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4:15 AM ET, June 6, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Live Coverage Of Google Gmail Event  —  Update: Our full story on Gmail Labs is here.  —  At 1pm PST Google is hosting an event to launch a new Gmail feature they're calling the “next evolution of 20% time.”  They say it will be a change in their development process and “users will be able to influence Gmail's design.”
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google to let users test new Gmail features  —  Update 2 p.m. PDT: I added more details.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google will invite users to try new features the company is considering adding to its Gmail service, the company said Thursday.  —  At 6 p.m. PDT Thursday …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Gmail Labs: A Public Stage for Googlers' 20% Time  —  Google invited members of the press to its main campus in Mountain View today to unveil Gmail Labs.  —  Gmail Labs is essentially a stage for Google employees to develop new features for Gmail under the public eye.
Discussion: Valleywag and ZefHemel.com
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft tries to steal iPhone 2.0 thunder  —  With Apple rumored to be unveiling a new iPhone next week, Microsoft's Windows Mobile unit is trying to get ahead of the news by touting its position in a letter to its industry partners today.  But the letter may also get attention for another reason …
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Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Microsoft's pre-iPhone ‘salute’ to Apple  —  Apple fan boys (and girls) are counting down the days before Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.  Everyone and their mother-in-law expects Steve Jobs to use his keynote at the event introduce new iPhones, including new 3G models and a less expensive refresh of the 2.5G version.
Bret Taylor / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed adds personalized recommendations  —  I was just on a two-week vacation in Peru, and when I got back, there was so much stuff in my FriendFeed that I couldn't sort through it all.  I just wanted to see the most interesting stuff I'd missed.  —  That's why I'm happy to announce …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Damnit...FriendFeed Gets Even More Useful With An Interestingness Filter
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Former Chief of Broadcom Is Indicted  —  Henry T. Nicholas III, the flamboyant co-founder and former chief executive of the chip maker Broadcom, was indicted Thursday in California on fraud, conspiracy and drug charges, including allegations that he spiked the drinks of other executives with ecstasy.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Former Broadcom CEO Nicholas Indicted On Drug, Fraud Charges …
Bloomberg:
Facebook settlement of code-theft suit may fold  —  CONNECTU CLAIMS IT HAS UNEARTHED ‘SMOKING-GUN’ COMPUTER EVIDENCE  —  Facebook, owner of the social-networking Web site valued last year at $15 billion, is struggling to enforce a settlement of a copyright lawsuit accusing founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing computer code.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
ConnectU: We're not through with Zuckerberg
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
ConnectU Twins: We Think There's New Evidence That Facebook's …
Discussion: Valleywag
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
OS X Leopard/iPhone banners appear at Moscone  —  The Leopard banner reads: “The world's most advanced Operating System.”  The iPhone banner reads: “The world's most advanced mobile platform.”  I'm so happy I'll be in Berlin during the keynote getting drunk and not dealing with this nonsense.
Joe Hughes / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Get bus and train directions on the go with Google Maps for mobile  —  Ever since Google Maps added public transportation directions for San Francisco, it's been a lot easier for me to figure out which buses and trains will get me where I'm going around town, so that today's gas prices take less of a toll on my wallet.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Qik comes to Windows Mobile.  Not Qik enough for 3G iPhone  —  As mobile phones become more powerful and unlimited data transfer plans from carriers become widespread, technologies such as streaming live video from phones are becoming feasible.  One of the most hyped players in this market is Qik.
Discussion: Webware.com and NewTeeVee
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
A chat with Qik about Windows Mobile, giving birth, and the future
Discussion: TechCrunch
Arn / MacRumors:
Early Version of Intel's Nehalem Benchmarked, Much Faster than Penryn  —  Anandtech managed to get access to some early versions of Intel's Nehalem processors that are due for release in Q4 2008.  We've previously described Nehalem which is expected to be a major jump forward from Intel's current Penryn processors.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
TechCrunch's Mike Arrington shows his primary colors  —  We knew he was an animal, Silicon Valley's wild man.  But a political animal?  —  TechCrunch's Mike Arrington is the undisputed kingmaker of Silicon Valley Internet start-ups.  Entrepreneurs who get a favorable review on his website …
Discussion: TechCrunch and AppScout
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Is This the New iPhone's Touchscreen?  —  Apple almost never confirms its component suppliers, and for various reasons, the suppliers only rarely confirm that they're working with Apple.  That's the only major reason that we'd normally be skeptical about what's shown below …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
The iPhone Stakeout: Part I  —  A visit Wednesday evening to a West Coast distribution center of Apple contract manufacturer Quanta Computer shows a company hustling to get mysterious boxes of, well, something, on the move.  —  During one 20-minute stretch alone, three semi trucks …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
U2's Manager Lashes Out Yet Again: Blames Absolutely Everyone For Not Making U2 Even Wealthier  —  Back in January, U2's longtime manager, Paul McGuinness went off on a bit of a rant, blaming ISPs and pretty much any internet company for destroying the music business.
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
U2 manager: Ad-supported music is beneath musicians
 
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Rachel Hinman / Adaptive Path:
The Mobile Internet and Mix Tapes
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Warner Confesses: Pirate Bay Cop Compromised
Steve O'Hear / ReadWriteWeb:
How Google Plans to Win the Wild West of the Mobile Web
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Store under Louvre's glass pyramid gets the green light
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Lijit Gets Back Up To Speed, Scores Deal With b5media
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Social Gaming Pwns The Industry
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Review: Finally a useful digital pen
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Picture of Camera Thieves Uploaded by Eye-Fi
Discussion: Engadget, Reuters and Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Google Public Policy Blog:
Tens of thousands of highly skilled workers turned away
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Watch Out TV: YouTube is Taking Over
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2008
Drew Olanoff / Download Squad:
VLC on the iPhone and iPod Touch? Yep
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Heavy Laying Off About 20 Percent of Staff; Separating Ad Network …
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
WWDC 2008 keynote bingo
Danny Allen / Today @ PC World:
Asus Provides Glimpse of Eee Monitor PC Design, Says More Eee Gear To Come
 

 
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