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11:00 AM ET, June 9, 2008

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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 …
Macworld:
Sneak preview: SlingPlayer for iPhone
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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Jobs' Apple as premier platform mantra to accelerate  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver another sermon to the Mac faithful at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), but amid all the pyrotechnics about the iPhone, App Store and third party software goodies keep in mind the big picture: There's a platform war about to start.
Discussion: eWeek and The Mobile Gadgeteer
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Watchers Look for a New iPhone
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Mac Fusion, a new Mac for developers to launch tomorrow?
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
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.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Using the iPhone to Mine for Gold & Sense
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
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.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Icahn miffed at Yahoo response; Has Google envy too  —  Another day another Carl Icahn to Roy Bostock letter.  In this installment, our activist billionaire is annoyed by the Yahoo chairman's terse response to his previous letter.  —  Hmm.  Maybe these folks should just pick up the damn phone.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Marchex Brings Ad Platforms Together  —  Local ad seller Marchex has consolidated its performance-based ad offerings into a single unit, dubbed Adhere.  The platform represents text-based cost-per-click ads on about 200 partner sites, along with the company's own network of roughly 100,000 generic and local domains.
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.
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BBC:
Supercomputer sets petaflop pace
Discussion: SlashGear
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.”
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.
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 …
Discussion: TechConsumer
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Adapting Websites to Users  —  Websites that change to fit the cognitive style of the user could be more effective at selling products online.  —  It's hard to build a website that will please everyone.  Some people respond best when they see basic facts on a clean page …
Discussion: Beyond Search and Memex 1.1
Susan Carey / Wall Street Journal:
JetBlue to Buy Verizon Unit In Email Push  —  JetBlue Airways Corp.'s LiveTV unit, a provider of in-flight entertainment to airlines, said it has agreed to buy Verizon Communications Inc.'s Airfone network, a move that should boost LiveTV's ability to offer email and messaging services on its clients' planes.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Details surface for future ThinkPads: X200, SL, T and R series
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Cities in 3D Program spreads to Europe
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Britannica to cautiously try harnessing users for content
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James Sherwood / The Register:
Vendor punts coin-operated Wi-Fi base-station
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
A whopping $35 million for RockYou's social-network apps
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Firefox Add-on To Save You From MySpace
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Security firm asks for help cracking ransomware key
Discussion: Security Fix
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
John Gage joins top VC firm Kleiner Perkins
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Freescale spins out its MRAM chip business
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Will Parents Pay $72-a-Year for Virtual Barbies?
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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