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8:45 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: GottaBeMobile.com, Gizbuzz 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
Discussion: PaidContent
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
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
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
BBC:
Online video 'eroding TV viewing'  —  The online video boom is starting to eat into TV viewing time, an ICM survey of 2,070 people for the BBC suggests.  —  Some 43% of Britons who watch video from the internet or on a mobile device at least once a week said they watched less normal TV as a result.
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Why Web 2.0 is more than a buzzword  —  Many people hate the phrase "Web 2.0" even more than they hate what they believe it represents.  No, that's not quite right... many people hate the phrase precisely because they think it represents nothing.  Or they're annoyed by the idea of a web version number.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Shoveling on Digg  —  As much as I like the idea of Digg—a site where a community chooses the most interesting or relevant news—I must confess that I just don't use it that much.  The reason became obvious once I started using Google Reader, which streams new RSS posts from all my chosen feeds as they come in.
Discussion: textually.org, Tasers and Scobleizer
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
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
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]
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
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Telling Tales Out of School, on YouTube  —  In the good old days, students simply used technology like cellphones to cheat on tests.  Now, they're posting what happens in their classrooms on YouTube.  —  Two students who attend the equivalent of Grade 9 at a school in Gatineau, Quebec …
Discussion: Reel Pop and The Utube Blog
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
Jeff Sandquist:
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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 …
 
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Penni Crabtree / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Good old days gone for biotech
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Is Web 2.0 Darth Vader?
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
 Earlier Items: 
Google Blogoscoped:
Archive.org Founder Criticizes Google Book Scanning (Video)
Discussion: Googlified
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Vista underrated
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Inside World of Warcraft Gold Farm, Future of Work
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Fake chinese electronics selling better than the originals!
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Slashdot