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10:05 AM ET, August 8, 2007

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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.
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Google invites the people featured in news stories to comment  —  Have you ever been misquoted in a news story?  Did the reporter get the facts wrong?  If so, Google may be about to provide rapid redress.  Google's News blog is now floating the idea in a post headed Perspectives about the news from people in the news.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   Google News Adds (Special) Comments
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Google to Add Reader Comments on News Portal
Discussion: Mashable!
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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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 …
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
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Read/WriteWeb
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Fascination With ToDo Lists Continues
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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.
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Charles Cooper / CNET News.com:   Spock: Search's final frontier?
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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Mendelson Tiu / Smarthouse:
Palm Treo 750 Updates To Windows Mobile 6  —  Palm has announced the upcoming availability of the Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition operating system update for the Palm Treo 750 smartphone.  —  Palm's Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Olivier Rozay said …
Discussion: Engadget
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Palm officially announces Windows Mobile 6 for Treo 750
Discussion: 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
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's New iMacs Aim for Windows Users  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc., known in recent years for its eye-catching iPod and iPhone gadgets, moved to return attention to its heritage — computers — with a new line of consumer machines and software aimed at winning over more users of Windows-based PCs.
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, ParisLemon and Mashable!
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
How Apple's small things influence their big things  —  It's cool how Apple's design language keeps evolving.  One product design follows another.  There's a continuity this way, yet things continue to feel new.  And it's interesting how their small designs influence their large designs.
 
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