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3:30 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
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Shhhh!  Pre-beta Vista SP1 is out there  —  Over the past couple of days, there have been new reports of sightings of the pre-beta of Windows Vista Service Pack (SP) 1.  The reported build number: 6001.16549 (longhorn_sp1beta1.070628-1825).  —  I've been getting tips over the past couple …
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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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
VSS:
New VSS Forecast Released  —  Shift to Alternative Media Strategies Will Drive U.S. Communications Spending Growth in 2007-2011 Period; Consumer Media Usage Expected to Level Off Going Forward … While communications spending growth accelerated in 2006, outpacing nominal GDP for the fourth …
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Laurie Petersen / MediaPost Publications:
Internet Ad Spending Set To Overtake All Other Media By 2011: VSS
Discussion: ContentBlogger and Download Squad
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.
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
Andrew / 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.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Former Brocade CEO found guilty of stock options back-dating  —  Greg Reyes, former chief executive of data storage services provider Brocade Communications Systems, has been found guilty on ten counts of securities fraud and conspiracy to mislead investors and regulators.
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM, paidContent.org and Mashable!
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Unboxing the new, brushed metal iMac  —  Well, you knew they were coming.  Somebody on staff (*cough* Mr. Bangeman) couldn't handle it any longer—five hours was already way, way too long.  He is already the proud owner of a new, brushed aluminum iMac.  A 20", 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo iMac, to be exact.
 
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Brad Linder / TV Squad:
Hackers discover how to download streaming movies from Netflix
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Dan Ackerman / CNET News.com:
Hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC
Discussion: New York Times
Villu Arak / About Skype:
Skype takes video one step further
Paula Rooney / Open Source:
Red Hat, Dell unveil JBoss OEM deal, IBM enlists Novell's help
Discussion: eWEEK.com and The Register
Claude Brodesser-Akner / AdAge:
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Discussion: TorrentFreak and TV Squad
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Technorati 100: Digg Homepaged 8000 Times
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla's plan for improving Firefox user retention rates
Wall Street Journal:
Music Publishers Join YouTube Copyright Suit