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2:55 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:
Roundup of the other new iTunes 7 features  —  We've given you a walkthrough of the heavy hitting new features in the just-released iTunes 7.  We've shown you the new backup feature, as well as the slick new reverse syncing, and we've even explored how the new iTunes 7 UI could hint …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear and SearchViews
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
New Nano from Apple
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Michael Gartenberg
Dan Pourhadi / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Live "It's Showtime" coverage
Discussion: digg
Gizmodo:
Apple Showtime: iPod Nano Update Photos
Discussion: Shop Talk, Gearlog, Valleywag and 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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Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Where Hollywood, politics and Silicon Valley collide
Discussion: Valleywag
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
Hewlett-Packard's Dunn to step down
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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.
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Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
Microsoft's Open Specification Promise
Discussion: Between the Lines
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
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Mike Farrell / multichannel.com:
News Corp. May Launch YouTube Rival
Discussion: Mashable!
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
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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 …
 
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Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
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Reuters:
News Corp to buy ringtone firm Jamba
Matthew Broersma / CNET News.com:
Phishers catch on to the Net's 'long tail'
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
The coming RIA wars: A roundup of the Web's new face
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USA Today:
Silicon Valley starts to party like it's 1999
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Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
AT&T launches live broadband TV service
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple to release iTV video streaming box in 2007
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