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11:45 AM ET, June 9, 2008

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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?
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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: The Mobile Gadgeteer and eWeek
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Watchers Look for a New iPhone
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Games Begin: Live Coverage Of Apple WWDC Event In San Francisco  —  It's now around 8 am PDT.  We're arriving at Moscone West a couple of hours before the 10 am Steve Jobs Keynote.  For the next couple of hours we'll be live blogging the bedlam around the registration table, taking photos …
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Live blog: Steve Jobs at WWDC 2008
Discussion: CNET News.com
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Kaiser to Launch New Health-Records Program  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp. and healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente plan to launch a pilot program to exchange patient information, the latest in a series of efforts to allow people to better maintain control over their health records.
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:   Kaiser Backs Microsoft Patient-Data Plan
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.
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.
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
Betsy Schiffman / Wired News:
What's Good for Apple Is Better for Everyone Else  —  As Apple prepares to launch the iPhone 2 on Monday, competitors like Palm and RIM are not worried.  On the contrary, they are licking their chops, preparing for a surge in sales, even though Apple expects to sell millions of new iPhones worldwide.
Discussion: PalmAddicts, diversity.net.nz and Digg
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.
Discussion: Unwired View and paidContent.org
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.”
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.
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.
 
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Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Song + Generator: ‘Apple Store Is Down’
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Details surface for future ThinkPads: X200, SL, T and R series
Sven Naumann / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content due to scrapers
Eric Taub / New York Times:
More Channels Are Coming. Will Anyone Be Watching?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Access to Viewzi, The Ridiculously Flexible Visual Search
Discussion: Download Squad
Rob / robcurley.com:
After the ‘flop’ flap: Lessons learned from Loudoun
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Britannica to cautiously try harnessing users for content
Discussion: paidContent and Slashdot
James Sherwood / The Register:
Vendor punts coin-operated Wi-Fi base-station
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: The Next Web, Gadgetell and Digg
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Adapting Websites to Users
Discussion: Beyond Search and Memex 1.1
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Delicious 2.0: We've Been Waiting 9 Months
Discussion: TechConsumer
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
 

 
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