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8:05 AM ET, October 26, 2009

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Ephraim Gadsby / Gawker:
Bill Keller: Apple Tablet ‘Impending’  —  Bill Keller may have casually mentioned that Apple's not-officially-happening-but-clearly- happening tablet computer is imminent and that the New York Times are working to bring content to it.  —  Earlier this year a stealth team from the newspaper was rumoured …
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
NYTimes' Executive Editor mentions ‘the impending Apple slate’  —  Bill Keller, Executive Editor for the New York Times might have accidentally let a big one (monster!) slip.  At 8:33 in the following clip (that wasn't supposed to be recorded) from his October 16th “all hands” …
Discussion: I4U News and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Nancy Scola / Personal Democracy Forum:
WhiteHouse.gov Goes Drupal [Updated]  —  WhiteHouse.gov has gone Drupal.  After months of planning, says an Obama Administration source, the White House has ditched the proprietary content management system that had been in place since the days of the Bush Administration in favor …
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Pros to receive new Quad-core processors in coming weeks?  —  An Applesana forum poster (via Applesfera) is reporting that the new Mac OS 10.6.2 OS build 10C531 contains the following references to new MacBook Pros:  —  Current MacBook Pros are Version 5_5.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Netflix Movies Stream to Sony's PlayStation 3  —  Next month, the 9 million U.S. owners of Sony's PlayStation 3 game consoles will have another entertainment option available to them: streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix.  —  The long-awaited announcement gives Netflix another distribution channel …
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Twitter Serves Up Ideas From Its Followers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Companies big and small monitor Twitter to find out what their customers like and what they want changed.  Twitter does the same.  —  It started two years ago as a bare-bones service, offering little more than the ability to post 140-character messages.
Michael Rose / TUAW:
Found Footage: iPhone costumes are either genius or deeply misguided  —  You have to hand it to Reko and John for their stick-to-it-iveness; they were behind a similar set of iPhone costumes in 2007, but those didn't have the fully-functional power of these new outfits.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
HTC Launches Multi-Million Dollar Ad Campaign About ‘You’ To Become Household Name  —  HTC may be the most successful cellphone company you've never heard of.  —  At least that was the headline three years ago when the Taiwanese-based company was getting serious about establishing itself …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce And Adobe Partner To Offer Flash-Based Applications In The Cloud  —  With all of its SaaS offerings, Salesforce.com is consistently integrating with other forms of cutting edge technologies, such as Twitter, Box.net, and more to offer clients more diverse and appealing options.
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
IT leaders trust Microsoft more than Google, 2-to-1  —  Microsoft has a long history with CIOs.  Google is one of the most trusted brands on earth.  TechRepublic's CIO Jury ruled on which one IT trusts more.  —  Google has gotten much more aggressive about expanding beyond Web search in 2009.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tilera debuts chip with 100 computing brains for vast data centers  —  Networking chip maker Tilera is debuting a chip today with 100 computing brains.  It believes that this hydra beast will be able to improve the computing power of data centers while reducing their power consumption at the same time.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and GigaOM
Brough / Communications:
Has AT&T Wireless data congestion been self-inflicted?  —  We've all heard or read stories about how iPhone usage has overloaded the AT&T Wireless network but it's likely at least some of their problems are the result of configuration errors specifically, congestion collapse induced by misconfigured buffers in their mobile core network.
Discussion: IntoMobile, Slashdot and Joho the Blog
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Jeff Bezos, Spark Capital, Bet on Aviary, a Web-Based Would-Be Adobe  —  Last week, Jeff Bezos made $2 billion in one day, courtesy of a massive spike in Amazon (AMZN) shares.  What will he do with the extra dough?  —  Perhaps plow it into more startups like Aviary, a Long Island-based design software company.
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media  —  It was the final unanswered question about Windows 7.  But now, thanks to numerous reader reports and my own hands-on experience, I'm can now report that Microsoft is still making it difficult to clean install Windows 7 with Upgrade media.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Just How Big Is TweetMeme Anyway, And Why Does It Matter?  —  There is a lot of chatter about TweetMeme's rather robust growth to over 18 million unique monthly visitors on Compete.com.  That puts them ahead of well known sites like LinkedIn and gmail.com with 15 million and 9 million visitors, respectively, on the service).
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Online Rally May Sidestep Newspapers  —  It was a good day for newspaper Web sites when Mercedes-Benz USA introduced its updated E-Class cars this summer.  Mercedes bought out the ad space on the home pages of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
TomTom car mount now available at US Apple store for $120  —  The Tomtom iPhone mounting kit is now available in the US Apple Store.  We still think it is exploitation of iPhone customers when a full Tomtom can often be had for less than the $120 Apple Store price of the Mounting kit alone.
Discussion: Engadget
Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
Windows 7 party with seven 7×7 In-N-Out burgers  —  SmugMug's Craig Meakin downs a 7×7 for Windows 7 by Chris MacAskill  —  First, let me preface this by saying this is a great way to kill yourself, and that I rarely eat meat or cheese, let alone 7 patties and 7 slices.
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:   Japan's Windows 7 Whopper Is Real, and It's Horrifying
 
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Press Association:
Web set for non-English addresses
Discussion: digital.asiaone.com and CircleID
Louis Gray:
Twitter Snags Platform Manager Josh Elman From Facebook
Thanks:atul
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Demos to show spying on mobile IP calls
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Dennis Fisher / threatpost:
Report: Cyberterror Not a Credible Threat
Discussion: Slashdot
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Weezer, plane crashes and everything else that's worrying …
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Opera Mini Now Serving Over 500 Million Pageviews Per Day
Thanks:enauzer
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
David Pogue Sings Steve Jobs Tribute: “Don't Cry For Me, Cupertino” [VIDEO]