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9:15 AM ET, June 4, 2008

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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Third-party iPhone applications to arrive Monday  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the App Store in March, and third-party applications delivered through the store should arrive Monday.  —  (Credit: Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks)  —  The era of officially sanctioned iPhone applications should kick off on Monday.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
How Big Is The Potential Market For the Apple iPhone?  —  At the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference coming up next week, CEO Steve Jobs is widely expected to unveil a new 3G version of the iPhone.  Meanwhile, in the last few weeks, a number of carriers have announced deals to sell the phone …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
iPhone Apps Worth Jailbreaking For
Discussion: The Mobile Gadgeteer and Macworld
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC 08?  —  TUAW has received some information that suggests Apple may be working to seed developers with an early build of Mac OS X 10.6 at this year's WWDC.  10.6 will not include any new significant features from 10.5; instead, Apple is focusing solely on “stability and security.”
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple set to serve up first builds of Mac OS X 10.5.4
Discussion: I4U News
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X 10.6 to Debut at WWDC 2008? Ship in January 2009?
Discussion: AppleInsider
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The HTC Touch Pro  —  Call it Raphael no longer!  HTC has officially thrown the cover off its Touch Pro today — the QWERTY slider sibling of the recently-unveiled Touch Diamond — which should cover the bases for those who loved the Diamond's keen looks but decided they'd go our of their gourds without …
BBC:
Movies on iTunes come to the UK  —  Apple has started offering movies for sale or rent to UK users of iTunes.  —  More than 700 titles will be on offer from the launch date, 100 of which will be available in high-definition.  —  Many of the titles on sale for downloading via iTunes …
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Adam Howorth / Apple:
Apple Premieres Movies on the iTunes Store in the UK
Tom Conrad / Pandora:
From the lab: Pandora Desktop Beta  —  We've always wanted to find a simple way to deliver Pandora as a desktop application — it's probably been on our to do list longer than any single feature.  Today we're dipping our toe into those waters for the first time with the release of a Beta version of Pandora Desktop.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Pandora Hits the Desktop With AIR. *Thud*
Discussion: The Last Podcast
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan private pics exposed by Yahoo hack  —  Want to see Paris Hilton's MySpace profile?  How about Lindsay Lohan's?  Don't worry about those pesky privacy settings.  Thanks to “data portability,” a faddish technology movement that the Valley has been buzzing about for months …
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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 …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Mashable!
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Sony's PS3 to Get In-Game Ads  —  Sony Corp. reached an agreement that will allow advertisements distributed over the Internet to be inserted into PlayStation 3 videogames, a boost for what could become a significant new revenue source for games companies.  —  Sony's games division is expected …
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Mary Jane Irwin / Forbes:
Sony Set To Open Up To In-Game Advertisers
Discussion: Kotaku and GamesIndustry.biz
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Start-Up Releases Smaller Version of Flip Camcorder  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the last year, Pure Digital, a small San Francisco start-up, has shown the world's consumer electronics companies how to build a camcorder that regular people actually use.  —  It has sold nearly one million units …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Lori Grunin / Webware.com:   Flip Video's mighty Mino
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Trouble at eBay  —  “I think [fixed prices] will disappear online, simply because it is possible - cheap and easy - to vary prices online.”  That was MIT Media Lab's Patti Maes in 1999, at a time when eBay's business was booming and auctions were seen as the future of ecommerce.
Wall Street Journal:
Softbank, Telefonica Reach Deal To Sell iPhone in Japan, Spain  —  TOKYO - Japanese mobile-phone operator Softbank Corp. said Wednesday that it reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to sell its iPhones by the end of the year, putting to rest speculation about who Apple would partner with in Japan.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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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.
Joseph Menn / latimesblogs.latimes.com:
Shawn Fanning sells third brainchild to EA  —  Shawn Fanning, best known as the founder of pioneering file-sharing service Napster, has finally earned some money.  —  Electronic Arts said tonight it had acquired his latest company, ThreeSF, and its video-game service Rupture.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Adify exec: Social networks eating away at CPM value  —  NEW YORK—Some have said that because of the wealth of personal information they store, social networks are the future of online advertising.  Russ Fradin, co-founder and president of Adify, disagrees.
Discussion: The Social Times
AMD:
AMD Delivers the Ultimate HD Visual Performance on the Go with Next-Generation Notebook Platform  — Balanced notebook platform achieves superior 3D performance and HD-image quality with increased energy efficiency —  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability …
cellular-news:
O2 Fires Staff for Selling Apple IPhones on EBay  —  UK operator, O2 has reportedly sacked at least six staff who used their staff discount to buy Apple iPhones - then later sold them on the eBay auction website for a significant profit.  It's understood that the employees …
 
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In-Game Advertising Research Proves Effectiveness for Brands …
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Matt Hartley / Globe and Mail:
Court rules competitor infringed on RIM patents
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Arne Hess / the::unwired:
UTILITY: Microsoft releases Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile …
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The Mobile Linux War
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Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Grandfather builds Web browser for autistic boy
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Offers Another Great Corporate E-Mail Solution …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
U.S. Internet will shrink to 2 strong players: report
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Wal-Mart Pushing Blu-ray Players
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YouTube's Head of Monetization Quits, Joins Cooliris