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2:30 PM ET, June 10, 2007

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PIC / PalmInfocenter.com:
New Treo Smartphone Images Leaked  —  Rumor: Two separate sources have posted possible images and specs on two new Palm Treo smartphones.  The images show a similar models, one with a new design running Palm OS and another running Windows Mobile Standard (formerly WM Smartphone edition).
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A.E Sheriff / Morning Paper:
Palm Gandolf in Living Color!!!  —  Okay all of you non believers.  The Palm Gondolf is a reality and here is a picture in living color.  This device will be available sometime in the 4th quarter and will be targeted to the youth market.  The hope is that a sub $200 device will attract that younger crowd.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Engadget
Paul Miller / Engadget:   Palm "Gandolf" images look legit, Windows Mobile version on the way as well
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Watchdog group slams Google on privacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s privacy practices are the worst among the Internet's top destinations, according to a watchdog group seeking to intensify the recent focus on how the online search leader handles personal information about its users.
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privacyinternational.org:
A Consultation report  —  This report has been prepared by Privacy International following a six-month investigation into the privacy practices of key Internet based companies.  The ranking lists the best and the worst performers both in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 across the full spectrum of search …
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept.  —  Nearly a decade after the government began its landmark effort to break up Microsoft, the Bush administration has sharply changed course by repeatedly defending the company both in the United States and abroad against accusations of anticompetitive conduct …
Barbara Whitaker / New York Times:
Can Blogs Become a Big Source of Jobs?  —  SEARCH "blog," "blogger" or "blogging" on the Indeed.com job board and more than 13,000 jobs come up.  But narrow the search to job titles containing those words and the opportunities dwindle to just over 50.  —  The bottom line is this …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Details from AT&T's Sales Training Workbook  —  We've gotten copies of the full iPhone Training manual provided to AT&T employees that gives us a few more details about Apple's iPhone.  Thanks to cindynjgirl79 for providing the scans. … The training manual is broken down into features …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
iPhone details uncovered in Sales Training Workbook
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
German Viewers Pay Millions for 'Interactive' TV  —  There is money all over the floor.  A TV set in the back of the stage is showing soft porn.  More than half of the screen is occupied by flashy graphics promising up to 50.000 Euro, blinking countdowns, phone numbers and a word puzzle that a four-year-old could solve in a minute.
Denise Caruso / New York Times:
Media Innovations, Leaping From Lab to Screen  —  ONCE upon a time, before "the convergence" — of computer power with telecommunications and media — companies generally knew where their market stopped and someone else's began.  —  But the flood of technology has effectively washed away those boundaries.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
DivX GejBox media streamer hardware revealed  —  Looks like we were right about DivX developing some hardware: say hi to the DivX GejBox (no, we're not spelling that GejBox;-), sorry guys).  Basically this thing is a media streaming beta box to test out DivX's new connected hardware platform initiative …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Zatz Not Funny!
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
WWDC 2007 keynote bingo  —  It's that time again.  For a refresher course on keynote bingo, see the explanation accompanying the Macworld 2007 bingo card.  For WWDC 2007, it's the same deal: one card, no easy wins.  As usual, some unmarked squares from past cards have been carried over.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Spectrum Warriors  —  Think Apple's iPhone is cool?  You haven't seen anything yet, tech entrepreneurs promise—that is, if the phone companies would just get out of their way.  And they're asking the Feds to help them out.  —  This year the Federal Communications Commission …
Discussion: digg
Timothy B. Lee / New York Times:
A Patent Lie  —  WHAT a difference 16 years makes.  Last month, the technology world was abuzz over an interview in Fortune magazine in which Bradford Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, accused users and developers of various free software products of patent infringement and demanded royalties.
Michelle Higgins / New York Times:
Snapshots That Do More Than Bore Friends  —  FEW sentences in the English language are more dreaded than this seemingly innocent offer: "Oh, I must show you the pictures from my vacation."  Who wants to see endless shots of a friend lounging by a pool or in front of a monument, or — worse yet — their kids doing the very same things?
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Newspapers Find Online Video Niche  —  Dailies stake out Web territory with broadband newscasts.  But can they make money?  —  In the race to capitalize on the popularity of broadband video, newspapers are continuing to take a page from TV stations' playbooks by producing increasingly sophisticated newscasts and other Web programs.
 
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