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10:00 AM ET, May 22, 2009

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Next iPhone  —  In the summer of 1994, I landed a college internship as a programmer at a DOS/Windows development shop.  There were maybe 20 full-time programmers on the team, and, when I joined, they were nearing the end of a two-year-long project to port their flagship DOS app to Windows.
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Arn / MacRumors:
32GB 600Mhz Video-Capable Next Gen iPhone?  MacBook Pro Rebranding?  —  John Gruber of Daring Fireball weighs in with his sources about what the upcoming iPhone revision will entail.  His list of details corresponds closely with many of the circulating rumors.
MacTalk Australia:
Rumour: 16GB iPhone Declared “End of Life” By Vodafone & Brightpoint  —  We usually don't report on rumours here at MacTalk , but a trusted source has brought this to our attention this evening: Vodafone has sent out an email to retail staff stating that the 16GB iPhone has been marked as …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
32GB iPhone placeholder appears at T-Mobile Austria  —  Take it for what it's worth (which may be nothing, quite honestly), but a bona fide “iPhone 32GB” placeholder has appeared in the ‘Coming Soon’ section on T-Mobile Austria's website.  Generally speaking, we wouldn't give this kind of slip …
Darin Fisher / The Official Google Blog:
Put the pedal to the metal with a faster Google Chrome  —  We introduced Google Chrome back in September, and it's received a great response so far.  Since launching, we've been working hard on adding the top requested features and making Google Chrome even faster.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
First look: Google Chrome 2.0 - Fast but lacking features  —  Google has released Chrome 2.0.  The speed-demon browser gets an additional kick of speed, a few more features, and a load of bug fixes.  —  First, let's look at the speed side of things.  Google's Chrome browser was already fast …
Discussion: PC World and Technology Live
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Releases New Stable Version of Chrome: Faster, Full Screen …
Discussion: Gizmodo, WebProNews, eWeek and Electronista
The Official Google Blog:
New Logo Look  —  You may have noticed new logos at the top of some of Google's web pages, including Google Labs, Google Moderator, and Google Code.  These are the result of a new logo design we are rolling out.  We hope this design freshens up our look as well as improves consistency and ease of use across our sites.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Easily Create Your Own Feed Bundles Of Joy With Google Reader  —  Perhaps the biggest barrier to entry to using a feed reader for most people is building up a collection of good feeds.  Sure, you can import someone else's OPML file, but most people have no idea what that means, let alone how to do it.
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Inbox preview  —  Whenever I open up my inbox at work, I'm never surprised to find several new messages waiting to be read.  The same thing can't always be said about my personal Gmail account.  Sometimes I end up checking my mail only to find nothing new there.  —  No big deal, really.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What We Know About The Apple Tablet So Far  —  More evidence of the Apple Tablet surfaced today.  We first wrote about the device at the end of last year when OEMs in China started hearing about the device.  Details are still thin, although probably not because of a lack of leaks.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Best Buy stores only getting 4 Palm Pres for launch day?  —  “Whoa, whoa, easy there killer.”  That's probably one of the phrases coming out of your mouth at the moment.  One of our most-trusty of ninjas just dropped this bomb in our mailbox — it's going to be rough out there on June 6th, folks.
Louis Gray:
Twitter's Search Engine Is Very, Very, Broken  —  Given all the rumors about Google possibly talking to Twitter about search, or the Mountain View giant taking on the world of real-time, you would think that Twitter's dramatic growth and user adoption would see the microblogging company sitting …
Discussion: Stay N' Alive, Thanks:jesse
Bryan Corliss / Reuters:
Gates sees tech helping U.S. out of recession  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Technology can pull the United States out of recession and help the world's ailing financial markets work better, Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates told a high-level business summit at the company he co-founded.
Discussion: DailyTech
Mark Ballard / Inquirer:
Open Source joins European election battle  —  THE FREE SOFTWARE movement is trying to recruit European election candidates to fight big software business interests in Brussels.  —  Campaign group The Free Software Pact has already recruited 96 candidates in France and Italy.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Evernote Stats: One Million Registered Users, 360,000 Active, 13,755 Paid  —  Reaching one million registered users is an important milestone for any startup.  At the very least, it suggests that it is pointed in the right direction.  Evernote, the app which helps you remember things you find …
Thanks:atul
Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
MySQL: Forked beyond repair?  —  One month after Oracle announced its takeover of Sun Microsystems, the future of MySQL remains up in the air.  Can the leading lightweight open source database still thrive when it's controlled by the leading proprietary commercial database vendor?
Discussion: OSNews
Asus Eee PC:
New Eee PC 1000HV: Atom N280 and ATI HD 3450  —  On the chain wheel Discount Computer and some shop online, is mysteriously appeared a model of Eee PC, called 1000HV between the characteristics of which stands out a video card ATI HD 3450 with 256 MB of dedicated memory.
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior:
Smart Art Immortalizes Steve Jobs in Trinity of Computer Gods  —  NEW YORK - We worship gods of rock and now it's time to kneel before the gods of personal computing.  This epic piece of original art was uncovered during a gallery walk through New York's Chelsea neighborhood, appropriately captured using Apple's Jesus phone.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Will Google Win When Microsoft Kills Office 2000?  —  Microsoft will stop issuing security updates and patches for Microsoft Office 2000 as of June.  It's Microsoft's policy to support its business software products for up to 10 years after their release, according to ComputerWorld …
DigiTimes:
Wintek to supply panel modules for upcoming Apple e-book form factor netbook  —  Wintek has been selected as the panel module supplier for Apple's upcoming e-book form factor netbook product, according to Taiwan notebook related IC designers.
blog.montgomerie.net:
Whither Eucalyptus?  —  If you're wondering why Eucalyptus is not yet available, it's currently in the state of being ‘rejected’ for distribution on the iPhone App Store.  This is due to the fact that it's possible, after explicitly searching for them, to find, download from the Internet …
Daisy Whitney / Hollywood Reporter:
Google invades upfront marketplace  —  Deutsch, Saatchi among agencies using Google TV Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google TV Ads has begun booking upfront deals with major agencies and advertisers for the first time.  —  Marketers are committing upwards of seven figures to buy ads through …
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Computer virus strikes US Marshals, FBI affected  —  WASHINGTON -  —  Law enforcement computers were struck by a Mystery computer virus Thursday, forcing the FBI and the U.S. Marshals to shut down part of their networks as a precaution.  —  The U.S. Marshals confirmed it disconnected …
Discussion: The Register, CNET News and BetaNews
Anil Dash:
Flags, Windows, Lucky Numbers and Hidden Mickeys  —  Another new version of Windows is nearly upon us, as Microsoft will release Windows 7 later this year.  Vista was greeted with probably a few too many jeers, which in the tech industry means Windows 7 will probably be greeted with a few too many cheers as compensation.
Discussion: ithinkdifferent, Thanks:atul
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney.com:
Oprah's Skypefest draws backlash  —  The Queen of All Media has embraced Skype and Twitter, but technical glitches and other snags highlight why new media isn't yet ready for prime time.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Oprah Winfrey's tastemaking power is legendary.
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud: Moving large data sets into Amazon S3 with AWS Import/Export.  —  Before networks were everywhere the easiest way to transport information from one computer in your machine room was to write the data to a floppy disk, run to the computer and load the data there from that floppy.
Indra Harsaputra / Associated Press:
Indonesian clerics want rules for Facebook  —  SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim clerics are seeking ways to regulate online behavior in Indonesia, saying the exploding popularity of social networking sites like Facebook could encourage illicit sex.  —  Around 700 clerics, or imams …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Some Newspapers Booking Local Ads Online Thanks to Yahoo  —  Consortium Has Sold Nearly $50 Million So Far  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — There's no Manhattan Project out there, micropayments and e-readers included, that can win newspapers their old glory back.
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Agence France Presse:
1 in 4 Americans is texting while driving: poll
Discussion: MobileCrunch and TechVi
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
SGN aims for cross-platform social gaming domination
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
Could OpenTable's IPO Lead to More Tech M&A?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
IBM says now is the time to invest in innovation in Vietnam
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
‘Super Angels’ Shake Up Venture Capital
Discussion: Business Week, Thanks:atul
Washington Wire:
Obama CTO Closes in on Confirmation, Answers a Few Questions
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
Draper helps take companies “prublic”
Cliff Kuang / Fast Company:
Nokia Makes Unused Patents Available to All
Discussion: SlashGear, PSFK and TabletBlog.com
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Microsoft's Silly Holographic Meeting Tech Has Perfect Customer
Discussion: digg.com
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Reviewing Pirate Bay Trial Bias Is Removed for Bias
Discussion: Softpedia News and Mashable!
Mussie Shore / The Official Google Blog:
Netlog integrates with Google Friend Connect
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:sinkercat