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8:10 PM ET, May 31, 2009

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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
First iPhone 3G 2009 Screens Look Very Real To Me  —  I'm looking at these images from a Hong Kong blog, and they totally look like The Real Thing™ to me.  Sure they are blurry, but those applications' user interface definitely screams Apple design.  The gallery shows the compass …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Further Translation and Photos from Purported Next Gen iPhone Leak  —  Yesterday's claimed leak of the next generation iPhone has generated a lot of attention, resulting in the original site (UMPCFever) going down from the traffic.  One 9to5Mac reader provides an manual translation of the entry …
Discussion: AppleInsider and iPhone Buzz
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google Wave - interwebs idealism in real-time  —  It's not a product.  It's a user happiness pill  —  Free whitepaper - What is your recession sales strategy?  —  Google I/O When Lars Rasmussen first floated the idea, Google co-founder Sergey Brin wasn't impressed.
Discussion: PC World and Beyond Search, Thanks:blogfisher
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Gabor / Gabor hits Send:
Business Opportunities around Google Wave
Discussion: Paying Attention, Thanks:wedocreative
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Republican PR Director Calls Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg “totally full of sh*t”  —  One thing I love about Facebook spokesperson Randi Zuckerberg - she says exactly what she thinks, and she isn't afraid to use the power of Facebook to back up her opinions.  —  Mean bar bouncers can lose …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Prepare For The Facebook Vanity URL Landrush  —  Facebook will soon be allowing all users to claim a vanity URL pointing to their regular profile page, we've heard from a reliable source.  The announcement should come sometime later this week.  Afterwards, at a certain date and time, the landrush will begin.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and RyanSpoon.com
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Cory Visits and the Social Networking Execs Line Up  —  Last Friday I got invited to join a brainstorming session to help Newark City mayor Cory Booker using social software.  Why was this meeting different than yet another celebrity or politician tweetering and Facebooking?
Thanks:loic
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
The Faces, The FACES, It's ALL About the F**king FACES! (or, the Avatars / Icons, or a Big Butt)  —  DISCLAIMER: i've never really had any professional training in user interface design... and i'm sure that's obvious from my blog fonts & colors.  However, i started designing & developing applications …
Discussion: Epeus' epigone
Guy Newey / Agence France Presse:
Blogging guru chips away at Great Firewall of China  —  HONG KONG (AFP) — How would you react if one million of your customers were suddenly stopped from coming into your shop?  Matt Mullenweg just shrugged.  —  The 25-year-old American is the founder of Wordpress, software …
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft: We won't force Bing on anyone  —  Option to default to other search engines will be in new PCs  —  Microsoft has told TechRadar that it will not be looking to leverage its Bing brand within Windows, and insists that it will ‘not force Bing on anyone’.
Discussion: digg.com
Martin Bryant / TheNextWeb.com:
Veetweet is Youtube with ADHD  —  If you've had your attention span worn down by years of watching bite-size web videos then Veetweet might be just the service for you.  —  Consisting of a grid of mini-video players, it displays a Youtube video in each and plays ten seconds from each one in a random order.
Discussion: louisgray.com, Thanks:divingduck
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Dear EU: Please quit whining about browsers already  —  There are plenty of things I'd love to quit reading about, and the EU's continued moaning about unfair browser bundling is pretty high on the list.  —  We get it.  You (and a number of competitors) think Microsoft needs to do something …
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
In Music, Apple's Strength Becomes a Vulnerability  —  One of Apple's great successes this decade has been its ability to unite the cell phone, the portable MP3 player and the music store in one ingenious handheld device, the iPhone.  As new applications arise that allow on-demand streaming music …
 
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia Netbooks: Windows now, Android later
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Time Warner Cable Adds Tier-Friendly Terms to its Contracts
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
How much is it worth to be one of Twitter's suggested users?
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
Apple Now Charging to Re-Download Apps on the iPhone?
Thanks:shankargan
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Sprint's HTC S511 Snap makes an appearance on Best Buy website
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com, WMExperts and Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Nintendo to launch new version of Wii Fit: report
Discussion: Engadget
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Study: Data Center Supply Near All-Time Low
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
HTC Killed The Physical Keyboard. Smart Move.
Thanks:atul
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Put Ad on Web. Count Clicks. Revise.
Thanks:atul
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor.com:
WordPress and WordPress MU to Merge
 

 
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How Mashable took user-generated content to create an animated story about Syria

William Turvill / Press Gazette:
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