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6:10 AM ET, June 6, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Live Coverage Of Google Gmail Event  —  Update: Our full story on Gmail Labs is here.  —  At 1pm PST Google is hosting an event to launch a new Gmail feature they're calling the “next evolution of 20% time.”  They say it will be a change in their development process and “users will be able to influence Gmail's design.”
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Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Introducing Gmail Labs  —  We have a lot ideas for Gmail — many come as suggestions from Gmail users, many come from people here at Google.  But there's only so much we can do at any one time.  —  People often ask how we decide what to build next.  It's usually a mix of factors …
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Gmail Labs: A Public Stage for Googlers' 20% Time  —  Google invited members of the press to its main campus in Mountain View today to unveil Gmail Labs.  —  Gmail Labs is essentially a stage for Google employees to develop new features for Gmail under the public eye.
Discussion: Valleywag and ZefHemel.com
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google to let users test new Gmail features  —  Update 2 p.m. PDT: I added more details.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google will invite users to try new features the company is considering adding to its Gmail service, the company said Thursday.  —  At 6 p.m. PDT Thursday …
Bret Taylor / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed adds personalized recommendations  —  I was just on a two-week vacation in Peru, and when I got back, there was so much stuff in my FriendFeed that I couldn't sort through it all.  I just wanted to see the most interesting stuff I'd missed.  —  That's why I'm happy to announce …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Damnit...FriendFeed Gets Even More Useful With An Interestingness Filter  —  I still haven't decided if FriendFeed, which aggregates activities from other websites like YouTube, Twitter, your blog, Flickr, etc., is the ultimate walled garden of our personal data or possibly the answer to the Centralized Me problem.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Former Chief of Broadcom Is Indicted  —  Henry T. Nicholas III, the flamboyant co-founder and former chief executive of the chip maker Broadcom, was indicted Thursday in California on fraud, conspiracy and drug charges, including allegations that he spiked the drinks of other executives with ecstasy.
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Los Angeles Times:
O.C. tech billionaire indicted
Discussion: TechCrunch
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Former Broadcom CEO Nicholas Indicted On Drug, Fraud Charges …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft tries to steal iPhone 2.0 thunder  —  With Apple rumored to be unveiling a new iPhone next week, Microsoft's Windows Mobile unit is trying to get ahead of the news by touting its position in a letter to its industry partners today.  But the letter may also get attention for another reason …
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Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Microsoft's pre-iPhone ‘salute’ to Apple
Joe Hughes / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Get bus and train directions on the go with Google Maps for mobile  —  Ever since Google Maps added public transportation directions for San Francisco, it's been a lot easier for me to figure out which buses and trains will get me where I'm going around town, so that today's gas prices take less of a toll on my wallet.
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
OS X Leopard/iPhone banners appear at Moscone  —  The Leopard banner reads: “The world's most advanced Operating System.”  The iPhone banner reads: “The world's most advanced mobile platform.”  I'm so happy I'll be in Berlin during the keynote getting drunk and not dealing with this nonsense.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Qik comes to Windows Mobile.  Not Qik enough for 3G iPhone  —  As mobile phones become more powerful and unlimited data transfer plans from carriers become widespread, technologies such as streaming live video from phones are becoming feasible.  One of the most hyped players in this market is Qik.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Webware.com
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
A chat with Qik about Windows Mobile, giving birth, and the future
Discussion: TechCrunch and wmpoweruser.com
Bloomberg:
Facebook settlement of code-theft suit may fold  —  CONNECTU CLAIMS IT HAS UNEARTHED ‘SMOKING-GUN’ COMPUTER EVIDENCE  —  Facebook, owner of the social-networking Web site valued last year at $15 billion, is struggling to enforce a settlement of a copyright lawsuit accusing founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing computer code.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
ConnectU: We're not through with Zuckerberg
Arn / MacRumors:
Early Version of Intel's Nehalem Benchmarked, Much Faster than Penryn  —  Anandtech managed to get access to some early versions of Intel's Nehalem processors that are due for release in Q4 2008.  We've previously described Nehalem which is expected to be a major jump forward from Intel's current Penryn processors.
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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Is This the New iPhone's Touchscreen?  —  Apple almost never confirms its component suppliers, and for various reasons, the suppliers only rarely confirm that they're working with Apple.  That's the only major reason that we'd normally be skeptical about what's shown below …
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
TechCrunch's Mike Arrington shows his primary colors  —  We knew he was an animal, Silicon Valley's wild man.  But a political animal?  —  TechCrunch's Mike Arrington is the undisputed kingmaker of Silicon Valley Internet start-ups.  Entrepreneurs who get a favorable review on his website …
Discussion: TechCrunch and AppScout
Steve O'Hear / ReadWriteWeb:
How Google Plans to Win the Wild West of the Mobile Web  —  It's hard not to be impressed by the latest demonstration of Android, Google's soon-to-be-released open-source mobile OS.  While last100's Dan Langendorf is reserving judgment, I'm already sold on Android's User Interface.
Discussion: WinBeta
 
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VLC on the iPhone and iPod Touch? Yep
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
The iPhone Stakeout: Part I
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Heavy Laying Off About 20 Percent of Staff; Separating Ad Network …
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
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