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3:55 PM ET, October 16, 2007

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Apple:
Apple to Ship Mac OS X Leopard on October 26  —  Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X Leopard will go on sale Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple's online store is now accepting pre-orders.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Leopard: final features and further upgrade details  —  We got a chance this morning to pose a few queries to Brian Croll, Senior Director of Mac OS X Product Marketing, about today's Leopard release announcement.  Here's some of what he had to say, as well as some of the new features we're looking forward to in the next release.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Leopard release: October 26th  —  If you're one of the many speculating the release date for Apple's next version of OS X, Leopard, you can tick the other 10 of the remaining 11 business days left on the October calendar because it's finally official: Mac OS 10.5 launches Friday …
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
Exciting Announcements at eMetrics Today  —  Today at the eMetrics Summit in Washington, D.C. Brett Crosby announced several Google Analytics features that will be rolled out over the coming weeks.  Here's a rundown.  —  First, you'll be able to use Google Analytics to track site search activity.
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Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
Google updates Analytics service, unveils Urchin beta
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Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian:
S60 Touch Interface Launched  —  Today at the Symbian Smartphone Show Nokia showed S60 running with a touch interface.  The touch interface will support both finger and stylus input, has full multi lingual support, has support for tactile feedback (haptics) and is backwardly compatible with the existing S60 platform.
Business Week:
Will Apple Open the iPhone?  —  An official software-development kit may finally be announced at January's Macworld.  Why the wait?  It may have something to do with Leopard  —  William Hurley loves his iPhone.  But he'd love it even more if he could write software for it.  —  He's not alone.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft gets the open-source licensing nod from the OSI  —  Microsoft was awarded an official Open Source Initiative (OSI) approval for the two Shared Source licenses it submitted for consideration in August — but not without agreeing to some OSI-requested changes first.
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Jonrosenberg / Port 25:
Microsoft Out in the Open
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
VIDEO-SHARING WEB SITE GOES HIGH-DEF  —  User-generated videos are going high-def.  —  Vimeo, a nascent video-sharing Web site owned by Barry Diller's IAC, is expected to announce this week that it will begin distributing videos with a resolution of 1280 pixels by 720 pixels, the standard for high-definition.
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Vimeo Adds HD Video Offering - Is this a Monetization Angle?
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
The Techmeme pile-on — good or bad?  —  Tim O'Reilly has a great post up on O'Reilly Radar, in which he talks about what might be called (although he doesn't use the term) the "stupidity of crowds."  Using the meltdown in quantitative hedge funds, Facebook apps and Techmeme.com as examples …
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Natalie Kerris / Apple:
Apple Chooses Orange as Exclusive Carrier for iPhone in France  —  Apple® and Orange today announced that Orange, the leading wireless carrier in France, will be the exclusive French carrier partner for the revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in France on Thursday …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Stop the Presses: News Corp. Protects Its Interests... The Horror!  —  I was going to sit this one out, but I just can't.  —  Why is this news: Dow Jones Drops CNBC Ads From Web Sites in Favor of Fox Links, from NY Times (competitor of WSJ, by the way).  —  As you probably know …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Josh Quittner / Fortune:
Facebook's got Google running scared  —  Why Google is spooked by Facebook and would dearly love to squash it, says Fortune's Josh Quittner.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Google is the elephant in nearly every corner of the Internet, from search and advertising to web-based e-mail, online mapping, and home-brewed video.
Discussion: Business Technology
Alexis Morgenstern / Gaming Bits:
US Playstation 3 40GB Shows Up In Target Store Scan  —  Here's another source listing the upcoming stock of the US Playstation 3 40GB model, packed with Spider-Man.  We're assuming it is Spider-Man 3, since it's showing an in-stock date of 10/28/07, very close to the 10/30 release …
ir.idearc.com:
Superpages.com Moves Full Throttle with National Video Product Launch  —  Following a successful beta trial in select markets, Superpages.com(R), a service of Idearc Media Corp., today launched its Superpages Video advertising product nationally.  Superpages Video advertising allows local small …
ClickZ:
Yahoo Heats Up in Search Ad Race As Google Levels Off  —  Yahoo found "a secure footing" for search ad impressions and media spend during the third quarter of this year, according to a study by SearchIgnite and RBC Capital Markets.  The firms also indicated spending on Google search ads dwindled …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo: Bringing Geeky Back  —  Under CEO Jerry Yang's direction, the Web portal is trying to return to its tech roots and shift away from being a media catch-all  —  From the outside, it might not look like much has changed at Yahoo! (YHOO) since Jerry Yang took the reins as chief executive in June.
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Matt McAlister
 
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Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Four startups ready to change the face of email
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Security expert: Storm botnet 'services' could be sold
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InfoWorld:
Core, Qualys to enter Web apps scanning market
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
MySpace Signs First Licensing Deal With Major Label; Will Share …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Does Your Building Need A Social Network? Why Not.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Ubuntu Plans Eye Candy for Desktop Computers and Beyond
BBC:
BBC 'must offer iPlayer for all'
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Apple drops price of DRM-free iTunes
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
On tap: Another Microsoft Communications launch
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
AT&T Moves Ahead on DISH Deal
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Are all 'open' Web platforms created equal?
Cameron Olthuis / Search Engine Land:
The Social Media Marketing KISS
Reuters:
AT&T changes fee policy for customer contracts
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Google Tries to Fix Broken Links
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YouTube rolls out filtering tools
 

 
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