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11:25 AM ET, June 8, 2007

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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 …
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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 …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Get ready for the summer of Apple  —  news analysis Apple is preparing for one of the most pivotal summers in its history.  —  On June 29, the company is expected to release the iPhone, perhaps one of the most hyped gadgets in history and a clear sign of where CEO Steve Jobs is placing his bets.
Discussion: Wired News
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google Universal Search - Video and Maps Benefit  —  Our column in TIME this week is about Google's dominance of the search market which, as of this week, measures at 64.8% of all U.S. Internet searches, more than double the nearest competitor Yahoo! Search.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Google Maps & YouTube Are Big Traffic Winners in Google Universal Update
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Xbox Games, May Cut Price to Woo Moms (Update1)  —  Microsoft Corp. has won over 20-year- old gamers, who spend hours a day launching rockets and firing plasma guns on the company's Xbox 360.  Now it wants their moms.  —  To lure them, the world's largest software maker …
ZDNet Australia / CNET News.com:
Face recognition set for takeoff in Australia  —  Despite a series of technical hiccups, the first public trials of Australia's biometric SmartGate project are set to take place in Brisbane in August, six months behind schedule.  —  In development since 2002, the SmartGate uses facial-recognition technology …
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
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Parallels Desktop 3.0 is LIVE!  —  Join us at www.myspace.com/parallelsinc!  —  Parallels Desktop 3.0 is LIVE!  —  Just a week after announcing the Release Candidate of Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, I'm very happy to let you know that we've wrapped up testing and that the final release version of 3.0 is live and ready for sale!
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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.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Are You Blogging This?  A Web 2.0 Song.  —  It's a cheap trick, but it works.  At least till it's over-exposed.  —  David Lee King, a librarian from Kansas, has put together a clever music video called "Are you blogging this?  A Web 2.0 Song" Of course, that frank appeal is a one-time stunt …
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 …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Firefox Tip: Paste multiple lines to input boxes  —  Paste multiple lines to input boxes  —  If you've ever tried copying and pasting a multi-line address into Google Maps just to realize that an input box will only take one line at a time—meaning that you have to copy and paste each line individually …
Discussion: Compiler and digg
Associated Press:
San Antonio to test municipal wireless network  —  SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio is partnering with AT&T Inc. to build a municipal wireless Internet network serving downtown as a test project that could some day be expanded to cover the rest of the city.  —  The project, approved by the City Council …
Mike Yamamoto / CNET News.com:
The $3,500 USB drive  —  It's not uncommon to see USB drives that look like they belong in a jewelry case, which makes their prices somewhat less outrageous because they can at least do double duty as a pendant or necklace.  But then there are other storage keys whose main function seems to be wasting money.
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
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
 
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EB presents Menlow-based UMPC platform.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Engadget
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
New YouTube API Coming Soon
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Square Enix clarifies position on Final Fantasy for 360
Discussion: Kotaku and Game | Life
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ITC ANNOUNCES REMEDY IN BROADCOM/QUALCOMM INVESTIGATION
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Sub-$100 Nvidia GeForce 8400 to Launch June 19
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Molly Peterson / Bloomberg:
AT&T, Verizon oppose Google airwave proposal
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Gamasutra:
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Ham radio group says FCC turns deaf ear to BPL interference complaints
Blogging Molly / AppScout:
Google and Wild Sanctuary Team Up to Bring Sound to 'Earth'
Discussion: InsideGoogle and ResourceShelf
Dan Gillmor / San Francisco Chronicle:
Journalism isn't dying, it's reviving
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com and Romenesko
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Time to short Apple?  —  Commentary: Functionality of iPhone will be duplicated by others