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3:37 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?  —  Smarthouse.com.au claims that Apple has a full working prototype of a Mac tablet PC within their labs with plans for a 2007 launch.  —  According to sources in Taiwan, the targets for this unreleased Mac tablet are expected to be home …
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
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]  —  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.
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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 …
twinfield.com:
You are here: home  —  Are you a small, medium, international business or accounting practice?  Do you struggle with out of date figures, reports that don't give you the answers?  Being squeezed by local competitors, or off-shore companies?  Want to do less bookkeeping and more business advising?
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 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 …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Settles With Some Belgian Publishers Over News Inclusion  —  Via Techmeme, news that Google has settled with two Belgian publishing groups involved in a lawsuit against it over content included in Google News Belgium.  This comes a day after Google's legal case was reheard in an appeal.
Discussion: PaidContent and Associated Press
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
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 …
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Ian Austen / New York Times:
Telling Tales Out of School, on YouTube
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BBC:
No copyright extension for songs
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
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Shelley / Mad Techie Woman:
Marshal Tito?  —  Continuing the Web 2.0 contra-Revolution …
 Earlier Items: 
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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!
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