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10:05 PM ET, May 28, 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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Official Google Mac Blog:
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 …
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:   Apple's 10.5.3 update is finally signed, sealed, delivered
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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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 …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Video: Google demos the HTC Dream at I/O conference  —  Word on the street is that Google just busted out a live demo of the oft-rumored HTC Dream doing its Android-flavored thing at the company's I/O conference in San Francisco.  Reports tell us that the device is a roughly 3-inch by 5-inch touchscreen phone with a slider keyboard.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Jerry Yang: We Weren't Close To Microsoft Deal, We're Not Under Seige, Give Us Time  —  This is the definition of a defensive crouch: Explaining, over and over again, that you're not in a defensive crouch.  —  We're not sure that given the circumstances, anyone in Jerry Yang's position …
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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.
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
What to expect in the next Windows: The iPhone
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: Yahoo's Yang: “I Understand My Obligation To Stockholders;” …
John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and President Sue Decker
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
Discussion: Bits and Google Earth Blog
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Google Earth's 3D Goodness Comes to the Browser
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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.
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.
Discussion: InfoWorld, GigaOM, WebProNews and TechCrunch
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Shows Facebook How It's Done: Google Gears To Power Messaging
Discussion: GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb and VoIP Blog
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Yahoo BrowserPlus Challenges Adobe Air, Google Gears
Discussion: Webware.com
Chris Prince / Official Google Blog:
Happy birthday, Google Gears!
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
SNEAK PEEK: Sony's Ultra-Thin OLED TV  —  Among the worthies appearing onstage at the D6 conference Wednesday morning: Sony CEO Howard Stringer.  Among the things he'll be talking about, we're told: Sony's newish OLED TVs — its line of super-thin screens built using organic light-emitting diodes.
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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.”
John Leyden / The Register:
Mozilla guns for Guinness world record with Firefox 3.0  —  Slips out RC2 ahead of the download madness  —  Mozilla aims to make Firefox 3 a record breaker.  It wants the release of the next version of its flagship open source browser to be accompanied by a record for the most software downloads in a single 24-hour period 1.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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).
Discussion: paidContent.org
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.
 
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Google:
Google App Engine to Announce Open Sign-ups, Pricing Plans …
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