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6:00 PM ET, June 4, 2008

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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Mac OS X 10.6 code named Snow Leopard, may be pure Cocoa  —  The next version of Mac OS X is code-named “Snow Leopard,” and will indeed be Intel-only, we have learned.  This info is hot on the heels of TUAW's original scoop about Mac OS X 10.6 being readied for shipment as soon as Macworld 2009 and being Intel-only.
Michael Mewhinney / Google:
NASA and Google Announce Lease at Ames Research Center  —  Mountain View, Calif. (June 4, 2008) - NASA and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced plans to develop a new high-technology campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.  —  Under the terms of the 40-year agreement …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Yahoo boasts new ad deals, joins CBS' online video network  —  Impeccably timed to suit president Sue Decker's keynote at the Advertising 2.0 conference in New York, Yahoo announced Wednesday that it has inked advertising deals with two major clients: discount retail giant Wal-Mart and interactive ad agency Havas Digital.
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo's Yang Is Holding Out  —  Though beset by restive shareholders and pressure from Carl Icahn, Yang has his reasons to push for a better deal from Microsoft  —  For more than a month, Yahoo (YHOO) co-founder and Chief Executive Jerry Yang has endured a withering attack by shareholders …
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Icahn to Yahoo: Nix the poison pill, now
Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
Yahoo! Address Book API Delivered  —  We're excited to announce the public release of the Address Book API.  I say public release because while the API is newly launched here on YDN, it's been up and running with some of the most contact-aware applications on the Internet, including Plaxo and LinkedIn.
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Yahoo opens address book interface
Discussion: TechCrunch and ContentBlogger
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Annotations  —  YouTube added a new feature for video creators: annotations.  “Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos.  Use them to add background information about the video, create stories with multiple possibilities …
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New Beta Feature: Video Annotations
David Faber / CNBC:
Verizon in Talks to Buy Alltel for $27 Billion  —  Verizon is deep in talks to acquire Alltel, the nation's fifth largest wireless carrier, for roughly $27 billion, people close to the talks have told CNBC.  —  Alltel was only recently taken private by TPG and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in a $27.5 billion deal.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Verizon Reportedly In Talks To Buy Alltel For $27 Billion
Business Wire:
AMD Announces Revolutionary External Graphics Solution for Notebooks  —  Portable ATI XGP(TM) Technology Unlocks Notebooks for Enthusiast-Class Desktop Graphics Performance and True Multimedia Upgradeability  —  TAIPEI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AMD (NYSE:AMD - News) today announced ATI XGP&trade …
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PR Newswire:
AT&T Reports 3G Wireless Download Speeds of Up to 1.7 Mbps for LaptopConnect Customers - a 20+ Percent Increase  —  Higher 3G Network Speeds Benefit Growing Number of Workers and Consumers  —  Who Want On-the-Go Internet Connectivity  —  How do you make a blazing-fast 3G (third-generation) mobile broadband network even better?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Softbank iPhone Deal Announced With 1-Button Press Release  —  With less than a week to go before Apple CEO Steve Jobs's June 9 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address and the expected debut of the 3G iPhone-and perhaps the Apple App Store and Mac OS X 10.6 as well-the company …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Verismo Box Plugs Web into Your TV  —  Verismo Networks on Tuesday previewed “the PoD,” a tiny box that brings web content to your TV monitor without needing a PC in between, at the Under the Radar conference in Mountain View, Calif. I'd never heard of the company before sitting down for the session …
Discussion: last100, Gizmodo and Engadget
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Take a look inside, it's my Last.fm In A Box  —  Last.fm, the music-focused social site that CBS Interactive acquired last year, announced Wednesday the launch of a project called “Last.fm In A Box,” which distributes the site's ad-supported streaming radio services to partner companies.
Vanity Fair:
How the Web Was Won  —  Fifty years ago, in response to the surprise Soviet launch of Sputnik, the U.S. military set up the Advanced Research Projects Agency.  It would become the cradle of connectivity, spawning the era of Google and YouTube, of Amazon and Facebook, of the Drudge Report and the Obama campaign.
Gerd Leonhard / MediaFuturist:
John Naisbitt: Drowning in information and starving for knowledge  — Pics and audio from Chinwag Live: Micro Media Maze (Gerd Leonhard: Control equals money or Trust equals money??)  — Hilarious video: Historic ‘Blockbuster’ Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past (Blockbuster)
Live Search:
Helping you Search AND Give  —  One of the most exciting developments we've had in the last year was the success of our inaugural Search and Give program where your queries helped to raise more than $250,000 for local schools and non-profits.  Over the course of the year the program generated cash donations …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Crowd Science: Google Analytics For Demographics  —  Crowd Science, a new demographics service that aims to help online publishers maximize their audience and ad revenue, has launched today in an invite-only beta.  The site compares itself to Google Analytics, but explains that it focused on …
 
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Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Craig of Craigslist talks about spam, online threats and feuding pet lovers
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Macworld UK:
UPDATED: iTunes UK selling & renting movies
Discussion: PC World
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Mobile phones expose human habits
Dan Goodin / The Register:
World +dog ignores Sweden's Draconian wiretap bill
Min Lee / Associated Press:
Jackie Chan, Segway dealer, says co. fears piracy
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Heavy lightens up as Husky Media spins off
InfoWorld:
Windows XP SP3 omits critical security update
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Windows Search 4.0 Released to Web
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Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
World's First Search Engine For Hostels Launches
Discussion: Alt Search Engines
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC1 to be shown live on internet
Discussion: Podcasting News and broadstuff
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Comcast targets bandwidth hogs in test
Discussion: Bits and TechCrunch
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Google Sued for Running Ads for “Fraudulent Mobile Subscription …
Discussion: ClickZ News Blog
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile intros unlimited family plan
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Learning from Vista: Windows 7 driver testing to begin early
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Big Daily's ‘Hyperlocal’ Flop
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
A Tour of Risky Web Sites
Discussion: AppScout, WebProNews and WebGuild