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5:30 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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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.
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.
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 …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple's new iMac and keyboard: first hands-on
Donald Melanson / Engadget:   Apple introduces iLife '08
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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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
New York Times To Fold TimesSelect Presaging The Death of Paid Content
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
New York Times to ax premium online content, rival says
Discussion: Reuters and Mashable!
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
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:   2011 vs 2021: The Web Shall Inherit the Earth
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.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:   Windows Vista Pre-SP1 Performance and Reliability Updates Released
Arneh / WinBeta:
Windows XP SP3 Released To Small Group (Updated)
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 …
Xbox.com:
Microsoft Lowers Price of Xbox 360 by $100 in Canada  —  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 …
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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, Mashable! and Inquirer
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
Glen Allsopp / Clickalite:
Technorati 100: Digg Homepaged 8000 Times  —  Glen Allsopp ~ Web General ~ August 7th, 2007 ~ 38 Comments ~ Join the Discussion!  —  If you enjoy the article Please Digg it Here  —  Research is the key to setting yourself apart from the competition online and so is having quality content; hopefully this post displays both.
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.
 
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Accoona IPO  —  Accoona, a search engine and, apparently …
Brandon West / Rev2.org:
Skype and Dailymotion Announce Partnership
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's new metallic keyboards: in wired and Bluetooth flavors
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla's plan for improving Firefox user retention rates
Andrew Thomas / Inquirer:
US surfers hand over $7 billion in phishing scams
Wall Street Journal:
Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit
 Earlier Items: 
Palm - About Palm, Inc.:
LogMeIn Adds Remote PC Access Capability to Palm Foleo Mobile Companion
BBC:
Microsoft MP3 fine dropped
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
Nokia:
The new Nokia Prism collection: progressive design cut with personalized style
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sun looses 'world's fastest chip' — the 1.4GHz Niagara 2
Steve Ranger / silicon.com:
Q&A: William Gibson, science fiction novelist