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11:40 AM 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: Computerworld and Digg
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
It's official: Leopard to go on sale October 26  —  After much speculation, Apple has confirmed that the next version of its Mac OS X operating system, "Leopard," will hit stores on Friday, October 26, at 6 p.m.  —  The company has stated that Leopard, which was delayed this spring due …
Discussion: Think Secret
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 …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Vimeo Adds HD Video Offering - Is this a Monetization Angle?  —  Vimeo sure has been getting some major media play the last week.  We wrote about Vimeo in the challenge with Viddler and noted some of their new features as well, Silicon Alley Insider called them a "sale" and today they get mainstream attention from the NY Post.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Post Slobbers Over IAC's Vimeo. So It's Not Toast?
Discussion: CNET News.com
BBC:
YouTube rolls out filtering tools  —  Video site YouTube is launching filtering tools to clamp down on the sharing of video without permission.  —  The tools, called Video Identification, will block copyright material from appearing and spreading on the site.
Discussion: PDA, TECH.BLORGE.com and MarketWatch
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David King / Official Google Blog:
Latest content ID tool for YouTube
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 …
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] …
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) …
Discussion: DailyTech and Epicenter
Microsoft:
Microsoft Releases New Search Services for Internet and Mobile Customers  —  Latest releases complete fall updates for Live Search service, including voice search and location-aware technology.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the final updates to the fall release of its Live Search service …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
50x Faster Than BitTorrent: I Want  —  Thomas Crampton interviews Ogilvy China's Kaiser Kuo on the current state of web development in China in the video above.  It's interesting in its entirity as they discuss the growing wave of Web 2. development in China, but of particular note …
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Citywide Wi-Fi Improving, Testing Firm Novarum Reports  —  Novarum has released a limited set of its first-half 2007 findings while testing metro-scale Wi-Fi and cell data networks: The rankings are finding, but I'm more interested in what they discovered while performing their tests.
Discussion: DSLreports and dailywireless.org
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
E.W. Scripps to Split in Two; Scripps Networks Interactive to be Spun Off to Shareholders  —  E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP) says its board has approved a plan to split itself into two separate companies.  Scripps Network Interactive, which consists of the company's cable networks and internet properties …
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.
 
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Reuters:
Napster relaunches with Web-enabled platform
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Another keyboard for Dr. Octopus
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Reuters:
AT&T changes fee policy for customer contracts
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel to up 45nm Core 2 Extreme prices by 50% next year
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InfoWorld:
Asustek's low-cost Eee PC will sport Windows XP
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