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2:40 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
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.
Discussion: Digital World, parislemon and Ubergizmo
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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.
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.
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Sprint:
Sprint Customers Get New Location-Aware Shopping Application From GPShopper
Discussion: VentureBeat and BloggingStocks
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 …
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.
Macenstein:
Get it while you can: DivX Pro Mac is free, today only  —  For reasons known only to DivX, you can download the pro version of DivX for free, today only.  All that seems to be required is a valid e-mail address to e-mail the serial number to, and you're set.
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
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Dan Gillmor / San Francisco Chronicle:
Journalism isn't dying, it's reviving
Discussion: Romenesko
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
AMD keeps Barcelona specs under wraps
Discussion: Gearlog
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
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Apple TV: From whence the profits?
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 …
 Earlier Items: 
Phil Windley's Technometria:
Why Does HP Software Suck Sooooo Bad?
Brian Prince / eWEEK.com:
Yahoo Messenger Gets V for Vulnerabilities
cellular-news:
SMS Continues as Biggest Messaging Revenue Earner for Operators
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
New YouTube Interface for Embedded Videos
Leichtman Research Group:
Over Half of U.S. Households Subscribe to Broadband Internet
Discussion: GigaOM, WebProNews and CircleID