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Mike Ricciuti / CNET
The $100 laptop moves closer to reality  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A low-cost computer for the masses moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday.  —  Nicholas Negroponte, the co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, detailed specifications …
David Berlind / ZDNet:
Move over Microsoft, Dell.  The $100 PC cometh.  From MIT.  —  Home Hardware Infrastructure Wired & Wireless Mobile Government  —  As a part of what he says is his life's most important work, MIT Media Labs director Nicholas Negroponte is on course to deliver a $100 laptop to the people who need it most: the world's children.
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Sub-$100 laptop design unveiled
China Martens / Macworld:
MIT to launch $100 laptop prototype in November
Kevin Bullis /
A Hundred-Dollar Laptop for Hungry Minds
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
MORE ON GOOGLE AND NASA  —  In the book I asked Eric Schmidt what was next for Google.  He replied that the joke was "carbon nanotubes to the moon."  —  Well, take a look at this release:  —  NASA Takes Google On Journey Into Space  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 28, 2005 - NASA Ames Research
Discussion: business2blog
Associated Press:
Google Plans Lavish Campus
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Esquire wikis article on Wikipedia  —  When Esquire magazine writer A.J. Jacobs decided to do an article about the freely distributable and freely editable online encyclopedia Wikipedia, he took an innovative approach: He posted a crummy, error-laden draft of the story to the site.
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Web 2.0 Elevator Pitch  —  The 'What is Web 2.0?' meme is everywhere and everyone seems to have a different interpretation.  Here are some of the latest:  —  Om Malik: "a "collection of technologies - be it VoIP, Digital Media, XML, RSS, Google Maps... whatever .... that leverage the power of always on …
Dave Taylor / Tech Support and Business Questions? …:
GOOGLE ADSENSE ADDS "ADVERTISE ON THIS SITE"?  —  Dave, rumor has it that Google's introducing a new "advertise on this site" feature for the top performers in the AdSense program, but I can't seem to find any specific information about it, and when I go to the AdSense site, there's no information about it.
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 for Mac in development  —  Earlier this week, Adobe Systems Inc. released Photoshop Elements 4, but the new version was for Windows only.  With no mention of a new Mac version, some speculated that the company may be phasing out the Mac product, but Adobe said on Thursday that is definitely not happening.
Gootch / Google Addiction:
A Date To Remember  —  Google is developing a Calendar service that will likely be known to everyone as "GCalendar".  There has been speculation in the past about such a service, but now there is evidence that Google has been thinking about it since 2004.  —  Another mysterious domain registered …
Thomas Crampton / Joi Ito's Web:
Does globalization exist?  —  My experiences in changing cities five times and continents three times in the last 18 months have given me an insight into the shallowness of certain aspects of globalization from a consumer perspective.  —  (My experiences are used merely as example I know well …
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Roll Your Own Search Engine With Rollyo (Beta)  —  For the past few weeks I've had the chance to test out and create several focused and targeted search engines (based URLS I specified) with Rollyo, a new search tool released to the public today in an early beta by Dave Pell of Davenetics fame.
Jo Best /
UK online music hobbled by high prices  —  Record companies must pass on the money they save from web distribution, says IDC  —  High prices and digital rights management (DRM) incompatibility are slowing the take up of online music services in the UK, according to analyst IDC.
Richard MacManus / ZDNet:
The Web-based Office will have its day  —  I first profiled a Web 2.0 office in early September and since then more web-based office products have surfaced.  Peter Rip posted recently that he's now "bumped into an alpha or beta Web-incarnation for every Microsoft desktop product".

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