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1:15 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 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 …
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg and Digg
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.
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Nokia:
S60 smartphone software evolves to enrich the user experience  —  Expanding the platform with intuitive touch user interface, sensor technologies and complete web video experience  —  Symbian Smartphone Show, London, UK - As Internet is entering into the core of mobile experiences …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's S60 Touch Interface announced
Discussion: Mobility Site and Digg
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?
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Post Slobbers Over IAC's Vimeo. So It's Not Toast?
Discussion: Webware.com
Reuters:
Napster relaunches with Web-enabled platform  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Napster Inc, the digital music service, said on Tuesday it plans to attract more customers by moving to a Web-based platform allowing users to play their music from any computer without having to download any additional software.
Discussion: last100, Epicenter and TechCrunch
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:   Napster relaunches, shifts focus from hardware to web
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.
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple says iPhone complies with eco standards  —  The iPhone meets the restrictions placed on hazardous substances, Apple said in the wake of a Greenpeace report published on Monday.  —  "Like all Apple products worldwide, iPhone complies with RoHS [Restriction of Hazardous Substances] …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0
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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 …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:   40GB PlayStation 3 shows up in US Target for $399
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes Plus DRM-free tracks expanding, dropping to 99 cents  —  It's been a while since Apple launched iTunes Plus, its version of DRM-free tracks sold through the iTunes Store.  Only EMI tracks were sold as 256kbps, DRM-free AAC files through the iTunes Store in May, and in June …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
On tap: Another Microsoft Communications launch  —  In San Francisco this morning, Microsoft is launching its latest foray into the market for "unified communications" — back-end server and desktop PC programs that let businesses combine phone, instant messaging, and e-mail functions with …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tries to Fix Broken Links  —  Many people don't know the difference between Google's search box and the browser's address bar.  This confusion is accentuated by the fact that the address bar is also a search box in some cases and Google, like most search engines, steal the focus from the address bar.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Layoffs Memo: BoomTown Decodes the Memo, So You Don't Have To!  —  Yesterday, BoomTown broke the official news that 2,000 employees (out of 10,000 worldwide) would be made redundant at AOL.  —  Sure, we've asked for the obligatory on-the-record interview with CEO Randy Falco (pictured here) …
BBC Press Office:
BBC signs deal with Wi-Fi operator The Cloud to extend public access to online content  —  The BBC has become the first UK broadcaster to have all of its online content made available free via Wi-Fi, it was announced today by BBC Director of Future Media & Technology Ashley Highfield.
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
AT&T Moves Ahead on DISH Deal  —  AT&T has hired Goldman Sachs to explore the acquisition of EchoStar (DISH - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr), TheStreet.com has learned.  —  Goldman was hired by AT&T about a month ago, says a source familiar with the companies.
 
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Reuters:
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Intel to up 45nm Core 2 Extreme prices by 50% next year
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Michael Tiemann / Open Source Initiative:
OSI Approves Microsoft License Submissions
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: AdMob Snares Google's Kevin Scott
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BBC:
YouTube rolls out filtering tools
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