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11:40 PM ET, May 30, 2009


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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Video: Sony's PSP Go leaks out before E3, is obviously a go  —  Look up there, folks.  That's the future of Sony's hopes and dreams in the handheld gaming sector.  With just hours to go before the company's official E3 2009 press event, it looks like the pieces are all coming together.
New York Times:
Contractors Vie for Plum Work, Hacking for the United States  —  MELBOURNE, Fla. — The government's urgent push into cyberwarfare has set off a rush among the biggest military companies for billions of dollars in new defense contracts.  —  The exotic nature of the work, coupled with the deep recession …
Marianne Schultz / EverythingiCafe:
Purported 3rd-generation iPhone in the wild in Hong Kong  — posted a story early this morning showing purported pictures of the next-generation iPhone.  As is usually the case with spy shots, the pictures are pretty fuzzy, showing mostly the screen without revealing the body of the phone …
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Shooting to Software Stardom on the iPhone  —  MITCHELL WAITE could think of only one reason that Apple's legal department would leave a voice message last February asking him to call back: he was about to be sued.  Mr. Waite has a tiny software company bearing his name …
Andrew Mager / The Web Life:
Live: Wordcamp 2009  —  The following is a live blog.  Beware of spelling errors, and lots of photos.  Enjoy.  —  Wordcamp is a conference about blogging and developing the future of the best blogging platform.  Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg is celebrating the 6th anniversary of the open source blogging software.
Discussion: Ben Werdmuller
Aaron Brazell /
WordPress and WordPress MU to Merge
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension  —  A routine security update for a Microsoft Windows component installed on tens of millions of computers has quietly installed an extra add-on for an untold number of users surfing the Web with Mozilla's Firefox Web browser.
Julie Weed / New York Times:
Finding New Employees, via Social Networks  —  ALAN KENNEDY, 54, had never used social networking sites until he was laid off from his job as an engineer last November.  Then he did what many job seekers are now advised to do: he set up profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Super-Marketing: Safeway Chains Offer Mobile Coupons  —  Two more supermarket chains are introducing mobile coupon services for shoppers, marking another advance for this increasingly popular marketing channel.  —  Tom Thumb and Randall's — both owned by Safeway — are currently cooperating …
Discussion: AppScout
Chris Davies / Android Community:
HTC Hero video promo [Updated]  —  We don't know where it's from, and we don't know who made it, but a promo video for the HTC Hero has shown up online.  Demonstrating a gloss-red Hero seemingly running the new “Rosie” GUI, the video shows the phone going online, accessing the Android market and generally flaunting its OS capabilities.
Phred Dvorak / Wall Street Journal:
In San Francisco, Homeless Stay Wired  —  Mr. Pitts Lacks a Mailing Address But He's Got a Computer and a Web Forum  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Like most San Franciscans, Charles Pitts is wired.  Mr. Pitts, who is 37 years old, has accounts on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
Jeff Bakalar / Crave: The gadget blog:
Our E3 2009 Predictions  —  With the new and supposedly improved Electronic Entertainment Expo just around the corner (here are some of last year's highlights), we decided to run down some quick predictions for what the overarching themes of the show will be.  —  Scott Stein:
Discussion: Technologizer
Twitter Status:
“Best video” not so great — we're working on it.  —  No matter how good that “best video” looks, don't go to any domains.  We're aware of the situation and are working on it.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
PC-pwning infection hits 30,000 legit websites  —  And counting  —  Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer - 30-day free trial  —  A nasty infection that attempts to install a potent malware cocktail on the machines of end users has spread to about 30,000 websites run by businesses …
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