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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.
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 …
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Earth Escapes the Client and Comes to the Browser  —  Google's 3D data has escaped the client and is now a welcome addition to the browser!  Today at Google I/O a Google Earth Browser plugin is going to be released.  With the plugin installed anybody with a Windows machine will be able …
Discussion: Google Earth Blog
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Pushes to Make Browser Applications More Powerful  —  Google has been a leading proponent of Web-based computing — software that is delivered over the Internet and typically runs insider a browser.  But most browser applications cannot do many of the things that more powerful PC-based software can.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Earth: Now in your browser!
Discussion: VentureBeat
Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Microsoft demonstrates Multi-touch  —  For years Microsoft has been investing in many forms of natural input in order to simplify the way people interact with their PC's and devices.  The advent of the original Windows graphical user interface forever changed the way people used their PC's.
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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Guys Like Us Avoid Monopolies ...
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Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Microsoft demos ‘touch Windows’
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Amazon's Bezos: To Launch For-Pay Movie Streaming Service; Stays Bullish On Kindle; Books Are Like Horses  —  In the first session at the D: All Things Digital conference at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California this morning, it's Amazon.com (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos.
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Amazon's Jeff Bezos: A passion for Kindle and digital content delivery
Discussion: CrunchGear and Technology Live
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Bezos: second Kindle is “not that near,” Amazon to launch paid streaming VoD
Google:
Google App Engine to Announce Open Sign-ups, Pricing Plans, and New APIs at Google I/O Google Developer Conference Starts Wednesday in San Francisco; Highlights a Richer, Maturing Web Platform  —  Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is getting ready to welcome more than 2900 developers to the Moscone Center …
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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Google Opens Google App Engine  —  Google also announces pricing for the development technology.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live From Google I/O  —  We're here at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for Google I/O.  —  VP of engineering Vic Gundotra is kicking things off with a keynote, which we will be streaming and live blogging below.  Also see our gallery of photos below from an Android demonstration given during the keynote.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Sony CEO Stringer: You can't afford our best TV  —  CARLSBAD, Calif.—Sony CEO Howard Stringer says the culture of profitability has returned to his company.  —  In an interview with Stringer at the D6 technology and media conference, the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg started by pointing …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Shows Facebook How It's Done: Google Gears To Power Messaging  —  The Google I/O conference in San Francisco kicks off today with a really welcome announcement: MySpace has integrated Google Gears into its messaging system, which will back up all messages to a user's local machine and allow for very fast search and sorting.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Chris Prince / Official Google Blog:
Happy birthday, Google Gears!
Discussion: The Inquisitr and AppScout
Gene Marcial / Business Week:
Yahoo's End Game  —  Negotiations with Microsoft and Google are taking place behind the scenes, writes BW's Gene Marcial.  A deal of some kind is imminent, according to his sources  —  Yahoo! finally looks ready to do a deal, according to people familiar with the situation.
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Man Allegedly Bilks E-trade, Schwab of $50,000 by Collecting Lots of Free ‘Micro-Deposits’  —  A California man has been indicted for an inventive scheme that allegedly siphoned $50,000 from online brokerage houses E-trade and Schwab.com in six months — a few pennies at a time.
InfoWorld:
VMware buys application performance vendor  —  VMware has inked a deal to buy B-hive Networks, an application performance management vendor in San Mateo, California, and Herzliya, Israel, for an undisclosed sum, the company said Wednesday.  The deal is set to close in the third quarter.
Discussion: eWeek and The Register
Market Wire:
D-Link Introduces Ethernet-to-Coax Kit for Extending the Home Network Using Existing TV Cabling in the Home  —  Easy-to-Use Adapter Kit Enables Fast Transfers of HD Video, Music, Gaming; Quick Solution for Connecting Devices in Multiple Rooms  —  D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider …
Discussion: DailyTech, Ubergizmo and Engadget
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
SezWho acquires Tejit to expand commenter reputations  —  Distributed commenter reputation service SezWho is growing a little bigger Wednesday morning with the acquisition of Tejit, an engine that tracks content around the Web to see how it links up with people, events, places, and more.
 
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
U.S. Protests EU Tech Tariffs
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Analysts: Apple won't sell 10 million iPhones in 2008
Kristin Shoemaker / Download Squad:
We call shenanigans: WiFi “allergies” do not exist, kiddies
Discussion: WebProNews and Crave
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
MTVN And NBCU Enter Joint Venture For Action Sports Tour
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ozzie: Open source a more disruptive competitor than Google
Discussion: Open Sources and LiveSide
Vator.tv:
Video - the next acquisition for CBS Interactive?
Discussion: Beet.TV and HipMojo.com
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple boosts iPod orders for current quarter, trims Macs slightly
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Qualcomm:
Qualcomm and Adobe Collaborate to Empower Developer Ecosystems …
APC:
Palm readies next-gen ‘Web 2.0’ OS
Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:
Is Apple changing course on variable pricing?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Activision's Kotick Unveils Guitar Hero World Tour
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Fatal bandwidth: 6 cell tower deaths in 5 weeks
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
For Coors Light, a Night Out That Begins on MySpace
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
The man who would run Yahoo
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