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10:30 AM 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).
Discussion: Mark Evans
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A.E Sheriff / Morning Paper:
Palm Gandolf in Living Color!!!
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Engadget
Paul Miller / Engadget:   Palm "Gandolf" images look legit, Windows Mobile version on the way as well
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 …
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  —  Here's some dirt that's sure to heat up the iPhone debates over the next 20 days.  According to alleged scans from the "iPhone Sales Training Workbook," we're seeing a vast array of features that we were already fully aware of …
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.
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.
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: b5media and ProBlogger Blog Tips
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.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
TorrentSpy Ordered By Federal Judge to Become MPAA Spy  —  According to CNET News.com. federal judge Jacqueline Chooljian requested that Torrentspy (what's in a name) must start creating logs detailing their user's activities.  This, despite the site's privacy policy which states they will never monitor their visitors without consent.
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?
BBC:
Cathedral row over computer war game  —  The Church of England is considering legal action against entertainment firm Sony for featuring Manchester Cathedral in a violent PlayStation video game.  —  The Church says Sony did not obtain permission to use the interior in the war game Resistance: Fall of Man.
 
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