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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.
Discussion: iBLOGthere4iM and Daily Wireless
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
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
disclaimer  —  This setup worked for me, but I really can not tell you or guarantee you this will work for you also... you are risking your ipod with this!!!  —  Somehow, the 5.8V this setup was giving, bothered me and kept me from putting this project away as being finished …
Mark Prigg /
Watch shows through Google TV  —  GOOGLE is to begin broadcasting television programmes over the internet.  The search engine has already signed up an American channel to provide programmes for Google TV and is in talks with the BBC to broadcast its shows as well.

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