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12:00 PM ET, August 8, 2007


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Google News Blog:
Perspectives about the news from people in the news  —  We wanted to give you a heads-up on a new, experimental feature we'll be trying out on the Google News home page.  Starting this week, we'll be displaying reader comments on stories in Google News, but with a bit of a twist...
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google News To Newsmakers: Send Us Your Comments  —  Weird.  That's the only way I can describe it.  Google News is asking people who are in news stories to email them comments about the story, which will be associated with those articles.  From the Google News Blog post:
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google News Adds (Special) Comments  —  Google News USA is rolling out an experimental feature that lets people or organizations who are part of a news story add a comment to the news.  "Our long-term vision is that any participant will be able to send in their comments, and we'll show them next to the articles about the story.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:   Google News Adds Comments
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Google News to Add Reader Comments
Discussion: Mashable!
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:   Google invites the people featured in news stories to comment
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Hearst Set to Buy Shoppers Site Kaboodle  —  Hearst Corp. plans to announce today its plans to acquire closely held start-up Kaboodle Inc., a service for sharing shopping recommendations and style advice online.  —  The deal marks Hearst's attempt to tap a new area of e-commerce …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media Is Buying, Hearst goes Kaboodle  —  Updated: First it was News Corp., then CondeNast and CBS Interactive.  Now Hearst Corp. and Forbes have joined the Web 2.0 party, snapping up tiny start-ups, and trying to capture the ongoing online shift of both audiences and advertising dollars.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hearst Acquires Kaboodle for $30+ million
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Social Shopping Startup Kaboodle Acquired by Hearst - And It's Easy to See Why...
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
People search engine Spock launches  —  Spock, the Redwood City, Calif. search engine for people, launches tomorrow after a year of suspense.  —  It has remained secretive for months (see our original coverage), testing its engine, adding some 100,000 profiles and inserting other social networking features.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Spock Open Public Beta
Discussion: Business Week
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
People Search Engine Spock Goes Live
Charles Cooper / CNET
Spock: Search's final frontier?
Discussion: Lifehacker
Andrew Catton / Dabble DB:
Introducing Dabble Do  —  We're very happy to announce our second product: Dabble Do, a social to-do list.  —  THE INTERACTION'S THE THING  —  With social to-dos, it's all about the interactions.  Everyone has their own list of the items assigned to them.
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's New iMacs Aim for Windows Users  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc., known in recent years for its eye-catching iPod and iPhone gadgets, moved to return attention to its heritage — computers — with a new line of consumer machines and software aimed at winning over more users of Windows-based PCs.
Jonathan Ratner / FP Trading Desk:
Apple expected to sell 2 million Macs in Q4, RBC updates iPhone checks
Discussion: Macsimum News
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple event features rare Q&A with Jobs and other executives
Discussion: Apple 2.0
Matt Stump / OneTRAK:
FiOS entry in Massachusetts doesn't uniformly wound competitors  —  An examination of wireline video subscriber patterns in 34 Massachusetts cities and towns after the introduction of Verizon Inc.'s FiOS TV reveals three early takeaways:  —  Initial incumbent cable subscriber losses can exceed 10%.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Who's afraid of FiOS?  —  Verizon's FiOS Broadband and TV service is widely believed to be kryptonite for Cable Companies.  Add satellite companies to the list, according to a study conducted by OneTrak, a market research firm.  They looked at 34 Massachusetts towns and came up with interesting conclusions.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Middle America, Meet The Hackers  —  Don't try to hack the hackers.  —  That's what Dateline NBC's Associate Producer Michelle Madigan learned at this year's DefCon, the largest gathering of hackers, crackers and security professionals in the world.  Going undercover, she hoped …
Discussion: Tech_Space and IT
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
How Apple's small things influence their big things  —  It's cool how Apple's design language keeps evolving.  One product design follows another.  There's a continuity this way, yet things continue to feel new.  And it's interesting how their small designs influence their large designs.
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Putting electronics in a spin  —  When engineers flick the switch to turn on the world's fastest supercomputer later this year it will be capable of chewing its way through 1,000 trillion calculations every year.  —  But this speedy number cruncher could soon look like the equivalent …
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
Moving Day  —  After two and a half years of camping out at, after more than 1,300 posts and many thousands of reader comments, this blog is moving.  From now on, we will reside here at  If you are a new reader, welcome.  If you are an old reader …
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ESPN Calls a Do-Over On Its Online-Video Site
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FaceTime inadvertently exposes customer contact info
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Hack Attack: Intermediate guide to BitTorrent
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
US Air Force takes delivery of micro unmanned aircrafts
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