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9:20 AM ET, May 28, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Bit More On WWDC, The Mythical iPhone “4S”, and iOS 5  —  With WWDC quickly approaching, the rumor mills are heating up with what we should expect at Apple's annual conference known for big announcements.  We've learned a little bit more that speaks to what to expect — including a couple of big, widely-requested things.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iOS 5 to Bring Revamped Notification System and Widgets?  —  TechCrunch reports on some of the discussion surrounding Apple's apparent efforts to encourage members of the international press to attend its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) early next month, disagreeing with the assessment …
Discussion: RazorianFly, Neowin.net and SAI
Michael Blake / Tech Hog:
EXCLUSIVE: Test model for the Nexus 3 by HTC?  —  So as I mentioned previously, I have a buddy that works in the Android Dev labs and after breaking some interesting news last night about the status of the Nexus 3 or “3rd Nexus,” I asked him if he could snap me a picture.  Well he was kind enough to just do that.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
A MacBook with Apple inside?  Intel begs to differ  —  Rumors about Apple developing a MacBook with one of its own chips—not Intel's—were advanced on Friday, based on a post at a Japanese-language Web site.  An Intel executive had some thoughts on the subject.
Discussion: Electronista, Fast Company and Geek.com
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Rumor: Apple testing new MacBook Air powered by same A5 processor as iPad 2
Reuters:
Exclusive: Hackers breached U.S. defense contractors  —  (Reuters) - Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters.
Michael Feldman / HPC Wire:
D-Wave Sells First Quantum Computer  —  On Wednesday, D-Wave Systems made history by announcing the sale of the world's first commercial quantum computer.  The buyer was Lockheed Martin Corporation, who will use the machine to help solve some of their “most challenging computation problems.”
Discussion: VentureBeat and Robot Overlords
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Paypal-Google Lawsuit Reveals More About How Android Market Deal Went Awry  —  Mobile developers for months have wondered why a long anticipated Paypal integration in Android Market never came to fruition.  With Paypal owner eBay's recent lawsuit against Google, we now have a partial answer.
Discussion: Techdirt, gigaom.com and TechSpot
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Still Has No iPad App But They're Building A Desktop Software Team?!  —  Facebook has no iPad app.  It's ridiculous.  Their iPhone app is the most downloaded app in the history of apps.  And third-party iPad apps (many of which aim to trick users) constantly dominate the top 10 lists for both free and paid apps.
Glenn Peoples / Billboard.Biz:
How Many Millions Did Amazon Lose on Two Days of 99 Cent Lady Gaga Sales?  —  Christmas came early for Lady Gaga fans this week, as Amazon sold downloads of the singer's brand-new LP, “Born This Way,” for just 99 cents on Monday and Thursday of this week.  —  Industry sources told Billboard.biz …
Discussion: AllThingsD
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
At the eG8, 20th century ideas clashed with the 21st century economy  —  The scene was set, the players chosen.  Amidst the gorgeous environs of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Louvre in Paris, an immense pavilion and grand dais would host a global conversation on the growing role …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Facebook: Ceglia Lawsuit Is A Fraud, Contract Is A ‘Cut-And-Paste Job’  —  Last month, Paul Ceglia's lawsuit saying he owns half of Facebook got the attention of the national and international press, mainly because the suit includes several alleged email exchanges between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Ceglia.
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Reaches New High Of $87.5 Billion  —  Facebook stock closed at $35 in an auction on SharesPost yesterday.  That means the company's value has reached a new high of $87.5 billion, assuming the company still has 2.5 billion outstanding shares.  —  This closing price marks a $3 rise …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Sony Exec to Testify About PlayStation Network Hack  —  Congress has been looking into the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Sony's PlayStation Network, and, until now, Sony has declined to testify about it.  —  That will change next week.  Sony will send Tim Schaff …
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Kayak Does Swimmingly Ahead of IPO, Acquires Austrian Travel Site for $9.5 Million
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Google, Facebook lose social network patent ruling
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Pulse2 and Electronista
John Leyden / The Register:
Google Chrome OS: Too secure to need security?
Discussion: CrunchGear
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Microsoft has received five times more income from Android than from Windows Phone
Richard Lai / Engadget:
ASUS to unveil a phone-docking tablet at Computex?