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12:20 AM ET, December 8, 2008

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Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
Apple's netbook/tablet to be based on ARM Cortex architecture?  —  The Apple tablet has been a topic of discussion ever since Steve Jobs yanked the Newton out of the product line in the late 90's.  Speculation was rejuvenated at last month's conference call, where Jobs himself was on hand to say of the Netbook category:
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacBlogz and Mac Soda
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Economy, opportunity seen leading to $599 Apple netbook
Wikinews:
British ISPs restrict access to Wikipedia amid child pornography allegations  —  From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!  —  Wikinews has learned that at least six of the United Kingdom's main Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have implemented monitoring and filtering mechanisms …
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Nicole Maestri / Reuters:
Walmart.com offers “thousands” of Wiis from Monday  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii has emerged as one of the few hot products this holiday season, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer “tens of thousands” of the hard-to-get video game consoles on its website starting on Monday.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Google Blocks World's Largest Porn Torrent Tracker  —  Visitors to the world's largest adult BitTorrent tracker were met with a surprise this morning.  According to Google and Firefox, users accessing Empornium.us are exposed to four trojan horses and three exploits.
Discussion: digg.com
Aron Trimble / TUAW:
Aluminum MacBooks unstable after 3rd-party RAM upgrade  —  Lucky enough to have purchased one of those shiny new unibody MacBooks?  If you happen to be in the market for a RAM upgrade you may want to hold off for a little while.  It seems the latest MacBooks are a little more fickle about the RAM they support than previous models.
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Analysis: more than 16 cores may well be pointless  —  One of the ongoing themes of my microprocessor coverage over the past few years has been the relationship between on-chip execution bandwidth and the “memory wall.”  So I was intrigued to learn of new research from Sandia National Labs …
Discussion: digg.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
The impossibility of rational debate  —  I didn't get a chance to write about this when it first hit my inbox, but I just can't resist saying something about the ridiculous “study” that a consulting firm called Precursor did of the bandwidth that Google supposedly uses but doesn't pay for.
Nick Mathiason / Guardian:
Technology start-ups to be given £1bn fund  —  The government plans to launch a £1bn emergency venture capital fund in a bid to throw a lifeline to technology start-up firms.  —  The fund has won the backing of the new science and innovation minister Lord Drayson.
Discussion: broadstuff, VC Cafe, metarand and Altgate
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Peggy Noonan, Lesley Stahl and Friends Raise More Money: Wowowow.com Gets Another $1.5 Million  —  The purse strings haven't completely closed for start-ups looking to raise money-even niche Web sites that hope to stay afloat by selling advertising.  Wowowow.com, a site launched earlier this year …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Products, Funding, Competition  —  I recently had a chance to sit down and have a one-on-one chat with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  There was lots to talk about, and he answered questions about, among other things, Facebook products, privacy issues …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Roadmap of future Intel Netbook chips surfaces  —  An Intel Netbook processor roadmap has emerged showing technology that extends to the 32-nanometer generation of silicon.  —  One recent take on Intel's handheld and Netbook roadmap shows a chip platform code-named Medfield …
Discussion: Inquirer
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Apple's iPhone App Store gaining traction, sees more than 2 million downloads per day!  —  The iPhone software distribution model, is burning up the intertubes with more than 2 million application downloads every day.  According to a recent analysis by CNBC's Jim Goldman …
Discussion: TUAW and Unwired View
 
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Google Friend Connect vs. Facebook Connect: Google's Fear of Facebook …
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