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7:10 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 …
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 …
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 …
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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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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 …
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.
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.
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: CNET News
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Whoops Redux: Looks Like Partner Just Leaked Google's +1 Button For Websites Launch
Discussion: Fors, SAI and WebProNews, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
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
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
Discussion: MediaPost
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 …
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.
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft hints at Zune rebrand, focuses on Xbox for entertainment - Fusion?
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 …
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.
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 …
Tim Young / Knowledge is Social:
VMware acquires Socialcast  —  Today, I am pleased to announce that Socialcast has been acquired by VMware.  —  Going forward, I am excited for the accelerant that VMware will provide to the product.  VMware shares my vision of changing the way that people work, and we are completely aligned on Socialcast's future direction.
 
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John Cook / GeekWire:
Chart: Steve Ballmer's approval rating plummets among Microsoft employees
Discussion: New York Times
Ed Christman / Billboard.Biz:
Apple, Google Licenses in Holding Pattern as Labels, Publishers Battle Over Revenue Shares, Sources Say
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
(Exclusive) YouTube's New Strategy: Create a Network Of Networks
Joanna Glasner / PE Hub Blog:
As Others Rush to File, Newegg Withdraws IPO
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Privacy group gets part of Google settlement: judge
Reuters:
Exclusive-Yahoo and Alibaba reach agreement over Alipay:sources
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Yahoo's Board Likely To Let The Clock Run Out On Carol Bartz
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Socialbakers:
Facebook is globally closing in to 700 million users!
Royal Pingdom:
Is the online tech crowd really THAT dominated by men?
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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’
Intel Newsroom:
Intel's Maloney Talks Mobile Growth, Industry Opportunities at Computex
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
MacBook Air supplies constrained ahead of summer refresh
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