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3:25 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.
Discussion: Webomatica and I4U News
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 …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Thunder live shot, damn we're good!  —  You all know the Thunder right?  Well, looky looky who got a cookie.  Yeah peoples, live shot of the BlackBerry Thunder right here.  By just looking at the photo, we can see that almost every button on a traditional BlackBerry like the convenience keys are still there.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Healthline Launches Semantic Health Ad Newtork  —  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.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:   Vertical Search Engine Healthline Launches “Semantic Ad Network”
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.
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
WiMAX Patent Pool Is Planned  —  Firms Aim to Spur Use by Limiting Royalty Payments  —  Six big technology companies are spearheading a plan to jointly license patents that cover the wireless technology called WiMAX hoping to limit royalty rates that could deter customers from using it.
Discussion: CNET
Arn / MacRumors:
Demo Video of SlingPlayer for iPhone and iPod Touch  —  Engadget and Gizmodo have posted videos and screenshots of a “Proof of concept” version of the SlingPlayer for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  The included video demonstrates how to stream video from your SlingBox, though not all options are presently enabled.
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 ( — Google has struggled to find the best way to monetize YouTube.  The latest idea: Let content creators sell ads.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
If white spaces fail, “we don't have that many chances left”  —  The National Association of Broadcasters wants you to believe that unlicensed broadband devices in the TV white spaces will break up granny's Washington Redskins game, and wireless microphone firms want you to believe …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies  —  At the request of theatrical film makers, the Federal Communications Commission on Friday quietly launched a proceeding on whether to let video program distributors remotely block consumers from recording recently released movies on their DVRs.
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Thecus has eight- bay NAS  —  Computex 08 Breaking the five drive barrier  —  THECUS HAD ONE thing we've been wanting for a long time at Computex, NAS boxes with more than five drives.  It also comprehensively updated its entire line as well.  —  The N4100 and N5200 lines are now updated …
Discussion: Engadget
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Twitter+Apple!  —  Tomorrow is the much anticipated Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference and there's going to be some very interesting breaking-news happening on Twitter.  During the event, we are expecting approximately ten times our normal daily traffic so we've made some plans to accommodate this dramatic surge.
Robbie Bach / San Francisco Chronicle:
MICROSOFT ENTERTAINMENT & DEVICES DIVISION PRESIDENT: “We ship lots of 3G phones already on Windows Mobile. ...  We will outsell the iPhone.  We will outsell the BlackBerry.”  —  You won't hear the words “Zune” and “phone” uttered in any proximity to one another by Microsoft's Robbie Bach any time soon.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple retail receiving shipments, new signs for Monday  —  We have received word that Apple retail stores have received unidentified shipments, as well as new signage, slated to go up on Monday.  The London Regent Street Apple Store has received a single box that is padlocked, and under orders to be put in a safe until Monday.
Discussion: Forbes and I4U News
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Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search:
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