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6:40 AM ET, June 9, 2008

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Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac Fusion - a new developer Mac … On WWDC Eve, we at TUAW are hard at work keeping an eye out for the unknown and unexpected.  We just received a tip showing what appears to be the Mac Nano computer that we've all wanted — and it looks to be aimed towards the developer crowd.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Mac Fusion, a new Mac for developers to launch tomorrow?  —  Given all the hype surrounding the 3G iPhone, it's easy to forget that there will likely be some other products released at tomorrow's WWDC event.  It's also easy to forget that that WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sling announces proof-of-concept SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone  —  We had a feeling it was coming any day now, but now we have confirmation that Sling won't be leaving iPhone and iPod touch users in the lurch when it comes to streaming TV to their devices.  The bad news is the software …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Military Supercomputer Sets Record  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second.
GSMArena.com:
Samsung i900 Omnia announced, live pics inside  —  The highly rumored Samsung i900 is finally unveiled by Samsung.  Called Samsung i900 Omnia, this Windows Mobile PocketPC seems as a strong competitor of the rumored 3G iPhone, which should be announced today too.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Partners With Summize to Cover Apple News  —  For those of you who just can't wait to hear the latest Apple news this morning as it breaks (our live on the scene coverage begins at 8 am PST): Twitter is partnering with Summize to show all twitters that contain the words “wwdc,” “apple,” “iphone” or “steve jobs.”
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0: We've Been Waiting 9 Months  —  It's been over nine months since Yahoo first gave us a glimpse of Delicious 2.0 - a complete code rewrite from the now aging platform that was acquired by Yahoo in December 2005.  —  Yahoo never said when they'd be ready to launch the new Delicious …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Healthline Launches Semantic Health Ad Network  —  Believing that health sites need their own ad network, Healthline is bringing its semantic search technology to advertising.  The health search engine is launching the Health Media Network, an ad network that will place contextual ads on health Websites.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   Vertical Search Engine Healthline Launches “Semantic Ad Network”
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Will Parents Pay $72-a-Year for Virtual Barbies?  —  Starting now, Mattel (MAT) is offering a premium subscription option to its phenomenally popular Barbie Girls web-based virtual world.  Since Beta launch April 2007, it's amassed a record-breaking 13 million registered users, with over 2.3 million of those monthly active users.
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
YouTube: You Created the Content, Now Sell the Ads  —  Google, Looking to Monetize Video Site, Is Letting Content Producers Sell Advertising on Their Branded Channels  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Google has struggled to find the best way to monetize YouTube.  The latest idea: Let content creators sell ads.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
John Gage joins top VC firm Kleiner Perkins  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm that backed companies like Genentech, Netscape, Amazon.com and Google, said it has hired well-known Sun scientist John Gage as partner.  —  Gage, an early employee …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Security firm asks for help cracking ransomware key  —  New blackmailing Trojan encrypts files using high-grade 1024-bit RSA key  —  Computerworld) A security company on Friday asked for help cracking an encryption key central to an extortion scheme that demands money from users whose PCs have been infected by malware.
 
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