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8:15 PM ET, June 5, 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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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 …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Gmail Labs: A Public Stage for Googlers' 20% Time
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat, All Facebook and Valleywag
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   ConnectU: We're not through with Zuckerberg
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
ConnectU Twins: We Think There's New Evidence That Facebook's …
Discussion: Valleywag
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.
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
The iPhone Stakeout: Part I  —  A visit Wednesday evening to a West Coast distribution center of Apple contract manufacturer Quanta Computer shows a company hustling to get mysterious boxes of, well, something, on the move.  —  During one 20-minute stretch alone, three semi trucks …
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: AppScout
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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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
U2's Manager Lashes Out Yet Again: Blames Absolutely Everyone …
Discussion: Coolfer and Valleywag
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
U2 manager: Ad-supported music is beneath musicians
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Heavy Laying Off About 20 Percent of Staff; Separating Ad Network Into Another Company  —  Heavy, the online video firm aimed at young male audiences, is laying off about 25 people out of a staff of 105, we have learned, and company co-CEO Simon Assaad has confirmed it to us.
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PR Newswire:
Verizon Wireless To Acquire Alltel; Will Expand Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network  —  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 5 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless has entered into an agreement with Alltel Corporation and Atlantis Holdings LLC, an affiliate of private investment firm TPG Capital …
Brad Stone / Bits:
The Inexact Science Behind DMCA Takedown Notices  —  A new study from the University of Washington suggests that media industry trade groups are using flawed tactics in their investigations of users who violate copyrights on peer-to-peer file sharing networks.
Associated Press:
Broadcom Founder Indicted on Fraud and Drug Charges  —  SANTA ANA, Calif. — A founder of the Broadcom Corporation, Henry T. Nicholas III, was indicted Thursday on fraud, conspiracy and drug charges — including accusations that he spiked the drinks of colleagues and customers with ecstasy …
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Picture of Camera Thieves Uploaded by Eye-Fi  —  This story is a bit cute, but it's true: Alison DeLauzon, Reuters reports, had her camera stolen when left an equipment bag in a restaurant in Florida.  The folks who allegedly took the bag also took pictures of themselves, which isn't unusual.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Franklin Paul / Reuters:
Lost cameras “phone home” to catch thieves
Discussion: Engadget
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Coop's Corner and wmpoweruser.com
 
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