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5:40 AM ET, May 29, 2008

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Apple:
About the Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update  —  The Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5, 10.5.1, and 10.5.2 Leopard.  It includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.  For detailed information about security updates, please visit this website.
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Mac OS X 10.5.3: sync Google Contacts  —  Are you one of those people who find that no matter how hard you try to keep your contact info organized, it always winds up scattered all over?  Your dad's IM handle is on your Mac, while that business lead's fax number is on your iPhone …
Vincent Nguyen / Android Community:
First LIVE images and videos of FULLSCREEN Android demos!  —  Google's latest Android prototype is miles improved over the versions we last saw.  Back at CES the GUI was clunky and the whole thing looked relatively primative; Google themselves asked us to keep an open mind and instead concentrate on the OS' potential.
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: Dell Mini Inspiron, Their First Mini Laptop  —  I bumped into Michael Dell at All Things D after his interview, and he was nice enough to show me this laptop that he was carrying that he said no one's seen before.  It's a small form factor notebook, just like the Asus Eee and the HP 2133.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jerry Yang: “We're Done”  —  Walt Mossberg just finished interviewing Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and President Sue Decker (my real time notes are here, see Peter Kafka's notes as well).  —  The two key topics of the interview were the failed Microsoft merger, and Yahoo's core focus as a company.
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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and President Sue Decker
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Yahoo's Yang: “I Understand My Obligation To Stockholders;” …
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corporation  —  As chairman and CEO of News Corp. (NWS), Rupert Murdoch commands what may be the world's most powerful media empire, spanning movie studios, television networks, newspapers and a growing stable of Internet properties, including the wildly popular MySpace social network.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: News Corp.'s Murdoch “Mystified” By YHOO's Failure To Do MSFT Deal; Sees Recession; Will He Vote For Obama?  —  For the final session at D: All Things Digital today, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher are interviewing News Corp. (NWS) CEO Rupert Murdoch, who of course owns the Wall Street Journal …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   @ D6: Murdoch On WSJ: We Can Charge A Lot More; Looked At Bebo For $100M
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Zuckerberg and Sandberg On The State Of Facebook  —  This should be fun: In the last pre-dinner session at D: All Things Digital, we get Kara Swisher interviewing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.  —  Some highlights:  — Swisher apologized for calling Zuckerberg a “toddler CEO.”
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Zuckerberg: The end goal isn't to sell the company or IPO
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Glam Media launching revenue-sharing video platform  —  CARLSBAD, Calif.—Glam Media is launching a new platform for content distribution, the GlamTV Platform.  It will allow the video assets in its woman-focused network of sites to be shared to new destinations, and more importantly …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Glam offers new video ad network, gets acquisition offer for $1.3B
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Gets Fancy With Google I/O TShirts.  Too Fancy  —  With all the thousands of engineers at google, you'd think someone speaks binary.  But perhaps not.  Attendees of the Google I/O conference today were given t-shirts that, presumably, were supposed to spell GOOGLEIO on the front in binary.
Discussion: Strange Frequencies
Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
A Peek Into Yahoo! BrowserPlus  —  There's been a bit of speculation about BrowserPlus, the mysterious new platform from Yahoo!.  Today we remove that veil of mystery to show you directly what it is, what it does, and why we can't wait to hear what you think.
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Yahoo BrowserPlus Challenges Adobe Air, Google Gears
Discussion: CNET News.com and ZDNet.com.au
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
Zuckerberg returns to California to find employees irked over axed $600 housing subsidy  —  Mark Zuckerberg must be glad he's at the D6 conference in Carlsbad, where he has nothing to fear besides running into my boss.  We've heard one of the reasons Zuckerberg left town in the first place …
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Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
The Fork in the Road for Social Media  —  Social networking is at a major fork in the road.  Down one road is adding more features to a walled garden and opening up just enough, so that users seldom need to leave.  Most sites are going down this yellow brick road and the prize is clearly a big one.
Google LatLong:
Google Earth, meet the browser  —  When Google Maps was launched in 2005, few could have guessed the way map mashups would permeate the online world.  Online maps had been just something you used to get directions or to find the ten nearest grocery stores.  Google Maps and the Google Maps API proved …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Netvibes CEO Steps Down; Widget Platform Will Open Up  —  The founder of Netvibes is moving on.  Tariq Krim is stepping down as CEO of Netvibes to “spend less time day-to-day” at the company and work on a “new project,” he tells me.  (More details on that project later).
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