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8:35 AM ET, June 6, 2008

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Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Introducing Gmail Labs  —  We have a lot ideas for Gmail — many come as suggestions from Gmail users, many come from people here at Google.  But there's only so much we can do at any one time.  —  People often ask how we decide what to build next.  It's usually a mix of factors …
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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.”
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google to let users test new Gmail features
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Gmail Gets 13 Experimental New Features Tonight
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Gmail Labs: A Public Stage for Googlers' 20% Time
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Damnit...FriendFeed Gets Even More Useful With An Interestingness Filter  —  I still haven't decided if FriendFeed, which aggregates activities from other websites like YouTube, Twitter, your blog, Flickr, etc., is the ultimate walled garden of our personal data or possibly the answer to the Centralized Me problem.
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Bret Taylor / FriendFeed Blog:
FriendFeed adds personalized recommendations  —  I was just on a two-week vacation in Peru, and when I got back, there was so much stuff in my FriendFeed that I couldn't sort through it all.  I just wanted to see the most interesting stuff I'd missed.  —  That's why I'm happy to announce …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Former Chief of Broadcom Is Indicted  —  Henry T. Nicholas III, the flamboyant co-founder and former chief executive of the chip maker Broadcom, was indicted Thursday in California on fraud, conspiracy and drug charges, including allegations that he spiked the drinks of other executives with ecstasy.
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Los Angeles Times:
O.C. tech billionaire indicted  —  Ex-Broadcom CEO Henry Nicholas is accused of stock fraud and supplying drugs.  —  Somewhere in the skies between Orange County and Las Vegas, federal prosecutors say, Broadcom Corp. co-founder and hard-partying billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III gave new meaning to the term “highflying.”
Discussion: DailyTech and TechCrunch
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Former Broadcom CEO Nicholas Indicted On Drug, Fraud Charges …
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 …
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Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Microsoft's pre-iPhone ‘salute’ to Apple  —  Apple fan boys (and girls) are counting down the days before Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.  Everyone and their mother-in-law expects Steve Jobs to use his keynote at the event introduce new iPhones, including new 3G models and a less expensive refresh of the 2.5G version.
AnandTech:
The Nehalem Preview: Intel Does It Again  —  Two years ago in Taiwan at Computex 2006 Gary Key and I stayed up all night benchmarking the Core 2 Extreme X6800, the first Core micro-architecture (Conroe core) CPU we had laid our hands on.  While Intel retroactively applied its tick-tock model …
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Arn / MacRumors:   Early Version of Intel's Nehalem Benchmarked, Much Faster than Penryn
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Qik comes to Windows Mobile.  Not Qik enough for 3G iPhone  —  As mobile phones become more powerful and unlimited data transfer plans from carriers become widespread, technologies such as streaming live video from phones are becoming feasible.  One of the most hyped players in this market is Qik.
Discussion: Webware.com, TechCrunch and NewTeeVee
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John Biggs / TechCrunch:
An Interview with Qik On New Windows Mobile Version
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.
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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Leaked Report: ISP Secretly Added Spy Code To Web Sessions, Crashing Browsers  —  An internal British Telecom report on a secret trial of an ISP eavesdropping and advertising technology found that the system crashed some unsuspecting users' browsers, and a small percentage …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
OS X Leopard/iPhone banners appear at Moscone  —  The Leopard banner reads: “The world's most advanced Operating System.”  The iPhone banner reads: “The world's most advanced mobile platform.”  I'm so happy I'll be in Berlin during the keynote getting drunk and not dealing with this nonsense.
Steve O'Hear / ReadWriteWeb:
How Google Plans to Win the Wild West of the Mobile Web  —  It's hard not to be impressed by the latest demonstration of Android, Google's soon-to-be-released open-source mobile OS.  While last100's Dan Langendorf is reserving judgment, I'm already sold on Android's User Interface.
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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
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Andrew Blankstein / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. to sue Time Warner Cable over poor service
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Western Digital working on 20,000 RPM Raptor
Discussion: Engadget
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
iCall Brings Seamless Free VoIP to iPhone
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BPI and Virgin Media Agree to Start Warning Uploaders
Discussion: The Register and Telegraph
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Scaling the cloud, deflating the price of software
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The iPhone Stakeout: Part I
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Is This the New iPhone's Touchscreen?  —  Apple almost never confirms …