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2:55 PM ET, June 5, 2008

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Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Gates-Ballmer Clash Shaped Microsoft's Coming Handover  —  One of the most successful business partnerships in history was coming unraveled.  It was early 2000, and Bill Gates had relinquished the chief executive's job at Microsoft Corp. to Steve Ballmer — for the first time taking a back seat …
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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 …
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 …
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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Bruce Polderman / Google LatLong:
A virtual visit to where dreams come true  —  If you've used Google Earth to explore possible family vacation destinations, then we have a treat for you: Disney has introduced a new layer for Google Earth that allows you to explore the company's popular Orlando attractions including Magic Kingdom …
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
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.5.4 Update to address Adobe CS3 file corruption
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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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 …
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.
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
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 Krebs / Washington Post:
Cyber Incident Blamed for Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown  —  A nuclear power plant in Georgia was recently forced into an emergency shutdown for 48 hours after a software update was installed on a single computer.  —  The incident occurred on March 7 at Unit 2 of the Hatch nuclear power plant near Baxley, Georgia.
 
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Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
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Danny Allen / Today @ PC World:
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Matthew Fitzgerald / Crave:
Sleek 1080i HD camcorder unveiled by Sanyo
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TotSpot: Finally, An Activity Stream For Your Baby
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Verizon:
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Yahoo Responds to Carl Icahn's Allegations
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Larger Apple multi-touch devices move beyond prototype stage
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
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Drops Ability To Watch Video Directly In Search Results
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone 2.0 firmware details and information on second generation iPhone
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