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12:05 AM ET, September 13, 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Cathode Tan and digg
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Is Steve Jobs, Bill Gates 2.0?
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Roundup of the other new iTunes 7 features
Discussion: digg
Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: iPod Nano Update Photos
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Shop Talk, Valleywag and digg
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.
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 …
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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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Where Hollywood, politics and Silicon Valley collide
Discussion: Valleywag
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
The future of MMOs, post-Warcraft  —  So what comes after World of Warcraft, the massively multiplayer online game (or MMO) that became so, well, massive, that it turned into a category killer that rumbled the industry?  That was the subject of much discussion last week at the Austin Game Conference …
Discussion: 3pointD.com
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Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Firm behind eDonkey to pay $30 million to avoid piracy claims  —  LOS ANGELES - The firm behind popular online file-sharing software eDonkey has agreed to pay $30 million to avoid potential copyright infringement lawsuits from the recording industry, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Paul Roberts / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
Three's a charm for MS06-042?  —  It's patch Tuesday again, and Microsoft's hoping three's a charm for its wayward Cumulative IE patch, MS06-042.  —  The company quietly re-released (actually re-re-released) 042 today to fix yet another security hole introduced by the software update.
Discussion: microsoft.com, TechSpot and Slashdot
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.
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Open Specification Promise  —  Microsoft irrevocably promises not to assert any Microsoft Necessary Claims against you for making, using, selling, offering for sale, importing or distributing any implementation to the extent it conforms to a Covered Specification ("Covered Implementation"), subject to the following.
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
The coming RIA wars: A roundup of the Web's new face  —  A host of powerful new methods for rapidly creating compelling browser-based software (aka Rich Internet Applications) have recently come to market, or are rapidly heading there.  While the technique getting the most press by far …
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
 
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USA Today:
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