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9:15 AM ET, June 9, 2008

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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Meet Sense Networks, the latest player in the hot ‘geo’ market  —  What if your nightlife agenda was dictated not by text messages, phone calls, or your city edition of Time Out, but by a shifting pattern of dots on a Google Map?  —  As absurd as it may sound, a New York company called Sense Networks thinks that's the solution.
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 …
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
It's presto, change-o as new iPhone is unveiled  —  LOS ANGELES — Wouldn't it be cool if you could use your cellphone to monitor activities in your home, say, to zoom in for an audio/video check of the baby's room while you were at work, or even adjust the heat?
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.
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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Arn / MacRumors:
Demo Video of SlingPlayer for iPhone and iPod Touch
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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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.
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Firefox Add-on To Save You From MySpace  —  AmIOnMySpace is a new Firefox plugin that we found via digg tonight that does one thing - if you “accidentally” navigate to MySpace it stops you, and brings you to a previous website you've visited.  Useful?  Not so much.  Funny?  Yes.  —  Download it here.
Discussion: The Next Web, Gadgetell and Digg
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.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
A whopping $35 million for RockYou's social-network apps  —  That rumor of a $400 million valuation might not be too far off base: social-media application powerhouse RockYou announced Monday that it has raised $35 million in Series C venture capital.  —  The round was led by venture firm DCM …
Discussion: paidContent.org, GigaOM and TechCrunch
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Britannica to cautiously try harnessing users for content  —  The past few years have seen the rise of user-contributed content, with Wikipedia being a high-profile example of this phenomenon.  The appearance of Wikipedia entries atop the list of sites returned by search engines …
Discussion: paidContent
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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James Sherwood / The Register:
Vendor punts coin-operated Wi-Fi base-station
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Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Adapting Websites to Users
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
John Gage joins top VC firm Kleiner Perkins
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Freescale spins out its MRAM chip business
Juliette Garside / Telegraph:
Media giants protest about Kangaroo
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Will Parents Pay $72-a-Year for Virtual Barbies?
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Thecus has eight- bay NAS
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Silicon chip filters out cancer cells
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YouTube: You Created the Content, Now Sell the Ads
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Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
WiMAX Patent Pool Is Planned
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PGP rolls out Whole Disk Encryption for Mac
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
Data chart of the week: forums, ratings, and reviews around the world
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
If white spaces fail, “we don't have that many chances left”
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