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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Ballmer: Silverlight 'certainly doesn't run on the iPhone!'  —  Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie live from D8  —  The most commented posts on Engadget over the past 24 hours.  —  Let the hive mind of Engadget get that for you.  —  “My sister recently moved to Belgium.
Discussion: Technology Review
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:   D8 Video: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie on Cloud Computing
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Ballmer: The PC Will Continue to Thrive
Therese Poletti / MarketWatch:
Facebook CEO has a Richard Nixon moment  —  Commentary: Mr. Social doesn't really want to share so much  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Facebook Inc.'s 26-year-old chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, literally squirmed in his seat, took off his famous hoodie sweatshirt …
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John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Privacy Hot Seat at D8
Jon Nevitt / DoubleClick Advertiser Blog:
Investing in exchange bidding  —  We're happy to announce that we've acquired Invite Media, an innovative start-up based in New York and Philadelphia.  —  The team at Invite Media has developed technology that enables advertisers and agencies to use “real time bidding” to buy display ad space …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google's Invite Media Acquisition Raises Conflicts of Interest
Discussion: TechCrunch, AdExchanger.com and WebProNews, Thanks:asifrkhan
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Invite Media Acquisition, Brings Bidding To Display Ads
Discussion: Mashable!, VentureBeat and GigaOM
Leroy Stick / Street Giant:
Leroy Stick - the man behind @BPGlobalPR  —  My name is Leroy Stick and I am the man behind @BPGlobalPR.  First, let me begin by explaining my name.  —  When I was growing up, there was a dog that lived on my block named Leroy.  Leroy was a big dog with a disdain for leashes and a thirst for blood.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter  —  Sure, Steve Jobs might be a one-man email PR machine, but his pal Randall Stephenson at AT&T doesn't appear to be quite as gregarious — as reader Giorgio Galante found out today, sending AT&T's CEO two emails …
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Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
The Fastest Mobile Networks 2010  —  It's a boom time for 3G.  Where Americans were once happy with hotspots, now they're demanding to be connected anywhere—whether it's with their smartphones, iPads, or laptops.  And 3G is beginning to turn into 4G, as wireless carriers start …
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
AT&T Has Fastest But Least Consistent Data Network, Study Finds
Discussion: App Advice and Boy Genius Report
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Free Mobile Me Services Imminent?  —  We've reported rumors of Mobile Me getting some free services in the past, but here's some evidence.  You can see in the screenshot that this user is now a full member.  Judging by the word choice of ‘full’ we'll be seeing some free members very soon.
CNET News:
Court examines Gizmodo devices for iPhone info  —  Authorities have finally begun examining the computers, server, and other electronic gear seized from a Gizmodo editor as part of the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype.  —  Stephen Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County …
Simon Axten / Facebook Blog:
Stay Updated on Facebook and Privacy  —  Sharing and connecting are at the core of how Facebook works, and people share more when they understand what they're sharing and know how to control their experience on Facebook.  That's one of the reasons we recently began rolling out simplified privacy controls …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Bill Gates on Sparring Steve Jobs and the Imperfect iPad  —  Gizmodo's favorite reader appeared yesterday in Larry King, along with his dad (who is quite the cool guy too).  They talked everything, from his philanthropic work to the iPad and his relationship with Steve Jobs.  Here are the highlights:
Discussion: techeblog.com
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Up close with the Dell Streak  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—The tablet parade at D: All Things Digital continued into Wednesday afternoon, with Dell doing a brief onstage demo of its 5-inch Dell Streak device.  —  The Android-powered gadget is bigger than any smartphone but smaller than nearly all other tablets.
Mike Elgan / Datamation:
How Google Uses You  —  Everybody knows that Google offers lots of free services.  Many are ad-supported.  Others aren't.  They're just free products that we can all use as a kind of publicly provisioned resource.  —  That's how most of us see Google.  But guess what?  That's how Google sees you, too.
Discussion: internetnews.com
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Windows Live Essentials Wave 4  —  After unveiling what's next for the most popular Windows Live client application, Messenger, and the most popular Windows Live web service, Hotmail, Microsoft is now ready to zero in on (most of) the remaining client applications in the Windows Live Essentials suite.
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
D8: HTC's Peter Chou on Android vs Windows, 4G and more  —  RANCHO PALSO VERDES, Calif. — Peter Chou's hunch was right.  His Taiwanese phone company, HTC, was founded in 1997 to pursue the vision that smartphones would be transformative.  —  HTC went on to produce the first Windows smartphone …
Discussion: CNET News and Electronista
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 tablet prototype preview  —  So, there may never be a Windows 7 Phone tablet, but that device above looks pretty darn close to what one may have looked like.  In actuality that's just the tablet that Microsoft has been using at Computex to demo …
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Marvin Ma / DigiTimes:
Whether tablet PCs can become market segment is still uncertain, says Microsoft VP
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Time for Apple to open up the iPhone  —  The company can blunt its competitors' biggest advantage in one stroke  —  Ever since Apple introduced the App Store, someone or other has written weekly (perhaps daily) about why Apple's tight control over the App Store is a bad idea.
Wall Street Journal:
‘Vanity’ Press Shakes Up Book Industry  —  Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books.  In July, the 49-year-old mother of three decided to publish it herself, online.  —  Eleven months later …
Discussion: Digits
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
BookRenter Raises $10 Million To Be The Netflix For Textbook Rentals  —  Textbooks are an incredibly expensive investment.  And the majority of the time, you only need the textbook for a short duration.  College textbook rental startup BookRenter is trying to make the process of buying textbooks …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
First look: BlackBerry Curve 9300 images!  —  First look at the next generation of low-cost BlackBerry Curve, the 9300...  ** images removed per request **  —  Back on April 8th we outted a new BlackBerry device model by finding it's UAProf xml document up on BlackBerry's website …
 
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's supply of Mac minis dwindle ahead of new models
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
As Twitter Starts To Crack Down On In-Stream Ads, Ad.ly Turns To MySpace
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Slacker Offers iPhone Music Caching Just in Time for AT&T's Caps
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Bruce Newman / Mercury News:
Woz, Jobs and ... Wayne?  Apple's forgotten founder still wandering in the desert
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The Good and the Bad Regarding AT&T's New Data Plans
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Kazaa/Skype founders return to online music with Rdio social startup
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