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9:15 PM ET, September 22, 2006

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Business Week:
Click Fraud  —  The dark side of online advertising  —  Martin Fleischmann put his faith in online advertising.  He used it to build his Atlanta company, MostChoice.com, which offers consumers rate quotes and other information on insurance and mortgages.  Last year he paid Yahoo! Inc. …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:   BusinessWeek's Good Look At Click Fraud
Tim Arango / New York Post:
AMAZON AND TIVO GET IN MOVIE BIZ  —  Apple has made clear its ambition of taking over the living room.  Now Amazon is looking for a seat on the couch.  —  Amazon, the giant online retailer that recently launched a digital video downloading service that competes with Apple's iTunes …
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Associated Press:
Premarket Movers: TiVo Gains on Report  —  Traders Boost TiVo Shares on Report of Talks With Amazon; Epix Pharma Sinks on Failed Study  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. gained in premarket trading Friday on a report it is in discussions with Amazon.com Inc …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Will Tivo box the Amazon Unbox?
Discussion: PVRblog
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
HP press conference: Inventory of gory details, Hurd "clean," Dunn steps down  —  I just got done listening to and recording HP's press conference regarding the news that has come to light in recent weeks — more specifically, the fact that HP engaged in multiple questionable practices …
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New York Times:
Hewlett Chairwoman Dunn Resigns  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn resigned Friday, effective immediately, in the wake of the company's ill-fated investigation of boardroom media leaks.  —  Announcing the resignation, H.P. Chief Executive Mark Hurd called …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dunn done is just the start for cleanup at HP
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.
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Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
"Just" Add Voice
Discussion: Skype Journal
Douglass K. Daniel / ABCNEWS:
Census Bureau Loses Hundreds of Laptops  —  Hundreds of Laptop Computers Used by Survey Takers Lost or Stolen From Census Bureau  —  The Census Bureau collects the most personal information about Americans, from how much money they earn and where they spend it to how they live and die.
Discussion: Techdirt and 27B Stroke 6
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Gamasutra:
TGS: Sony Q&A Reveals HDMI Changes, Japanese Price Drop  —  At a press conference kicking off the 2006 Tokyo Game Show, Sony Ken Kutaragi has revealed several specifics about the PlayStation 3's plans, both in a heady keynote speech and in a post-keynote Q&A with a Nikkei BP representative.
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Hans Greimel / Associated Press:
Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation 3 to $410
Corbet / LWN.net:
Kernel developers' position on GPLv3  —  The Dangers and Problems with GPLv3  —  Trond Myklebust David Woodhouse … 1 Linux and GPLv2  —  Over the past decade, the Linux Operating System has shown itself to be far and away the most successful Open Source operating system in history.
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
Eliotvb / Listening Post:
Apple Hits Podcast Ready with Nastygram  —  Apple Computer has slapped Podcast Ready with a "cease and desist" letter, claiming that the terms "Podcast Ready" and "myPodder" infringe on Apple's trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers.  The company has been cracking down on use of the word …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Zero-Day Response Team Launches with Emergency IE Patch  —  A high-profile group of computer security professionals scattered around the globe has created a third-party patch for the critical VML vulnerability as part of a broader effort to provide an emergency response system for zero-day malware attacks.
LinuxDevices.com:
Teeny Linux PCs proliferate  —  A small company has begun building its line of tiny, gumstick-sized single-board computers (SBCs) into miniscule packaged PCs that displace around 68 cc of volume and come with Linux pre-installed.  Suggested apps for the teeny "Netstix" Linux PCs include webservers …
Discussion: TeleRead, The Raw Feed, Slashdot and digg
Larry Angell / iLounge:
Apple quietly updates U2 iPod, lowers price  —  Almost lost in last week's new iPod announcements was the iPod U2 Special Edition.  In the days following Apple's special event, the company has quietly updated the black-and-red model to bring it in line with the current "enhanced" fifth-generation (5G) iPod.
Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
IM Worm Attack Cloaked in Virtual Card Hoax- W32Heartworm.A  —  The Net has a long history of hoaxes and many of the "best" seem to involve dire warnings of virus attacks that simply don't exist.  Whether you're being asked to delete teddy bears or avoiding the gaze of the all seeing eye …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Facebook, a social site, has a suitor  —  Mark Zuckerberg is a member of the Google generation, one too young to remember all the ambitions dashed and fortunes lost when the last dot-com boom ended.  —  That may be one reason Zuckerberg, the 22-year-old founder of Facebook …
 
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Open Hack Day: no weapons please, except for your compiler
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
A quick entry on the VML issue.
Steve Hamm / Tech Beat:
Creative Destruction in the Software Industry
Discussion: Open Sources and AC/OS
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Where Is Online Going? Offline
Discussion: Dan Blank and WebMetricsGuru
Fred / A VC:
Is Facebook Worth $1bn?
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Belgian Courts Insist Google Post Legal Ruling
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Alan Cox's ThinkPad battery explodes
Discussion: Neowin.net
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo:
Mark Rein on Wii once again
Discussion: Joystiq and Blue's News
Gizmodo:
Lowbie Palm Treo 680 Confirmed
Discussion: Alpha.CNET.com and Ubergizmo
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
NYT Tech Guys Wii-ly Clueless
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MeeVee Overhauls Site. I Want More.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Mysterious Paypal Secure Storage
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Marketing on Google: It's Not Just Text Anymore
 

 
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