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3:45 PM 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.
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Washington Post:
Extensive Spying Found At HP  —  Feb. Report Sent to 4 Senior Executives  —  The Hewlett-Packard Co. spying effort that has sparked criminal investigations was wide-ranging and included physical surveillance, photographs and spyware sent via e-mail, and it also targeted wives and other relatives …
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6 and GrokLaw
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 …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and inFlightHQ
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shephard.co.uk:
INFLIGHT ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic reaches for the Connexion torch  —  JUST when the Inmarsat community was relishing the prospect of an unobstructed run at the passenger broadband market, Panasonic has announced a plan to take up where Connexion by Boeing left off.
Discussion: Engadget and Frank Barnako
Microsoft:
Microsoft Showcases Library of Nearly 110 High-Definition Xbox 360 Games at the Tokyo Game Show  —  "Blue Dragon" Leads Holiday Lineup of Games; "Pac-Man" World Championship, Xbox 360 HD DVD Player in Japan and 1080p Support for Xbox 360 unveiled.  —  Today at the Tokyo Game Show 2006 …
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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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Rafat / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Next Attempt At Social Media: Yahoo Current Network …
Discussion: ContentBlogger
CNET News.com:
Gonzales: ISPs must keep records on users  —  WASHINGTON—Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday stepped up his efforts to lobby for federal laws requiring Internet providers to keep track of what their customers do online.  —  Gonzales asked senators to adopt "data retention" …
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Gonzales Wants ISPs to Save User Data
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6 and digg
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Web 2.0 Winners and Losers  —  A few weeks ago, I implored readers of the Monkey Bites blog to sumbit their votes for the best and worst Web 2.0 sites out there.  —  I asked them to build a list of their own can't-live-without-it and oh-please-make-it-stop destinations.
Discussion: SearchViews, J.D. Amer and Lost Remote
Auren Hoffman / venturebeat.com:
Why I hate Evite  —  (Editor's note: This one resonated with us.  And since Auren's pieces so far have been well liked, we're going with it.)  —  Like some of you, I get a lot of Evites.  In fact, too many.  In the past 8 months alone, I received 228 Evites.  Annually that's 342 Evites - almost one a day!!!
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Again, The Need For Search Ad Revenue To Stand Alone  —  Has the search bubble popped, given Yahoo's warning yesterday about declining ad revenue?  That warning generated a stock plunge that has hit both Yahoo and Google.  No, it's probably not a search bubble.
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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 …
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.
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Editing Horizontally: Thanks to Reuters, NewAssignment.Net Can Hire Someone  —  They're giving us $100,000.  That will underwrite the costs of hiring our first editor, which is going to be a fun job.  —  Today I am announcing at Comment is Free and PressThink that Reuters is giving $100,000 to NewAssignment.Net.
Jonny Evans / Macworld UK:
Apple Support docs address some iTunes 7 bugs  —  Apple has begun publishing tech support documents to address some reported bugs in iTunes 7.  —  The release of the software generated the usual wave of fault reports, mainly (but not exclusively) from Windows users of the application.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Stunning photo site, Zooomr, releases Zmail & much more  —  Zooomr, the photo start-up that has galloped ahead of everyone else in offering edgy photo tagging and sharing techniques, is about to release its latest feature: Zmail.  —  Zmail, an internal messaging system for the site …
AppleInsider:
Apple broadens Leopard distribution, iTunes update soon  —  Apple Computer this week made pre-release versions of its next-generation operating system available to a broader developer audience.  Meanwhile, the company is aware of ongoing issues with its latest iTunes release and is working on a solution.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Five Questions for Reid Hoffman
Business 2.0:
Web users feel the 'vibes'
Motorola:
Motorola to Expand Enterprise Capabilities Through Acquisition …
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Mark Lewis kicks off EMC's entrance into the CxO blogosphere
Discussion: Mark's Blog and Web Strategy
Reuters:
YouTube teams with Cingular, ABC for talent hunt
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Download The First Release Candidate Of Firefox 2 RC1
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
greenpeace.org:
HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed
Business 2.0:
Goodbye Wi-Fi: wireless signals get maximized
Discussion: dailywireless.org
 Earlier Items: 
Matt McAlister:
Challenging why (and how) people tag things
Discussion: Smart Mobs and Dead2.0
People's Daily Online:
Microsoft opens search market with China Telecom
Kirk / Medialoper:
The DRM Virus Is Spreading - A Pandemic May Be Near
Discussion: TeleRead, eHomeUpgrade and Slashdot
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Refuting Diebold's Response
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Internal Subdomains
Discussion: Googling Google
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Napster hangs "for sale" sign in front window
Official Google Base Blog:
Redesign of the Google Base homepage
Nik Cubrilovic:
Dead 2.0 Outed