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5:05 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 …
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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Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
ConnectU Twins: We Think There's New Evidence That Facebook's …
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   ConnectU: We're not through with Zuckerberg
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 …
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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U2 manager: Ad-supported music is beneath musicians
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog:
Limited Edition Tony Hawk T-Mobile Sidekick LX hitting the streets  —  What do Dwyane Wade, Diane von Furstenberg, and LRG have in common?  Give up?  They all have their own special edition T-Mobile Sidekick model, and now you can add professional skateboarder Tony Hawk to that list.
Discussion: Mobilewhack.com and Engadget
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
T-Mobile officially announces Sidekick LX Tony Hawk Edition
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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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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 …
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.
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 …
Danny Allen / Today @ PC World:
Asus Provides Glimpse of Eee Monitor PC Design, Says More Eee Gear To Come  —  Computex: Asus has offered the first look at what its upcoming all-in-one desktop may look like, and shown an Eee family roadmap featuring previously unannounced products alongside the Eee Box B202 mini PC and 42-inch LCD Eee TV.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2008  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: June 5, 2008  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: June 10, 2008  —  This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on June 10, 2008.
 
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LA sues Time Warner over service
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Verizon:
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