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9:05 AM ET, September 20, 2006

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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 …
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Jesper / Jesper's Blog:
BLOCK VML ZERO-DAY VULN ON A DOMAIN
Discussion: George Ou
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Amazing X-Ray Glasses from Sprint!  —  Over the last six months, Sprint has been trying to get bloggers (like me) to write about their new Power Vision Network by sending us free phones and letting us download music and movies and use the phones for free.  —  That's rather nice of them …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Don't send bloggers stuff for free unless it's good  —  A lesson to corporate types: it's good to catalyze conversations by sending out free stuff, but only if you're pretty sure you're already best of breed.  For an example read Joel Spolsky's report on a Sprint Phone he got to try out cause he's a blogger.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! stock plummets as CEO says ad sales are slowing  —  Yahoo! stock has dropped more than 13% today since CEO Terry Semel told investors that ad revenue is slowing in the automotive and financial sectors.  The company's third quarter sales and profits will likely be at the low end of forecasts, the company's CFO confirmed.
Discussion: Scobleizer
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Yahoo Sees Slowdown In Auto and Financial Ads...But Why?
Discussion: Reuters
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Yahoo's bad news is good for internet advertising
Discussion: GigaOM
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.
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Disney Sells Films Through iTunes Store  —  Walt Disney Sells 125,000 Digital Copies of Films Through iTunes Store in Less Than a Week  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has sold 125,000 digital copies of films through Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store in less than a week …
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.
Discussion: Change Is Good, Neowin.net and Slashdot
Gizmodo:
Sony Intros HVR-V1U HDV Pro Camcorder, Filmmakers Ogle Its 24p-ness  —  Sony's HVR-V1U HDV camcorder was on display at a special touchy-feely roll-out event in New York this afternoon, and Gizmodo was there for a quick hands-on.  Sony presented a refined HDV camcorder that mid-level video production pros …
Discussion: HDBlog.net and MobileWhack.com
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.
Kotaku:
TGS06: Live Blogging Xbox 360 Media Briefing  —  And our 2006 Tokyo Game Show coverage officially kicks off this afternoon with Microsoft Japan's Media Briefing at Shibuya's super swish Cerulean Tower hotel.  Press continue to filter in, and we've got our seats front and center (well, not center center, but centerish).
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Emmy New Media Chief Tells Beet.TV the "Golden Age of Television Is Now!".....  Google Introduces Captions/Subtitles for Video Clips  —  Shelly Palmer heads the committee charged with following the evolution of television for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, better know as the Emmys.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Engadget's relaunch giveaways: let's start with a Zune  —  Ok, we have the new site with all the fun new features (and a few bugs to go along with it), but we still have yet to celebrate.  Since we're still a ways out from flying everyone to Aruba for the weekend to party with the Engadget staff …
commerce.senate.gov:
Bipartisan Poll Shows the Majority of Americans Favor Video Choice Over Onerous Net Neutrality Regulations  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new bipartisan poll released today finds that an overwhelming majority of American voters favor video choice over onerous "Net Neutrality" regulations.
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Yahoo tests 'Right' to MP3 downloads  —  Netco puts McCartney album online  —  Yahoo! is looking to end Apple's and Microsoft's dominance of the technology behind online music.  —  In a first for mainstream pop music, Yahoo! will sell Jesse McCartney's new album "Right Where You Want Me …
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft Soapbox is no threat to YouTube, yet  —  Microsoft's YouTube competitor, Soapbox on MSN Video, is in private beta [news story].  We wheedled our way on to the invite list and gave it a spin.  The beta program will expand shortly.  —  Soapbox is Microsoft's user-generated video site …
Reuters:
AOL gains more new customers after going free  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc. on Tuesday said a strategy to offer most of online unit AOL's services for free was making faster-than-expected progress in attracting new Internet users and cutting costs.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Solaria raises $22M to lower cost of solar cell manufacturing
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Sangean announces HDT-1, HDR-1 HD radios
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Joe Garofoli / The Technology Chronicles:
Yahoo hooks up with Current TV
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Google Regains Some Ground from Previous Month's Share Decline …
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USBCELL batteries feature built-in USB plug
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Legal Action Aims to Help Fight Piracy
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Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Hits (Japan) Nov. 22
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