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11:15 PM ET, August 29, 2007

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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta  —  update @ 14:53 PDT: The exec closest to the development process, Core Operating System Division (COSD) Sr. VP Jon DeVaan, gives his personal take on Windows Vista SP1 over at Press Pass — check it out.  —  Now is the time and the time is now …
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Brandon LeBlanc / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta White Paper  —  Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Beta Whitepaper  —  Introduction  —  When developing Windows Vista, Microsoft set out to provide higher levels of productivity, mobility, and security, with lower costs.  After more than six months …
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 TIMING UPDATE  —  With over 300,000 downloads of Beta 3 already under our belt, there is a lot of excitement here in Redmond as we get closer to our release candidate milestone for Windows Server 2008.  Customers and partners are very impressed with what they see …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Vista SP1: Small things come in big packages
Discussion: TechSpot News
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
More on Yahoo Reorg: Sue Decker's Memo  —  We got the full internal memo Sue Decker sent this afternoon to the team, on Yahoo's (Nsdq: YHOO) reorg..the full memo is here.  See our earlier post on the reorg.  Salient points from the memo:  — Jerry and I and the rest of the management team …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Mashable!
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo's New President Oversees a Shake-Up  —  Susan L. Decker, Yahoo's new president, is putting her stamp on the company in a reorganization of its management ranks that creates a new division responsible for generating the bulk of the company's revenue.  —  The latest in a string …
Discussion: Business Week
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Hey Kids! Let's Put On a Yahoo Reorg!
Discussion: Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hulu Translates To "Cease" and "Desist" in Swahili.  Oops.  —  Congratulations are in order to YouTube-competitor Hulu, which took just five months to come up with a name after announcing itself in March.  CEO Jason Kilar says the name "captures the spirit of the service we're building" in an open letter published today.
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Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
NewCo finally gets a name: Hulu
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Worm In The Apple  —  Apple Chief Steve Jobs' not-so-secret plan to take over the world is going well.  On the desktop, Apple's Macs are chewing away at Dell and Gateway's market share.  The iPod has squashed Microsoft's Zune beneath its tank treads.  Now the iPhone threatens to roll through …
Facebook Developers News Feed:
A Shift to Engagement.  —  As we indicated earlier, today we are introducing new guidelines that will change how applications are ranked in the application directory.  Currently, the focus is on total number of users, but going forward it will be based on user engagement.
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Colin Smillie / Inside Facebook:   New Application Engagement Metrics from Facebook
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
The Next iPod  —  Don't even think about buying an iPod between now and Sept. 5.  Apple has invited the press to a "special event" next week in San Francisco.  And as usual, Apple won't say what it plans to announce.  Or much of anything.  —  But it doesn't take one of Hewlett-Packard's …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
HP Virtus revealed  —  We don't yet know a lot about this happening new HP desktop, except that it's been dubbed the Virtus and it's got some fairly slick design.  We'll hit you up with more as we get it — for now, bask in our gallery of leaked shots.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Crave
Leo Babauta / Web Worker Daily:
GTD for Bloggers: The Art of Stress-free Blogging  —  The ever-popular productivity book Getting Things Done, by David Allen, caught on fire within the last few years through the power of blogs.  And while many a blogger has fallen in love with GTD, and in fact many GTD blogs have been created …
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Mitt Romney - Jumpcut Candidate Remix  —  Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has teamed with Yahoo on an ad-creation contest for his campaign.  —  Jumpcut, the video editing site Yahoo picked up last September, will host the Team Mitt contest.  The promotion runs through September 17th.
Google LatLong:
In-car Google Local Search with BMW ConnectedDrive  —  In March, BMW introduced Google Maps Send to Car in Germany.  As of today, we've expanded this service to all of our European BMW Assist customers.  In addition to Google Maps Deutschland, you can now send businesses from Google Maps …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
New DVD-sized disc to hold 1 to 5 terabytes of data  —  The optical disc revolution started with CDs and then moved on to DVDs, and we're in the midst of the next-gen battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray.  Since the birth of the CD 25 years ago, we've gone from 600 MB to whopping 50 GB …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
 
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David Pogue / New York Times:
A Camera for Generation Z
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Monster outlines anti-fraud measures
Discussion: TechSpot News
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
SplashCast Launches New Multimedia Player - It's Smooth
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
EarthLink pays $5 million to delay Houston Wi-Fi buildout
Matthew Moskovciak / Crave:
Cheap HD DVD player coming—format war rages on
Discussion: Gizmodo
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Red Hat adds to system monitoring service
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Vista's Long Goodbye strikes again
Discussion: TechSpot News
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Patent troll sues Google, nine others over e-mail filtering and autoresponders
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
U.S. to Russia: Allofmp3.com closes door on your WTO chances
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
VW, Apple 'iCar' in the works?
Discussion: Macsimum News
Tom Neumayr / Apple:
Apple Announces Hit Television Programming Now Available on the …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: 802.11n good enough to chase Ethernet from the enterprise
Discussion: Computerworld and RSS
David Lazarus / Los Angeles Times:
Time of day calling it quits at AT&T  —  It's the end of time …
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Does Google own your content?
Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
Japan's Warp-Speed Ride to Internet Future