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9:55 PM ET, August 7, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Unveils New iMac  —  All New Line Features Sleek Aluminum 20- and 24-inch Designs  —  Apple® today unveiled an all new all-in-one iMac® line featuring gorgeous 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in elegant and professional aluminum and glass enclosures.
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live from Apple's summer Mac product press conference  —  8:51AM (all times in PST): Well, we're here... And we're a bit early.  Not too many folks waiting around; we'll let you know as they start admitting.  —  9:27AM: Plenty of people here now, the usual suspects — gadgetrati VIPs and, well, little old us.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple unveils new iMacs, updated apps  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced two new iMacs at the start of an event held Tuesday at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.  —  The 20-inch and 24-inch iMacs are the latest editions of Apple's all-in-one iMac design.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Apple Mac Event - Live Update  —  Macworld's live coverage of Tuesday's event in Cupertino has concluded.  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. this morning to present to a select group of journalists and other VIPs.
Discussion: Apple, PC World and Digital Daily
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple introduces iLife '08
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Microsoft Help and Support:
An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista … INTRODUCTION  —  This update resolves issues that may affect some Windows Vista-based computers.  These issues have been reported by customers who are using the Error Reporting service or Microsoft Customer Support Services.
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Windows Vista Pre-SP1 Performance and Reliability Updates Released  —  Remember those leaked Windows Vista Pre-SP1 updates that I said I wasn't going to link to?  Well, today they were officially released by Microsoft.  They contain a ton of fixes that improve Vista in a number of areas.
Microsoft Help and Support:
An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista … INTRODUCTION  —  This update resolves some compatibility issues and reliability issues in Windows Vista.  By applying this update, you can achieve better reliability and hardware compatibility in various scenarios.
Discussion: Today @ PC World and Geek Speaker
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Shhhh!  Pre-beta Vista SP1 is out there  —  Over the past couple of days, there have been new reports of sightings of the pre-beta of Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1.  The reported build number: 6001.16549 (longhorn_sp1beta1.070628-1825).  —  I've been getting tips over the past couple …
VSS:
New VSS Forecast Released  —  Shift to Alternative Media Strategies Will Drive U.S. Communications Spending Growth in 2007-2011 Period; Consumer Media Usage Expected to Level Off Going Forward … While communications spending growth accelerated in 2006, outpacing nominal GDP for the fourth …
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Laurie Petersen / MediaPost Publications:
Internet Ad Spending Set To Overtake All Other Media By 2011: VSS
Discussion: Download Squad
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
TIMESSELECT CONTENT FREED  —  The New York Times is poised to stop charging readers for online access to its Op-Ed columnists and other content, The Post has learned.  —  After much internal debate, Times executives - including publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. - made the decision to end …
Stephen Chau / Google LatLong:
More Street View Cities  —  Since the launch of Street View we've been working hard on extending the service to more cities.  —  We're excited to announce that Street View is now available in San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando.  Like the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego features high-resolution imagery.
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Los Angeles Times:
Google Maps redraw the realm of privacy  —  As street-level photos are added to the site, fears of intrusion arise.  —  Google Inc. has been watching you, Southern California.  —  A caravan of cars and trucks mounted with cameras has been driving city streets for months …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Forbes buys social bookmarking site Clipmarks  —  Clipmarks, one of the many startups that helps users collect and organize information from around the web, is being bought by Forbes Magazine, an inside source tells us.  —  The New York-based startup lets you select text, photos or videos on web pages …
Villu Arak / About Skype:
Skype takes video one step further  —  LUXEMBOURG, August 7, 2007 - Skype has announced its users can now make conversations even more fun-packed by sharing video content with their friends and family across the world.  Following new partnerships with leading independent video sharing sites Dailymotion …
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Brandon West / Rev2.org:
Skype and Dailymotion Announce Partnership
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
David DeJean / InformationWeek:
Smartphone Browser Shootout: Palm, BlackBerry, HTC Vs. iPhone  —  Has Apple succeeded in setting a new mobile Web-browsing paradigm?  We examine how the Palm Treo, BlackBerry Curve, and HTC Wing stack up against the iPhone.  —  This spring has seen a flood of new smartphone models, many of them with larger, more Web-friendly screens.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Slashdot
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Unboxing the new, brushed metal iMac
Discussion: Gadgetell
Brad Linder / TV Squad:
Hackers discover how to download streaming movies from Netflix
Discussion: Mashable! and Download Squad
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Former Brocade CEO found guilty of stock options back-dating
Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Red Hat, Dell unveil JBoss OEM deal, IBM enlists Novell's help
Discussion: The Register and eWEEK.com
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Eric Schmidt Defines Web 3.0
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HTC Advantage Brings New Level of Mobile Connectivity
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Apple's new metallic keyboards: in wired and Bluetooth flavors
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Wall Street Journal:
Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit
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Americans Support Ban On Texting While Driving
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