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11:05 AM ET, September 23, 2006

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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 Apple's trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers.  The company has been cracking down on use of the word …
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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: digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Will Apple sue PodTech.net? (My employer)
Discussion: cruel to be kind
Tim Arango / New York Post:
RETAIL-IATION  —  WAL-MART WARNS STUDIOS OVER  —  DVD DOWNLOADS  —  Worried about its massive DVD sales, retail behemoth Wal-Mart has told some of Hollywood's biggest players it will retaliate against them for selling movies on Apple's iTunes.  —  Last year when Disney announced …
Discussion: Geek News Central, Slashdot and digg
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Grace Wong / CNNMoney.com:
HP's Dunn resigns from board  —  CEO Hurd takes over as chairman amid growing leak investigation scandal.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — 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
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dunn done is just the start for cleanup at HP
David Berlind / Between the Lines:   HP press conference: Inventory of gory details, Hurd "clean," Dunn steps down
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: Webtown
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Kylebhansen / Kyle's Comments:
SOS - Save Our Skype  —  The movement to save Skype at San Jose State continues to grow.  The JMC163 class blog has a list of recent posts about the issue.  Andrew Venegas sent an email to Bob Neal, the Sr Director, Network & Telecom Network Services UCAT, and got a response.
Discussion: Steve Sloan …
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 …
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Holiday in Harare: part 4 - Zimbabwe's Internet under threat  —  They turned off the Internet shortly after I left Harare.  —  I don't think the two events were connected.  —  And they didn't really turn the net off, despite alarming reports to the contrary.
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
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM is old and busted, according to BitTorrent cofounder  —  BitTorrent cofounder Ashwin Navin believes that DRM is not the answer to legal online video services despite his company's getting ready to launch its own DRM-based movie service in the near future.
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.
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: SunbeltBLOG
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Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Hacked HostGator Sites Distribute IE Exploit
Discussion: Bink.nu, Security Fix and SunbeltBLOG
Wall Street Journal:
Cablevision Gave Backdated Grant To Dead Official  —  Cablevision Systems Corp. awarded options to a vice chairman after his 1999 death but backdated them, making it appear the grant was awarded when he still was alive, according to a company filing and people familiar with the matter.
Lifehacker:
Know when to buy an Apple product  —  With surprise announcements and secret new products lurking around every corner, it's hard to know when to buy a product from Apple.  The iPod obsessives from iLounge feel your pain, and have put together a set of ten rules to go buy to answer the burning question: "Should I buy now, or wait?"
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Reuters:
Publishers aim for some control of search results  —  Global publishers, fearing that Web search engines such as Google are encroaching on their ability to generate revenue, plan to launch an automated system for granting permission on how to use their content.
Forbes:
#1 William Henry Gates III  —  SOURCE Microsoft (quote: MSFT), Software, Self made  —  EDUCATION Harvard University, Drop Out  —  In June Microsoft's visionary announced his retirement from company he cofounded 31 years ago.  Ray Ozzie, a former foe at Lotus, will assume …
Discussion: Valleywag
Mike / Techdirt:
Embed Your Own Headline Here  —  from the where-things-are-headed dept  —  There's been a lot of talk lately about what has made sites like YouTube successful.  Certainly, ease of use, is one component — but it's not just ease of use for uploading videos, but really the ease of use of distributing the videos.
Discussion: VoIP Now
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.
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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