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12:40 PM ET, June 5, 2008

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Verizon Wireless To Acquire Alltel; Will Expand Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network  —  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 5 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless has entered into an agreement with Alltel Corporation and Atlantis Holdings LLC, an affiliate of private investment firm TPG Capital …
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Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Gates-Ballmer Clash Shaped Microsoft's Coming Handover  —  One of the most successful business partnerships in history was coming unraveled.  It was early 2000, and Bill Gates had relinquished the chief executive's job at Microsoft Corp. to Steve Ballmer — for the first time taking a back seat …
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Is the Best Browser for Web — For Now  —  If you buy a new Windows Vista PC, it comes with a decent built-in Web browser, Internet Explorer 7.  If you buy a new Macintosh computer, it comes with a decent built-in Web browser, Safari 3.0.  So why would you want or need a different Web browser?
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Firefox 3 (Release Candidate 2) Release Notes
Christian Zibreg / TG Daily:
Why Firefox 3 matters  —  Review - According to Mozilla …
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APC:
Up close with Dell's Eee PC killer … During a packed two day international media briefing at Dell's headquarters in Austin, Texas, the single product which attracted the most attention was the company's forthcoming mini-note.  —  We took the opportunity to very briefly get hands …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Disney World in 3D in Google Earth  —  Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog has news that Disney World of Orlando, Florida, is now available in 3D in Google Earth.  To view this, enter disney world in the Google Earth search box - you might want to download the latest version …
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Bruce Polderman / Google LatLong:
A virtual visit to where dreams come true
Patrick Frater / Variety:
U2 manager slams Internet providers  —  McGuinness likens ISPs to ‘shoplifters’  —  U2 manager Paul McGuinness launched a blistering attack on the world's Internet providers Wednesday, accusing them of strangling the music industry.  —  Speaking at the Music Matters confab in Hong Kong …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Drops Ability To Watch Video Directly In Search Results  —  Ionut posted something I have noticed for the past few weeks and Vanessa Fox posted a few days ago, Google has removed the ability to watch videos directly in the search results.  —  In the past, a search for starwars kid …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:   No More Video Plus Boxes in Google's Results
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Why Apple Could Kill The Nintendo DS  —  BURLINGAME, CALIF -  —  There's only one company on earth that has come back from behind to wrest a multibillion-dollar market away from Sony, beat back a grasping Microsoft and delight tens of millions of customers around the world in the process.
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Please Give Us Your Email Password  —  A number of people whose opinions I greatly respect have turned me on to Yelp over the last six months or so.  Yelp is a community review site, and a great way to discover cool new places in whatever neighborhood you happen to be in.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Larger Apple multi-touch devices move beyond prototype stage  —  There's a 50-50 chance that Apple will introduce new form factor multi-touch devices at its developers conference next week, ushering the company into the ultra-mobile computing space, one Wall Street analyst says.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
What Newspapers Still Don't Understand About The Web  —  Why is Google making more money everyday while newspapers are making less?  I'm going to pick on The Washington Post again only because it's my local paper and this is a local example.  —  There were severe storms in the Washington area today …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Flip v. My Cheap Canon Camera: Flip Loses Across The Board  —  The Flip Mino, the third version of the popular Flip video camera, launched today to a torrent of well orchestrated press coverage.  —  We've been a little harsh on the Flip in the past, so I was pleased when they reached …
 
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IBM releases ODF-based Office killer
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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
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CBC News:
Government buffing Prentice's Wikipedia entry
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How to measure the 3G iPhone buzz
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Internet Week New York's party scene off to a testosterone-fueled start
Forbes:
Telefonica to be sole distributor of 3G iPhone in Spain for 100 euro - report
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Mac OS X 10.5.4 Update to address Adobe CS3 file corruption
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iPhone 2.0 firmware details and information on second generation iPhone
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