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4:50 AM ET, September 23, 2006


 Top Items: 
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 …
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 …
Grace Wong /
HP's Dunn resigns from board  —  CEO Hurd takes over as chairman amid growing leak investigation scandal.  —  NEW YORK ( — Hewlett Packard chief executive Mark Hurd said Friday that he is taking over as the company's chairman effective immediately, replacing Patricia Dunn …
Discussion: Techdirt and CrunchGear
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dunn done is just the start for cleanup at HP
New York Times:
Focus Turns to the Chief of H.P.; Stock Falls
Discussion: IR Daily and
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 …
Leo Laporte / TWiT.TV:
A Cast By Any Other Name...  According to Wired News's Listening Post blog, Apple has sent a cease and desist letter to Podcast Ready claiming that the terms "Podcast Ready" and "myPodder" infringe on Apple's trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers.
Discussion: Scobleizer and digg
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
You gotta fight (blarng blarng) for your right (blarng blarng) to Skyyyyyy-yyyype  —  If you were listing markets that are ripe for Skype, you'd get to college campuses pretty quickly.  You've got students on student budgets with far-flung friends and family; you've got faculty on faculty budgets …
Discussion: Techdirt and Webtown
Kylebhansen / Kyle's Comments:
SOS - Save Our Skype
Discussion: Scobleizer
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,, which offers consumers rate quotes and other information on insurance and mortgages.  Last year he paid Yahoo! Inc. …
Corbet /
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
Brian Clark /
3 Reasons Why Delicious Bookmarks Beat Digg Traffic Hands Down  —  Which is better, 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 popular page and the front page of Digg yesterday with my …
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 …
Mary Jacoby / Wall Street Journal:
Software Makers Complain to EU Over Microsoft's New Vista System  —  BRUSSELS — Two U.S. software makers are lobbying European Union regulators for action against Microsoft Corp.'s next-generation Windows computer operating system, slated for release to corporate customers in November.
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.
Mike / Techdirt:
Belgian Courts Insist Google Post Legal Ruling  —  from the so-much-for-Google's-clean-interface dept  —  Google is famous for the clean, barren look of its front page.  It looks like they may be forced to lose that in Belgium.  In the ongoing case where a bunch of newspaper publishers …
Ryan Naraine /
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.
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
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 …
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 Earlier Items: 
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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Discussion: VentureBeat
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
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Alan Cox's ThinkPad battery explodes
Matt McGee / Small Business SEM:
Top 21 Signs You Need a Break from SEO
Douglass K. Daniel / ABCNEWS:
Census Bureau Loses Hundreds of Laptops
Discussion: Techdirt and 27B Stroke 6
Mike / CrunchNotes:
The Real Story About TechCrush
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