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4:00 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
Discussion: Byte of the Apple
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:   AT&T hiring temps to control iPhone crowds at retail stores
Seth Porges / CrunchGear:
The Futurist: We Predict the iPhone Will Bomb
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
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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
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.
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.
Discussion: Download Squad and JD on EP
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google launches YouTube's money machine
Discussion: gSpy
Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
A big Google-Apple partnership next week?  Bet on it.  —  I don't typically join the gaggle of folks trying to guess what Steve Jobs' next move is going to be, but for once I can't resist.  On Monday Jobs is taking the stage at Apple's worldwide developers conference in San Francisco …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Business Wire:
Steven Starr Elevated to Chairman of Revver's Board of Directors; Kevin Wells Assumes Role of CEO  —  LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Revver, Inc. (www.revver.com), the first marketplace for online videos, today announced that Kevin Wells will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Revver …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
Gamasutra:
Exclusive: Activision Closes Vicarious Visions' CA Office  —  Gamasutra has learned that Activision has closed the doors on its Mountain View office, the California-based division of Spider-Man 3 co-developer Vicarious Visions, the New York-based developer that the company acquired in early 2005.
Elsa Wenzel / Webware.com:
AOL MAIL OFFERING UNLIMITED STORAGE, INTEGRATED CHATTING  —  Updates to AOL Mail are set to make the service nimbler and more innovative, with unlimited storage and built-in chatting set for the coming weeks.  I like what I've seen so far.  A chatting pane will appear within the screen …
Discussion: parislemon
Blogging Molly / AppScout:
Google and Wild Sanctuary Team Up to Bring Sound to 'Earth'  —  About a month ago, AppScout reported that Wild Sanctuary was in talks with Google about mashing up their audio files with Google Earth.  Success!  The Wild Soundscape Tour, a free add-on layer, is now available for download.
Discussion: InsideGoogle and ResourceShelf
Globe and Mail:
Amateur Internet  — Andrew Keen was online earlier Thursday for an hour to answer your questions on how the Internet is ruining culture.  —  Is the Internet populated by intellectual yahoos and digital thieves?  Is Web 2.0 really a digital recreation of Marxism?
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
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
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.
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Warner Music Group And AnywhereCD Settle; DRM-Free Sales Of WMG …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Ham radio group says FCC turns deaf ear to BPL interference complaints
CNET News.com:
Import ban on 3G handsets could hurt industry
Dan Gillmor / San Francisco Chronicle:
Journalism isn't dying, it's reviving
Discussion: Romenesko
Sprint:
Sprint Customers Get New Location-Aware Shopping Application From GPShopper
Discussion: VentureBeat and BloggingStocks
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Americans willing to pay (a little) more for privacy
Discussion: Digital Trends
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Apple TV: From whence the profits?
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Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Phil Hellmuth Bets on SplashCast
Phil Windley's Technometria:
Why Does HP Software Suck Sooooo Bad?
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
New Webcast Royalty Rules Will Line SoundExchange's Pockets …
Reuters:
Bill Gates, Harvard dropout, gets degree
Discussion: Channel 9
BBC:
Phone responds to human touch
Discussion: SMS Text News
Leichtman Research Group:
Over Half of U.S. Households Subscribe to Broadband Internet
Discussion: GigaOM, WebProNews and CircleID