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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
Darren Murph / Engadget:   Apple refreshes Mac mini, now with Core 2 Duo
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's new iMac and keyboard: first hands-on
Discussion: WinExtra
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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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 …
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Windows Vista Pre-SP1 Performance and Reliability Updates Released
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 …
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.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:   2011 vs 2021: The Web Shall Inherit the Earth
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 …
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!
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.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla's plan for improving Firefox user retention rates  —  Firefox is seeing tremendous adoption rates in some parts of the world.  In order to perpetuate this growth trend, Mozilla has to continue to find new ways to bring Firefox to a broader audience.
Brad Linder / TV Squad:
Hackers discover how to download streaming movies from Netflix  —  Earlier this year Netflix announced a new service that would allow you to watch a limited number of videos online instead of waiting for the DVDs to come in the mail.  The service is free with your regular subscription.
Discussion: Download Squad
 
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Cisco CFO Powell To Step Down Next Year; Chambers Trumpets Web 2.0
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Forbes buys social bookmarking site Clipmarks
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Dan Ackerman / CNET News.com:
Hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Former Brocade CEO found guilty of stock options back-dating
Discussion: Computerworld and The Register
Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Red Hat, Dell unveil JBoss OEM deal, IBM enlists Novell's help
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Eric Schmidt Defines Web 3.0
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HTC Advantage Brings New Level of Mobile Connectivity
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Smartphone Browser Shootout: Palm, BlackBerry, HTC Vs. iPhone
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's new metallic keyboards: in wired and Bluetooth flavors
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US surfers hand over $7 billion in phishing scams
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Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Americans Support Ban On Texting While Driving
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