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5:45 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.
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.
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!" …
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Is Steve Jobs, Bill Gates 2.0?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok, Here's What Apple Announced Today
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.
Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
Microsoft's Open Specification Promise  —  Red Hat commends Microsoft's efforts to reach out to the open source community and its willingness to make modifications in response to their comments  —  Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2006  —  Today marks a major milestone for Mike Jones and myself.
Jonathan Zuck / CNET
Perspective: Which way, open-sourcers?  —  (The GPL 3) no longer works in the "fairness" sense.  It's purely a firebrand, and only good for the extremist policies of the FSF.  It's no longer a nice balance that a lot of people can accept, and that a lot of companies can stand behind once you explain it to them.
Discussion: AC/OS
Phil Windley's Technometria:   Digital Identity in BC Government
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:   Delivering on the identity promise
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MySpace: We don't need Web 2.0  —  News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told company investors today that, "If you look at virtually any Web 2.0 application, whether its YouTube, whether it's Flickr, whether it's Photobucket or any of the next-generation Web applications …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Mike Farrell /
News Corp. May Launch YouTube Rival  —  News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told investors at an industry conference Tuesday that the media giant was considering creating a video component to its MySpace social-networking Web site that could rival the wildly popular YouTube.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   MySpace: We'll Crush YouTube
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.
New York Times:
Well, It Turns Out That Lonelygirl Really Wasn't  —  A nearly four-month-old Internet drama in which the cryptic video musings of a fresh-faced teenager became the obsession of millions of devotees — themselves divided over the very authenticity of the videos, or who was behind them or why — appears to be in its final act.
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 …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Roundup of the other new iTunes 7 features  —  We've given you a walkthrough of the heavy hitting new features in the just-released iTunes 7.  We've shown you the new backup feature, as well as the slick new reverse syncing, and we've even explored how the new iTunes 7 UI could hint …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:   Walkthrough: iTunes 7's big new features
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Where Hollywood, politics and Silicon Valley collide  —  That would be at Arianna Huffington's book party at the Pacific Heights home of Larry and Melanie Ellison.  Tonight's bash featured Hollywood types like Nora Ephron and Norman Lear (who provided the plane that brought Huffington …
Discussion: New York Times and Valleywag
USA Today:
Silicon Valley starts to party like it's 1999
Discussion: Valleywag
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Rival behind Schwarzenegger Web flap  —  The Democratic rival to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged Tuesday that his aides were responsible for obtaining a controversial audio file in a move that has led to allegations of Web site hacking.  —  But the campaign manager …
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:, TechSpot and Slashdot
Jemima /
VON Round-up: Predictions & Suggestions For Growth, Impending Regulation  —  Some of the buzz from the 10th annual Video on the Net conference in Boston:  — 2006: the year of web TV: Veoh CEO Dmitry Shapiro said much more is to come.  Web video will eventually deliver longer pieces in high quality …
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Umair / BGSL:
Research Note: Show Me the Money Markets, Networks, and Communities
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Facebook: Opening the Doors Wider
Discussion: David Card and Slashdot
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Marketing Outpaces Ad Spending, Money Follows Shift To ROI, Pursuit Of 18-34 Demo
Discussion: AdJab and Lost Remote
Showtime event 'just the start' of Apple CE push
Discussion: Macsimum News and digg
News Corp to buy ringtone firm Jamba
Matthew Broersma / CNET
Phishers catch on to the Net's 'long tail'
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
The future of MMOs, post-Warcraft
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Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Location and identity are a powerful team
NETGEAR Ships SPH101 WiFi Phone for Skype in Volume
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