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4:30 PM ET, May 6, 2008

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The Boy Genius Report:
Apple and AT&T to launch iPhone 3G a lot sooner than we think?  —  Well, here's the story.  Let's start this off by saying that we think this might be a little bit too early, but you never know with Apple.  Anyways, we told y'all last year before the first iPhone launched that AT&T employees …
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Rumor: AT&T Says No Employee Vacations Between June 15 and July 12 For the 3G iPhone  —  According to cellpassion, AT&T's pulling a similar move as Apple did last year, disallowing any employee vacations for a period from June 15 to July 12.  If this is true, there's only one reason why AT&T would do this: the 3G iPhone.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and CellPassion
Vodafone:
Vodafone to Offer Apple's iPhone in Ten Markets  —  Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe.  Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
The iPhone to go around the world in 80 days (or whenever the 3G version is ready)
Discussion: Computerworld and iLounge
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Apple forced into iPhone contracts U-turn
Discussion: MuniWireless, iLounge and MacRumors
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Andreessen to Facebook Board?  —  Silicon Valley luminary Marc Andreessen (pictured here) has been asked to join the board of Facebook, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation.  —  While the arrangement is not completed yet, sources said the longtime entrepreneur …
Microsoft:
Zune Expands Beyond Music to Deliver Integrated All-in-One Entertainment Experience  —  New software updates bring popular television shows to online store, enhancements to online music community and subscription service.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Zune, the company's …
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Jesse / 20bits:
The State of the Facebook Platform  —  Something is wrong in the Facebook developer community.  Starting in March I began noticing that the level of activity in the Facebook developers forum was dropping sharply.  —  But it's numbers that matter, not vague impressions, so does the data back me up?
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Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:   Has the Facebook platform hit its peak?
Leigh / Leigh's Blitherings:
Have We Crossed The Chasm?  —  Geoffrey Moore wrote Crossing the Chasm over 15 years ago and it's still probably the foremost framework used for launching new technology products.  Wikipedia gives a nice summary to the theories basic premise:  —  “Moore's key insight is that the groups adopt innovations for different reasons.
Royal Pingdom:
Social network downtime Jan-Apr 2008  —  This survey shows how much 16 of the largest and most popular social network sites have been unavailable during the first four months of 2008.  How much has MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Twitter, LiveJournal and many others been offline?  Read on to find out.
Microsoft Update Product Team Blog:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Now Available on Windows Update  —  Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is now available on Windows Update (and the Microsoft Download Center)!  —  If you'd like to install it via WU today, you'll need to visit the Windows Update website.
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Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows XP SP3 release notes updated to final version
Discussion: Beyond Binary
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
In praise of dual-class stock structures for public companies  —  A dual-class stock structure means that a company has two different classes of common stock.  Each class of stock has the same economic ownership of the company, yet different voting rights.  —  In a typical scenario …
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
When location is everywhere  —  What if you could take location as a given in the design of web applications and services?  By that I mean, what if — when someone who has never used your service before shows up, signs up (ideally with an OpenID!)  — and it's both trivial and desirable …
Google News Blog:
Related Searches in Google News  —  We're excited to share with you a new feature of Google News: related searches.  Now, when you do a search in Google News, we'll show a list of related searches at the bottom of the search results page.  We think that this feature can be useful …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Google Testing Showing Google Product Images In Search Results?
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Javelin and BlackBerry Niagara explained!  —  There was a little bit of confusion with the 3G-less BlackBerry 9000 we posted.  We heard two different codenames: Javelin and Niagara.  Well, we were just told some more information on both devices.
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
More Displays.  More 3D.  More to Love: VMware Fusion 2.0 Public Beta 1 Now Available  —  The VMware Fusion team is proud to announce VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1.  —  This public beta, a free download, boasts a handful of industry firsts for Mac virtualization, including true multi-display support …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Global Telcos Plotting a Skype Rival?  —  AT&T, in conjunction with some 10-15 incumbent telecom carriers — British Telecom, Deutsche Telecom and NTT among them — is plotting to launch a Skype competitor, according to a research report issued this morning by ThinkEquity analyst Anton Wahlman.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Colbert's Webby honor: ‘Person of the Year’  —  He might not get to fulfill his presidential dreams, but comic pundit Stephen Colbert will still end 2008 with at least one, uh, honor: Person of the Year at the 12th Annual Webby Awards.  —  The “Oscars of the Internet,” …
Discussion: Switched and AppScout
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Panasonic Prices First BD-Live Blu-ray Player DMP-BD50 at $700  —  Today in NYC, Panasonic showed off its DMP-BD50, the company's first BD-Live Blu-ray 2.0 player—and the second in the market besides the PlayStation 3—setting the price at $700.  It's an improvement over the DMP-BD30, which will stay on the market as a $500 step-down.
 
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Live Search's New Design Goes Live
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Neil Young Announces Collected Work With Dynamic Updates from the Web
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn may — and should — use its new funding to go after the …
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
The iMac turns 10  —  To understand how far the iMac has come …
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
17-year-old creates impressive Mac OS X multi-touch table
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More unofficial Mac clones up for sale on eBay
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Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
HTC unveils new HTC Touch Diamond, “not too big, not too small”
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BlackBerry 9000 Review - eBay Purchased Device Emerges!!
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