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1:55 PM ET, September 20, 2006

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New York Times:
H.P. Is Said to Have Studied Spying on Newsrooms  —  Hewlett-Packard conducted feasibility studies on planting spies in news bureaus of two major publications as part of an investigation of leaks from its board, an individual briefed on the company's review of the operation said yesterday.
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Washington Post:
Extensive Spying Found At HP  —  Feb. Report Sent to 4 Senior Executives  —  The Hewlett-Packard Co. spying effort that has sparked criminal investigations was wide-ranging and included physical surveillance, photographs and spyware sent via e-mail, and it also targeted wives and other relatives …
Discussion: GrokLaw
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Panasonic May Relaunch Connexion  —  Connexion is shutting down, but Panasonic's avionics division may step in: This is not a sale of assets, but rather Panasonic Avionics Corporation may use Connexion by Boeing's general approach in a way that would allow airlines that have already deployed Connexion …
Discussion: inFlightHQ
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shephard.co.uk:
INFLIGHT ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic reaches for the Connexion torch  —  JUST when the Inmarsat community was relishing the prospect of an unobstructed run at the passenger broadband market, Panasonic has announced a plan to take up where Connexion by Boeing left off.
Discussion: Engadget and Frank Barnako
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! Launches Better Video Content  —  On a day that saw it's stock take a hit, Yahoo! has teamed up with Current TV to launch Yahoo! Current Network, a video site with a mix of profesional and user submitted videos arranged in channels.  Current TV is a cable and sattelite channel backed …
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Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
BB exclusive: Al Gore on launch of Yahoo Current TV
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Rafat / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Next Attempt At Social Media: Yahoo Current Network …
Discussion: ContentBlogger
Microsoft:
Microsoft Showcases Library of Nearly 110 High-Definition Xbox 360 Games at the Tokyo Game Show  —  "Blue Dragon" Leads Holiday Lineup of Games; "Pac-Man" World Championship, Xbox 360 HD DVD Player in Japan and 1080p Support for Xbox 360 unveiled.  —  Today at the Tokyo Game Show 2006 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yaho-ouch!  —  GigaTeam was visiting GooglePlex today, meeting with a few executives.  If there was anyone at Google who was worrying about an online advertising slowdown, we did not run into them!  Jokes aside, the sharp decline in Yahoo's stock, about 13% for the day …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (925568)  —  Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft has confirmed new public reports of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML) Microsoft is also aware of the public release …
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Web 2.0 Winners and Losers  —  A few weeks ago, I implored readers of the Monkey Bites blog to sumbit their votes for the best and worst Web 2.0 sites out there.  —  I asked them to build a list of their own can't-live-without-it and oh-please-make-it-stop destinations.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Auren Hoffman / venturebeat.com:
Why I hate Evite  —  (Editor's note: This one resonated with us.  And since Auren's pieces so far have been well liked, we're going with it.)  —  Like some of you, I get a lot of Evites.  In fact, too many.  In the past 8 months alone, I received 228 Evites.  Annually that's 342 Evites - almost one a day!!!
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's … and Valleywag
Fred / A VC:
Positively 10th Street RIP  —  It was a good run.  But it ended in apathy and rebellion (from the kids).  —  We had a lot of fun doing it and I hope those of you who checked in now and then enjoyed listening.  —  Here's where I come out on podcasting:  —  It's a fun thing to do for a while.
Official Google Base Blog:
Redesign of the Google Base homepage  —  by Ellen Beldner, User Experience Designer  —  As part of our ongoing effort to make Google Base easier to use, we launched a redesign of the Base homepage today.  This doesn't change any functionality, but will make Base easier to understand.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Napster hangs "for sale" sign in front window  —  Napster is evaluating the possibility of a sale by hiring of an investment bank.  Citing "recent third party interest," the company has asked UBS Investment Bank to explore strategic partnerships or an outright sale of the company.
Nik Cubrilovic:
Dead 2.0 Outed  —  So I have been reading Dead 2.0 recently and found some of what he wrote to be very true, other parts just absurd.  Dead 2.0 has been a bit of an enigma and has become slightly popular with his pessimistic view on startups and Web 2.0.  —  After reading his blog tonight …
Discussion: Clique Communications
AppleInsider:
Apple broadens Leopard distribution, iTunes update soon  —  Apple Computer this week made pre-release versions of its next-generation operating system available to a broader developer audience.  Meanwhile, the company is aware of ongoing issues with its latest iTunes release and is working on a solution.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Download The First Release Candidate Of Firefox 2 RC1
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greenpeace.org:
HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed
Business 2.0:
Goodbye Wi-Fi: wireless signals get maximized
Matt McAlister:
Challenging why (and how) people tag things
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People's Daily Online:
Microsoft opens search market with China Telecom
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Apple Support docs address some iTunes 7 bugs
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The DRM Virus Is Spreading - A Pandemic May Be Near
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
ViaMichelin's Navigation X-980T GPS gets by the FCC
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How to make the Tablet PC even better
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Internal Subdomains
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Gizmodo:
Sony Intros HVR-V1U HDV Pro Camcorder, Filmmakers Ogle Its 24p-ness
Discussion: HDBlog.net and MobileWhack.com
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Solaria raises $22M to lower cost of solar cell manufacturing
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