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8:10 PM ET, May 31, 2011


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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 …
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple still trying to land films, TV shows for iCloud  —  Feature films could be part of Apple's iCloud launch next week.  —  In the past several weeks, Apple executives have stepped up their attempts to convince some of the major Hollywood film studios to issue licenses that would enable Apple …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration  —  Yesterday, we first reported that Twitter was on the verge of launching their own photo-sharing service.  That report has since been confirmed by Liz Gannes, who happens to work for All Things D, which is hosting a conference …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Twitter Photo Storage and Account Integration in iOS 5  —  MG Siegler on Twitter's imminent but as-yet-unannounced photo-hosting service: … So close to the bigger story, but yet so far.  Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service.  —  Link
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Apple Headlines and TiPb
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Lodsys Responds to Apple, Files Lawsuits Against App Developers, Promises $1000 If Wrong  —  Patent holding firm Lodsys today published a series of blog posts revealing that the company has filed suit against some App Store developers, accelerating its efforts to extract licensing fees …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys sues 7 app developers in Eastern Texas, disagrees with Apple; Android also targeted  —  I almost appeared to be a “party spoiler” last week: amid all the enthusiasm among iPhone/iPad app developers over Apple's letter to Lodsys, I wrote that “Apple's letter in and of itself is not yet a reason to celebrate.
Brian Ellin / Twitter Blog:
Introducing the Follow Button  —  When you follow interesting accounts on Twitter, it's easy to stay connected with what's most meaningful to you.  Today we're excited to launch the Follow Button, a new way to discover and instantly follow Twitter accounts directly from the websites you visit everyday.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Twitter Releases One-Click Subscription Button
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.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Cell phone cancer report comes amid industry lobby
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®.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google +1 Button For Websites Comes Tomorrow  —  It's official.  Google's +1 button for web sites will be coming tomorrow.  A launch partner accidentally tipped the news of the release to TechCrunch, and Google's since confirmed with me officially that it will be happening.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and CNET News
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Whoops Redux: Looks Like Partner Just Leaked Google's +1 Button For Websites Launch  —  Oh, Google.  Hate to do this again, but you really need to lock up these partners and get your PR in order.  —  A week after we got a pitch from a partner NFC company all-but-confirming that Google's …
Discussion: SAI, Fors and WebProNews, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
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.
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 …
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Jann Wenner Is Wrong Again, This Time About Tablets
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AdGrok Team Joins Twitter To Help With Revenue — Except Founder/CEO Who Goes To Facebook
Discussion: MediaPost
Manan Kakkar / Techie Buzz:
[Images] Microsoft Did Plan A Zune Nano  —  There is a lot of talk about the fact that Microsoft is not talking a lot about Zune these days.  Rumors that Microsoft will be phasing out the brand started a while back and off late have been strengthened by more rumors that Zune will be merged with Xbox LIVE and Windows Live.
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.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple releases security update that removes MacDefender  —  There is now a security update available in Software Update that hunts down existing MacDefender malware installations and prevents further infections, reports TUAW.  Security Update 2011-003 provides a File Quarantine definition …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Chart: Steve Ballmer's approval rating plummets among Microsoft employees  —  Hedge fund manager David Einhorn created a stir last week when he suggested that it was time for Steve Ballmer to step down.  But that's not the only sign of slipping confidence in the Microsoft CEO.
Discussion: SAI
Ed Christman / Billboard.Biz:
Apple, Google Licenses in Holding Pattern as Labels, Publishers Battle Over Revenue Shares, Sources Say  —  One of the issues behind Google's decision to launch its Music Beta Cloud service without the necessary licenses has also been felt in negotiations between the majors and Apple …
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 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Yahoo's Board Likely To Let The Clock Run Out On Carol Bartz
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
New York's New Illegal Hotels Rule Means Some Airbnb Users Are Breaking the Law
Parmy Olson / Disruptors:
Interview With PBS Hackers: We Did It For ‘Lulz And Justice’
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Air supplies constrained ahead of summer refresh
Discussion: RazorianFly, Thanks:mhaddy
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon: Online Cyber Attacks Can Count as Acts of War