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11:35 AM ET, November 6, 2007

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Crave at CNET UK:
Apple Tablet PC is real, says Asus  —  Crave hangs with people in high places — that's how we get exclusives and free food.  A few weeks ago we were having a civilised dinner with our friends at Asus and angling for cool stories when we were told in a very hushed manner: "Asus is helping Apple build a Tablet PC."
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple Tablet "confirmed" by Asus?  —  After a relative dearth of Apple rumors, Crave has resurrected the ol' Apple Tablet fiesta.  In fact, they claim to have received a hush-hush confirmation whispered across their meatloaf and pie.  The quote from some anonymous "friends at ASUS" …
Discussion: MacRumors and The Tablet PC
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Apple Working on Tablet?
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Google chose the Apache Software License over GPLv2 for Android  —  Google finally entered the mobile software market by turning the 2005 acquisition of Android into the Open Handset Alliance.  Google hopes to promote third-party mobile software development foster a broad developer community …
Discussion: CNET News.com and rc3.org
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Wall Street Journal:
Google Unveils Cellphone Alliance  —  Google Inc. announced today an ambitious alliance with 33 handset makers, wireless carriers and other technology companies to create low-cost mobile phones based on "open" technology standards.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., Internet company …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Google: As Open As It Wants To Be (IE, When It's Convenient)
New York Times:
Google Enters the Wireless World
Discussion: WinBeta and Skype Journal
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Five New iGoogle Themes  —  Here are some new iGoogle themes that will probably added soon to the customization dialog (the descriptions are from Google).  To add one of these themes to the active tab, go to iGoogle and type in the address bar the JavaScript code you'll find below.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
New iGoogle Themes  —  Laurenty mentions in the forum that Google has added some new official themes for the iGoogle homepage.  I'm not seeing these yet, but after a bit of digging around I was able to find the necessary XML files.  So, if you want to enable any of the new themes before they're …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I'm not happy with Leopard  —  I've given Leopard a chance, but it's pretty clear, this is not a good operating system release.  —  I've been out of the Mac loop for most of the last decade, just got back in a bit over 2 years ago.  I don't know if early OS releases are generally as crappy as this one …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
More Readers Trading Newspapers for Web Sites  —  THE circulation declines of American newspapers continued over the spring and summer, as sales across the industry fell almost 3 percent compared with the year before, according to figures released yesterday.
tomkarpik.com:
massive data loss bug in leopard  —  Update: The bug occurs regardless of the type of destination being moved to (whether it's local USB, local Firewire, SMB, etc.).  Also, I have been informed that this bug goes back all the way to Panther.  —  Leopard's Finder has a glaring bug …
Bloomberg:
Alibaba Shares Triple in Hong Kong Trading Debut  —  Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — Alibaba.com Ltd., operator of China's largest online trading site for companies, almost tripled on its first day after an initial public offering in Hong Kong, making the stock four times more expensive than Google Inc. relative to earnings.
Discussion: paidContent.org and BloggingStocks
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet the Crunchies  —  When it comes to the world of technology, the start-ups are the real stars.  In order to recognize the start-ups and their achievements, we are teaming up with TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat to collaborate on the Crunchies.  They are like the Grammies …
Discussion: Mark Evans
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies free enterprise-search product  —  Microsoft is expanding its family of enterprise-search products with a new, free, entry-level product, Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, which is due to ship in early 2008.  —  Microsoft made available on November 6 for download via …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Is Google Afraid of Facebook?  —  Google (GOOG) announced its OpenSocial strategy last week, starting with some of the smaller (albeit fast-growing) social networks, and quickly ensnaring MySpace (NWS), Bebo and a bunch of other companies to join its efforts.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
5 newspaper giants in talks about online ad network  —  Five of the nation's top newspaper companies are taking steps to create a national online advertising network they hope will help them recapture ad revenue leaking away from their print products.  —  Sources close to the situation said Gannett Co. …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Technorati Drops Content Older Than 6 Months Old  —  When Technorati announced a new CEO at the beginning of October, many were hoping that the once great Technorati would focus on its core blog search product, a product that had been virtually ignored as the company tried to be all things to everybody …
 
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Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune:
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Cathleen Jia / Inside AdSense:
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Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
Shawn Pogatchnik / Associated Press:
Microsoft expands in Ireland
Rev2.org:
Jason Jennings  —  Hi, I'm Jason.  I live in Sunny and beautiful San Diego, California.
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Fire truck with MiG engine: insanity defined
Discussion: OhGizmo!
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
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Discussion: Rolling Stone and Mashable!
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Social Enterprise - What Works, and What Doesn't
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Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
A need for speed: 802.11n router roundup
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
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