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12:00 AM ET, September 23, 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
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 …
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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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dunn done is just the start for cleanup at HP
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
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 …
Hans Greimel / Associated Press:
Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation 3 to $410  —  TOKYO — Sony Corp. said Friday it will lower the price of its much-anticipated PlayStation 3 video game console, heating up the competition in the next-generation gaming war against rivals Microsoft and Nintendo.
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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.
Brian Clark / Performancing.com:
3 Reasons Why Delicious Bookmarks Beat Digg Traffic Hands Down  —  Which is better, del.icio.us bookmark traffic or the stampede that comes with a big Digg?  —  Well, I was fortunate enough to have a post make both the top of the de.licio.us popular page and the front page of Digg yesterday with my …
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
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.
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 …
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
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Open Hack Day: no weapons please, except for your compiler  —  I'm at a lunch with Yahoo right now talking about next weekend's Open Hack Day (next Friday and Saturday).  This is a lot bigger deal than I expected.  Yahoo is opening its corporate doors to any geek who wants to come and code.
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
Fred / A VC:
Is Facebook Worth $1bn?  —  I guess it depends on who is buying it.  —  I am a shareholder of Yahoo! and I wouldn't be upset to see them pay $1bn for Facebook.  They need a strong social networking platform and 360 isn't going to cut it.  —  News Corp paid half that price for MySpace …
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
A quick entry on the VML issue.  —  Hi everyone, Scott Deacon here again.  Wanted to update you on what we've seen to date with the VML issue.  Attacks remain limited.  There's been some confusion about that, that somehow attacks are dramatic and widespread.
Discussion: Security Fix, Netcraft and SunbeltBLOG
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Where Is Online Going?  Offline  —  As more and more of our lives get locked up in the various electronic boxes we're all attached to all day, we can get along with less and less human contact.  But people love to meet other people with whom they share ideas and interests and talk face to face.
Discussion: Dan Blank and WebMetricsGuru
 
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Google Blogoscoped:
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MojoPac, the latest PC virtualization product
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Creative Destruction in the Software Industry
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Belgian Courts Insist Google Post Legal Ruling
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Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
NYT Tech Guys Wii-ly Clueless
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Facebook, a social site, has a suitor
Larry Angell / iLounge:
Apple quietly updates U2 iPod, lowers price
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