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10:05 AM ET, September 14, 2006

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Seth Schiesel / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Nintendo gets Wii ready for holidays  —  Company plans to put console on market Nov. 19  —  In a move that may allow Nintendo of Japan to take advantage of stumbles by its main rival, the company plans to announce today that it will release its new Wii video-game console in North and South America …
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Kotaku:
Wii Launch And Price Details For Japan  —  Today in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata delivered what Japanese gamers had been waiting for: Wii pricing and a launch date.  The next-gen Nintendo machine will retail for 25,000 yen (US $ 212.50) and will hit store shelves on Monday, December 2nd.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Wonderland
Kotaku:
Wii Dated And Priced For North America
Discussion: Gizmodo and Joystiq
Microsoft:
Microsoft Hardware Brings to Light First Rechargeable Wireless and Backlit Desktop  —  New hardware desktops and mouse combine style and performance.  —  Microsoft Hardware is evolving and transforming the desktop computing experience with the industry's first wireless rechargeable and backlit desktop …
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Microsoft:
All Systems Go: Microsoft Hardware Is Ready for Windows Vista
Discussion: Bink.nu and Gearlog
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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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Showtime: The Big Picture  —  Apple came into yesterday's "Showtime" special event with an awfully high set of expectations to meet.  First, the entire show pretty much had to be about movies — adding major motion pictures to the iPod Music Store, providing them in a high-enough quality format …
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Michael Geist / Michael Geist's Blog:
The Missing Sony Exhibit  —  The Canadian Sony rootkit class action settlement heads to court next week amid mounting questions about the deal.  The EFF calls attention to a number of missing provisions, including no security reviews and no ongoing obligations to provide uninstallers for the rootkit.
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Boing Boing
Associated Press:
Princeton professor raises alarm over electronic voting, hacks test machine  —  TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University computer science professor added new fuel Wednesday to claims that electronic voting machines used across much of the country are vulnerable to hacking that could alter vote totals or disable machines.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Abrams' Socializr, an event site, launches; will it match Renkoo, others?  —  Jonathan Abrams, the founder of path-breaking social networking company Friendster, has launched a test version of his new site, Socializr.  —  The site says it is "a free web service for sharing event and party information with your friends.
Discussion: GigaOM
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Steve / Ideas are Worthless Unless Acted Upon:
Socializr Revealed - Jonathan Abrams of Friendster-fame launches …
Discussion: Mashable!, TechCrunch and Zoli's Blog
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Smartpox - Create and Share Mobile Codes  —  Smartpox, which is currently in beta, is a social site that allows users to share URLs, email addresses and phone numbers in the real world.  The data is converted into a "smartpox code" (aka QR code) which can appear on posters, stickers, business cards and other real-world items.
Discussion: Lifehacker and Free Roaming
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.
Phone Scoop:
HTC Libra To Support EVDO Rev. A  —  At the CTIA show in LA this week, a new Windows Mobile device from HTC was revealed and HTC executives confirmed several key details about the device.  The phone, code-named Libra has both a traditional numeric keypad and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Associated Press, MSNBC Video to Support Macs, Firefox  —  There is nothing more frustrating for Macintosh users or those who use the Firefox browser than going to a video site and hitting a wall demanding Windows and the Internet Explorer browser.  But when the Associated Press' Online Video Network …
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Final Public Office 2007 Test Build Due Thursday  —  Updated: Microsoft will post the Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (TR) bits for download by more than 3.5 million testers on September 14.  The new build is primarily a bug-fix patch.  —  Microsoft plans to make the final public test build …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Sony reveals new 3200ES, 5200ES 1080p A/V receivers  —  Sony has dropped two new 1080p A/V receivers, which should go well with the new Bravia LCDs that the company also announced today.  First up is the STR-DA5200ES (pictured), a 1080p upscaling 7.1 channel receiver with 120 watts …
Discussion: Orbitcast and HD Beat
Paul Roberts / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
DHS releases Cyber Storm report  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its public findings from Operation Cyber Storm, a large-scale tabletop simulation of a coordinated cyber attack on the government and critical infrastructure that was held in February, 2006.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Podango Launches Public Beta  —  Podango, which we wrote about last month, went into public beta today, so anyone can access the site and, if they care to, apply to be a station director.  —  Podango aims to combine multiple podcasts, which may only be publishing weekly, into a 3-5 shows per day channel with a single RSS feed.
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
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo! Mail Beta Release - Exclusive Podcast With Ethan Diamond  —  Today Yahoo is releasing the new Ajax-powered version of Yahoo Mail to all users in the US and across 18 international markets.  Previously Yahoo Mail Beta (as it is known) was only available to a relatively small group of people.
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer and InsideGoogle
Alex Watson / bit-tech.net:
Top 10 unique game controllers  —  Despite the fact that video games are a young medium, we as an audience already have many fixed expectations for our virtual worlds.  Points should be awarded, progress must be saveable, and no matter how evil and dastardly the enemy, they should always lock doors with correctly colour coded keys.
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Google Goes to Market  —  Firm's Niche Deals Point to a Strategy of Measured Expansion  —  When Google Inc. quietly bought a software shop called Android Inc. a year ago, neither the suitor nor the quarry revealed much about the terms of their attraction.  —  Google never said how Android …
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Dogster raises $1M to expand — Woof! — but it's not about the dogs
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Griffin announces more iPod accessories: iKaraoke, iTalk Pro, and TrueCenter
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Philanthropy Google's Way: Not the Usual
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HP leak probe extended to employees
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Microsoft pitches InfoCard for businesses
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News Corp To Mobile: You Need Us
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Kevin Rose: Netscape's Model 'A Bad Idea,' New Digg API Soon
Tim Greene / Network World:
Regulation could stifle video over 'Net, says VON speaker
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SanDisk Introduces 4GB miniSDHC Flash Card for Mobile Phones
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