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11:50 AM ET, May 22, 2009

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MacTalk Australia:
Rumour: 16GB iPhone Declared “End of Life” By Vodafone & Brightpoint  —  We usually don't report on rumours here at MacTalk , but a trusted source has brought this to our attention this evening: Vodafone has sent out an email to retail staff stating that the 16GB iPhone has been marked as …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
32GB iPhone placeholder appears at T-Mobile Austria  —  Take it for what it's worth (which may be nothing, quite honestly), but a bona fide “iPhone 32GB” placeholder has appeared in the ‘Coming Soon’ section on T-Mobile Austria's website.  Generally speaking, we wouldn't give this kind of slip …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Next iPhone  —  In the summer of 1994, I landed a college internship as a programmer at a DOS/Windows development shop.  There were maybe 20 full-time programmers on the team, and, when I joined, they were nearing the end of a two-year-long project to port their flagship DOS app to Windows.
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Arn / MacRumors:   32GB 600Mhz Video-Capable Next Gen iPhone? MacBook Pro Rebranding?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
First look: Google Chrome 2.0 - Fast but lacking features  —  Google has released Chrome 2.0.  The speed-demon browser gets an additional kick of speed, a few more features, and a load of bug fixes.  —  First, let's look at the speed side of things.  Google's Chrome browser was already fast …
Discussion: PC World and Technology Live
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Darin Fisher / The Official Google Blog:
Put the pedal to the metal with a faster Google Chrome  —  We introduced Google Chrome back in September, and it's received a great response so far.  Since launching, we've been working hard on adding the top requested features and making Google Chrome even faster.
The Official Google Blog:
New Logo Look  —  You may have noticed new logos at the top of some of Google's web pages, including Google Labs, Google Moderator, and Google Code.  These are the result of a new logo design we are rolling out.  We hope this design freshens up our look as well as improves consistency and ease of use across our sites.
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Inbox preview  —  Whenever I open up my inbox at work, I'm never surprised to find several new messages waiting to be read.  The same thing can't always be said about my personal Gmail account.  Sometimes I end up checking my mail only to find nothing new there.  —  No big deal, really.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Easily Create Your Own Feed Bundles Of Joy With Google Reader  —  Perhaps the biggest barrier to entry to using a feed reader for most people is building up a collection of good feeds.  Sure, you can import someone else's OPML file, but most people have no idea what that means, let alone how to do it.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What We Know About The Apple Tablet So Far  —  More evidence of the Apple Tablet surfaced today.  We first wrote about the device at the end of last year when OEMs in China started hearing about the device.  Details are still thin, although probably not because of a lack of leaks.
Louis Gray:
Twitter's Search Engine Is Very, Very, Broken  —  Given all the rumors about Google possibly talking to Twitter about search, or the Mountain View giant taking on the world of real-time, you would think that Twitter's dramatic growth and user adoption would see the microblogging company sitting …
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network and Stay N' Alive, Thanks:jesse
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Counting Down to the End of Moore's Law  —  “We're looking at a brick wall five years down the road,” Eli Harari, the chief executive of SanDisk, said to me earlier this week.  —  In 1990, when SanDisk, which he founded, shipped its first generation of flash memory — the sort …
Discussion: Sandisk and isen.blog
Daisy Whitney / Hollywood Reporter:
Google invades upfront marketplace  —  Deutsch, Saatchi among agencies using Google TV Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google TV Ads has begun booking upfront deals with major agencies and advertisers for the first time.  —  Marketers are committing upwards of seven figures to buy ads through …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Best Buy stores only getting 4 Palm Pres for launch day?  —  “Whoa, whoa, easy there killer.”  That's probably one of the phrases coming out of your mouth at the moment.  One of our most-trusty of ninjas just dropped this bomb in our mailbox — it's going to be rough out there on June 6th, folks.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Lawyer: RIAA must pay back all $100M it has collected  —  Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson is branching out.  —  For years he watched with horror as the RIAA demanded money from tens of thousands of Americans, finally getting into the ring himself when federal judge Nancy Gertner connected …
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Computer virus strikes US Marshals, FBI affected  —  WASHINGTON -  —  Law enforcement computers were struck by a Mystery computer virus Thursday, forcing the FBI and the U.S. Marshals to shut down part of their networks as a precaution.  —  The U.S. Marshals confirmed it disconnected …
Discussion: CNET News, The Register and BetaNews
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: Microsoft readies new maximum specs for Windows 7 netbooks  —  Microsoft is readying a set of maximum specs for Windows 7 netbooks -or, as Microsoft prefers to call them, “small notebooks” — that will likely dictate which PCs will qualify for lower per-copy Windows 7 pricing.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
UK Court Rules In Favor Of eBay In L'Oreal Fight, Counterfeiters Rejoice  —  The U.K. High Court today ruled in favor of eBay, claiming that the company can't be held legally accountable for the sale of counterfeit L'Oreal fragrances and creams on its online auction site in the U.K …
Discussion: CNET News, The Register and Guardian
Bryan Corliss / Reuters:
Gates sees tech helping U.S. out of recession  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Technology can pull the United States out of recession and help the world's ailing financial markets work better, Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates told a high-level business summit at the company he co-founded.
Discussion: DailyTech
blog.montgomerie.net:
Whither Eucalyptus?  —  If you're wondering why Eucalyptus is not yet available, it's currently in the state of being ‘rejected’ for distribution on the iPhone App Store.  This is due to the fact that it's possible, after explicitly searching for them, to find, download from the Internet …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Evernote Stats: One Million Registered Users, 360,000 Active, 13,755 Paid  —  Reaching one million registered users is an important milestone for any startup.  At the very least, it suggests that it is pointed in the right direction.  Evernote, the app which helps you remember things you find …
Thanks:atul
Simon / Bloggasm:
Anti-Starbucks filmmakers hijack the coffee company's own Twitter marketing campaign  —  On Monday, the New York Times published a story detailing a multi-million dollar ad campaign launched by Starbucks in which the company put up advertising posters in six major cities and attempted to …
Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
MySQL: Forked beyond repair?  —  One month after Oracle announced its takeover of Sun Microsystems, the future of MySQL remains up in the air.  Can the leading lightweight open source database still thrive when it's controlled by the leading proprietary commercial database vendor?
Discussion: OSNews
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Sony Ericsson prepping Android 2.0 smartphones  —  Sony Ericsson is preparing to launch Google phones running on Android 2.0 operating system (OS), according to Peter Ang, vice president of marketing, Asia Pacific at Sony Ericsson.  —  The Android 2.0 will have more multimedia support that the previous Android OS, Ang explained.
Discussion: FierceWireless and InformationWeek
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Will Google Win When Microsoft Kills Office 2000?  —  Microsoft will stop issuing security updates and patches for Microsoft Office 2000 as of June.  It's Microsoft's policy to support its business software products for up to 10 years after their release, according to ComputerWorld …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Some Newspapers Booking Local Ads Online Thanks to Yahoo  —  Consortium Has Sold Nearly $50 Million So Far  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — There's no Manhattan Project out there, micropayments and e-readers included, that can win newspapers their old glory back.
Discussion: Screenwerk and paidContent.org
Anil Dash:
Flags, Windows, Lucky Numbers and Hidden Mickeys  —  Another new version of Windows is nearly upon us, as Microsoft will release Windows 7 later this year.  Vista was greeted with probably a few too many jeers, which in the tech industry means Windows 7 will probably be greeted with a few too many cheers as compensation.
Discussion: ithinkdifferent, Thanks:atul
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior:
Smart Art Immortalizes Steve Jobs in Trinity of Computer Gods  —  NEW YORK - We worship gods of rock and now it's time to kneel before the gods of personal computing.  This epic piece of original art was uncovered during a gallery walk through New York's Chelsea neighborhood, appropriately captured using Apple's Jesus phone.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Data.gov Now Live; Looks Nice But Short on Data  —  The long awaited catalog of public data from the US government launched this morning at Data.gov. Developers, watchdogs and data nerds around the world rejoiced - but the initial offering is a bit of a let down.
 
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Yoko Kubota / Reuters:
Tokyo park plays high-pitch tone to teen vandals
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