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10:45 PM ET, May 30, 2008


 Top Items:
.Mac re-branding is coming  —  I'm not in Apple rumors business, but... hell... why not?  —  Apple will rename their .Mac service soon.  Hints are everywhere in Mac OS X 10.5.3 update.  —  iCal's Localizable.strings file contains the following string: … Safari has the following lines in its Localizable.strings:
Mobile Me is the new name of .Mac.  Here's the confirmation  —  Let's continue discovery of the new name for .Mac?  See my previous post for details.  —  Apple registered “Mobile Me” trademark recently (thanks to commenters and John Gruber).  —  Here's what I found in iPhone 2.0 SDK:
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The New iPhone's New Winner  —  Depending which iPhone rumor you believe, the 3G version of iPhone has either been delayed or already landed on U.S. shores and is on its way to being announced at Apple's WWDC in San Francisco next month.  The interest in the 3G version of the iPhone …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
New iPhone Is Already Here  —  The launch of the next-generation …
Discussion: Valleywag, CNET and 9 to 5 Mac
Steve / Burning Questions:
Into the wild: AdSense for feeds  —  We've been hinting at this for awhile, but it's finally time to spill the beans: Starting next week, we'll be rolling out AdSense for feeds to a small group of publishers, in anticipation of a full launch to all FeedBurner and AdSense publishers “coming soon”.
Microsoft Security Advisory (953818)  —  Blended Threat from Combined Attack Using Apple's Safari on the Windows Platform  —  Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a blended threat that allows remote code execution on all supported versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista when Apple's Safari for Windows has been installed.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Gears as the Next Flash  —  When Google Gears was first announced, it was praised as the final nail in the coffin for desktop applications as it now made it possible to take Web applications offline.  However in the past year that Gears has existed, there hasn't been as much progress …
Discussion: Ajaxian
The Macalope / CNET
How do you get to 10 million?  —  There's been some confusion about how Apple expects to get to its stated goal of having sold 10 million iPhones in 2008.  —  Some have said that it's 10 million by the end of 2008 and therefore should include the 3.7 million phones sold in 2007 …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Stephen Shankland /
Yahoo gets more social with new Messenger 9 beta  —  You can't take it with you, at least when it comes to your social graph.  —  But with a new beta version of Yahoo Messenger 9 software released Thursday, users have new options for reconstructing networks of friends and contacts they've built elsewhere.
Discussion: CyberNet
Erica Ogg / CNET
Dish/EchoStar sues TiVo over DVR patent  —  A month after an appeals court confirmed that Dish Network's DVR software had indeed violated a TiVo patent, Dish is retaliating with a lawsuit of its own.  —  The Colorado-based satellite TV provider filed suit in Delaware Friday …
Yuvi / The StatBot:
TechCrunch Stats W.1 - Why Mike Arrington is popular  —  Sponsored by:  —  Here's the chart showing No. of Posts by the different Bloggers from TechCrunch:  —  (Aside: ‘Others’, ofcourse, included 6 ("SIX!") whole posts from Steve Gillmor that I haven't been able to make the slightest sense of.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Is there a management exodus at Bebo?  —  Angel Gambino, the Bebo executive in charge of attracting record labels and musicians to the site, has resigned and she appears to be part of an executive exodus at the company following its $850 million acquisition by AOL.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Canadian group: Facebook “a minefield of privacy invasion”  —  Facebook is the focus of a new complaint in Canada over its privacy policies and practices.  The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) filed the complaint this morning, asking the Privacy Commissioner …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
OiNK Investigation: Police Start Making Arrests  —  When the OiNK tracker was shutdown in 2007, a statement appeared on the site's homepage.  This time - and unusually for the UK - it would be the police investigating a file-sharing case, not some anti-piracy group flexing their muscles in civil action.
Discussion: Hack a Day and Digg
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is YouTube Building Market Dominance At The Expense of Building A Business?  —  If you look at YouTube's numbers, one thing is clear: It completely dominates online video.  YouTube accounts for 37 percent of all videos watched on the Internet and attracts about half of the audience, according to comScore.
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PowerDock 2 Charges IPod, IPhone
Discussion: Gearlog, Gizmodo, Popgadget and iLounge
 Earlier Items: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Celebrity Baby Blog is Acquired:'s Gain Is FM Publishing's Loss
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
How was hijacked?  —  It's official, even a pothead …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Icahn gets antitrust go-ahead for Yahoo stock buy
Joseph Weisenthal /
Time Warner CEO Bewkes: On Bebo: ‘We May Have Overpaid’ …
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Firefox shoots for world record
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google's New Blue Fav Icon ::  Google Updated Their Favorite Browser Icon
David Card / JupiterResearch:
No Way to Build an Operating System
Discussion: Technovia