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12:10 PM ET, June 4, 2008

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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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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.
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.6 to show at Apple developer event, drop PowerPC
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
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.
Discussion: Webware.com, Beet.TV and WebProNews
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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 …
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Celebrity MySpace Hacking - Paris Hilton & Lindsay Lohan's Private Pics (GALLERY)  —  Some Canadian hackers were so curious about the private lives of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan that they managed to hack into their MySpace profiles.  After obtaining very personal images …
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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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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.
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 …
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 …
NeoSmart Technologies / The NeoSmart Files:
Firefox 3 is Still a Memory Hog  —  One of the biggest “improvements” that Mozilla claims has made its way into Firefox 3 is improved memory usage, in particular, the vanquishing of memory leaks: … We're sorry to have to break it to you, but if you thought it was too good to be true you were right.
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Facebook Platform a Claytons Open Source Effort?  —  Ive received two emails from Bob Bickel suggesting that Facebook's decision to open source its platform is a claytons effort.  Bob suggested that I print them in full so I have:  —  “Facebook continues to look like the Microsoft …
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Keep your hands off of our technology, say Mac users  —  Owners of Apple products may also be big fans of the brand in general, a fact that makes them an occasional target for some ribbing.  It's fairly difficult to gauge someone's love of a particular brand, so any allegations of Apple loyalty tend to be based on opinion.
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Simon Atkins / Apple:
Apple Premieres Movies on the iTunes Store in Canada  —  Apple® today announced that movies from major film studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. …
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
Why noise will be tackled by scaling down the social media conversation  —  If anything web 2.0 technology has provided us the capabilities to have a continuous 24×7 public conversation on the web.  There are blogs, communication services like Twitter, content services like YouTube …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Study: .gov web sites should focus on RSS, XML—not redesigns  —  Government web sites have been a joke for almost as long as there have been web sites.  They tend to be slow, clunky, and far behind their private-sector counterparts.  All three presidential candidates have signaled …
 
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Mike Speiser / Laserlike:
Reinventing online advertising: Exploiting the Achilles' heel …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Nvidia Tegra Videos Show Quake III at 35fps, 3D UI Running Like Butter
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP eyes sustainable data centers
Discussion: eWeek
Savio Rodrigues / Open Sources:
Red Hat exec named EnterpriseDB CEO
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo's Yang Is Holding Out
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
A Tour of Risky Web Sites
Discussion: AppScout
Business Wire:
Oklahoma City Now Operational With World's Largest Municipal Wi-Fi Mesh Network
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Softbank to offer iPhones in Japan
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WhitePages.com To Buy Snapvine for Around $20 Million
Discussion: paidContent.org
Lori Grunin / Webware.com:
Flip Video's mighty Mino
AMD:
AMD Delivers the Ultimate HD Visual Performance on the Go with …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Trouble at eBay  —  “I think [fixed prices] will disappear online …
Joseph Menn / latimesblogs.latimes.com:
Shawn Fanning sells third brainchild to EA