchGear:
It's Showtime!  —  Well the moment has finally arrived, It's Showtime!.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Paul Colligan's …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Embattled H.P. Chairwoman to Step Down  —  Moving to quell its boardroom upheaval, Hewlett-Packard said today that its chairwoman, Patricia C. Dunn, would step down in January and would be succeeded by Mark V. Hurd, the chief executive.  —  The company also announced that George A. Keyworth II …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Valleywag and TechBlog
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Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Hewlett-Packard's Dunn to step down  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday that Patricia Dunn will step down as chairwoman of the computer and printer maker in January amid a widening scandal involving a possibly illegal probe into media leaks.  She will be succeeded by CEO Mark Hurd.
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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.
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Where Hollywood, politics and Silicon Valley collide
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Wall Street Journal:
Will Wikipedia Mean the End Of Traditional Encyclopedias?  —  Wikipedia, the community-edited online encyclopedia, has blossomed.  It has thousands of volunteers that have created more than five million entries in dozens of languages on everything from the Elfin-woods warbler to Paris Hilton.
Silicon Valley Watcher:
SVW Exclusive: The identity of LonelyGirl15  —  One of the most interesting questions in the online world is who is LonelyGirl15?  We think we know who she is.  —  Late last week it was revealed that LonelyGirl15, aka "Bree" was not a real 16 year old videoblogger, and her appearances …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
The wait is over: Dell launches AMD desktops  —  Dell sure dragged it out long enough, but they've finally gone official on four new desktops, two of which hold those elusive — at least for Dell — AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core chips.  Privy to the Athlon action are two new Dimension models …
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ExtremeTech:
Intel Core 2 Duo Vs. AMD AM2—Top to Bottom
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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.
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 …
Macgyver / Forever Geek:
Web2.Doh - Trusting the user too much  —  As the web 2.0 hype continues to become ever more frothy, it becomes more and more obvious that abusing the inherent 'social goodness' is not really that difficult.  —  To take a step back, the big trust in social sites is that most users are good …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and Slashdot
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 …
tivo.com:
TiVo Debuts Revolutionary Series3 High Definition Digital Media Recorder  —  The TiVo Series3 HD Box is the World's first THX Certified DVR and Delivers the Best Home Theater Experience with Advanced Broadband Features and Two CableCARD Slots for Digital Cable Integration
 
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