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12:45 AM ET, September 27, 2007

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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
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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?
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!
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.
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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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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, MacNN and I4U News
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Gateway's all-in-one PC
Discussion: Gadgetell
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.
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.
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Releases Google Reader For iPhone  —  Google has released an iPhone specific version of Google Reader powered by the Google Web Kit.  —  The iPhone Reader combines the Google AJAX Feed API with a user interface geared for use on the iPhone.  —  Google's Research Actualization Engineer Bob Vawter …
Ben Charny / Wall Street Journal:
Free Wi-Fi Still an Elusive Goal  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The same forces slowing development of single-city wireless Internet networks are now overwhelming their supersize versions that cover thousands of square miles and scores of municipalities.  —  A telling example of the malaise can be found …
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James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
Will Wi-Fi connect in L.A.?
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Verizon Rejects Abortion Rights Group's Messages  —  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.
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
New York Times:
A Cellphone Without Borders  —  It's amazing the way the Internet keeps toppling traditional businesses.  Telegrams have gone away.  Music CD sales are tanking.  Newspapers are hurting.  —  One especially lucrative business, however, has somehow escaped the Internet's notice so far: international cellphone calls.
Discussion: LucaFiligheddu.com
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Weather Report: Yahoo! Search update  —  We've rolled out some changes to our index with fresh web data and updates to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms over the last few days.  We expect the update will be completed very soon.  Throughout this process you may see some changes …
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: One-third of TV watching to be video-on-demand by 2012
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Java for iPhone urged by Sun official
Discussion: Download Squad
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Dell to go 'carbon neutral' by late 2008
Discussion: The Register and eWEEK.com
HDM / Metasploit:
A root shell in my pocket (and maybe yours)
Discussion: InfoWorld
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Ring! Ring! Ring! In Japan, Novelists Find a New Medium
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
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Matt Hines / InfoWorld:
Tech giants chart research goals
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Inside Google Book Search:
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Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
AOL IM Security Hole Unplugged?
Discussion: Computerworld and Mashable!
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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Details Charges Against Media Companies
Discussion: Digg
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Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
MIT students turn famed Harvard statue into 'Halo' chief
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