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12:20 PM ET, May 31, 2011

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Apple:
Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6  —  Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote …
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Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Official: iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud To Be Announced Next Week At WWDC  —  There goes all the fun rumors and wild speculation.  Apple just released a press release detailing what's coming next week at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.  I'll let that sink in for a moment.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Jobs to Unveil Apple's ‘Next Generation’ Software
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon: Online Cyber Attacks Can Count as Acts of War  —  Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force  —  WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Launching Its Own Photosharing Service  —  Twitter has been completely emphatic about where developers should stake a claim, with Twitter Platform Lead Ryan Sarver warning the ecosystem to stay away from building “client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.”
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: Twitter Plans to Announce Photo-Sharing Service This Week  —  Twitter will announce a photo-sharing service at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., this week, according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is set to speak at D9 on Wednesday.
Jeff Rubenstein / PlayStation Blog:
Full PSN Services, including PlayStation Store, Return This Week  —  This press release just hit the wire - PlayStation Store and related services (like voucher redemption) back this week: … We will update the PlayStation Blog when the PlayStation Store is once again open for business.
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Isabel Reynolds / Reuters:
Sony: PlayStation recovery delayed in parts of Asia
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Air supplies constrained ahead of summer refresh  —  Sources around the globe have informed 9to5Mac that supplies and shipments of the MacBook Air are constrained ahead of the product's rumored June-July refresh.  The latest rumors peg the update to to be fairly minor …
Intel Newsroom:
Intel's Maloney Talks Mobile Growth, Industry Opportunities at Computex  —  New Roadmaps Across Intel® Core™ and Atom™ Processor Families to Usher in Next Wave of Laptops and Connected Mobile Devices  —  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS  — Intel defines new category of mainstream thin …
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Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Intel reveals skinny Ivy Bridge ‘Ultrabooks,’ Moore's Law-defying Atoms
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Nielsen: Android's lead over iOS may have stopped growing  —  Google's OS is still more popular than Apple's, but no more than it was in March Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Research in Motion (RIMM) have reached something like a three-way stalemate in the battle for dominance of the U.S. smartphone market …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Jann Wenner: Magazines' Rush to iPad Is ‘Sheer Insanity and Insecurity and Fear’  —  Successful Migration to Tablet Editions Will Take ‘Decades,’ Rolling Stone Co-Founder Says in Interview  —  Nobody mistakes Jann Wenner — whose Wenner Media publishes Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal — for a digital fanboy.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia lowers devices and services outlook for Q2, increasingly confident about first Windows Phone in Q4  —  You know what happens when you tell the world that you're abandoning Symbian for the Windows Phone ecosystem?  Right, Symbian sales dry up.  No matter how many times you boast …
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Kati Pohjanpalo / Bloomberg:
Nokia Slumps to Lowest in 13 Years After Cutting Forecasts
Discussion: GeekWire, CNNMoney.com and AllThingsD
Tim Moynihan / Macworld:
Analysis: Different cameras in the white and black iPhone 4s?  —  According to PCWorld's tests, the cameras in the white and black versions of the iPhone 4 produce very different results.
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store is New York's top photo attraction  —  See the circle labeled “1″ on the image above?  Researcher Eric Fischer created this amazing heat map showing photo densities by using geotags that belong to millions of snaps publicly available on Flickr.
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple launches worldwide MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program  —  Per Apple's support document, they will now fix the issue with the rubber bottom on the white unibody MacBook coming off due to issues with glue.  This applies to any MacBook purchased between October 2009 and April 2011.
Apple:
Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users  —  Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote®, Pages® and Numbers®, are now available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, as well as iPad®.
Thanks:tomwarren
Liam Tung / iTnews:
HP recalls another 162,000 laptop batteries  —  More fire-hazard hardware.  —  Hewlett Packard has recalled a further 162,000 lithium-ion batteries after discovering a product model series that was missed in last year's worldwide recall.  —  The batteries, shipped with laptops …
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Dropbox Partners With Softbank, Sony Ericsson for Growth in Asia, Europe  —  Dropbox Inc., the Web storage provider with 25 million users, signed deals with mobile carrier Softbank Corp. (9984) and handset maker Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB to attract more customers in Asia and Europe.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google To Begin Charging For Directions Location Extensions  —  Google announced they will begin charging for searchers clicking on the directions of the location extensions found on some AdWords ads.  —  Location extensions add an address and phone number to your Google AdWords ads.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Ralf-Gordon Jahns / research2guidance:
Apple App Store's market share dropped to 59% at the end of Q1 2011  —  If Apple manages to slow down its market share loss over the next two years it will be difficult for other players to challenge its supremacy for a long time after.  —  These findings are taken from our new Smartphone App Market Monitor Vol. 2.
 
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Electronista:
Google preps iPhone search website revamp with app drawer
Discussion: Search Engine Land, PhoneArena and TUAW
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Appsfire Scores $3.6M As App Discovery Demands Grow
Discussion: Pulse2 and TechCrunch
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
From Danger to Android: The saga of the T-Mobile Sidekick
Discussion: Technologizer and msnbc.com, Thanks:johnhcook
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb:
Is Microsoft's Future in Data-as-a-Service?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Pew: A Quarter Of American Internet Users Have Placed Phone Calls Online
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Next 6 Months Worth Of Features Are In Facebook's Code Right Now (But We Can't See)
Discussion: All Facebook
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends:
VeriSign: Internet has almost 210 million domains
Discussion: VentureBeat and Softpedia News
Brian Benchoff / Hack a Day:
Hidden device distorts news on wireless networks, brews beer, is time machine
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Close To Acquiring AdGrok
Discussion: AllTwitter, VentureBeat and WebProNews
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Ivy Bridge chips pushed to 2012, Macs will have to wait
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
TouchPad to launch June 12?
Discussion: Neowin.net, Gadgetell and I4U News
 

 
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