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10:50 AM ET, June 6, 2008

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Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Introducing Gmail Labs  —  We have a lot ideas for Gmail — many come as suggestions from Gmail users, many come from people here at Google.  But there's only so much we can do at any one time.  —  People often ask how we decide what to build next.  It's usually a mix of factors …
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Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Gmail Gets 13 Experimental New Features Tonight  —  Starting at 6PM Pacific Time tonight, Google will start rolling out Gmail Labs, an experimental area of new Gmail features that will be familiar and very welcome to users of the Better Gmail Firefox extension.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Gmail Labs: A Public Stage for Googlers' 20% Time
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Damnit...FriendFeed Gets Even More Useful With An Interestingness Filter  —  I still haven't decided if FriendFeed, which aggregates activities from other websites like YouTube, Twitter, your blog, Flickr, etc., is the ultimate walled garden of our personal data or possibly the answer to the Centralized Me problem.
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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 …
Opera:
Opera and Haute Secure partner to protect consumers from next-generation Web-based threats  —  Opera improves its industry-leading Fraud Protection with advanced malware prevention technology from Haute Secure  —  Opera Software today announced a new partnership with Haute Secure, the leader in Web-based threat protection.
Discussion: Defense in Depth and Mashable!
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Opera Browser Integrates Haute Secure to Block Malware
Discussion: Slashdot
Washington Post:
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Ballmer: No more newspapers in 10 years
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and Social Media
Los Angeles Times:
O.C. tech billionaire indicted  —  Ex-Broadcom CEO Henry Nicholas is accused of stock fraud and supplying drugs.  —  Somewhere in the skies between Orange County and Las Vegas, federal prosecutors say, Broadcom Corp. co-founder and hard-partying billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III gave new meaning to the term “highflying.”
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AnandTech:
The Nehalem Preview: Intel Does It Again  —  Two years ago in Taiwan at Computex 2006 Gary Key and I stayed up all night benchmarking the Core 2 Extreme X6800, the first Core micro-architecture (Conroe core) CPU we had laid our hands on.  While Intel retroactively applied its tick-tock model …
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Arn / MacRumors:   Early Version of Intel's Nehalem Benchmarked, Much Faster than Penryn
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple assigns new Senior VPs of iPhone Software, Mac Engineering  —  Apple Inc. last week extended its executive branch from ten to twelve members, creating a new position to oversee its iPhone software experience and appointing its first senior VP of Mac hardware development, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Engadget, iLounge and One More Thing
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Want to get an iPhone ASAP?  Raid the stock room at AT&T stores  —  We just got this message from someone who works for AT&T. It was sent by upper-management to stores:  —  “Just an FYI that as of today, the only iPhones left to sell are those in your inventory rooms in store.
Discussion: Unwired View and PalmAddicts
PC Pro:
Virgin begins anti-sharing offensive  —  Virgin Media and the BPI are to begin sending warning letters to Virgin broadband subscribers who they allege have been illegally sharing music files.  —  Confirming plans announced in March, Virgin will send accused customers two letters, its own and one penned by the BPI.
Discussion: GigaOM
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
BPI and Virgin Media Agree to Start Warning Uploaders
Discussion: The Register and Telegraph
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Leaked Report: ISP Secretly Added Spy Code To Web Sessions, Crashing Browsers  —  An internal British Telecom report on a secret trial of an ISP eavesdropping and advertising technology found that the system crashed some unsuspecting users' browsers, and a small percentage …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Business Technology:
Men Write Code from Mars, Women Write More Helpful Code from Venus  —  We all know men hate to ask for directions.  Apparently they loathe putting directions in computer code, too.  —  Emma McGrattan, the senior vice-president of engineering for computer-database company Ingres …
Discussion: elemental links
Dane Hamilton / eWeek:
Icahn Says Yahoo Should Sell to Microsoft  —  If Microsoft doesn't accept the offer, Icahn says he'll push for a deal with Google.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investor Carl Icahn on Friday told Yahoo Inc that it should offer to sell the company to Microsoft Corp for $34.375 per share, the latest volley in an acrimonious war of words.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
iCall Brings Seamless Free VoIP to iPhone  —  A company I'm calling iCraw just announced a VoIP system for the iPhone that allows you to hop onto a VoIP network mid-call whenever you hit an open hotspot.  It also offers free calls to the U.S. and Canada.  It should be available on the Apple iPhone App store next week.
corp.aol.com:
AOL Expands Platform-A to Europe  —  Advertising Group Aligns AOL's Existing Ad Operations, Offering Full Suite of Branding and Performance Solutions, Reaching 125 Million Online Consumers Across Europe  —  London, UK and New York, NY, 6 June, 2008 - AOL announced the expansion of Platform-A in Europe …
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Western Digital working on 20,000 RPM Raptor  —  According to several sources close to the hard drive industry, Western Digital is working on a 20,000 RPM Raptor hard drive to combat the increasing pressure from SSD manufacturers.  —  We have spoken to a lot of people out here in Taipei …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
 
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