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10:25 AM ET, June 8, 2007

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Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Wireless energy promise powers up  —  A clean-cut vision of a future freed from the rat's nest of cables needed to power today's electronic gadgets has come one step closer to reality.  —  US researchers have successfully tested an experimental system to deliver power to devices without the need for wires.
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David Derbyshire / Daily Mail:
The end of the plug? …
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Kiss Boring Interfaces Goodbye With Apple's New Animated OS  —  Disco is software for burning disks that illustrates a new approach to interfaces: It smokes while it burns.  If you blow into your computer's microphone, the smoke blows across your desktop.  —  When Steve Jobs takes …
Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
A big Google-Apple partnership next week?  Bet on it.  —  I don't typically join the gaggle of folks trying to guess what Steve Jobs' next move is going to be, but for once I can't resist.  On Monday Jobs is taking the stage at Apple's worldwide developers conference in San Francisco …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: June 7, 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: June 12, 2007  —  This is an advance notification of six security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on June 12, 2007.
CNET News.com:
Import ban on 3G handsets could hurt industry  —  news analysis An import ban on all new models of 3G wireless handsets that use chipsets from Qualcomm could cause a huge headache for several cell phone makers and mobile operators if the matter is not resolved soon.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Reuters
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Square Enix clarifies position on Final Fantasy for 360  —  Future titles not ruled out  —  Square Enix has clarified that recent comments made by Shinji Hashimoto regarding Final Fantasy on Xbox 360 were referring to the company's current plans.  —  Japan's Nikkei BP quoted the executive producer …
Discussion: Kotaku and Game | Life
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Time to short Apple?  —  Commentary: Functionality of iPhone will be duplicated by others  —  BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — If you follow the rules and sell on good news and buy on the bad, now would be time to short Apple Inc. There is no company out there with this much good news.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google launches YouTube's money machine  —  YouTube has updated their embedded video player to include new features that I think make a lot of sense for Google.  The one I find most interesting gives users quick, uninterrupted access to related videos — this feature could be YouTube's much needed money maker.
Eric Dash / New York Times:
DOW JONES ENHANCES THE SEVERANCE PACKAGES FOR SENIOR MANAGERS  —  Dow Jones & Company may or may not be close to a sale, but yesterday it sweetened the pot for managers in case of a takeover.  —  In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dow Jones said it had amended …
Discussion: BloggingStocks and paidContent.org
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Time Warner to make decision on AOL at year-end  —  NEW YORK — Time Warner Inc. said on Thursday it will make a decision on AOL's future by the end of the year, addressing rampant speculation the online unit could be spun off or merged with another company.
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Gamasutra:
Exclusive: Activision Closes Vicarious Visions' CA Office  —  Gamasutra has learned that Activision has closed the doors on its Mountain View office, the California-based division of Spider-Man 3 co-developer Vicarious Visions, the New York-based developer that the company acquired in early 2005.
Blogging Molly / AppScout:
Google and Wild Sanctuary Team Up to Bring Sound to 'Earth'  —  About a month ago, AppScout reported that Wild Sanctuary was in talks with Google about mashing up their audio files with Google Earth.  Success!  The Wild Soundscape Tour, a free add-on layer, is now available for download.
Discussion: InsideGoogle and ResourceShelf
Dan Gillmor / San Francisco Chronicle:
Journalism isn't dying, it's reviving  —  Journalism's old guard is in a panic.  With the latest bad news — massive editorial staff reductions coming at the San Francisco Chronicle and believable rumors of similar cuts at an already shrunken San Jose Mercury News, among other things …
Discussion: Romenesko
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Sub-$100 Nvidia GeForce 8400 to Launch June 19  —  TAIPEI — According to the company's partners, Nvidia plans to launch a cheap version of its GeForce 8-series graphics card, the GeForce 8400, on June 19.  —  Sources interviewed here at the Computex show said that the card will be available …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Dell denies plan to exit LCD TV business  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Dell will sell a wider variety of television sets made by other manufacturers over its Web site but denied reports that it plans to stop making LCD TVs.  —  A number of industry blogs reported Thursday that Dell would exit …
 
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John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
New YouTube API Coming Soon
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
Baidu denies plans for European expansion
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Congress, RIAA and Universities prepare for P2P "arms race"
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usitc.gov:
ITC ANNOUNCES REMEDY IN BROADCOM/QUALCOMM INVESTIGATION
Molly Peterson / Bloomberg:
AT&T, Verizon oppose Google airwave proposal
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Who Knew That Fishermen Don't Know Old Undersea Copper Cables …
Discussion: Reuters
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iDOT shows off two more variants of VIA's NanoBook
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
iNokia? - it's Nokia Media Transfer 1.0 beta - for Mac OS!
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
What's Behind All These Patent Agreements?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Better Gizmo VoIP for your Nokia
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Warner Music Group And AnywhereCD Settle; DRM-Free Sales Of WMG …
Business Wire:
Steven Starr Elevated to Chairman of Revver's Board of Directors …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Ham radio group says FCC turns deaf ear to BPL interference complaints
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Parallels updates Windows-on-Mac software
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
AT&T hiring temps to control iPhone crowds at retail stores