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12:20 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 …
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
It's official: Leopard to go on sale October 26
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
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Post Slobbers Over IAC's Vimeo. So It's Not Toast?
Discussion: Webware.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 …
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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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
Eric Lander / Search Engine Journal:
SMX Panel Recap: Linkbait - Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites  —  The second panel of the day was "Linkbait - Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites" and it was of course focused on creating and maintaining successful link bait.  The panel here was made up Rebecca Kelley, Brent Csutoras and Cameron Olthuis.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Are all 'open' Web platforms created equal?  —  There's been a lot of talk lately about various Web platform vendors opening up their programming interfaces in order to make their offerings more readily customizable and programmable.  —  Facebook has opened up its social-networking platform to developers.
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Yahoo Gaining in the Search-Ad Biz?
Cameron Olthuis / Search Engine Land:
The Social Media Marketing KISS
Discussion: Alt Search Engines
Darren Murph / Engadget:
40GB PlayStation 3 shows up in US Target for $399
Reuters:
Napster relaunches with Web-enabled platform
Discussion: Engadget and TechCrunch
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Another keyboard for Dr. Octopus
Discussion: OhGizmo!
Reuters:
AT&T changes fee policy for customer contracts
Discussion: Gizmodo
Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel to up 45nm Core 2 Extreme prices by 50% next year
Discussion: The Tech Report
InfoWorld:
Asustek's low-cost Eee PC will sport Windows XP
 Earlier Items: 
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Earnings Preview: Yahoo (YHOO), Intel (INTC), McClatchy
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
E.W. Scripps to Split in Two; Scripps Networks Interactive …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tries to Fix Broken Links
Michael Tiemann / Open Source Initiative:
OSI Approves Microsoft License Submissions
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: AdMob Snares Google's Kevin Scott
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court Orders
 

 
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