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11:35 AM ET, September 16, 2006

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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Music Player From Microsoft Offers Wireless Song-Sharing  —  Microsoft showed off its Zune media player in public Thursday.  The Zune will compete with the Apple iPod.  —  While the army of silent people wearing white iPod earbuds may indicate otherwise, Microsoft is declaring …
Discussion: Furdlog and TechEffect
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Kirk / Medialoper:
Zune's Big Innovation: Viral DRM  —  Now that Microsoft has released some hard facts about Zune we can finally begin to sort out how much of an impact the product might have on the digital music market.  For weeks we've been hearing rumors about how Zune's wireless capabilities will be used …
Jay Greene / Business Week:
Coming Zune: Microsoft's Music Player
Tom Bramwell / GamesIndustry.biz:
Wii is region-locked - Nintendo UK  —  Also rules out DVD playback module  —  Nintendo UK has admitted that the Wii console is region-locked after all, despite comments from Nintendo of America to the contrary.  —  Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz in London this afternoon, a spokesperson admitted …
Discussion: Engadget, I4U News, Kotaku and Joystiq
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Wii to be region-locked after all?  —  After getting promised …
Discussion: Slashdot
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Wii developer kit shot in the wild, many Luigi-green with envy
Discussion: Joystiq and Gadgetell
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
Accused VoIP Fraudster Sought As Fugitive  —  The feds issued an arrest warrant for Edwin Pena for violating his bail conditions.  Investigators are searching for the man, who's been missing since last month.  —  Federal authorities say a Miami man facing computer and wire fraud charges …
Dan Tynan / PC World:
The 25 Worst Web Sites  —  From unforgettable flame-outs to some of the most popular destinations around, no one is safe from our look at the world's dumbest dot-coms and silliest sites.  —  People say hindsight is 20/20.  When it comes to the Web, hindsight is more like X-ray vision …
Discussion: Fine On Media, digg and Slashdot
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Yahoo Builds Brickhouse Around Talent  —  Yahoo is in the process of setting up an in-house incubator in an attempt to hold onto its expensive talent, sources say.  The project, called Brickhouse, will be led by Flickr founder Caterina Fake.  —  Big companies are no longer the safe havens they were during the tech bust.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
New York courts may keep lawyers from blogging  —  New ethics rules under consideration in New York would redefine the definition of advertisement so broadly that virtually all electronic communications—including e-mails and blogs—would have to carry the word "ADVERTISEMENT" in a large, impossible-to-ignore font.
Discussion: CL&P Blog
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
For Dina Kaplan: Why I Don't Have a VLOG  —  Yesterday, Andy Abramson posted a video blog entry from VON, goaded on by Blip.tv's Dina Kaplan, who asked "Why not video?" at the bloggers panel.  Andy's piece is a roughly one minute segment in the same style that Andy and Ken Rutkowski use on Ken Radio …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and VoIP Watch
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Hacker Discovers Adobe PDF Back Doors  —  A British security researcher has figured out a way to manipulate legitimate features in Adobe PDF files to open back doors for computer attacks.  —  David Kierznowski, a penetration testing expert specializing in Web application testing …
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Business Week:
Chicken Soup For The Aging Brain  —  The disputed idea that mental exercise can turn back time has launched an industry  —  The giant Nintendo store in Manhattan was swarming with silver-haired citizens and their grandchildren.  The elders, gathered on a recent Saturday, weren't there to spoil the kids, however.
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Business Week:
Who Is Jonathan Ive?  —  An in-depth look at the man behind Apple's design magic  —  Last spring, an eclectic mix of designers thrilled an auditorium full of their peers at a conference called Radical Craft, put on by the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. Fashion designer …
Discussion: ben barren, MacSlash, digg and Slashdot
blogs.ittoolbox.com:
Offtopic: Latest iPod Upgrade Breaks iPod Car Interfaces?  —  If you're as addicted to your iPod as I am to mine, then you probably saw that on September 12th Apple released iTunes version 7 to the masses.  —  While iTunes 7 is extremely cool (aside from the numerous forum postings …
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
The Good of Web 2.0  —  Michael Arrington continues to maintain a justification for bashing Squidoo and I promise this is the last post I'll do on this topic but I wanted to share something important.  —  You can read the entire blog entry regarding Squidoo's charity work here, but this is the quote that I think really matters:
Rafat / paidContent.org:
Mixi's IPO Doubles on Day One; $1.9 Billion Valuation  Japan's popular social networking site Mixi debuted on the stock market today, and its shares doubled their IPO price on their first day of trade, with investors saying demand for stock could remain high despite fears it was overvalued.
Discussion: ben barren
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Mixi Founder Becomes a Billionaire
Discussion: Web Publishing Blog
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
New York Times Reader Launches  —  The next generation Times Reader desktop application, built by NY Times and Microsoft, has just gone live.  At the end of August Read/WriteWeb published exclusive pre-launch screenshots of Times Reader, but now you can download the app and see for yourself.
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
The new link between designer and developer  —  I had a call today with Wayne Smith, the senior product manager for Microsoft's Expression Web.  It was a fun call because it is a product I don't normally cover and I had no preconceived notions going in.  In talking to Wayne …
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Live.com Is Not Passing Referer Information
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Microsoft officially launches the Zune
Discussion: Gadgetell, Netscape.com and digg
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Zune in Action
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Niniane's Blog:
a difficult morning  —  Yesterday Cisco held an all-company meeting …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Anil Dash:
Q & A About Being A Nerd  —  A few weeks ago, I'd noted a Globe …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Blufr tests your b.s. radar
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LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Topix.net Vists up 24% in Past Month
Simon Burns / vnunet:
DVD chips 'to kill illegal copying'
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Every Web 2.0 Company On One Page
Discussion: Go2web2
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
US DOJ sides with Apple in brewing fight with Europe
Discussion: Boing Boing
GigaOM:
Is Steve Jobs the New Lord of the Rings?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Citizenbay to pay local news contributors
New York Times:
Reports Say H.P. Relied on Boston Security Unit
Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Fils-Aime: Wii Hardware Profitable at Launch
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and GigaOM
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Amazon Unbox to customers: Eat s**t and die
 

 
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