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3:45 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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Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Jobs to Unveil iCloud Service  —  Apple Inc. said Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs will kick off the company's annual developers' conference next week, with new versions of Apple's iOS and Mac operating systems to be unveiled.  —  The company also said the event will include details on iCloud …
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
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®.
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iWork hits iPhone ahead of WWDC for $10
Matthew McEachen / AdGrok:
@AdGrok Is Going To @JoinTheFlock  —  We're happy to announce that Twitter has acquired the AdGrok team.  Starting today, we will be working full-time on Twitter's revenue engineering team.  —  AdGrok and Twitter?  —  When Twitter approached us and asked if we'd be interested in working …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   AdGrok Team Joins Twitter To Help With Revenue — Except Founder/CEO Who Goes To Facebook
Danielle Dellorto / CNN:
WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk  —  (CNN) — Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization.  The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Hardware Rules ‘Troublesome’ for Makers, Acer Says  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is putting “troublesome” restrictions on makers of processors used to run the coming Windows tablet-computer operating system, Acer Inc. (2353) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J.T. Wang said.
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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.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:   Jann Wenner Is Wrong Again, This Time About Tablets
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Federal government loosens its grip on the BlackBerry  —  Somewhere in America, perhaps at this very moment, a bad guy is under video surveillance.  He is being watched, every movement, every step — but not on a little TV.  That's so 2009.  Instead, a special agent from the Bureau of Alcohol …
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.
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Microsoft Streetside Isn't Just a Google Streetview Clone Anymore  —  Microsoft today released a number of major updates to the Streetside feature in Bing Maps.  Streetside used to be very similar to Google's Streetview, but Microsoft just mixed things up a bit and included an important twist.
Discussion: Bing and Search Engine Land, Thanks:fredericl
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
New York's New Illegal Hotels Rule Means Some Airbnb Users Are Breaking the Law  —  There are 1,193 rooms for rent in Brooklyn and 3,250 rooms in Manhattan (and 141 in Queens!) listed now on Airbnb, which claims it books more rooms a night than any of the big hotels in New York City.
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:adrjeffries
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
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Interview With PBS Hackers: We Did It For ‘Lulz And Justice’  —  The deface page posted on the PBS website by small hacking group LulzSec.  —  Ever wonder why black hat hackers and cyber vigilantes risk prison terms to do what they do?  The group of four people who hacked the PBS NewsHour website …
Royal Pingdom:
Is the online tech crowd really THAT dominated by men?  —  Tech is generally thought of as a male-dominated field, so it's not surprising to see that visitors to tech blogs are predominantly male.  What you might find a bit sad is just how massively the men outweigh the women.
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 …
 
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Socialbakers:
Facebook is globally closing in to 700 million users!
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft hints at Zune rebrand, focuses on Xbox for entertainment - Fusion?
Ralf-Gordon Jahns / research2guidance:
Apple App Store's market share dropped to 59% at the end of Q1 2011
Discussion: The Next Web
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Dropbox Partners With Softbank, Sony Ericsson for Growth in Asia, Europe
Tim Moynihan / Macworld:
Analysis: Different cameras in the white and black iPhone 4s?
Intel Newsroom:
Intel's Maloney Talks Mobile Growth, Industry Opportunities at Computex
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Hackers Broaden Their Attacks
Discussion: GMSV and Tech Daily Dose
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google To Begin Charging For Directions Location Extensions
Liam Tung / iTnews:
HP recalls another 162,000 laptop batteries
Electronista:
Google preps iPhone search website revamp with app drawer
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Appsfire Scores $3.6M As App Discovery Demands Grow
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
From Danger to Android: The saga of the T-Mobile Sidekick
Thanks:johnhcook
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: Twitter Plans to Announce Photo-Sharing Service This Week