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5:20 PM 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: final features and further upgrade details  —  We got a chance this morning to pose a few queries to Brian Croll, Senior Director of Mac OS X Product Marketing, about today's Leopard release announcement.  Here's some of what he had to say, as well as some of the new features we're looking forward to in the next release.
Discussion: Crave, Roughly Drafted, Macworld and Gizmodo
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Revenues - $1,768 Million  —  Operating Income - $150 Million  —  Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense - $466 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO …
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IBM Reports 2007 Third-Quarter Results  —  ARMONK, N.Y.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—IBM (NYSE: IBM - News) today announced third-quarter 2007 diluted earnings of $1.68 per share from continuing operations compared with diluted earnings of $1.45 per share in the third quarter of 2006, an increase of 16 percent as reported.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel third quarter results solid; ups fourth quarter revenue target
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Business Week:
Will Apple Open the iPhone?  —  An official software-development kit may finally be announced at January's Macworld.  Why the wait?  It may have something to do with Leopard  —  William Hurley loves his iPhone.  But he'd love it even more if he could write software for it.  —  He's not alone.
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Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
Exciting Announcements at eMetrics Today  —  Today at the eMetrics Summit in Washington, D.C. Brett Crosby announced several Google Analytics features that will be rolled out over the coming weeks.  Here's a rundown.  —  First, you'll be able to use Google Analytics to track site search activity.
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Stop the Presses: News Corp. Protects Its Interests... The Horror!
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Natalie Kerris / Apple:
Apple Chooses Orange as Exclusive Carrier for iPhone in France  —  Apple® and Orange today announced that Orange, the leading wireless carrier in France, will be the exclusive French carrier partner for the revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in France on Thursday …
Josh Quittner / Fortune:
Facebook's got Google running scared  —  Why Google is spooked by Facebook and would dearly love to squash it, says Fortune's Josh Quittner.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Google is the elephant in nearly every corner of the Internet, from search and advertising to web-based e-mail, online mapping, and home-brewed video.
Discussion: Business Technology
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Ubuntu Plans Eye Candy for Desktop Computers and Beyond  —  What would it take to get the hundreds of millions of desktop computer users to switch from Windows to Linux?  —  Low cost and armies of devoted techies have not been enough.  So the people behind Ubuntu—a dialect of Linux— have a new idea: eye candy.
Alexis Morgenstern / Gaming Bits:
US Playstation 3 40GB Shows Up In Target Store Scan  —  Here's another source listing the upcoming stock of the US Playstation 3 40GB model, packed with Spider-Man.  We're assuming it is Spider-Man 3, since it's showing an in-stock date of 10/28/07, very close to the 10/30 release …
Market Wire:
Napster Debuts Web-Based Subscription Service, Delivering Digital Music Anytime, Anywhere  —  New Version 4.0 Features Intuitive Design, New Music Discovery Tools and One-Click Playlist Features  —  Napster, LLC (NasdaqGM:NAPS - News) today unveiled a major redesign of the industry's leading …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft gets the open-source licensing nod from the OSI  —  Microsoft was awarded an official Open Source Initiative (OSI) approval for the two Shared Source licenses it submitted for consideration in August — but not without agreeing to some OSI-requested changes first.
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.
 
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Jane Pinckard / GigaOM:
What Can Games Learn from Music's Mistakes?
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Bill Kee / Official Gmail Blog:
Updated Gmail for mobile application
Discussion: WebProNews and Mobility Site
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
House OKs four-year extension of Net tax ban
Discussion: WebProNews
Billboard.Biz:
Labels Sue Usenet Service
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ClickZ:
Yahoo Heats Up in Search Ad Race As Google Levels Off
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Does Your Building Need A Social Network? Why Not.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo: Bringing Geeky Back
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Reuters:
Facebook settles New York child safety probe
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MySpace, Sony-BMG Join Up. It's About Time.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Apple drops price of DRM-free iTunes
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
On tap: Another Microsoft Communications launch
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
AT&T Moves Ahead on DISH Deal
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Are all 'open' Web platforms created equal?
Cameron Olthuis / Search Engine Land:
The Social Media Marketing KISS
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tries to Fix Broken Links