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3:55 PM 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 …
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 …
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Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Console "sweet spot" is $199, says Microsoft
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
The coming price war: why we may see a 360 price drop this holiday season
Discussion: Next Generation
Lessig News:
From Engaget: "Publishing exec 'steals' Google laptops in silly demonstration" — of just how little publishing executives understand  —  Engaget reports that "the head honcho of Macmillan Publishers" lifted a couple Google laptops at a recent BookExpo America, and then when he returned them …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Publishing exec 'steals' Google laptops in silly demonstration  —  We can't say that we'd recommend a CEO steal property from Google in order to prove a point, but the head honcho of Macmillan Publishers pushed his superego aside and did just that at a recent BookExpo America in NYC.
Discussion: Valleywag, AppScout and Adrants
Yahoo! Messenger for the Web:
Yahoo! Webcam ActiveX Controls  —  Do I need to update Yahoo! Messenger to the new version? … How do I get the Security Update? … What is the security issue? … How did Yahoo! learn of this? … What is the potential impact? … Who is affected? … Why do I have to install the update?
Qualcomm:
QUALCOMM Disagrees with ITC Decision and Seeks Stay and Presidential Veto of ITC Ban on Imports of Future 3G Mobile Broadband Handset Models  —  QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies …
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usitc.gov:
ITC ANNOUNCES REMEDY IN BROADCOM/QUALCOMM INVESTIGATION
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.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
YouTube Partially Takes Back Interface Changes
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Craigslist cuts off Listpic, cites bandwidth issues, TOS violations  —  Listpic, the visual searching and browsing tool for Craigslist has been blocked from the service as of yesterday.  Craigslist creator Craig Newmark posted on the Craigslist user forums to alert the community to the shutdown last night …
Discussion: Download Squad
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Craigslist blocks Listpic
Discussion: Compiler and Consumerist
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google overtakes Cisco as Silicon Valley's most valuable  —  Google, the fast growing search engine, has eclipsed Cisco Systems, the router maker for the Internet, to become Silicon Valley's most valuable company.  —  We'd been waiting for this to happen.  —  We first noticed Google achieve …
CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Hello from the new General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit - Craig Eisler  —  Wow!  I can't believe I'm actually here - General Manager of Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit.  I would not have guessed this is where I would've landed when I rejoined Microsoft.
Scot Finnie / Computerworld:
Mac vs. PC cost analysis: How does it all add up?  —  Everybody knows PCs are cheaper than Macs, right?  Wrong!  (At least sometimes.)  —  People have been arguing online about how much more expensive Macs are than PCs — or not — for more than a decade (and in print for years before that).
Discussion: Ars Technica and Macsimum News
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
PSP Slim Details Revealed  —  944 Views  —  Back in March, we brought word of a new and improved PlayStation Portable.  But what good are the rumblings of new hardware without some of the details?  Today, thanks to several sources close to Sony, we bring you that nitty gritty as the redesigned Playstation Portable nears completion.
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, CrunchGear and Gadget Lab
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Does Digital Fingerprinting Work?:  An Investigative Report  —  Audio and visual fingerprinting of copyrighted video is seen as the best way to combat infringement, but in NewTeeVee's testing this week across multiple sites, it did not work.  We were surprised to be able to upload multiple times …
Discussion: GigaOM
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 …
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
iNokia? - it's Nokia Media Transfer 1.0 beta - for Mac OS!  —  Here's another big piece of news.  Nokia has finally revealed the second half of its Mac OS connectivity strategy, with the release of Nokia Media Transfer 1. beta, adding to the existing iSync plugins with full sync of your iTunes music …
 
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'Stubborn' PC owner takes on Gateway
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eWEEK.com:
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Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
Ars takes a field trip: the Creation Museum
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
"Get a Mac" wins Most Successful Marketing Campaign of 2007
Discussion: Macsimum News and Macenstein
Shu-Ching Jean Chen / Forbes:
Google Wins Chinese 'Taste Test'
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Mike Yamamoto / CNET News.com:
The $3,500 USB drive  —  It's not uncommon to see USB drives …
Discussion: Shiny Shiny
 Earlier Items: 
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San Antonio to test municipal wireless network
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Lifehacker:
Firefox Tip: Paste multiple lines to input boxes
Discussion: Compiler and digg
UMPCPortal feed.:
EB presents Menlow-based UMPC platform.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and Engadget
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Square Enix clarifies position on Final Fantasy for 360
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Dell denies plan to exit LCD TV business
Dan Gillmor / San Francisco Chronicle:
Journalism isn't dying, it's reviving