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4:35 PM ET, August 7, 2007

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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.
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Apple:
Apple Introduces iLife '08  —  Major New Versions of iPhoto & iMovie  —  Apple® today introduced iLife® '08, the most significant upgrade ever to Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, featuring a major new version of iPhoto® and a completely reinvented …
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.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple's new iMac  —  Who could've seen this one coming?  Apple surprised no one this morning with brand new iMacs.  Built from aluminum and glass, the new all-in-one desktops feature a complete redesign and will come in two sizes: 20-inch and 24-inch.  There's the usual compliment of ports like USB 2.0 …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's new iMac and keyboard: first hands-on
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple refreshes Mac mini, now with Core 2 Duo
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Rich Brown / CNET News.com:   Apple extends its desktop design lead
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 …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
New York Times to ax premium online content, rival says
Discussion: Reuters and Mashable!
Yahoo! News:
New York Times to end paid Web service: report
Discussion: Rev2.org
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
New York Times To Fold TimesSelect Presaging The Death of Paid Content
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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Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Online ads to overtake US newspapers  —  The rapid growth of online advertising is expected to see the sector overtake US newspaper advertising in terms of size by 2011.  —  The forecast comes against a backdrop of declining advertising sales reported by newspaper groups this year in spite of continued strength in the US economy.
Laurie Petersen / MediaPost Publications:
Internet Ad Spending Set To Overtake All Other Media By 2011: VSS
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 …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Four more cities added to Google street View
Discussion: CNET News.com
Microsoft:
Microsoft Lowers Price of Xbox 360 by $50  —  Price drop coincides with release of "Madden NFL 08" on Xbox 360, one of many titles that make up the greatest holiday lineup in video game history.  —  Microsoft Corp. today kicked off the greatest holiday lineup in video game history by announcing …
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Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:   Xbox 360 price cut doubled in Canada
Chris DiBona / Official Google Blog:
Joining OIN  —  You'll often hear members of our open source team say, "Every time you use Google, you're using Linux."  It's absolutely true.  Check a Google engineer's workstation, and you'll probably find it's running Linux.  Do a search on Google.com, and a Linux server will return your results.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google signs on with Open Invention Network
Discussion: CNET News.com, Inquirer and Mashable!
Wall Street Journal:
Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit  —  A trade association representing major music publishers signed on as plaintiffs in an existing lawsuit accusing YouTube of copyright infringement, joining a growing list of parties who argue Google Inc.'s video-sharing service routinely violates intellectual-property rights.
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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:   YouTube Expands Its Class-Action Suit Collection
BBC:
Microsoft MP3 fine dropped  —  A US district court has overturned a decision ordering Microsoft to pay phone firm Alcatel-Lucent $1.52bn (£777m) for infringing music patents.  —  The federal judge in San Diego reversed a jury's decision which had ruled that Microsoft's Media Player software infringed on two Alcatel patents.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
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Arneh / WinBeta:
Windows XP SP3 Released To Small Group (Updated)  —  Forum CP  · Admin CP  —  Add to Favorites  —  Welcome to WinBeta.  —  Your number one source for the latest Windows news and reviews.  We will keep you up to date within the community and beyond!
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Nokia:
The new Nokia Prism collection: progressive design cut with personalized style  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled the Prism collection, its latest range of mobile phones aimed at style-conscious consumers.  The Prism collection consists of the Nokia 7900 Prism and the Nokia 7500 Prism …
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Americans Support Ban On Texting While Driving  —  Eighty-nine percent of American adults believe that sending text messages or emails while driving is dangerous and should be banned according to a new survey commissioned by mobile messaging service Pinger and conducted by Harris Interactive.
Leelefever / Common Craft:
Video: Social Bookmarking in Plain English  —  We made this video because we want others to feel the power of social bookmarking and how it works to make web pages easier to remember, organize and share.  —  This video is focused on Del.icio.us, but you could also try social bookmarking sites like Magnolia or Furl.
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: Slashdot
Brandon West / Rev2.org:
Skype and Dailymotion Announce Partnership  —  Dailymotion, the world's largest independent video sharing site, and Skype, the peer-to-peer telephone network, announced a partnership today.  This partnership will establish a Dailymotion channel on Skype, giving users the ability to share videos from Dailymotion's Mood Channels.
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
 
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Lenovo, Acer reportedly sizing up Packard Bell
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