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12:40 AM ET, September 13, 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.
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Steve Jobs, Bill Gates 2.0?  —  Yet another masterful Emmy winning performance by Steve Jobs, which met most if not all the expectations of the Mac faithful.  GigaOM readers were once again proven right, and Apple launched a movie download service, albeit a watered down version than what most had expected or imagined.
Dan Pourhadi / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Live "It's Showtime" coverage  —  That's right, we will be providing "live" coverage of the Apple "It's Showtime" event...sorta.  None of the TUAW team is actually at the event, but we'll be using our quick refresh skillz and super-typing-speed to relay you the information from sources like MacRumors …
Discussion: Cathode Tan and digg
Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: iPod Nano Update Photos
Discussion: Shop Talk, Gearlog, Valleywag and digg
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Roundup of the other new iTunes 7 features
Discussion: digg
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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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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tivo.com:
TiVo Debuts Revolutionary Series3 High Definition Digital Media Recorder  —  The TiVo Series3 HD Box is the World's first THX Certified DVR and Delivers the Best Home Theater Experience with Advanced Broadband Features and Two CableCARD Slots for Digital Cable Integration
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
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MySpace: we don't need Web 2.0  —  News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told company investors today that, "If you look at virtually any Web 2.0 application, whether its YouTube, whether it's Flickr, whether it's Photobucket or any of the next-generation Web applications …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Jeffrey L. Wilson / laptopmag.com:
Panasonic Announces Three New Toughbooks  —  The CF-W5, CF-T5, and CF-Y5 offer durability and high-speed connectivity in lightweight packages.  —  Today, Panasonic added three new business-rugged notebooks to their Toughbook laptop line: the CF-W5, the CF-T5, and CF-Y5.
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Open Specification Promise  —  Microsoft irrevocably promises not to assert any Microsoft Necessary Claims against you for making, using, selling, offering for sale, importing or distributing any implementation to the extent it conforms to a Covered Specification ("Covered Implementation"), subject to the following.
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple to release iTV video streaming box in 2007  —  In an unusual turn of events, Apple has pre-announced a wireless video streaming set-top box to be released in Q1 2007 with the tag line "you can take content to your computer or iPod, but now... TV."  Going by the codeword of iTV …
Discussion: HD Beat and Lost Remote
 
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