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2:50 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: VoIP Now and The Wireless Report
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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 …
Discussion: Realtime-VoIP and VoIP Watch
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?
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.
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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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 adds 1080p, HD DVD drive is $170 US for November 17th in Japan  —  Xbox wasn't showing up to TGS empty-handed, nosiree.  They've finally stepped up with a couple of interesting, albeit expected, announcements.  First up: the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive finally has a price and date of launch — for Japan.
Discussion: HD Beat and Neowin.net
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
SMBs should outsource everything and vendors must adjust  —  Yesterday was EMC day for me.  I spent a pretty good chunk of the day in Bedford, MA at RSA Security (recently acquired by EMC) and then, by pure coincidence, last night, I attended an EMC-hosted dinner at Sauciety …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
Discussion: Valleywag and digg
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
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!!!
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
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Download The First Release Candidate Of Firefox 2 RC1  —  Bookmark This: del.icio.us - Digg it - Furl - reddit - Spurl - Yahoo MyWeb  —  Okay, this one was a little bit of a tongue twister so I wasn't quite sure how to say it.  Technically I should say Firefox 2 RC1 RC1 but I guess …
Discussion: JD on EP, PaulStamatiou.com and digg
Jay Rosen:
Journalism goes pro-am  —  Today I am announcing at Comment is free and PressThink, my blog, that Reuters is giving $100,000 to NewAssignment.Net.  That's the experiment I plan to launch next year with others who think there is something to the idea of open source journalism …
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, Lost Remote and digg
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Google Base Gets A Redesign And Loses A Search Box  —  Bookmark This: del.icio.us - Digg it - Furl - reddit - Spurl - Yahoo MyWeb  —  Google Base has revamped their homepage and it doesn't seem that different to me.  In fact, one thing that they did do was remove the search box which really puzzles me.
Discussion: Googling Google and digg
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Seitz 6x17 Digital shoots at 160 megapixels  —  When we first spotted this new cam from Seitz, our jaws hit the floor and rebounded a few times.  No, it's not the highest megapixel count we've seen, but this megalith of a camera shoots at 160 megapixels to create a native 6 x 17-cm image …
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
 
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Open PVR from Neuros: cash money to owners who hack it
cio.com:
Experts: VoIP Represents Serious Security Risk
Discussion: VoIP Now
Nick / Rough Type:
What will kill Citizendium
Discussion: SEO Book.com
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel quad-core Kentsfield to be named Core 2 Quadro, first model …
Discussion: Engadget and digg
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Pre-AMD, ATI preps novel server charge
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Japan
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
See Google Results As If You Are In Another Country
Fred / A VC:
YHOOuch  —  On July 20th, I blogged that I was going to buy Yahoo (YHOO).
 Earlier Items: 
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Hackers, start your engines: all Vista versions on one DVD
Business 2.0:
Former Oracle exec: 'We will destroy Oracle'
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Disney CEO confirms iTV has a hard drive under the hood
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Five Questions for Reid Hoffman
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Stunning photo site, Zooomr, releases Zmail & much more
Matt McAlister:
Challenging why (and how) people tag things
Discussion: Earthling and Smart Mobs
Jonny Evans / Macworld UK:
Apple Support docs address some iTunes 7 bugs
Washington Post:
Extensive Spying Found At HP