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8:10 AM ET, September 21, 2006

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Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Alarm.com Signs VOIP Deal; Looks Next To ISPs  —  Alarm.com has signed its second VOIP partnership deal, with SunRocket.  Executives said they're looking ahead to partnerships with ISPs, providing yet another tier of service to existing "triple play" relationships.
Discussion: Mark Evans, VoIP Blog and VoIP Now
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Garrett Smith / Smith On VoIP:
Alarm over IP - Giving VoIP Pure Plays "Triple Play" Potential?  —  Alarm.com has struck another deal with a prominent Voice over IP provider to offer residential security service and Voice over IP service bundles.  Fresh off a deal with Vonage, Alarm.com announced today that SunRocket …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast Has A Million VoIP Customers
Discussion: Realtime-VoIP and VoIP Now
Robert McLaws:
Mary Jo Foley: The Exit Interview  —  Alright, I admit it.  I knew what was going on all along.  Mary Jo Foley dropped a bombshell this afternoon, announcing she was leaving MicrosoftWatch to branch out on her own after 11 years at ZiffDavis.  What are her plans for the future?
Washington Post:
HP CEO Allowed 'Sting' of Reporter  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Mark V. Hurd approved an elaborate "sting" operation on a reporter in February in an attempt to plug leaks to the media, according to an e-mail message sent by HP Chairman Patricia C. Dunn.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Romenesko
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Peter Waldman / Wall Street Journal:
H-P's Dunn Was Closely Involved In Leak Probe  —  Emails Point to Prime Role  —  Of Chairman, Top Counsel  —  In Setting Direction, Tactics  —  As early as summer 2005, Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman Patricia Dunn and General Counsel Ann Baskins helped direct the company's board-leak investigation …
Discussion: Techdirt
Chris Ahearn / huffingtonpost.com:
Putting the Investigative Back into Journalism — Online  —  Without corrective action, we are in danger of the public losing faith in the fourth estate.  Even reporters have a gloomy take on their profession.  In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Jay Rosen:
Journalism goes pro-am
Saskia Scholtes / Financial Times:
Market gossip goes high-tech  —  Market gossip is to take on a more high-tech form thanks to a new automated system that will trawl through more than 40m internet sources - from blogs to regulatory filings - on behalf of hedge funds.  —  Due for an official launch early next year …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Al Gore's Current TV Joins With Yahoo for a Video Venture  —  Yahoo said yesterday that it was creating an online video programming venture with Current TV, the media company founded by former Vice President Al Gore.  The service will combine professional and user-generated video clips.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Open PVR from Neuros: cash money to owners who hack it  —  Neuros, makers of the coolest video-recording toys in the world, have just released their OSD, a fully open set-top box.  Neuros already made history with its Neuros Recorder 2, a device the size of a deck of cards that turned …
Discussion: Engadget, reBang weblog and PVR Wire
Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Tiscali and AOL units targeted in broadband shake-up  —  THE winners and losers in the shake-up of the broadband market were becoming clear last night as bidders began circling Tiscali's UK division and BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse went head-to-head in the bidding for AOL's UK arm.
Discussion: paidContent.org
TrustedReviews:
USBCELL: Batteries That Recharge Through USB  —  USBCELL: Batteries That Recharge Through USB  —  I love innovation - who doesn't?  That said, my tastes lie specifically in the kind which make my life simpler and easier.  We're talking email over post, wireless over wired …
Discussion: Labnotes and Slashdot
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
ATM Hack Uncovered  —  A security expert in New York has learned how to get free money from some ATMs by entering a special code sequence on the PIN pad.  —  Last week, news reports circulated about a cyber thief who strolled into a gas station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and …
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Dell battery explodes at Yahoo HQ, hundreds evacuate  —  We just got word that a Yahoo employee's laptop went up in flames today at their Mission College campus down in Silicon Valley, causing hundreds of Yahoo employees to be evacuated from an 8-story building.
Brian Bremner / Business Week:
Will Nintendo's Wii Strategy Score?  —  If the Japanese company attracts new gamers with its innovative but not quite cutting-edge console, it could alter the industry  —  Killer processing power, high-definition graphics, WiFi connectivity, massive storage capacity—when it comes to game consoles …
Discussion: Joystiq, Go Nintendo and Slashdot
cio.com:
Experts: VoIP Represents Serious Security Risk  —  Banks and other companies switching their phone systems to voice over IP (VoIP) are making themselves vulnerable to phishing attacks for which there are currently no effective detection or prevention tools, a security researcher warned Wednesday.
Discussion: VoIP Now
Om Malik / GigaOM:
A SetTop Box of Murdoch's Dreams  —  What if you could build a set top box, that could take high definition video input from satellite, and at the same time be able to take standard definition Internet video over Broadband and display both of them on your television?
Discussion: Clique Communications
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 adds 1080p, HD DVD drive is $170 US for November 17th in Japan
Discussion: HD Beat and Neowin.net
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel quad-core Kentsfield to be named Core 2 Quadro, first model …
Discussion: Engadget and digg
Business 2.0:
Coghead's DIY approach could trample the software giants
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Pre-AMD, ATI preps novel server charge
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Wal-Mart CMO: Amazon is meaningless to us
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Japan
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Fred / A VC:
YHOOuch  —  On July 20th, I blogged that I was going to buy Yahoo (YHOO).
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
SMBs should outsource everything and vendors must adjust
Discussion: TechCrunch and Rough Type