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6:50 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 …
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear and Kindle Review
Nancy Scola / Personal Democracy Forum: Goes Drupal [Updated]  — 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 …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Thoughts on the switch to Drupal  —  Yesterday, the new media team at the White House announced via the Associated Press that is now running on Drupal, the open source content management system.  That Drupal implementation is in turn running on a Red Hat Linux system …
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and Slashdot
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: IntoMobile and
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: GigaOM, Gadget Lab and PC World
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce And Adobe Partner To Offer Flash-Based Applications In The Cloud  —  With all of its SaaS offerings, is consistently integrating with other forms of cutting edge technologies, such as Twitter,, and more to offer clients more diverse and appealing options.
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.
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: Joho the Blog and Slashdot
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Weezer, plane crashes and everything else that's worrying about the real-time web  —  A little before 9pm on Wednesday night and I'm standing on the ‘VIP’ balcony of San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, holding a can of something called ‘MySpace Buzz’ and waiting for Weezer to take to the stage.
Ken Gagne / Computerworld:
Yahoo GeoCities closes on Oct. 26  —  GeoCities, once the Internet's third most visited domain, will be shutting down on Oct. 26, taking with it thousands of user home pages.  All that information will be history.... Fortunately, some historians are making sure it's not lost to the annals of time.
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.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:   Japan's Windows 7 Whopper Is Real, and It's Horrifying
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