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This is a roundup of tabs I have open while I put off writing and cleaning my office.

  • Wall St. Journal is reporting RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be priced less than $500, which sounds pretty sweet to me. Also reported in the story, data from research firm Gartner Inc. show the global market share of Apple’s iOS software is up to 16.7% in the third quarter, passing Research in Motion’s 14.8%.
  • AdAge is reporting Time Inc. executive Wayne Powers is moving to Yahoo as head of North American Sales, replacing Joanne Bradford, who left Yahoo to join Demand Media in March. Powers will report to Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo veep of Americas (cq) business.
  • The New Yorker asks on Twitter: “Think you know everything about Sarah Palin? Take our quiz!” I did, and I’m surprised that I didn’t score higher than I did. I have to read about this woman all the time. In my defense, I do work nights and I’m happy to say I don’t know JACK about TLC programming.
  • The unbelievably overrated Tina Fey was honored with the 13th Annual Mark Twain Award for American Humor last night at the Kennedy Center. I’m reading about this because I’m often fascinated with celebrities I can’t stand, and because one of my best friends covered the event and wrote a nice piece.

All right, it’s time to close the tabs. There are chores to be done, errands to run.

Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog, and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her employers'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

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