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2:32 AM ET, June 8, 2007

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John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Time to short Apple?  —  Commentary: Functionality of iPhone will be duplicated by others  —  BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — If you follow the rules and sell on good news and buy on the bad, now would be time to short Apple Inc. There is no company out there with this much good news.
Discussion: Engadget and Digital Media Wire
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Jeff Gamet / The Mac Observer:
Analyst: Apple to Sell 45M iPhones in '09  —  Apple's iPhone launch is only weeks away, and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is predicting that will signal the beginning of a skyrocketing climb leading to 45 million units sold in 2009.  For calendar year 2007, he expects Apple will sell 3.2 million units, and 12.4 million in 2008.
Discussion: Byte of the Apple
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:   AT&T hiring temps to control iPhone crowds at retail stores
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Wireless energy promise powers up  —  A clean-cut vision of a future freed from the rat's nest of cables needed to power today's electronic gadgets has come one step closer to reality.  —  US researchers have successfully tested an experimental system to deliver power to devices without the need for wires.
Discussion: Digital World, Ubergizmo and parislemon
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David Derbyshire / Daily Mail:
The end of the plug?  Scientists invent wireless device that beams electricity through your home  —  Scientists have sounded the death knell for the plug and power lead.  —  In a breakthrough that sounds like something out of Star Trek, they have discovered a way of 'beaming' power across …
Chris Lee / Ars Technica:
Remote laptop power up?  Not anytime soon  —  In the early days after the laws of electromagnetism had been worked out, many people—most notably Nikola Tesla—noted that these laws would permit the delivery of power from one location to another in the form of electromagnetic radiation without the need for a wire.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: June 7, 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: June 12, 2007  —  This is an advance notification of six security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on June 12, 2007.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Americans willing to pay (a little) more for privacy  —  Are American consumers willing to pay more in order to protect their privacy, or is online commerce all about the lowest possible price?  That's what researchers from Carnegie Mellon University set out to learn in a new study on privacy and commerce …
Discussion: Digital Trends
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Study: Shoppers will pay for privacy
Leichtman Research Group:
Over Half of U.S. Households Subscribe to Broadband Internet  —  Household Income Still a Key Factor in Broadband Adoption  —  New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) finds that 53% of all US households now subscribe to a broadband high-speed Internet service at home.
Discussion: WebProNews and CircleID
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   53% of US Homes have broadband
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook's copyright quagmire?  —  Facebook Platform's tremendous growth in popularity over the past few weeks has thrown the company into a thorny legal quagmire concerning copyright and music pirating.  —  The problem began two weeks ago, when Facebook opened Platform to allow applications built by outside developers.
The Steampunk Workshop:
Steampunk Monitor Mod  —  The Steampunk Keyboard looked terribly anachronistic sitting in front of my Dell 1907FP flat panel monitor and while I hesitated to tear open a $300 monitor that was still under warantee, art must be served.  —  Inside I found that the whole thing was encased in steel sheet.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Engadget, Gizmodo and digg
Think Secret:
Brushed aluminum iMac in the pipeline  —  Apple is poised to deliver its third Mac revision in less than a month next week when the company takes the wraps off its new iMac line.  Sources with reliable track records report the new iMac, wrapped in a brushed aluminum enclosure …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Parallels updates Windows-on-Mac software  —  Parallels on Thursday released an updated version of its Parallels Desktop software, which enables users of Intel-based Macs to run Windows and Mac OS X simultaneously.  —  The software has gained quite a following since the release of its first version …
Discussion: TechSpot News
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Phil Hellmuth Bets on SplashCast  —  SplashCast, the Portland-based startup that offers a multimedia Flash player with a number of advanced features for syndication and aggregation, recently scored some angel funding from professional poker celebrity Phil Hellmuth, bringing its funding total …
1UP.com:
ASSASSIN'S CREED TO BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER  —  Prince of Persia follow-up coming this fall.  —  Ubisoft today announced the long-anticipated Assassin's Creed will be released across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC this November.  —  Additionally, as is becoming the de facto standard these days …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New YouTube Interface for Embedded Videos  —  Embedded YouTube videos have now received the new interface that had been around for a while, as Daniel Garcia reports in the forum.  For a live sample, have a look at the two promotional videos posted here earlier.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Apple TV: From whence the profits?  —  Will digital content be to Apple TV what ink cartridges are to printers?  —  Analysts are projecting that 1 million Apple TV units will ship by the end of 2007.  But a cost breakdown of the device's hardware and manufacturing indicates Apple may be looking …
 
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Sprint:
Sprint Customers Get New Location-Aware Shopping Application From GPShopper
Discussion: VentureBeat and BloggingStocks
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
AMD keeps Barcelona specs under wraps
Discussion: Gearlog
Elsa Wenzel / Webware.com:
AOL MAIL OFFERING UNLIMITED STORAGE, INTEGRATED CHATTING
PC JOINT:
Falcon Fragbook DRX: I've Got the Power !
DigiTimes:
Computex 2007: Intel planning to enter discrete graphics card market in 2008
Discussion: ChipLand and TechSpot News
Globe and Mail:
Amateur Internet  — Andrew Keen was online earlier Thursday …
Phil Windley's Technometria:
Why Does HP Software Suck Sooooo Bad?
Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
Yahoo Messenger Gets V for Vulnerabilities
 Earlier Items: 
cellular-news:
SMS Continues as Biggest Messaging Revenue Earner for Operators
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Senators: Companies with "mass layoffs" shouldn't hire more foreign workers
Discussion: PC World
Joe Weisenthal / Techdirt:
Latest Microsoft Linux Deal Less Than Meets The Eye
Discussion: PC World
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
New Webcast Royalty Rules Will Line SoundExchange's Pockets …
Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
Rent or Own? The New Cable-TV Dilemma
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
Reuters:
Bill Gates, Harvard dropout, gets degree
Discussion: Channel 9
TDavid / Things That:
Yahoo management talking like search quitters again, please no more
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
In a Virtual Universe, the Politics Turn Real