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7:30 AM ET, September 13, 2006

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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.
Discussion: Doc Searls' IT Garage and Bink.nu
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Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
Microsoft's Open Specification Promise  —  Red Hat commends Microsoft's efforts to reach out to the open source community and its willingness to make modifications in response to their comments  —  Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2006  —  Today marks a major milestone for Mike Jones and myself.
Jonathan Zuck / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Which way, open-sourcers?  —  (The GPL 3) no longer works in the "fairness" sense.  It's purely a firebrand, and only good for the extremist policies of the FSF.  It's no longer a nice balance that a lot of people can accept, and that a lot of companies can stand behind once you explain it to them.
Discussion: AC/OS
Phil Windley's Technometria:   Digital Identity in BC Government
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:   Delivering on the identity promise
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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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.
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.
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 …
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Mike Farrell / multichannel.com:
News Corp. May Launch YouTube Rival  —  News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told investors at an industry conference Tuesday that the media giant was considering creating a video component to its MySpace social-networking Web site that could rival the wildly popular YouTube.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   MySpace: We'll Crush YouTube
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.
New York Times:
Well, It Turns Out That Lonelygirl Really Wasn't  —  A nearly four-month-old Internet drama in which the cryptic video musings of a fresh-faced teenager became the obsession of millions of devotees — themselves divided over the very authenticity of the videos, or who was behind them or why — appears to be in its final act.
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Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Where Hollywood, politics and Silicon Valley collide  —  That would be at Arianna Huffington's book party at the Pacific Heights home of Larry and Melanie Ellison.  Tonight's bash featured Hollywood types like Nora Ephron and Norman Lear (who provided the plane that brought Huffington …
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USA Today:
Silicon Valley starts to party like it's 1999
Discussion: Valleywag
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.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Rival behind Schwarzenegger Web flap  —  The Democratic rival to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged Tuesday that his aides were responsible for obtaining a controversial audio file in a move that has led to allegations of Web site hacking.  —  But the campaign manager …
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
OPINION://TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS  —  Sometimes, I'm glad my brother came up with the slightly corny title of this humble blog.  You stumble across something utterly Telepocalyptic, and you've got the volcabulary right there to describe it.  —  I was being badgered before the conference …
Jemima / paidContent.org:
VON Round-up: Predictions & Suggestions For Growth, Impending Regulation  —  Some of the buzz from the 10th annual Video on the Net conference in Boston:  — 2006: the year of web TV: Veoh CEO Dmitry Shapiro said much more is to come.  Web video will eventually deliver longer pieces in high quality …
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
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Facebook: Opening the Doors Wider  —  The mega-popular social-networking site is opening up to allow anyone in certain geographic areas to sign up.  Will this expand or dilute its appeal?  —  If Mark Zuckerberg had stayed in school, he'd be a recent grad, maybe settling into a new job or place to live …
Discussion: David Card and Slashdot
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
MTV Leading the Way in Consumer Generated Vlogs, And iUpload Is Making it Work  —  MTV is breaking some important ground by empowering individuals to create personalized video blogs within the MTV Network.  It's called "The Pod, Broadcast Yourself."  —  The video upload is processed through VideoEgg …
Discussion: nbcumv.com and paidContent.org
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Marketing Outpaces Ad Spending, Money Follows Shift To ROI, Pursuit Of 18-34 Demo  —  NON-ADVERTISING-BASED FORMS OF MARKETING - especially newer sectors such as branded entertainment, event marketing and experiential marketing - have emerged as the fastest growing segment of the media economy …
Discussion: AdJab and Lost Remote
 
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Umair / BGSL:
Research Note: Show Me the Money Markets, Networks, and Communities
AppleInsider:
Showtime event 'just the start' of Apple CE push
Discussion: Macsimum News and digg
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Ruby Performance Revisited
Discussion: Loud Thinking
Reuters:
News Corp to buy ringtone firm Jamba
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Roundup of the other new iTunes 7 features
Matthew Broersma / CNET News.com:
Phishers catch on to the Net's 'long tail'
 Earlier Items: 
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
The future of MMOs, post-Warcraft
Discussion: MSNBC
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
The coming RIA wars: A roundup of the Web's new face
Discussion: Slashdot
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
AT&T launches live broadband TV service
Discussion: Engadget and paidContent.org
eHomeUpgrade:
NETGEAR Ships SPH101 WiFi Phone for Skype in Volume
Discussion: MobileCrunch
ExtremeTech:
Intel Core 2 Duo Vs. AMD AM2—Top to Bottom
Discussion: digg
Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Sanyo SCP-8400 For Sprint
Discussion: MobileCrunch and CrunchGear