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6:20 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.
Tom Krazit / CNET
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 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.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple introduces iLife '08
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Rich Brown / CNET   Mac Mini updated to Core 2 Duo CPUs
Darren Murph / Engadget:   Apple refreshes Mac mini, now with Core 2 Duo
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: All about Microsoft and jkOnTheRun
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 …
Discussion: Download Squad and
Arneh / WinBeta:
Windows XP SP3 Released To Small Group (Updated)
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   On tap: Hearing today in 'Windows Vista Capable' suit
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 …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
New York Times To Fold TimesSelect Presaging The Death of Paid Content
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 …
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 /   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.
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 …
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, and a Linux server will return your results.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Google signs on with Open Invention Network
Discussion: CNET, 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, but you could also try social bookmarking sites like Magnolia or Furl.
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.
HTC Advantage Brings New Level of Mobile Connectivity  —  Now available at CompUSA and  —  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.
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
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Wall Street Journal:
Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Americans Support Ban On Texting While Driving
Darren Murph / Engadget:
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