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1:20 PM ET, September 12, 2006

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Microsoft:
Windows Live Services Reach Key Milestones  —  Live Search, Live.com and Live Local Search released from beta; Live Search to power search on MSN.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the release from beta of Live Search and of Live.com in 47 markets worldwide, and final availability …
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Windows Live Local:
New Live Local Features launch
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Microsoft Live Search Test Drive
Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Microsoft to unveil new search engine
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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?
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Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple's agenda for the media event?  —  Ok, it's time for some last-minute rumor mongering.  A little birdie just flew into TUAW headquarters (a little birdie who wishes to remain anonymous) and told us the following.  Remember, this is all rumor, folks, but it sounds like it could be legit to us.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes to be rebranded as "Showtime?"
Discussion: Paul Colligan's … and digg
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Movie Downloads, Coming Soon to An IPod Near You  —  It is not a stretch to say that the iPod changed, and helped save, the music business.  One in five Americans has owned one of Apple Computer Inc.'s sleek little iPods.  Consumers have filled their iPods with more than 1 billion songs …
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Tom Krazit / ZDNet:
Apple taking iTunes to the movies?
Discussion: TechSpot
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:
House Panel and U.S. Attorney Join H.P. Inquiry
Discussion: IR Daily
Dave Zatz / Engadget:
Hands-on with the TiVo Series3!  —  The world's first THX-certified, dual CableCARD DVR has finally arrived in the form of TiVo's Series3.  It doesn't come cheap with a price tag of $799 (don't forget service!), but it's a fine cable company DVR replacement if your budget allows it.
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Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
POPPING INTO BOSTON  —  I'm at VON the next 2 days in Boston.  —  VON's the industry's #1 get-together, with over 9000 attendees.  It's a "must-go" event in at least one of its global incarnations.  Yet, as I rather sarcastically said last year, there's somebody not here — the end user.
Associated Press:
Samsung Develops New Memory Chip  —  SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday unveiled a new type of memory chip that it said will allow digital devices to work faster by saving new data more quickly.  —  The phase-change random access memory, or PRAM, chip is nonvolatile …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, GottaBeMobile.com and digg
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Samsung:
SAMSUNG Introduces the Next Generation of Nonvolatile Memory - PRAM
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.
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.
Discussion: Engadget, Alpha.CNET.com and Gizmodo
urlwire.com:
Manta.com Expands Content To Include Business News from Newstex  —  As MANTA continues to expand its view on a company, having business news articles adds to the comprehensive user experience MANTA is providing. more »  —  The new series picks up from the shooting of Havers at the end of last season.
rightmedia.com:
Right Media Launches Publisher Media Exchange (PMX) Auction-Based Media Management Solution for Online Publishers  —  Right Media (www.rightmedia.com), creator of the Right Media Exchange, today launched a new solution for large online publishers to create their own white label media exchange …
Gizmodo:
Who Needs a PSP When You Have A PalmPS2?  —  From the maker of the PalmPSOne comes the PalmPS2, a hand-held version of Sony's last, greatest console.  The PPS2 takes all the innards of a regular PS2 and mounts it into a "slim" case with a DVD drive an an LCD.
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku and PSP Fanboy
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.
ThePCSpy.com General Feed:
What Slows Windows Down?  —  Introduction  —  Any computer user that's owned and installed software onto their computer knows that the more you install, the slower the beast runs.  Most also know that it's not just quantity and that what you install plays a large factor in how slowly your computer runs.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SITE NEWS: SEARCHMOB IS LIVE!  —  Remember when I asked you all what you thought about the idea of turning over the reins and letting you post technology, search and media-related stories to Searchblog?  Inspired by Piers Fawkes, an FM author, who used Pligg to do Marktd …
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Latest AOL giveaway — insurance  —  Subscribers will get free coverage for identity theft, PC damage  —  NEW YORK — Free insurance coverage for identity theft and computer damage is among the premium security offerings AOL is making available to its dwindling base of paying subscribers.
Discussion: Techdirt
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
"Atlas" 1.0 Naming and Roadmap  —  Over the last year we've been working hard on "Atlas".  It has evolved, changed, and grown because of the amazing amount of feedback and early adoption that we've seen.  We've had an unbelievable amount of interest and excitement around the product, with more than 250,000 downloads this year alone.
 
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Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
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Discussion: paidContent.org
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Cheatsheet: What is pretexting?  —  This week's tech news is all about …
Discussion: Biz Bytes
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
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New York Times:
William B. Ziff Jr., 76, Builder of Magazine Empire, Dies
Discussion: TechBlog and Colin's Corner