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2:20 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 …
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.
Discussion: Crave, Macworld and Gadget Lab
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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.
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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: Webware.com
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
SMX Social Media: Hi, Linkbait Chum  —  At the SMX Social Media conference in New York City, panelists discussed the murky topic of social media sites, and how to draw traffic from them to your site.  —  A well-crafted story can bring approval and loads of profitable traffic …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Cameron Olthuis / Search Engine Land:
The Social Media Marketing KISS
Discussion: Alt Search Engines
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 …
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Apple drops price of DRM-free iTunes
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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 …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Chuqui 3.0
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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 …
Michael Tiemann / Open Source Initiative:
OSI Approves Microsoft License Submissions  —  Acting on the advice of the License Approval Chair, the OSI Board today approved the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL) and the Microsoft Reciprocal License (Ms-RL).  The decision to approve was informed by the overwhelming (though not unanimous) …
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
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
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 …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Analytics Adds New Features; Finally Updates Software Version  —  Just days after Ars Technica criticized Google for acquiring Urchin and then letting the software version of the analytics package rot, Google will today announce Urchin Software.  —  The announcement comes …
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 …
 
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
BBC iPlayer goes cross-platform with Flash, downloading still limited to Windows
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo: Bringing Geeky Back
Reuters:
Facebook settles New York child safety probe
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace, Sony-BMG Join Up. It's About Time.
Discussion: paidContent.org
InfoWorld:
Intel gives low-cost laptop chip the code name 'Diamondville'
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Treo 500v sports a revamped Windows Mobile interface
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Dow Jones Drops CNBC Ads From Web Sites in Favor of Fox Links
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
AT&T Moves Ahead on DISH Deal
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US Playstation 3 40GB Shows Up In Target Store Scan
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Another keyboard for Dr. Octopus
Discussion: Gizmodo and OhGizmo!
Reuters:
AT&T changes fee policy for customer contracts
Discussion: Gizmodo
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: AdMob Snares Google's Kevin Scott
Discussion: CenterNetworks
BBC:
YouTube rolls out filtering tools
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