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10:55 AM ET, October 16, 2007

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Apple:
Apple to Ship Mac OS X Leopard on October 26  —  Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X Leopard will go on sale Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple's online store is now accepting pre-orders.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Leopard release: October 26th  —  If you're one of the many speculating the release date for Apple's next version of OS X, Leopard, you can tick the other 10 of the remaining 11 business days left on the October calendar because it's finally official: Mac OS 10.5 launches Friday …
Discussion: Computerworld
David King / Official Google Blog:
Latest content ID tool for YouTube  —  A few months ago, we announced the initial development of a highly complicated technology platform — content identification tools for YouTube.  Today, we are pleased to launch, in beta form, YouTube Video Identification.
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Peter Burrows / Business Week:   Nabbing Video Pirates: Who Needs Google?
BBC:
YouTube rolls out filtering tools
Discussion: PDA and TECH.BLORGE.com
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Google unveils copyright protection tools
Discussion: Variety and last100
Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian:
S60 Touch Interface Launched  —  Today at the Symbian Smartphone Show Nokia showed S60 running with a touch interface.  The touch interface will support both finger and stylus input, has full multi lingual support, has support for tactile feedback (haptics) and is backwardly compatible with the existing S60 platform.
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Nokia:
S60 smartphone software evolves to enrich the user experience  —  Expanding the platform with intuitive touch user interface, sensor technologies and complete web video experience  —  Symbian Smartphone Show, London, UK - As Internet is entering into the core of mobile experiences …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple says iPhone complies with eco standards  —  The iPhone meets the restrictions placed on hazardous substances, Apple said in the wake of a Greenpeace report published on Monday.  —  "Like all Apple products worldwide, iPhone complies with RoHS [Restriction of Hazardous Substances] …
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Greenpeace:
Scientific tests reveal iPhone contains hazardous chemicals …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes Plus DRM-free tracks expanding, dropping to 99 cents  —  It's been a while since Apple launched iTunes Plus, its version of DRM-free tracks sold through the iTunes Store.  Only EMI tracks were sold as 256kbps, DRM-free AAC files through the iTunes Store in May, and in June …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Releases New Search Services for Internet and Mobile Customers  —  Latest releases complete fall updates for Live Search service, including voice search and location-aware technology.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the final updates to the fall release of its Live Search service …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Layoffs Memo: BoomTown Decodes the Memo, So You Don't Have To!  —  Yesterday, BoomTown broke the official news that 2,000 employees (out of 10,000 worldwide) would be made redundant at AOL.  —  Sure, we've asked for the obligatory on-the-record interview with CEO Randy Falco (pictured here) …
Discussion: DailyTech and Epicenter
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
50x Faster Than BitTorrent: I Want  —  Thomas Crampton interviews Ogilvy China's Kaiser Kuo on the current state of web development in China in the video above.  It's interesting in its entirity as they discuss the growing wave of Web 2. development in China, but of particular note …
Reuters:
AT&T changes fee policy for customer contracts  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N), the biggest U.S. mobile service, said on Tuesday that it will reduce some fees for customers who exit phone contracts before they are completed, in an effort to offer users more flexibility.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
E.W. Scripps to Split in Two; Scripps Networks Interactive to be Spun Off to Shareholders  —  E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP) says its board has approved a plan to split itself into two separate companies.  Scripps Network Interactive, which consists of the company's cable networks and internet properties …
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Citywide Wi-Fi Improving, Testing Firm Novarum Reports  —  Novarum has released a limited set of its first-half 2007 findings while testing metro-scale Wi-Fi and cell data networks: The rankings are finding, but I'm more interested in what they discovered while performing their tests.
Discussion: DSLreports
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
VIDEO-SHARING WEB SITE GOES HIGH-DEF  —  User-generated videos are going high-def.  —  Vimeo, a nascent video-sharing Web site owned by Barry Diller's IAC, is expected to announce this week that it will begin distributing videos with a resolution of 1280 pixels by 720 pixels, the standard for high-definition.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tries to Fix Broken Links  —  Many people don't know the difference between Google's search box and the browser's address bar.  This confusion is accentuated by the fact that the address bar is also a search box in some cases and Google, like most search engines, steal the focus from the address bar.
 
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Another keyboard for Dr. Octopus
Discussion: OhGizmo!
Tony Smith / The Register:
Intel to up 45nm Core 2 Extreme prices by 50% next year
Discussion: The Tech Report
InfoWorld:
Asustek's low-cost Eee PC will sport Windows XP
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Earnings Preview: Yahoo (YHOO), Intel (INTC), McClatchy
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Consumer Internet Barometer
Discussion: NewTeeVee, MarketingVOX and 901am
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Attention all Verizon Wireless customers: Read this now
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The iPhone impact: Treo, T-Mobile take biggest hit
Discussion: iLounge, Gizmodo and Business Wire
Michael Tiemann / Open Source Initiative:
OSI Approves Microsoft License Submissions
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Exclusive: AdMob Snares Google's Kevin Scott
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL to Trim 2,000 Jobs in a Continuing Overhaul
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Egan Orion / Inquirer:
AP makes the case that it doesn't get the Internet
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
YuMe, Blinkx latest video ad companies to make splash
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court Orders
Discussion: DSLreports and IP Democracy
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Hatebook Embraces the "Evil" Side of Social Networking