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11:00 PM ET, September 26, 2007

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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton  —  Apple Inc, which helped spawn the PDA market with its Newton MessagePad line in the early '90s, plans to give the concept another go with a modern day reincarnation of the old fan favorite based on the company's new mutli-touch technology, AppleInsider has learned.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Report: Apple developing OS X minitablet
Discussion: Channel 9 and Mashable!
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Five Reasons Why The Mobile Web Sucks  —  I've had it with all the hype about mobile being the next big thing — more to the point, I've had it with the mobile web.  Here are five reasons why the web on the go still has a long way to go.  —  1. Wireless carrier networks are SLOW
Discussion: WinExtra and Venture Chronicles
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Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 People Need to Shut The F**k Up about the Mobile Web  —  Actually, I'm not going to give five new reasons, I just wanted a catchy title when I responded to this moron who has absolutely no f**king idea what he's talking about.  —  1) 3G is slow?
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo! to Close Its Podcasting Site  —  Two years to the month after launching its large podcast search and listening site, Yahoo! has announced that Yahoo! Podcasts will cease operation on Halloween, October 31st.  The site never came out of Beta before the plug was pulled.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why does Apple get a free ride?  —  I really don't want to get into the usual pissing match that seems to occur whenever someone fails to bow down and worship Steve Jobs' every move, but I can't help myself.  Why aren't we seeing more outrage — okay, even a little bit of outrage …
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Rubicon White Papers:
Growth of web applications in the US: Rapid adoption, but only when there's a real benefit  —  Status and implications for the tech industry September 25, 2007 Summary: Adoption of web applications is moving faster than most observers realize The rise of web applications …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Web apps: e-mail and games remain hot, office apps cool
Discussion: Symantec Corp.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Gateway One all-in-one desktop breaks cover  —  A whole slew of sites this morning spilled out info on Gateway's new "One" PC, which Gateway was teasing us about the other day.  Due to be announced tomorrow at Digital Life, the Gateway One is a sleek little all-in-one number …
Discussion: TechSpot News and I4U News
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Gateway's all-in-one PC
Discussion: Gadgetell
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Surprise: MSN Has Built the Video Site of the Future  —  There are big changes underway over at MSN Video, some of which represent a real look forward for the industry.  It's hard to believe, and it isn't pretty, but this is a site you've got to check out.  The site's design, full screen player and advertising model are big.
Inside Google Book Search:
New ways to dig into Book Search  —  Posted by Pramod Sharma and Garima Sahai, Software Engineers  —  Every time I go into a bookstore or library, I go straight to the sports section, to check out the newest books on running.  In my spare time I'm a runner, and I like to be up on the latest developments in marathon training.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Books Redesign
Discussion: Mashable!
David Gainer / Microsoft Excel:
Calculation Issue Update  —  Yesterday we were alerted to an issue in Excel 2007 (and Excel Services 2007) involving calculation of numbers around 65,535.  The Excel team would like to provide a description of the issue and explain what we're doing about it.  —  Background
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
MIT students turn famed Harvard statue into 'Halo' chief  —  It goes without saying that in addition to a stellar reputation for academic innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is renowned for its geeky pranks.  The best-known of these was perhaps the time when students decorated …
Discussion: Joe Duck and CNET News.com
Jessica Dolcourt / Webware.com:
Widgetbox's App Accelerator turns widgets into Facebook apps  —  Widgetbox today announced App Accelerator, a step-by-step guide and tool for creating Facebook applications from Widgetbox widgets.  The blandly named App Accelerator shrewdly connects the community developers …
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Verizon Rejects Text Messages From an Abortion Rights Group  —  Saying it had the right to block "controversial or unsavory" text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon's mobile network available for a text-message program.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Java for iPhone urged by Sun official  —  (InfoWorld) - The Java platform may run on 2 billion handheld phones, but not on Apple's trendy new iPhone.  Apple's stance was called a mistake by a Sun Microsystems executive Wednesday at the AJAXWorld conference in Santa Clara.  —  "I think it's a mistake.
Discussion: Download Squad
 
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Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
DIY lab scanner made from standard CD drive
Discussion: Gizmodo UK and Slashdot
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Researchers tout advances in development of pure white LEDs
Discussion: Neowin.net and Ubergizmo
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: One-third of TV watching to be video-on-demand by 2012
HDM / Metasploit:
A root shell in my pocket (and maybe yours)
Discussion: InfoWorld
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Truphone demos VoIP for iPhone
Roger Cheng / CNN:
3rd UPDATE:Court Affirms Injunctions Vs Vonage In Verizon Case
Discussion: Techdirt and DailyTech
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Coming Soon: Microsoft 2.0 the book
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Hines / InfoWorld:
Tech giants chart research goals
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Alex Weprin / Broadcasting & Cable:
Fox News Expanding Online Video with Maven Networks Deal
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Pondering Google 2.0: How will it get to $100 billion in revenue?
The Age:
Bloggers go armed with mobile phones
Ben Charny / Wall Street Journal:
Free Wi-Fi Still an Elusive Goal
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Details Charges Against Media Companies
Discussion: Digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court To Determine If Patent Holders Can Shake Down Entire Supply Chain
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
When wireless > DSL: Sprint, Motorola show off WiMAX on the Chicago River
 

 
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