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TidBITS#851/16-Oct-06

Just when you thought Eudora might never be updated, we have surprising news: the venerable email client is becoming an open-source project built on Mozilla’s Thunderbird. Read on for details, staff commentary, and a MacNotables podcast with Adam Engst and Macworld’s Jason Snell. Also in this issue, Apple releases a red iPod nano whose sales will contribute to global AIDS relief, Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion, and 3D-XplorMath makes scientific fine art. Plus, Glenn Fleishman notes the first set of ExpressCards coming to the Mac, and Charles Maurer returns with a review of Photomatix.

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

New iPod nano Sees (RED)

Apple will donate part of the proceeds from sales of a new, red-hued iPod nano model to the global fight against AIDS. The $200 iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED offers 4 GB of storage, just like the other colored iPod nanos the company announced last month (see "Apple Updates iPods, Introduces Movies, Previews iTV," 18-Sep-06)

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Mathematical Art from a Mac

The cover of the journal Science for 22-Sep-06 features a beautiful artwork titled "Still Life: Five Glass Surfaces on a Tabletop" by graphic artist Luc Benard and mathematician Richard Palais, but the image is neither a photograph nor a Photoshop illustration

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Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion

Search engine giant Google announced last week that it is buying the popular video sharing site YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock. Although Google has its own video sharing service, Google Video, traffic statistics from Hitwise show YouTube with two and a half times more hits than Google Video back in August 2006, and more than four times the visits in September 2006

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-Oct-06

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