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12:15 AM ET, August 8, 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 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.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple unveils new iMacs, updated apps
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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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
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.
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft posts two major Vista fix packs for download
Discussion: Windows Connected
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 …
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING EXPLAINED WITH HAND GESTURES, PAPER PUPPETRY
Discussion: Common Craft and CenterNetworks
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 …
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 …
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
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Former Brocade CEO found guilty of stock options back-dating  —  Greg Reyes, former chief executive of data storage services provider Brocade Communications Systems, has been found guilty on ten counts of securities fraud and conspiracy to mislead investors and regulators.
america.htc.com:
HTC Advantage Brings New Level of Mobile Connectivity  —  Now available at CompUSA and Amazon.com  —  HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based smart devices, today announced the U.S. retail availability of the HTC Advantage.
 
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Verwandt.de: German Geni Clone
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Ad-supported SpiralFrog finally launches music site
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SF Chronicle Trims Business Section; The Best Are Gone
Smashing Magazine:
80 Beautiful Typefaces For Professional Design
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Intense Debate Soups Up Your Blog Comments
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Unboxing the new, brushed metal iMac
Brad Linder / TV Squad:
Hackers discover how to download streaming movies from Netflix
Discussion: Mashable! and Download Squad
Villu Arak / About Skype:
Skype takes video one step further
 Earlier Items: 
Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Red Hat, Dell unveil JBoss OEM deal, IBM enlists Novell's help
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Eric Schmidt Defines Web 3.0
Discussion: Rev2.org and CostPerNews
Claude Brodesser-Akner / AdAge:
Go Ahead and Watch This Show Illegally
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Glen Allsopp / Clickalite:
Technorati 100: Digg Homepaged 8000 Times
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's new metallic keyboards: in wired and Bluetooth flavors
Jessie Scanlon / Business Week:
Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla's plan for improving Firefox user retention rates
Wall Street Journal:
Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit
 

 
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