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4:50 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!" …
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?
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.
Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: iPod Nano Update Photos  —  Colored and Brushed Metal.
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
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Summary of today's Apple announcements (no iPod phone)
Business Wire:
Patricia Dunn to Remain HP Chairman Through January 2007 Board Meeting  —  Board Appoints Mark Hurd As Successor  —  HP (NYSE:HPQ - News; Nasdaq:HPQ - News) today announced that Patricia Dunn will remain as chairman through the company's Jan. 18, 2007, board meeting.
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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 …
Discussion: Valleywag and TechBlog
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 …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
House Panel and U.S. Attorney Join H.P. Inquiry
Discussion: IR Daily
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:   Where Hollywood, politics and Silicon Valley collide
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.
emusic.com:
eMUSIC LAUNCHES ACROSS EUROPE  —  World's Second-Largest Digital Music Service Becomes  —  First Available Throughout European Union  —  eMusic (www.emusic.com), the world's leading retailer of independent music, today launches its award-winning service in Europe, becoming …
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September, 2006  —  An end-user version of this information is available by visiting the following Web site.  —  Protect Your PC: Microsoft has provided information about how you can help protect your PC at the following locations:
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.
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.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
VON-Rumors to Reality News and No Hype  —  Yesterday Yahoo and Vapps confirmed their doing the conference thing at VON.  Yahoo also had a dinner which I skipped in favor of a dinner that I organized around wine and food for friends, colleagues and some online writing pals.
Silicon Valley Watcher:
SVW Exclusive: The identity of LonelyGirl15  —  One of the most interesting questions in the online world is who is LonelyGirl15?  We think we know who she is.  —  Late last week it was revealed that LonelyGirl15, aka "Bree" was not a real 16 year old videoblogger, and her appearances …
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