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10:00 AM ET, June 4, 2008

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Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC 08?  —  TUAW has received some information that suggests Apple may be working to seed developers with an early build of Mac OS X 10.6 at this year's WWDC.  10.6 will not include any new significant features from 10.5; instead, Apple is focusing solely on “stability and security.”
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.6 to show at Apple developer event, drop PowerPC
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple set to serve up first builds of Mac OS X 10.5.4
Discussion: I4U News
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X 10.6 to Debut at WWDC 2008? Ship in January 2009?
Discussion: AppleInsider
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Third-party iPhone applications to arrive Monday  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the App Store in March, and third-party applications delivered through the store should arrive Monday.  —  (Credit: Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks)  —  The era of officially sanctioned iPhone applications should kick off on Monday.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
How Big Is The Potential Market For the Apple iPhone?  —  At the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference coming up next week, CEO Steve Jobs is widely expected to unveil a new 3G version of the iPhone.  Meanwhile, in the last few weeks, a number of carriers have announced deals to sell the phone …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
iPhone Apps Worth Jailbreaking For
Discussion: The Mobile Gadgeteer and Macworld
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Annotations  —  YouTube added a new feature for video creators: annotations.  “Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos.  Use them to add background information about the video, create stories with multiple possibilities …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The HTC Touch Pro  —  Call it Raphael no longer!  HTC has officially thrown the cover off its Touch Pro today — the QWERTY slider sibling of the recently-unveiled Touch Diamond — which should cover the bases for those who loved the Diamond's keen looks but decided they'd go our of their gourds without …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan private pics exposed by Yahoo hack  —  Want to see Paris Hilton's MySpace profile?  How about Lindsay Lohan's?  Don't worry about those pesky privacy settings.  Thanks to “data portability,” a faddish technology movement that the Valley has been buzzing about for months …
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Tom Conrad / Pandora:
From the lab: Pandora Desktop Beta  —  We've always wanted to find a simple way to deliver Pandora as a desktop application — it's probably been on our to do list longer than any single feature.  Today we're dipping our toe into those waters for the first time with the release of a Beta version of Pandora Desktop.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Pandora Hits the Desktop With AIR. *Thud*
Discussion: RIApedia and The Last Podcast
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Sony's PS3 to Get In-Game Ads  —  Sony Corp. reached an agreement that will allow advertisements distributed over the Internet to be inserted into PlayStation 3 videogames, a boost for what could become a significant new revenue source for games companies.  —  Sony's games division is expected …
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Mary Jane Irwin / Forbes:
Sony Set To Open Up To In-Game Advertisers
BBC:
Movies on iTunes come to the UK  —  Apple has started offering movies for sale or rent to UK users of iTunes.  —  More than 700 titles will be on offer from the launch date, 100 of which will be available in high-definition.  —  Many of the titles on sale for downloading via iTunes …
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Lori Grunin / Webware.com:
Flip Video's mighty Mino  —  Although it was recently outed by B&H, Wednesday marks the official unveiling of Pure Digital's Flip Video Mino, the latest camcorder from one of the leaders of the low-res, straight-to-Web capture pack.  Thinner and smaller than its popular sibling …
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Start-Up Releases Smaller Version of Flip Camcorder
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Vanity Fair:
How the Web Was Won  —  Fifty years ago, in response to the surprise Soviet launch of Sputnik, the U.S. military set up the Advanced Research Projects Agency.  It would become the cradle of connectivity, spawning the era of Google and YouTube, of Amazon and Facebook, of the Drudge Report and the Obama campaign.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Trouble at eBay  —  “I think [fixed prices] will disappear online, simply because it is possible - cheap and easy - to vary prices online.”  That was MIT Media Lab's Patti Maes in 1999, at a time when eBay's business was booming and auctions were seen as the future of ecommerce.
Business Wire:
As the Exclusive Portal Reseller of Walmart.com Display Advertising, Yahoo! Enables Walmart.com to Bring New Value to Online Customers and Marketing Opportunities to Advertisers  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company …
Wall Street Journal:
Softbank, Telefonica Reach Deal To Sell iPhone in Japan, Spain  —  TOKYO - Japanese mobile-phone operator Softbank Corp. said Wednesday that it reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to sell its iPhones by the end of the year, putting to rest speculation about who Apple would partner with in Japan.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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NeoSmart Technologies / The NeoSmart Files:
Firefox 3 is Still a Memory Hog  —  One of the biggest “improvements” that Mozilla claims has made its way into Firefox 3 is improved memory usage, in particular, the vanquishing of memory leaks: … We're sorry to have to break it to you, but if you thought it was too good to be true you were right.
Joseph Menn / latimesblogs.latimes.com:
Shawn Fanning sells third brainchild to EA  —  Shawn Fanning, best known as the founder of pioneering file-sharing service Napster, has finally earned some money.  —  Electronic Arts said tonight it had acquired his latest company, ThreeSF, and its video-game service Rupture.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WhitePages.com To Buy Snapvine for Around $20 Million  —  Seattle based WhitePages.com, a people search and background information site founded in 1997 by Alex Algard, will announce their pending acquisition of VoIP and widget startup Snapvine later today.  The acquisition price is not being disclosed …
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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UTILITY: Microsoft releases Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile …
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The Mobile Linux War
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