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1:05 PM ET, June 5, 2008

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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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   Updated: Confirmed: Verizon Wants Alltel
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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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:   Gates-Ballmer rifts marked Microsoft power shift
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:   Microsoft's Aborted Baby: the First Web-Office (Almost)
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
Google Earth Blog:
Disney World 3D for Google Earth YouTube Demo
Discussion: Data Mining and Google Maps Mania
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 …
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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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   U2 Manager: Everyone Else Is To Blame For Music Industry's Woes
Yahoo! Search Blog:
The Yahoo! Search Gallery is Open for Business  —  SearchMonkey is taking another step in its evolution with the public launch of the Yahoo! Search Gallery.  Starting today, users and developers can visit the Search Gallery by clicking the “Customize” dropdown from the search results page.
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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
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Is the Best Browser for Web — For Now  —  If you buy a new Windows Vista PC, it comes with a decent built-in Web browser, Internet Explorer 7.  If you buy a new Macintosh computer, it comes with a decent built-in Web browser, Safari 3.0.  So why would you want or need a different Web browser?
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.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Larger Apple multi-touch devices move beyond prototype stage  —  There's a 50-50 chance that Apple will introduce new form factor multi-touch devices at its developers conference next week, ushering the company into the ultra-mobile computing space, one Wall Street analyst says.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Matthew Fitzgerald / Crave:
Sleek 1080i HD camcorder unveiled by Sanyo  —  Today Sanyo announced a new member of their Xacti line, the Xacti VPC-HD1010 camcorder, a compact and lightweight (9.9 ounces with battery and SD card) full 1080i HD(1920x1080) camcorder.  The HD1010 has a CMOS sensor that records both 1080i HD video …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Ubergizmo
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.
 
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