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6:20 AM ET, August 8, 2007

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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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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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media Is Buying, Hearst goes Kaboodle
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hearst Acquires Kaboodle for $30+ million
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Windows Vista Pre-SP1 Performance and Reliability Updates Released
David DeJean / InformationWeek:
Smartphone Browser Shootout: Palm, BlackBerry, HTC Vs. iPhone  —  Has Apple succeeded in setting a new mobile Web-browsing paradigm?  We examine how the Palm Treo, BlackBerry Curve, and HTC Wing stack up against the iPhone.  —  This spring has seen a flood of new smartphone models, many of them with larger, more Web-friendly screens.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Slashdot
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Mendelson Tiu / Smarthouse:
Palm Treo 750 Updates To Windows Mobile 6
Discussion: Engadget
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Palm officially announces Windows Mobile 6 for Treo 750
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
Google News Blog:
Perspectives about the news from people in the news  —  We wanted to give you a heads-up on a new, experimental feature we'll be trying out on the Google News home page.  Starting this week, we'll be displaying reader comments on stories in Google News, but with a bit of a twist...
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google News Adds Comments  —  Google News is useful if you want to read all the related articles in a single view and to get an unbiased overview of the most important stories, but it lacks interactivity and user participation.  To change this, the news site will allow comments, but only from people involved in a story.
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.
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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 …
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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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
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
People search engine Spock launches  —  Spock, the Redwood City, Calif. search engine for people, launches tomorrow after a year of suspense.  —  It has remained secretive for months (see our original coverage), testing its engine, adding some 100,000 profiles and inserting other social networking features.
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!
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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
NTT's HC-1000 puts you in control of home security  —  Here in America, we don't take our home security systems lightly, but for those in Japan, it appears that they haven't resorted to installing sensor-triggered weapons in their windows just yet.  The HC-1000 camera can be controlled via …
 
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Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
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PR Newswire:
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Discussion: Engadget and PC World
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
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Smashing Magazine:
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Discussion: digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Intense Debate Soups Up Your Blog Comments
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Unboxing the new, brushed metal iMac
Brad Linder / TV Squad:
Hackers discover how to download streaming movies from Netflix
Discussion: Mashable!, Download Squad and digg
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Former Brocade CEO found guilty of stock options back-dating
Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Red Hat, Dell unveil JBoss OEM deal, IBM enlists Novell's help
Discussion: The Register and eWEEK.com
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