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4:35 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
John Markoff / New York Times:
Xerox Seeks Erasable Form of Paper for Copiers  —  During the 1970s, researchers at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center explored a software technique called "garbage collection" used for recycling computer memory.  The technique allowed the automatic reuse of blocks of memory that were storing unused programs and data.
Discussion: Slashdot
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 …
Discussion: deal architect
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
Alan Parekh / Hacked Gadgets:
Making the Sonar Blu Ray Wicked Laser  —  By now I am sure all of you have heard about Blu Ray players.  The heart of this innovative device is a special high power laser.  Wicked Lasers is striving to bring cutting edge products to their customers.  Steve over at Wicked Lasers was kind enough …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and digg
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Justin Murray / Joystiq:
Resistance = 17.75GB of garbage? [Update 1]
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Open Source Gift Guide  —  Over on makezine, Phil Torrone has created a fabulous Open Source Gift Guide.  He writes: … Here is my suggestion for the friend who already has everything: make a donation in their name to one of the many great organizations that work tirelessly to support …
Discussion: Hacked Gadgets and Sifry's Alerts
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: Mashable!, Beet.TV and IP Democracy
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 …
Jeff Sandquist:
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Salesforce.com building out connector ecosystem  —  Salesforce.com's latest ecosystem expansion is focused on AppConnect, an extension of the AppExchange marketplace for connectors that integrate its platform with a variety of applications and services, including ERP systems, Web services, desktop applications and middleware.
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb
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 …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Is Web 2.0 Darth Vader?  —  Bill Thompson's essay on The Register warns that "Web 2.0 marks the dictatorship of the presentation layer, a triumph of appearance over architecture that any good computer scientist should immediately dismiss as unsustainable."  —  He goes on to imply that the the fate …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The Rojas MP3 Player  —  In my "what next" blog post last week I put in an inside joke about starting a gadget company with Peter designing the products.  Peter picked up on it and now others are pinging me about it—but taking it seriously.  —  So, that leads me to the question …
Discussion: Scripting News
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE RISE OF "FREECONOMICS"  —  It's a big day for Moore's Law.  I'm not sure anyone else has noticed this, but by my calculations we have in the past few months reached the penny-per-MIPS* milestone.  Intel's Core Duo running at 2.13 GHz now costs around $200 at retail (it's around $180 at volume), but can do about 20,000 MIPS.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and media blog
 
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Ian Austen / New York Times:
Telling Tales Out of School, on YouTube
Discussion: Reel Pop
BBC:
No copyright extension for songs
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
MIT profs create autonomous UAVs
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Is BlogHerald On The Chopping Block? Matt Craven Goes On The Record
Google Blogoscoped:
Archive.org Founder Criticizes Google Book Scanning (Video)
Discussion: Googlified
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Vista underrated
David Galbraith:
I just saw a Zune, and guess what? Its a piece of s**t.
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Fake chinese electronics selling better than the originals!
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Slashdot
Business Week:
Mistakes Made On The Road To Innovation
 

 
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Sam Buckingham-Jones / Australian Financial Review:
Google has quietly renewed deals with Australian outlets, sources say as year-long deals, worth tens of millions of dollars under the News Media Bargaining Code

Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Hunter Biden drops his lawsuit against Fox News over its “mock trial” miniseries about his overseas financial dealings, after filing it last month

Los Angeles Times:
LA County Sheriff's Department secretly investigated and urged the state AG to prosecute an LA Times reporter who wrote about a leaked list of problem deputies

 
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