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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 …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.3
Discussion: AppleInsider
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
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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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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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Live From I/O: Android Pulls An iPhone, App Engine Goes Public, and Google Embraces the Open Web  —  We're here at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for Google I/O, where the Mountain View-based search giant is covering a broad range of topics - from Android to App Engine, OpenSocial to Web Toolkit …
Discussion: Tech Beat and 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: GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb and VoIP Blog
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Chris Prince / Official Google Blog:
Happy birthday, Google Gears!
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Guys Like Us Avoid Monopolies ...  I've received quite a few messages about Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates's “monopolies” comment, which we've been running in the quote box on our D6 Highlights page.  For the curious, here's a quick recap of the exchange that led up to it.
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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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louisgray.com:
SezWho CEO Jitendra Gupta Speaks on Tejit Buy
Discussion: bub.blicio.us and A VC
Vincent Nguyen / Android Community:
First LIVE images of FULLSCREEN Android demo!  —  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.
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.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Fatal bandwidth: 6 cell tower deaths in 5 weeks  —  There's a price to pay for the wireless networks we take for granted.  —  On May 16, Jonathan Guilford, 25, of Fort Payne, Alabama, was working on an AT&T UMTS (3G) project in Haubstadt, Ind., when he fell to his death from a 200-foot tower …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ozzie: Open source a more disruptive competitor than Google  —  Google has nothing on open source when it comes to potential competitive threats to Microsoft, according to Redmond's Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie.  —  Ozzie fielded a number of questions on his role at Microsoft …
InfoWorld:
VMware buys application performance vendor  —  VMware has inked a deal to buy B-hive Networks, an application performance management vendor in San Mateo, Calif., and Herzliya, Israel, for an undisclosed sum, the company said Wednesday.  The deal is set to close in the third quarter.
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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NCTA.com:
Sony Electronics and Major U.S. Cable Operators Negotiate National …
Royal Pingdom:
Google Analytics dominates the top 500 websites
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AOL Joins OpenSocial
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Orange offering current iPhone owners cheap 3G upgrade
Discussion: One More Thing
Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
A Peek Into Yahoo! BrowserPlus
Discussion: TechCrunch and Computerworld
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Analysts: Apple won't sell 10 million iPhones in 2008
Chris Mellor / The Register:
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Karina Frayter / CNN:
Dell deceived customers, judge says
Discussion: Ars Technica
Vator.tv:
Video - the next acquisition for CBS Interactive?
Discussion: Beet.TV and HipMojo.com
Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Increased 14 Per Cent …
Qualcomm:
Qualcomm and Adobe Collaborate to Empower Developer Ecosystems …
Discussion: Flash Devices and VentureBeat
APC:
Palm readies next-gen ‘Web 2.0’ OS
Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:
Is Apple changing course on variable pricing?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Gene Marcial / Business Week:
Yahoo's Endgame  —  Negotiations with Microsoft and Google …
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Belgian newspapers ask Google for $77.5 million in damages
 

 
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