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1:00 AM ET, June 9, 2008

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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Thunder live shot, damn we're good!  —  You all know the Thunder right?  Well, looky looky who got a cookie.  Yeah peoples, live shot of the BlackBerry Thunder right here.  By just looking at the photo, we can see that almost every button on a traditional BlackBerry like the convenience keys are still there.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple retail receiving shipments, new signs for Monday  —  We have received word that Apple retail stores have received unidentified shipments, as well as new signage, slated to go up on Monday.  The London Regent Street Apple Store has received a single box that is padlocked, and under orders to be put in a safe until Monday.
Discussion: Podcasting News, I4U News and MacRumors
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   iPhone 3G?  —  The hype is in overdrive that there's a new iPhone coming on Monday.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
IPhone Rumors Conflict
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Breaking: Apple to launch iChat for Windows on Monday!?
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac Fusion - a new developer Mac … On WWDC Eve, we at TUAW are hard at work keeping an eye out for the unknown and unexpected.  We just received a tip showing what appears to be the Mac Nano computer that we've all wanted — and it looks to be aimed towards the developer crowd.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Mac Fusion, a new Mac for developers to launch tomorrow?  —  Given all the hype surrounding the 3G iPhone, it's easy to forget that there will likely be some other products released at tomorrow's WWDC event.  It's also easy to forget that that WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference …
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Twitter+Apple!  —  Tomorrow is the much anticipated Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference and there's going to be some very interesting breaking-news happening on Twitter.  During the event, we are expecting approximately ten times our normal daily traffic so we've made some plans to accommodate this dramatic surge.
Robbie Bach / San Francisco Chronicle:
MICROSOFT ENTERTAINMENT & DEVICES DIVISION PRESIDENT: “We ship lots of 3G phones already on Windows Mobile. ...  We will outsell the iPhone.  We will outsell the BlackBerry.”  —  You won't hear the words “Zune” and “phone” uttered in any proximity to one another by Microsoft's Robbie Bach any time soon.
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Military Supercomputer Sets Record  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second.
Discussion: Slashdot
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
Frustration and Fury: Take It.  It's Free.  —  TRENT REZNOR'S home is on the outskirts of Beverly Hills, up a maze of climbing one-lane roads that baffle a rental car's GPS navigation.  It's perched on a dizzyingly steep slope with a panoramic view of smoggy downtown.  —  At the moment Mr. Reznor isn't living there.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Gawker
Micah / Learn to Duck:
Three Rules For Startup Success  —  There are no hard and fast rules for startup success.  There I said it.  —  Over the past week, I have been spending more and more time at the Techstars “Bunker.”  A garden level office space in a hidden spot in Boulder where ten teams of startup hopefuls …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Texas Startup Blog
Arn / MacRumors:
Demo Video of SlingPlayer for iPhone and iPod Touch  —  Engadget and Gizmodo have posted videos and screenshots of a “Proof of concept” version of the SlingPlayer for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  The included video demonstrates how to stream video from your SlingBox, though not all options are presently enabled.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Nightmare on Microsoft Street  —  Imagine this:  —  Google (GOOG) starts buying up a series of promising and innovative Web 2.0 companies that Microsoft (MSFT) is either partnered with or clearly is or should be interested in.  —  It starts with Digg, moves onto, say, Spot Runner and others …
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Slide Says It's Done Releasing New Facebook Apps  —  Slide, the company that makes Facebook's most popular apps, says it's done making new ones for the social network.  Keith Rabois, VP of strategy and business development, told us this week that the company wants to concentrate on making …
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search:
The Semantic Chimera  —  GigaOM has a very good essay about semantic search.  What I liked was the inclusion of screen shots of results of natural language queries-that is, queries without Boolean operators.  Two systems indexing Wikipedia are available in semantic garb: Cognition here and Powerset here.
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Nitin Karandikar / GigaOM:
Powerset vs. Cognition: A Semantic Search Shoot-out
Discussion: Data Mining
 
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Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
Data chart of the week: forums, ratings, and reviews around the world
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
If white spaces fail, “we don't have that many chances left”
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Films With Limited Release Find a Home on the Web
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Samsung Instinct hands-on
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Gerd Leonhard / MediaFuturist:
Warner Music (WMG) Pulls Out Of Last.fm (CBS) - wow!
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Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Google's experimental Gmail toys
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