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2:25 AM ET, November 27, 2006

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David Richards / smarthouse.com.au:
Apple Mac Tablet PC With Docking Station In 07  —  Apple researchers have built a full working prototype of a Mac tablet PC and three Companies in Taiwan are now costing a product for a potential launch in mid 2007.  —  Sources in Taiwan have said that the focus has been more on the home …
Discussion: Gizbuzz, GottaBeMobile.com and digg
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Mac Tablet with Docking Station in 2007?
Louise Armitstead / Times of London:
Media group to release grip on PR Newswire  —  THE private-equity group Apax is planning a bid for PR Newswire (PRN), the highly profitable press-release distribution business that constitutes one of the biggest parts of United Business Media (UBM).  —  The London-based private- equity house …
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Reuters:
Apax said planning 500 million bid for UBM's PRN  —Text+LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity group Apax Partners (APAX.UL: Quote, Profile, Research) is planning a bid for PR Newswire (PRN), the press-release distribution business of United Business Media (UBM.L: Quote, Profile, Research), The Sunday Times reported.
Discussion: PaidContent
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Inside World of Warcraft Gold Farm, Future of Work  —  If you want a glimpse of the future of work in the broadband age, you can find it, of all places, on MTV's website.  To my knowledge, their recent gaming news segment, "Is Mining Virtual Gold Exploitative?" features the first video footage …
Observer:
After YouTube and MySpace, what next?  As the internet continues to change at a breathtaking pace, David Smith goes to Silicon Valley to meet the architects of the next web explosion  —  The people spilling out of Ritual Coffee Roasters on to the San Francisco sidewalk scent more than coffee beans.
Discussion: MediaVidea and Mark Evans
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Reuters:
Web site hikes pay for fledgling video directors  —Text+LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Break.com, one of the rising number of Web sites offering user-generated videos to rival the likes of YouTube, said on Sunday it would nearly double the amount of money it pays for video clips to $400.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Mashable! and Reel Pop
Google Blogoscoped:
Archive.org Founder Criticizes Google Book Scanning (Video)  —  Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive criticizes the Google library digitizing project [WMV] in an interview with Mario Sixtus of the German Elektrischer Reporter.  —  [This video by Handelsblatt/ Mario Sixtus is published with a Creative Commons license.]
Discussion: Googlified
Nick / Rough Type:
SaaS adoption set to explode  —  Large companies appear to be jumping en masse onto the software-as-a-service bandwagon, according to a new survey of CIOs by management consultants McKinsey & Company.  The survey found that 61% of North American companies with sales over $1 billion plan …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
MIT profs create autonomous UAVs  —  Creating a robot that can manage to fly around a room on its own without hitting a wall is a mean feat to pull off, but that's exactly what a team of professors at MIT have managed to do.  Their multiple-UAV test platform is capable of complex tasks …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Forbes Video Interview With Digg CEO  —  Michele Steele at Forbes Video Network interviewed Digg CEO Jay Adelson to discuss site usage and acquisition rumors.  The video was posted on November 22, 2006.  —  Steele asked Adelson about the size of the Digg audience (Digg has claimed 20 million uniques …
Shelley / Mad Techie Woman:
Marshal Tito?  —  Continuing the Web 2.0 contra-Revolution ("you say you want a revolution, oh yeah"), though I agree with Mike and Ora, I disagree with Bill Thompson of the Register.  In an article titled, Web 2.0 and Tim O'Reilly as Marshal Tito, he writes:
Business Week:
Mistakes Made On The Road To Innovation  —  Led by CEO Antonio M. Perez, Kodak is struggling to reinvent its business model.  It's not alone  —  When Eastman Kodak (EK ) vowed in 2000 to become a leader in digital cameras, the idea seemed ludicrous.  The old-line Rochester (N.Y.) company had film and print all through its DNA.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
A Natural HatTrick: SitoFono, iotum and Grand Central  —  To be upfront, my agency represents iotum and GrandCentral and I have spent a lot of time figuring out how they are different, and they are.  Not only are they different, they are so complimentary that it's scary.
Justin Murray / Joystiq:
Resistance = 17.75GB of garbage?  [Update 1]  —  Resistance: Fall of Man was billed to be the defining game for why Blu-ray exists in the first place.  Resistance developers Insomniac stated that the game took up 22GB of space and that all those bits and bytes were necessary to make the game work.
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Fake chinese electronics selling better than the originals!  —  It's a funny old world.  Chinese manufacturers are copying the circuit boards and designs of products from Japan and Korea, and they're doing it so fast that by the time the originals arrive in the marketplace, they're seen as the fakes!
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Alan Parekh / Hacked Gadgets:
Making the Sonar Blu Ray Wicked Laser
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and digg
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Is BlogHerald On The Chopping Block? Matt Craven Goes On The Record
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Holiday shopping crush stalls Walmart.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Vista underrated
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News:
UK Schools Dismantle Wi-Fi Over Health Concerns
David Galbraith:
I just saw a Zune, and guess what? Its a piece of s**t.
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Simmons / BBC:
Smart homes a reality in S Korea
Discussion: Slashdot
Chris Mellor / Techworld.com:
Store 256GB on an A4 sheet
Discussion: Engadget, digg and Slashdot
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Will the OLPC interface ruin computing for millions of kids?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and digg
superufo.com:
Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable
Discussion: 4 color rebellion and digg
Robert Lemos / SecurityFocus:
IAdware Trojan aims for Macs
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Seeking Executive to Tame the Digital Future