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4:53 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.
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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
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?
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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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 …
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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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Pre-AMD, ATI preps novel server charge  —  Even before its merger with AMD closes, ATI plans to charge the server market with a new type of graphics product that could shake up the high performance computing scene.  Advocates of ATI's technology say it could create a lucrative new revenue stream …
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
 
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Hackers, start your engines: all Vista versions on one DVD
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Reuters:
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Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Download The First Release Candidate Of Firefox 2 RC1
Business 2.0:
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Auren Hoffman / venturebeat.com:
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Jonny Evans / Macworld UK:
Apple Support docs address some iTunes 7 bugs