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9:00 AM ET, September 22, 2006

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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Marketing on Google: It's Not Just Text Anymore  —  Just as Madison Avenue once helped convince consumers that orange juice is "not just for breakfast anymore," Google is turning to Madison Avenue to help convince marketers that Google is not just for text advertisements in tiny type …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple updates strengthen wireless security  —  Apple on Thursday released a Security and AirPort update for Mac OS X that fixes vulnerabilities found in the company's wireless drivers.  Apple said the issues found were the result of an internal audit of the software drivers …
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
New Apple patch plugs Wi-Fi hijack flaws  —  update A trio of security flaws in Apple Computer software that runs wireless-networking hardware could allow Macs to be hijacked over Wi-Fi, Apple said Thursday.  —  The Cupertino, Calif.-based company released security updates to repair the problems …
Discussion: Security Fix, MacMinute and digg
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
MTV Will Acquire Maker of Music-Oriented Games  —  MTV, the cable TV channel some critics have accused of straying too far from its musical roots, is to acquire Harmonix Music Systems, a maker of music-oriented video games, for $175 million in cash.  —  Harmonix's main product, Guitar Hero …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Geez, it's not like we had anyone killed. ...  We didn't, did we?  —  "Go far, keep your secrets close."  That's the message of Hewlett-Packard's ad campaign for its business notebooks, but it might make a better company slogan.  With new disclosures each day about HP's ill-starred leak investigation …
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Microsoft Media Player shreds your rights  —  Comment No more backups, or Tivo  —  THINK DRM WAS bad already?  Think I was joking when I said the plan was to start with barely tolerable incursions on your rights, then turn the thumbscrews?  Welcome to Windows Media Player 11, and the rights get chipped away a lot more.
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microsoft.com:
Backing up and restoring licenses
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Microsoft mulls free Web-based business software  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it may offer a free, advertising-supported version of its basic word processing and spreadsheet software, in an apparent bid to fend off a nascent challenge from Google Inc. in the business software market.
Discussion: Techdirt
Guy Kawasaki / Signum sine tinnitu:
The Art of Distribution  —  One of the important insights that the Startups 2006 panel hammered home was the importance of distribution for consumer-facing startups.  (By the way, an astounding 13,000 people watched this video during the first week.)  Many people use the word "distribution" …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests, engtech and digg
socialtext.com:
Socialtext 2.0  —  Today I gave a keynote at Networld/Interop on Enterprise 2.0 alongside Andrew McAfee — and launched Socialtext 2.0 — the most simple to adopt, use and extend wiki.  Techcrunch has the details.  —  Two big changes come with Socialtext2.0.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   SocialText aims for wiki 2.0
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Flash In The VoIP Pan  —  Adobe Systems, the San Jose, California-based software giant, has been the real catalyst for the ongoing online video boom, thanks to the near ubiquitous Flash software that plays back everything from stupid pet tricks to the amazing theatrics of LonelyGirl15.
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Intelligent wheelchair helps you avoid hazards  —  Late last month, we regaled you with a story about Toyota's advanced collision detection technology that uses sensory data to trigger an automatic slowdown in cars.  Clearly, one of the research teams at Japan's National Institute …
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Researchers create a 1,000 page-per-minute printer  —  If you're like us, the few times a year that you do have to print things out often involve stressful moments — like when you're running late for your flight and the 30 seconds that it takes to print out your boarding pass feel like a lifetime.
Discussion: digg
Inside AdSense:
New channels page, new ad format  —  This week we bring you two key improvements to AdSense that came about directly from publisher feedback.  —  First off, you'll be happy to hear that we've completely revamped the Channels page under your AdSense Setup tab.
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Logitech's FreePulse Bluetooth headset leaked  —  The FCC's handed us yet another tasty morsel today: the new Logitech FreePulse Wireless headset, and what a headset she is.  The minuscule looking device features Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR with A2DP (huzzah!) to control your iPod (via a dongle …
Discussion: digg
Jenstar / JenSense:
AdSense adds a new 200x200 ad unit size  —  Google AdSense has just added a brand new 200x200 "Small Square" ad unit size to their regular ad unit line up.  So new, in fact, that AdSense hasn't announced it yet, and it hasn't yet made it into their ad format page yet.  —  Here is an example of the ad unit:
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Inconvenience of two-factor security pushes banks to "single factor plus" for online banking  —  For the nation's banking industry, the clock is ticking.  By Dec 31, banks and financial institutions had better move to something more than just user ID and password-level security …
 
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Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
Richard Sambrook blogging in the wild
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
The pundits are wrong: Vista is moving full-steam ahead
Discussion: M-Dollar
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
ATI to announce "Stream Computing" on September 29
Discussion: digg
Mike / Techdirt:
Google Hoping Someone In Belgium Recognizes How The Internet Works
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow:
Oracle takes a victory lap...Q1 results back up Q4 bravado …
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
When Apple Hit Bottom
Discussion: MacSlash
Stowe Boyd / Message:
TechCrush Crushed?  —  Looks like Mike Arrington has fallen …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Pace's satellite/IPTV hybrid PVR
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
More Pentium 4 price cuts coming
Discussion: Alpha.CNET.com
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Mira software lets all Macs use Apple Remote
Discussion: digg
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
VC investments in Web 2.0 companies booming, better study shows
Discussion: point being and Web Strategy
Gizmodo:
Remember Ring Gives You a Burning Reminder
Discussion: Ubergizmo and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sling to launch Slingbox Tuner, AV, Pro
Discussion: Alpha.CNET.com and Gizmodo
Lifehacker:
Visualize size differences with Sizeasy
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MeeVee beefs up TV/IPTV search, saying there's too much clutter
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Stephanie.Quilao / Back in skinny jeans:
How to explain RSS the Oprah way
Discussion: Steve Sloan …
 

 
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Robert G. Kaiser / Washington Post:
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
More than 300 New York Times staffers express interest in buyouts

 
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