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10:50 PM ET, September 12, 2006

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Paul Boutin / Engadget:
Live from the Steve Jobs Keynote — "It's Showtime"  —  Yup, for the second time in two months Steve Jobs is going to get up on stage and do his thing.  We're there with live coverage of the blow-by-blow, keep refreshing this page for the latest.  —  P.S. - Yes, we know that the Apple Store is down.
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Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Apple 'It's Showtime!' event — live coverage  —  Macworld is bringing readers live coverage of today's "It's Showtime!"  Apple event from San Francisco, Calif. Please click on your browser's Refresh button to see the latest information.  —  Steve Jobs opened Tuesday's "It's Showtime!" …
CNET News.com:
Apple forges path to digital living room  —  update SAN FRANCISCO—Apple Computer overhauled its digital music and video offerings on Tuesday, introducing new iPods in three categories and announcing plans to make movies available for purchase through the iTunes store.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Walkthrough: iTunes 7's big new features  —  In case you missed it, one of the big announcements of today's It's Showtime events was iTunes 7, a major update that brought changes on nearly every front.  Organizing, shopping, syncing - everything got a lot of attention from Apple's software engineers and …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Apple unveils 'world's smallest MP3 player,' iTV  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Apple Computer has raised the curtain on its "special event" Tuesday at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  Below is an up-to-the-minute rundown of CEO Steve Jobs' keynote, with most recent entries appearing at the top.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Roundup of the other new iTunes 7 features  —  We've given you a walkthrough of the heavy hitting new features in the just-released iTunes 7.  We've shown you the new backup feature, as well as the slick new reverse syncing, and we've even explored how the new iTunes 7 UI could hint …
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok, Here's What Apple Announced Today  —  Steve Jobs took the stage in San Francisco and made a slew of announcements today.  New hardware.  New software.  The whole spectrum.  I was at the event - my real time notes are here and my pictures are here.  The bottom line: Improvements …
Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: The Entire Event Leaked?  —  Alright, its late, I'm playing with the Camera that Sean Captain lent me for Apple Showtime tomorrow.  And then this lands in my inbox: … Jump to read the rest...  iTunes movies?  Nano?  Tubeport?  Video iPod?
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Is Steve Jobs, Bill Gates 2.0?
Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: iPod Nano Update Photos
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Shop Talk, Valleywag and digg
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Summary of today's Apple announcements (no iPod phone)
Discussion: Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Wall Street Journal:
Will Wikipedia Mean the End Of Traditional Encyclopedias?  —  Wikipedia, the community-edited online encyclopedia, has blossomed.  It has thousands of volunteers that have created more than five million entries in dozens of languages on everything from the Elfin-woods warbler to Paris Hilton.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Embattled H.P. Chairwoman to Step Down  —  Moving to quell its boardroom upheaval, Hewlett-Packard said today that its chairwoman, Patricia C. Dunn, would step down in January and would be succeeded by Mark V. Hurd, the chief executive.  —  The company also announced that George A. Keyworth II …
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Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Hewlett-Packard's Dunn to step down  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday that Patricia Dunn will step down as chairwoman of the computer and printer maker in January amid a widening scandal involving a possibly illegal probe into media leaks.  She will be succeeded by CEO Mark Hurd.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Where Hollywood, politics and Silicon Valley collide
Discussion: Valleywag
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
The future of MMOs, post-Warcraft  —  So what comes after World of Warcraft, the massively multiplayer online game (or MMO) that became so, well, massive, that it turned into a category killer that rumbled the industry?  That was the subject of much discussion last week at the Austin Game Conference …
Discussion: 3pointD.com
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Colin Gibbs / RCR Wireless News:
Sprint Nextel begins to wade into mobile marketing waters  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. is expected to become the first Tier 1 carrier to officially step onto the mobile marketing playground this week, tapping Enpocket in an effort to generate revenues by delivering advertising messages through its wireless Web service.
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Firm behind eDonkey to pay $30 million to avoid piracy claims  —  LOS ANGELES - The firm behind popular online file-sharing software eDonkey has agreed to pay $30 million to avoid potential copyright infringement lawsuits from the recording industry, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Paul Roberts / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
Three's a charm for MS06-042?  —  It's patch Tuesday again, and Microsoft's hoping three's a charm for its wayward Cumulative IE patch, MS06-042.  —  The company quietly re-released (actually re-re-released) 042 today to fix yet another security hole introduced by the software update.
Discussion: microsoft.com, TechSpot and Slashdot
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
The coming RIA wars: A roundup of the Web's new face  —  A host of powerful new methods for rapidly creating compelling browser-based software (aka Rich Internet Applications) have recently come to market, or are rapidly heading there.  While the technique getting the most press by far …
Discussion: Slashdot
Windows Live Local:
New Live Local Features launch  —  We passed a big mile marker tonight on our journey to provide the best mapping and local search service on the net.  As I write this, our 4th major release of Live Local is making its way through the tubes and is rolling out to our data center.
 
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