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2:40 AM ET, September 18, 2006

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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Does Wikipedia need to be fixed?  —  Marshall has a post up about Citizendium.  Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger is the founder and it will be a forked version of the popular site with experts who have the final say on whether or not changes will go through.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and StrayPackets
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Citizendium: a more civilized Wikipedia?  —  Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has announced that his new knowledge sharing wiki project called Citizendium will launch at the end of this month or earlier.  The defining characteristic of the site is that topic experts will have final …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Hewlett Review Is Said to Detail Deeper Spying  —  A secret investigation of news leaks at Hewlett-Packard was more elaborate than previously reported, and almost from the start involved the illicit gathering of private phone records and direct surveillance of board members and journalists …
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Adobe:
Product Line Goes Beyond Simple PDF Creation and Frees Knowledge Workers to Communicate and Collaborate with Confidence  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Adobe® Acrobat® 8 software to provide knowledge workers innovative tools for communicating and collaborating …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Breaking News: Adobe announces Acrobat 8  —  Adobe just released Acrobat 8 and last week I got an exclusive look at it through my camera lens when Rick Brown, Director of Product Management of the Knowledge Worker business unit gave me a demo.  I really liked the forms handling and collaboration features.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Carbonite Solution to Online Backups  —  We've been tracking online storage for nearly a year, and for good reason.  As the PC becomes the center of our digital lives, having backups of email, photos, videos and music becomes increasingly important.  Solutions like Foldershare …
David Flynn / apc:
EXCLUSIVE: first details of Office 2007 for Mac.  All new UI.  —  Microsoft's next-gen Office suite for the Mac is being given a top-to-toe refit in readiness for its debut in the third quarter of 2007.  —  On the surface is a revised interface which borrows ideas from the Office 2007 …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
AOL, Intel link to bring movies to PCs and TVs  —  AOL will next week announce a deal with Intel that will let consumers download Gabe Kaplan's finest work to their PCs and watch it on TV.  —  Under the deal, AOL will let owners of Viiv PCs, an entertainment PC platform designed and promoted by Intel …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
RFID-enabled smart shelves heading into stores?  —  What could be more frightening than an uninvited shopping cart following you around with the Jaws theme song looping in your head?  How about RFID-enabled shelves that peer into every decision you do (or don't) make while shopping for gifts, gadgets, or everyday necessities?
Discussion: digg
David Barboza / New York Times:
The Rise of Baidu (That's Chinese for Google)  —  IN the summer of 1998 at a picnic in Silicon Valley, Eric Xu, a 34-year-old biochemist, introduced his shy, reserved friend Robin Li to John Wu, then the head of Yahoo's search engine team.  —  Mr. Li, 30 at the time, was a frustrated staff engineer …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and IT Facts
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
"News" Flash: iPod and the iTunes Store are doomed  —  Taking a page from such journalistic luminaries as John Dvorak, the Observer was out there last week generating page views with a story on the coming iPodcalypse. … It goes on like that, trotting out the usual suspects for the iPod's future demise …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Google Trends on the Real Estate Crash  —  One of the more interesting features of Google Trends is that you can see a normalized table of where searches are coming from.  For example, if you check Google Trends for searches for "real estate crash" one result is the following list …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bordee Creates Message Boards for Any Domain Name  —  Washington-based Bordee is preparing to launch a new free service, built with Ruby on Rails, that lets anyone create a topic-specific message board for any domain name.  Bordee isn't a new idea - there are lots of message board services out there.
Discussion: Squash
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
A Video Business Model Ready to Move Beyond Beta  —  VIDEO mania is in full swing.  Amazon is finally doing movie downloads.  Apple is touting a new wireless gizmo to beam movies from laptops to TV screens.  NBC is introducing a video syndication service that might pit it against Google and Yahoo …
 
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Yahoo Plans TV & Radio Blitz - FREE COFFEE!
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
BitTorrent Simulator: How and Why BitTorrent works
Discussion: digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Happy Sunday  —  Christopher Coulter got kicked off his plane, so is coming tonight.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Mobility Electronics' Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth keyboard
Discussion: MobileWhack.com and jkOnTheRun
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Syndicated Search coming soon
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Keepin' it real fake, part XXXIIV: Zune ain't aloone
Discussion: Netscape.com
Andru Edwards / Gear Live:
TiVo Lying To VIP Customers About Series3 Orders
Discussion: PVRblog
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google will flex political muscles
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
For sale for £1,000: gadget that means you'll never lose at roulette again
Discussion: Engadget