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2:05 PM ET, September 12, 2006

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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.
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 …
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.
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:
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: robhyndman.com and TechBlog
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
House Panel and U.S. Attorney Join H.P. Inquiry
Discussion: IR Daily
Valleywag:
Cheatsheet: What is pretexting?  —  This week's tech news is all about …
Discussion: Biz Bytes
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Windows Live Search ready to go live  —  Windows Live Search is expected to go live Monday night after less than a year in beta mode.  —  Microsoft said its new online search portal will feature an improved user interface that fetches more accurate Web search results.
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Microsoft:
Windows Live Services Reach Key Milestones
Windows Live Local:
New Live Local Features launch
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Microsoft Live Search Test Drive
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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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.
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.
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.
Jill Goldsmith / Variety:
Time Warner's elevator stalls  —  Conglom's stock seems stuck at $16 and change  —  Few companies inspire such existential angst among investors as Time Warner.  —  "I want to own it.  I want to like it.  I keep thinking I have to buy it.  And I do.  I buy a little," says one fund manager.
Discussion: Valleywag
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.
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
 
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