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3:40 PM ET, June 5, 2008

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Verizon:
Verizon Wireless To Acquire Alltel; Will Expand Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network  —  Investor Relations +44 (0) 1635 664 447  —  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Verizon Wireless has entered into an agreement with Alltel Corporation and Atlantis Holdings LLC …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Gates rules out returning to Microsoft
Discussion: Epicenter
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Disney World in 3D in Google Earth  —  Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog has news that Disney World of Orlando, Florida, is now available in 3D in Google Earth.  To view this, enter disney world in the Google Earth search box - you might want to download the latest version …
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Patrick Frater / Variety:
U2 manager slams Internet providers  —  McGuinness likens ISPs to ‘shoplifters’  —  U2 manager Paul McGuinness launched a blistering attack on the world's Internet providers Wednesday, accusing them of strangling the music industry.  —  Speaking at the Music Matters confab in Hong Kong …
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Steve McClure / Hollywood Reporter:
U2 manager lashes out at ISPs again
Discussion: Ars Technica and Digital Daily
APC:
Up close with Dell's Eee PC killer … During a packed two day international media briefing at Dell's headquarters in Austin, Texas, the single product which attracted the most attention was the company's forthcoming mini-note.  —  We took the opportunity to very briefly get hands …
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 …
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
WWDC 2008 keynote bingo  —  This edition of WWDC keynote bingo presented some challenges.  In the past, there's been more than enough rumor and unfounded hype to fill the board.  This year, the near certainty of the 3G iPhone combined with the absence of any remotely credible reports …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Cult of Mac and MacUser
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Internet Week New York's party scene off to a testosterone-fueled start  —  Revelers at Thrillist's ‘Information Superparty’  —  NEW YORK—Predatory women of the Samantha Jones variety would've done well to hightail it to Brooklyn on Wednesday night.  Social news site Digg took …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Why Apple Could Kill The Nintendo DS  —  BURLINGAME, CALIF -  —  There's only one company on earth that has come back from behind to wrest a multibillion-dollar market away from Sony, beat back a grasping Microsoft and delight tens of millions of customers around the world in the process.
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
RSIs on the rise, says report, but prevention is simple  —  I don't know about you, but I do nearly all my work on a computer these days.  In fact, such is my reliance on a keyboard that when I'm actually called to pick up a pen, I find my handwriting is far worse now than it was when I used …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Please Give Us Your Email Password  —  A number of people whose opinions I greatly respect have turned me on to Yelp over the last six months or so.  Yelp is a community review site, and a great way to discover cool new places in whatever neighborhood you happen to be in.
Discussion: Andy Beard
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Pushes Search Results Customization to Users  —  Yahoo!'s SearchMonkey platform got a little more public today with the unveiling of the Search Gallery — the platform's official application repository.  The gallery has already been open to developers and curious bloggers for a couple of weeks …
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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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
IBM Developing Water Cooling for Chips
Discussion: Ars Technica
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Now Lets Users Vote on Ads
Apple:
Canon Print Driver 1.1
Discussion: PC World and Macsimum News
Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
Microsoft rallies behind PC gaming
Discussion: WinBeta
Brad Stone / Bits:
The Inexact Science Behind DMCA Takedown Notices
Discussion: Slashdot
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Heavy Laying Off About 20 Percent of Staff; Separating Ad Network …
Discussion: 901am
BBC:
Call to prosecute BT for ad trial
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Should Social Networks Be Regulated?
Discussion: Guardian and The Next Web
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Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Cyber Incident Blamed for Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown
Danny Allen / Today @ PC World:
Asus Provides Glimpse of Eee Monitor PC Design, Says More Eee Gear To Come
Matthew Fitzgerald / Crave:
Sleek 1080i HD camcorder unveiled by Sanyo
Verizon:
The Best TV Gets Even Better …
InfoWorld:
IBM releases ODF-based Office killer
Discussion: Open Source
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Responds to Carl Icahn's Allegations
Verne Kopytoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google leases acreage at Moffett for complex
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
How to measure the 3G iPhone buzz
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and I4U News