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7:20 PM ET, September 13, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Major Google/Intuit Partnership  —  Google and Intuit are announcing a partnership today at 1:15 pm California time.  The meat of it seems to be that they are building Google services directly into Intuit's QuickBooks, so small business users will be able to list themselves on Google Maps …
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web.intuit.com:
Intuit and Google Forge Alliance  —  Combines the Power of QuickBooks with Google's Reach to Help  —  Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced today a strategic alliance designed to help millions of small businesses promote themselves online using a variety …
Discussion: AccMan
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Intuit & Google Announce Major Local Search Marketing Partnership  —  In a development with potentially sweeping implications for local search and small business online marketing, Intuit has announced a partnership with Google that integrates AdWords campaign management and other Google-related …
Discussion: deal architect and Screenwerk
Nina Shapiro / Seattle Weekly:
Coming Zune  —  Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster hardware game.  Will it make sweet music this time?  —  "Wicked!" exclaims Richard Winn, as he stands on Seattle Center's Broad Street Lawn during Bumbershoot, expressing appreciation for the French band Nouvelle Vague.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Say hello to my little Zune: official launch tomorrow
Discussion: Alpha.CNET.com
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
NBC and Its Stations Venture Into Online Video Market  —  Hoping to profit from the fragmented market for video on the Internet, NBC Universal has created a new company that will distribute video programming to various Internet sites.  —  The new venture, called the National Broadband Company …
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Fred / A VC:
NBBC  —  Lost in all the craziness about iTunes 7, iPod, iTV, and the other Apple announcements yesterday was a pretty signficant announcement out of NBC that may just be a bigger deal in the long run.  —  I don't think iTunes is going to be my video interface of the future.
Google:
Google Introduces Featured Content for Google Earth  —  Pilot partners include United Nations Environmental Program, Discovery Networks, and National Park Service  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today released Featured Content for Google Earth, a new showcase of multimedia overlays in Google Earth …
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AnandTech:
What about Quad Core?  —  Later this year Intel will be introducing pin compatible upgrades to its Core 2 and Xeon lines, except instead of two cores these processors will feature four.  Codenamed Kenstfield (Core 2) and Clovertown (Xeon), Intel's new quad-core processors will dramatically increase …
Discussion: Engadget, SuperGeek and digg
Traci / blogs.feedburner.com:
A Peek Inside TechCrunch's 100k Subscriber Milestone  —  Seems like just yesterday we welcomed TechCrunch to the FeedBurner family (now 242,062 publishers strong).  Quite a bit has happened since June 15, 2005 when founder Michael Arrington was writing the first profiles of such companies as Flickr, Del.icio.us, Digg and Bloglines.
Nokia:
Intuitively easy to use, stylish Nokia 6085 brings balance to a busy life  —  New folding camera phone offers classic style, excellent usability and compelling features at an affordable price  —  Espoo, Finland - Expanding its highly popular portfolio of folding mobile phones …
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Phone Scoop
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Site Previously for Students Will Be Opened to Others  —  Facebook, the popular social networking Web site that has mainly focused on college students, is preparing to open its membership to everyone.  —  The move is meant to help the site expand, but it risks undercutting one of its attractions …
Fiona Cherbak / Next Generation:
GAME INDUSTRY'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN  —  In anticipation of this week's Women in Games Conference in Seattle, Next-Gen.Biz has produced a list and biographies of 100 women in the game industry who are making a difference...  In advance of this week's Women in Games International conference in Seattle …
Discussion: Go Nintendo, Kotaku and Joystiq
CNET News.com:
O2 Xda Stealth  —  DESCRIPTION:  —  Author: Asher Moses, CNET.com.au pda |  STEALTH |  smartphone |  xda  —  Scheduled for release in Australia towards the end of September, the O2 Xda Stealth is so new that, at the time of writing this story, the product is nowhere to be found on O2's global website …
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
My Last Day at SAP  —  In case anyone noticed, I have been 1) blogging less these last few weeks, and 2) increasingly difficult to get in touch with.  The reason is that I resigned from SAP a couple of weeks ago and Thursday will be my last official day as an employee of the company …
New York Times:
Apple Plans to Inhabit Living Room  —  Steven P. Jobs, Apple Computer's chief executive, concluded a much-anticipated company event on Tuesday with his usual tease, noting that he had "one last thing" to introduce.  —  Then, in an unusual departure from Apple's practice of announcing …
Sprint:
Sprint Announces Plans To Expand EV-DO Revision A-Capable Device Portfolio  —  Two additional mobile broadband cards to support advanced mobile broadband speeds when available in 4Q 2006  —  Sprint Media Contact:  —  Amy Schiska-Lombard, 913-794-2947  —  Left: Sprint Mobile Broadband Card by Pantech (PX-500)
About Skype:
Skype Introduces Video Calling for Macintosh Users  —  Cross Platform Support lets Mac and Windows Users see each other with free video calls  —  Skype, the global Internet communications company, has released the beta version of its popular communications software, Skype for Mac 2.0 …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Don't Nix Netflix Just Yet  —  Apple's expected announcement of a movie-download service has many wondering what the DVD-by-mail provider has planned  —  E-commerce companies are rushing to catch the next wave in home entertainment: movie downloads.  On Sept. 12, Apple (APPL) …
SLHamlet / New World Notes:
HACKING UP A STORM  —  So last week, there was a black hat breach of Second Life's user database.  The revelation has often led to confusion and rage, among Residents, many of them threatening (yet again) to abandon SL for good.  (Then again, since the news, the peak number of Residents in-world has remained around 10,000, as before.)
Discussion: reBang weblog and GigaOM
Alexander Haislip / pewnews.com:
Flock CEO steps down  —  Bart Decrem in the hunt for a new startup to land at  —  Bart Decrem, founder of Web browser startup Flock, has stepped down as CEO and is looking to build another company, PE Week has learned.  —  Decrem says his departure isn't tied to anything wrong with the company.
 
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Microsoft gives go-ahead to open-source Web services
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Expands Digital Communications Line With Notebook LifeCam …
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Beta 2 Technical Refresh Available Tomorrow
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Microsoft to offer Xbox 360 with built-in HD-DVD drive, say makers
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Hands-on with the Apple iTV prototype
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Open and shut  —  At the heart of the commerical internet …
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Amp'd Reveals Hybrid Pricing Plans
Los Angeles Times:
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Cingular bans the word "engadget" from its customer forums
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
How To: Back up your music using iTunes 7
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