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10:42 AM ET, June 2, 2009

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Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Fido's 2009 roadmap leaked; $99 4GB iPhone 3G?  —  Okay, so one of our Fido ninjas hit us up with some exclusive snaps of what is reportedly the entire roadmap for the rest of 2009.  We're very far away from being able to confirm this information — it actually made us pop about 50 antacid tablets …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
New iPhones approved in capacities from 4GB up to 32GB?  —  4GB to 32GB — that's one hell of a range, but we're hearing from a trusted source that new iPhones in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities just garnered approval by the PCS Type Review Certification Board, the standards body responsible …
Conversation Starter:
New Twitter Research: Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets  —  Twitter has attracted tremendous attention from the media and celebrities, but there is much uncertainty about Twitter's purpose.  Is Twitter a communications service for friends and groups, a means of expressing yourself freely, or simply a marketing tool?
Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Acer to sell Android netbook PCs in Q3  —  * First company to launch netbooks using Google's Android  —  * Move could threaten Microsoft's market dominance  —  * No prices yet, but analysts say Windows XP costs about $25 (Adds details, quotes)  —  Acer Inc (2353.TW), the world's No. 3 PC brand …
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Daniel Emery / BBC:
Microsoft unveils new controller  —  Microsoft has unveiled its new control system for the Xbox 360, at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles.  —  Project Natal is a fully hands-free control system that will use face recognition and motion sensors to allow users to play games.
Discussion: DVICE, Engadget and technabob
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Microsoft announces “Project Natal” motion controller for Xbox 360!
Microsoft:
Xbox Unveils Entertainment Experiences That Put Everyone Center Stage
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
NVIDIA unveils 12 Tegra devices, 25 days of music or 10 hours of 1080p video on single charge (updated)  —  You've read about it, maybe even dreamed about it in your fantasies of a Microsoft Pink smartphone drizzled with Zune media.  Now we've got Tegra taking center stage at Computex with a dozen …
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
China shuts down Twitter and Bing in lead up to Tiananmen anniversary  —  It's widely known that China runs a pretty tight ship - to put it mildly - on what its citizens get to see online, especially that content which exists outside of China.  YouTube has been blocked for some time and although Wikipedia …
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Alice / Danwei:
Twitter blocked in China
Discussion: ITworld.com and p2pnet
Apple:
About the security content of iTunes 8.2  —  This document describes the security content of iTunes 8.2.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.
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Dell-Anne C / Direct2Dell:
Bidding Adieu to the Dell Inspiron Mini 9  —  As some of you with sharp eyes noted over the weekend, today marks the official retirement of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, our first entry into the netbook market.  It was a successful product by any number of measures, including the unofficial …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Local Lures Small Businesses With Their Own Web Dashboard  —  Google wants more small businesses to claim their listing profiles on Google Local (which is basically listings that pop up in Google Maps and local search results).  To entice them, starting tomorrow it will give local businesses …
Nokia:
Nokia N97 mobile computer to begin selling worldwide in June  —  Espoo, Finland - The highly anticipated Nokia N97, Nokia's flagship mobile computer, will begin selling in June in more than 75 countries.  Along with a tilting 3.5" touch display, QWERTY keyboard and a fully customizable home screen …
CNNMoney.com:
LinkedIn's startup story  —  Serial entrepreneur Reid Hoffman saw a new way of working - and build a company around that vision.  —  As told to Ellen Lee  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (CNNMoney.com) — In Silicon Valley, it's all about knowing the right people. … It was the beginning of the online revolution, in 1993.
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
Business Wire:
Acer Brings “All Day Computing” to the U.S. Market with the Aspire Timeline Thin and Light Notebook Family  —  With Prices Beginning at $598, Acer's Affordable Sleek and Elegant Notebooks Offer More Than Eight Hours of Battery Life(2)  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Acer America …
Discussion: TechSpot and SlashGear
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Dong Ngo / CNET News:
Battery life comes first in Acer Aspire Timeline laptops
Discussion: Electronista
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
How excited is Google about the ad blocker for Chrome?  —  With one quick download, Google's browser will soon enable users to do something that the company can't be happy about — block online ads.  —  Google Chrome, the company's recent entry into the Web browser market …
TrustedReviews Mobile Phones:
Exclusive: Sony Ericsson Dropping Memory Stick Micro  —  Now here's a hugely welcome turn up for the books...  While meeting Sony Ericsson to discuss something I can't tell you about (sorry, NDA until Thursday) I managed to dig up possibly even more interesting news: the company …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
E-reader devices: The fun is just starting  —  The interest in e-readers, or e-books as they are called now, has reached a fever pitch.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos fields nothing but Kindle questions at the company's shareholder meeting.  Prime View picks up E Ink, the company that supplies the screen to Amazon's Kindle, for $215 million.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and paidContent.org
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
AP: tech coming to stop “wholesale theft” on 'Net  —  It looks like the Associated Press is getting pretty close to deploying that ‘anti-misappropriation’ technology the news agency has been talking about.  Ars got an AP editor to give us some details.  —  Ever since the Associated Press warned …
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Search is too important to leave to one company - even Google  —  It may seem as unlikely as a publicly edited encyclopedia, but the internet needs publicly controlled search  —  Search is the beginning and the end of the internet.  Before search, there was the idea of an organised …
Save the Media:
The ‘hyperinterest’ approach to online news  —  Imagine a news Web site that's a portal to everything people used to read in newspapers plus a bunch of things that newspapers were never able to provide.  A cool idea, I think, but first it requires newspapers to embrace two provocative ideas:
Larry Dignan / CNET News:
EMC, NetApp compete to buy Data Domain  —  EMC swooped in Monday with an $1.8 billion, or $30 a share, offer for Data Domain.  —  The rub: rival NetApp already had a plan to buy the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company for $1.5 billion, or $25 a share.  —  EMC said its all-cash offer …
Discussion: The Register
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Garmin-Asus' First Android Smartphone Due Next Year  —  Garmin-Asus plans to launch its first smartphone based on Google's Android mobile operating system no later than the first quarter of next year, executives said Tuesday in Taipei.  —  The device could come a bit earlier, said Jacqueline Yang …
 
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 More Items: 
Dan Ackerman / CNET News:
E3 2009: Playing Rock Band with McLovin and rocking DJ Hero with Jay-Z
Discussion: Engadget
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
After 25 years, Tetris has sold 125 million copies
Discussion: Guardian and VG247
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Cable Operators Mull IPTV As They Roll Out Faster Broadband
Sandisk:
SANDISK BEGINS SHIPPING HIGH-SPEED, NEXT-GENERATION SOLID STATE DRIVES …
Discussion: eWeek and Reuters
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
BT accused of iPlayer throttling
Tim Mullaney / Bloomberg:
Venture Capital Firms Creating ‘Hybrid’ IPOs to Help Startups Sell Shares
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Want Your Service Integrated With TweetDeck?  It'll Cost You A Cool $50,000
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog, Thanks:atul
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Will O3D Get Google Back Into Virtual Worlds?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
What is the Future of Twitter? Only You Know
Discussion: TechCrunch, Shooting at Bubbles and Beth's Blog, Thanks:atul
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Why China Isn't “The Next Silicon Valley”
Thanks:atul
Dong Ngo / CNET News:
U.S. military joins Twitter, Facebook
Discussion: AP News