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11:20 AM ET, September 20, 2006

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New York Times:
H.P. Is Said to Have Studied Spying on Newsrooms  —  Hewlett-Packard conducted feasibility studies on planting spies in news bureaus of two major publications as part of an investigation of leaks from its board, an individual briefed on the company's review of the operation said yesterday.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yaho-ouch!  —  GigaTeam was visiting GooglePlex today, meeting with a few executives.  If there was anyone at Google who was worrying about an online advertising slowdown, we did not run into them!  Jokes aside, the sharp decline in Yahoo's stock, about 13% for the day …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! stock plummets as CEO says ad sales are slowing  —  Yahoo! stock has dropped more than 13% today since CEO Terry Semel told investors that ad revenue is slowing in the automotive and financial sectors.  The company's third quarter sales and profits will likely be at the low end of forecasts, the company's CFO confirmed.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Yahoo Sees Slowdown In Auto and Financial Ads...But Why?
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and Reuters
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (925568)  —  Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft has confirmed new public reports of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML) Microsoft is also aware of the public release …
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Jesper / Jesper's Blog:
BLOCK VML ZERO-DAY VULN ON A DOMAIN
Discussion: George Ou
Official Google Base Blog:
Redesign of the Google Base homepage  —  by Ellen Beldner, User Experience Designer  —  As part of our ongoing effort to make Google Base easier to use, we launched a redesign of the Base homepage today.  This doesn't change any functionality, but will make Base easier to understand.
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:   Google Base focuses on usability
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Amazing X-Ray Glasses from Sprint!  —  Over the last six months, Sprint has been trying to get bloggers (like me) to write about their new Power Vision Network by sending us free phones and letting us download music and movies and use the phones for free.  —  That's rather nice of them …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Don't send bloggers stuff for free unless it's good
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Disney Sells Films Through iTunes Store  —  Walt Disney Sells 125,000 Digital Copies of Films Through iTunes Store in Less Than a Week  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has sold 125,000 digital copies of films through Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store in less than a week …
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Panasonic May Relaunch Connexion  —  Connexion is shutting down, but Panasonic's avionics division may step in: This is not a sale of assets, but rather Panasonic Avionics Corporation may use Connexion by Boeing's general approach in a way that would allow airlines that have already deployed Connexion …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Panasonic Coming To The Rescue For In-Flight Internet?
Discussion: Engadget
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! Launches Better Video Content  —  On a day that saw it's stock take a hit, Yahoo! has teamed up with Current TV to launch Yahoo! Current Network, a video site with a mix of profesional and user submitted videos arranged in channels.  Current TV is a cable and sattelite channel backed …
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Joe Garofoli / The Technology Chronicles:
Yahoo hooks up with Current TV
Discussion: Boing Boing and Lost Remote
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Napster hangs "for sale" sign in front window  —  Napster is evaluating the possibility of a sale by hiring of an investment bank.  Citing "recent third party interest," the company has asked UBS Investment Bank to explore strategic partnerships or an outright sale of the company.
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Internal Subdomains  —  As many of you will already know, I like to investigate new Google subdomains to try and guess what they might be working on next.  Having already compiled a list of Google's publicly accessible subdomains (which is no doubt still incomplete) …
Discussion: Googling Google
Gizmodo:
Sony Intros HVR-V1U HDV Pro Camcorder, Filmmakers Ogle Its 24p-ness  —  Sony's HVR-V1U HDV camcorder was on display at a special touchy-feely roll-out event in New York this afternoon, and Gizmodo was there for a quick hands-on.  Sony presented a refined HDV camcorder that mid-level video production pros …
Discussion: HDBlog.net and MobileWhack.com
Kotaku:
TGS06: Live Blogging Xbox 360 Media Briefing  —  And our 2006 Tokyo Game Show coverage officially kicks off this afternoon with Microsoft Japan's Media Briefing at Shibuya's super swish Cerulean Tower hotel.  Press continue to filter in, and we've got our seats front and center (well, not center center, but centerish).
Fred / A VC:
Positively 10th Street RIP  —  It was a good run.  But it ended in apathy and rebellion (from the kids).  —  We had a lot of fun doing it and I hope those of you who checked in now and then enjoyed listening.  —  Here's where I come out on podcasting:  —  It's a fun thing to do for a while.
Discussion: Dan Blank and Newsome.Org
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Emmy New Media Chief Tells Beet.TV the "Golden Age of Television Is Now!".....  Google Introduces Captions/Subtitles for Video Clips  —  Shelly Palmer heads the committee charged with following the evolution of television for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, better know as the Emmys.
Reuters:
AOL gains more new customers after going free  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc. on Tuesday said a strategy to offer most of online unit AOL's services for free was making faster-than-expected progress in attracting new Internet users and cutting costs.
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
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How to make the Tablet PC even better
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zoho QuickRead Plugin
Discussion: Zoho Blogs and ResourceShelf
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zillow Adds User Generated Home Information
Nik Cubrilovic:
Dead 2.0 Outed
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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comScore:
Google Regains Some Ground from Previous Month's Share Decline …
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Screencasting of tacit knowledge
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Kevin La Rue / sipphone.com:
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
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Skeptic / Dead2.0:
Ask Skeptic's Mom: "What's Tagging?"
Microsoft:
Microsoft Legal Action Aims to Help Fight Piracy
commerce.senate.gov:
Bipartisan Poll Shows the Majority of Americans Favor Video Choice …
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Yahoo tests 'Right' to MP3 downloads
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft Soapbox is no threat to YouTube, yet