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9:25 AM ET, June 8, 2007

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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
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 …
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.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
AT&T hiring temps to control iPhone crowds at retail stores  —  Exclusive: Wireless carrier AT&T is taking no chances when it comes this month's Apple iPhone launch and is hiring temporary staff to manage, attend to, and control crowds at many of its 1800 retail stores nationwide.
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MacNN:
Analyst predicts 45m iPhone sales by 2009
Discussion: Gizmodo
CNET News.com:
Import ban on 3G handsets could hurt industry  —  news analysis An import ban on all new models of 3G wireless handsets that use chipsets from Qualcomm could cause a huge headache for several cell phone makers and mobile operators if the matter is not resolved soon.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Reuters
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.
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.
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
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Time Warner to make decision on AOL at year-end  —  NEW YORK — Time Warner Inc. said on Thursday it will make a decision on AOL's future by the end of the year, addressing rampant speculation the online unit could be spun off or merged with another company.
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Eric Dash / New York Times:
DOW JONES ENHANCES THE SEVERANCE PACKAGES FOR SENIOR MANAGERS  —  Dow Jones & Company may or may not be close to a sale, but yesterday it sweetened the pot for managers in case of a takeover.  —  In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dow Jones said it had amended …
Discussion: BloggingStocks and paidContent.org
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Ham radio group says FCC turns deaf ear to BPL interference complaints  —  ARRL, the national association for amateur radio, has demanded that a New York broadband over powerline (BPL) pilot be shut down.  Citing repeated interference with ham radio transmissions, ARRL general counsel Chris Imlay …
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Dell denies plan to exit LCD TV business  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Dell will sell a wider variety of television sets made by other manufacturers over its Web site but denied reports that it plans to stop making LCD TVs.  —  A number of industry blogs reported Thursday that Dell would exit …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google launches YouTube's money machine  —  YouTube has updated their embedded video player to include new features that I think make a lot of sense for Google.  The one I find most interesting gives users quick, uninterrupted access to related videos — this feature could be YouTube's much needed money maker.
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 …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Who Knew That Fishermen Don't Know Old Undersea Copper Cables …
Discussion: Reuters
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iDOT shows off two more variants of VIA's NanoBook
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
iNokia? - it's Nokia Media Transfer 1.0 beta - for Mac OS!
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
What's Behind All These Patent Agreements?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Better Gizmo VoIP for your Nokia
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Warner Music Group And AnywhereCD Settle; DRM-Free Sales Of WMG …
Business Wire:
Steven Starr Elevated to Chairman of Revver's Board of Directors …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
Dan Gillmor / San Francisco Chronicle:
Journalism isn't dying, it's reviving
Discussion: Romenesko
 Earlier Items: 
Seth Porges / CrunchGear:
The Futurist: We Predict the iPhone Will Bomb
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
Elsa Wenzel / Webware.com:
AOL MAIL OFFERING UNLIMITED STORAGE, INTEGRATED CHATTING
Discussion: parislemon
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Apple TV: From whence the profits?
1UP.com:
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Globe and Mail:
Amateur Internet  — Andrew Keen was online earlier Thursday …
The Steampunk Workshop:
Steampunk Monitor Mod
Discussion: Engadget, Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and digg