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9:15 AM ET, June 7, 2010


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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple's Magic Trackpad revealed?  —  Of all the surprises we expected to hear about in the WWDC keynote, a multitouch trackpad peripheral didn't exactly pop into our brains.  But — whoomp — here it is.  What we appear to be looking at is a brand new input device that Apple has dreamed …
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Apple WWDC 2010 Rumor Round-Up [Updated]  —  In a few hours from now Steve Jobs will kick off the 2010 World Wide Developers Conference—one of Apple's premiere events.  Fast will be liveblogging the keynote (10am PST), so check back then.  In the meantime, here are our our guesses as to what's in store.
Felix Salmon:
How Sequoia forced Tony Hsieh to sell Zappos  —  I just found Tony Hsieh's astonishing book excerpt in Inc, entitled “Why I Sold Zappos”.  It makes for very sad reading.  Hsieh starts by explaining that he never wanted to sell to Amazon: … But then Amazon came calling again:
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Tony Hseih /
Why I Sold Zappos  —  The first time tried to buy Zappos, we said no without even thinking.  —  It was the summer of 2005, and Zappos, the start-up into which I'd poured the past five years of my life (and almost all of my money), finally seemed to be on the right track.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and Ben Metcalfe Blog, Thanks:atul
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Price  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When one of the most important e-mail messages of his life landed in his in-box a few years ago, Kord Campbell overlooked it.  —  Not just for a day or two, but 12 days.  He finally saw it while sifting through old messages: a big company wanted to buy his Internet start-up.
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Moves Up iPhone Upgrade Eligibility On Eve of WWDC Keynote  —  On the eve of the WWDC 2010 keynote and what is believed to be the announcement of the next generation iPhone, AT&T seems to have adjusted user eligibility requirements forward for many customers.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Goes All In With Facebook: Here Are The Screenshots  —  Tomorrow Yahoo will announce a relaunch of Yahoo Profiles and their “all in” integration with Facebook Connect, including on the Yahoo home page.  We've all known deep integration with Facebook was coming, but until now it wasn't clear exactly how deeply Yahoo would go.
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U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe  —  Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, has learned.
Discussion: BBC, BBC, GMSV and Gawker
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Wants to Print for Smartphones  —  SAN DIEGO — Vyomesh I. Joshi, the head of Hewlett-Packard's $24 billion printing empire, relaxes by taking long walks on the beaches near his home here.  And, for a while, it seemed as if he might end up spending more time strolling the sand than moving ink and toner.
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Battery life: The next iPhone's top priority  —  Forget about dual cameras, mobile video conferencing, or multi-tasking.  Those are all innovations that Steve Jobs is expected to talk about on Monday at Apple's WWDC 2010 conference when he unveils the fourth generation iPhone.
Discussion: I4U News and DailyFinance
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM launches software to spur sensor management, ‘Internet of things’  —  IBM on Monday will roll out a software development kit for an application dubbed Mote Runner with the aim of spurring the adoption of sensors in various devices, products and systems.  The real goal is to enable …
Discussion: Tech Eye
Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell:
Audible quietly launches beta Android app  —  With phones like the newly-released EVO 4G and the Nexus One, Android has slowly been making it much easier to switch from the iPhone.  There have always been things that the iPhone had that Android phones lacked.
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