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2:00 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 …
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.
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
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.
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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 News.com
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.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
PGP rolls out Whole Disk Encryption for Mac  —  PGP Corp., a security company focused on data encryption, plans to announce that it is offering a Mac OS X version of its Whole Disk Encryption product.  —  Whole Disk Encryption is used on the Windows platform in multiple verticals.
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.
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
Frustration and Fury: Take It.  It's Free.  —  TRENT REZNOR'S home is on the outskirts of Beverly Hills, up a maze of climbing one-lane roads that baffle a rental car's GPS navigation.  It's perched on a dizzyingly steep slope with a panoramic view of smoggy downtown.  —  At the moment Mr. Reznor isn't living there.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Gawker
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Vertical Search Engine Healthline Launches “Semantic Ad Network”  —  Vertical health search engine Healthline has introduced what it's calling the Healthline Media Network, a contextual ad network for medical and health-related sites.  According to the company, the new ad network will utilize Healthline's …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
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.
 
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Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search:
The Semantic Chimera  —  GigaOM has a very good essay about semantic search.
Discussion: Data Mining and GigaOM
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
If white spaces fail, “we don't have that many chances left”
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Films With Limited Release Find a Home on the Web
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Samsung Instinct hands-on
Discussion: Gizmodo, PalmAddicts and Gear Diary
Micah / Learn to Duck:
Three Rules For Startup Success
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Gerd Leonhard / MediaFuturist:
Warner Music (WMG) Pulls Out Of Last.fm (CBS) - wow!
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Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Slide Says It's Done Releasing New Facebook Apps
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Nightmare on Microsoft Street
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Generation Y - Welcome To Their World
 

 
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