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6:45 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: 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
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
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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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 …
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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Penni Crabtree / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Good old days gone for biotech
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
NexTouch ET 500 802.11n WiFi phone
Discussion: VoIP Blog
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
David Galbraith:
I just saw a Zune, and guess what? Its a piece of s**t.
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