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3:40 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.
Discussion: Webomatica and I4U News
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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 …
Discussion: The Last Podcast
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.
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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 …
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”
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
Data chart of the week: forums, ratings, and reviews around the world  —  More data from around the world — and from Chapter 2 of Groundswell.  —  As a companion to our data charts of social networks and blogs and user-generated video around the world, here's a look at forums, ratings, and reviews around the world.
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.
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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
Discussion: Engadget
David Robson / New Scientist:
Silicon chip filters out cancer cells
Discussion: Engadget
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
WiMAX Patent Pool Is Planned
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
PGP rolls out Whole Disk Encryption for Mac
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Samsung Instinct hands-on
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BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Twitter+Apple!  —  Tomorrow is the much anticipated Apple …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple retail receiving shipments, new signs for Monday
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