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4:05 AM ET, August 8, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Unveils New iMac  —  All New Line Features Sleek Aluminum 20- and 24-inch Designs  —  Apple® today unveiled an all new all-in-one iMac® line featuring gorgeous 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in elegant and professional aluminum and glass enclosures.
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Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Live from Apple's summer Mac product press conference
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple introduces iLife '08
Discussion: Infinite Loop and digg
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Forbes buys social bookmarking site Clipmarks  —  Clipmarks, one of the many startups that helps users collect and organize information from around the web, is being bought by Forbes Magazine, an inside source tells us.  —  The New York-based startup lets you select text, photos or videos on web pages …
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Microsoft Help and Support:
An update is available that improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista … INTRODUCTION  —  This update resolves issues that may affect some Windows Vista-based computers.  These issues have been reported by customers who are using the Error Reporting service or Microsoft Customer Support Services.
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Windows Vista Pre-SP1 Performance and Reliability Updates Released  —  Remember those leaked Windows Vista Pre-SP1 updates that I said I wasn't going to link to?  Well, today they were officially released by Microsoft.  They contain a ton of fixes that improve Vista in a number of areas.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Hearst Set to Buy Shoppers Site Kaboodle  —  Hearst Corp. plans to announce today its plans to acquire closely held start-up Kaboodle Inc., a service for sharing shopping recommendations and style advice online.  —  The deal marks Hearst's attempt to tap a new area of e-commerce …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media Is Buying, Hearst goes Kaboodle  —  Updated: First it was News Corp., then CondeNast and CBS Interactive.  Now Hearst Corp. and Forbes have joined the Web 2.0 party, snapping up tiny start-ups, and trying to capture the ongoing online shift of both audiences and advertising dollars.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hearst Acquires Kaboodle for $30+ million  —  This is the second recent acquisition announcement for Hearst Interactive Media - UGO for around $100 million last month, and tonight they are announcing the acquisition of Kaboodle, a social shopping service that launched in late 2005.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Dabble Do Launches - Social To-Do List for Facebook  —  Web office vendor Dabble DB has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon and launched a "social to-do list" called Dabble Do.  You can get it on Facebook here.  How is it social, I hear you ask?  Basically you can assign items not only to yourself …
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Andrew Catton / Dabble DB:
Introducing Dabble Do  —  We're very happy to announce our second product: Dabble Do, a social to-do list.  —  THE INTERACTION'S THE THING  —  With social to-dos, it's all about the interactions.  Everyone has their own list of the items assigned to them.
Stephen Chau / Google LatLong:
More Street View Cities  —  Since the launch of Street View we've been working hard on extending the service to more cities.  —  We're excited to announce that Street View is now available in San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando.  Like the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego features high-resolution imagery.
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america.htc.com:
HTC Advantage Brings New Level of Mobile Connectivity  —  Now available at CompUSA and Amazon.com  —  HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based smart devices, today announced the U.S. retail availability of the HTC Advantage.
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Palm officially announces Windows Mobile 6 for Treo 750
Discussion: Engadget and Pocket PC Thoughts
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
Moving Day  —  After two and a half years of camping out at Freakonomics.com, after more than 1,300 posts and many thousands of reader comments, this blog is moving.  From now on, we will reside here at NYTimes.com.  If you are a new reader, welcome.  If you are an old reader …
Discussion: rexblog.com
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Middle America, Meet The Hackers  —  Don't try to hack the hackers.  —  That's what Dateline NBC's Associate Producer Michelle Madigan learned at this year's DefCon, the largest gathering of hackers, crackers and security professionals in the world.  Going undercover, she hoped …
Discussion: IT
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Eric Schmidt Defines Web 3.0  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt was recently at the Seoul Digital Forum and he was asked to define Web 3.0 by an audience member.  After first joking that Web 2.0 is "a marketing term", Schmidt launched into a great definition of Web 3.0.
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Putting electronics in a spin  —  When engineers flick the switch to turn on the world's fastest supercomputer later this year it will be capable of chewing its way through 1,000 trillion calculations every year.  —  But this speedy number cruncher could soon look like the equivalent …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace Adds The Onion  —  The Onion, the Soho-based website/newspaper/multimedia comedy juggernaut, has signed on to distribute its stuff through News Corp.'s MySpace.  There's a wacky press release full of Wall Street Journal jokes and the like (the best part may be the straight-faced addendum …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Mashable!
 
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Skype takes video one step further
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Former Brocade CEO found guilty of stock options back-dating
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David DeJean / InformationWeek:
Smartphone Browser Shootout: Palm, BlackBerry, HTC Vs. iPhone
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