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10:10 AM ET, June 5, 2009

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Joseph Menn / Financial Times:
Apple to launch cut-price version of iPhone  —  Apple plans to introduce a cheaper version of its popular iPhone as soon as Monday, in a move that could dramatically increase the company's share of the market for web-surfing devices, people familiar with the initiative said on Thursday.
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Michael Jones / TUAW:
Rumor: New iPhone to be called “iPhone Video?”  —  Further fueling the iPhone fire (try saying that one five times fast), TUAW has received an anonymous tip stating that AT&T's support website will be updated with “iPhone Video” as one of the model choices when choosing Apple as the phone manufacturer.
Michael Jones / TUAW:
Rumor: New iPhone pictures leaked?  —  With the increasing evidence that a new iPhone may be just around the corner, we've seen our share of screenshots, speculations, and mock-ups.  Now, the Italian iPhone blog iSpazio has posted pictures of what could possibly be the next iPhone (English Translations: here and here).
Jason Toff / Chromium Blog:
Danger: Mac and Linux builds available  —  In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux, but whatever you do, please DON'T DOWNLOAD THEM!  Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Releases Dev Version Of Chrome For Mac And Linux.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs Returning to Apple After Nearly ‘Starving to Death,’ Says WSJ  —  Steve Jobs is set to return to Apple on schedule at the end of June, “people familiar with Apple” tell the Wall Street Journal.  He might also end up at the company's developer's conference next week, the paper said.
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Mirror.co.uk:
WSJ: Steve Jobs returning this month
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Ray Ozzie's cloud hangs over the Valley  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—Ray Ozzie tends to see things much like a Seattle meteorologist—always cloudy.  —  Making a trip to sunny Silicon Valley, Ozzie addressed Silicon Valley's Churchill Club, outlining the transformational role that cloud computing will play.
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Steve Hamm / Business Week:   How Cloud Computing Will Change Business
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Palm prepares to take on iPhone with make-or-break Pre launch  —  Smartphone pioneer Palm gears up for launch of Pre handset into market now dominated by Apple and the BlackBerry  —  The mobile phone maker Palm is gearing up for what could be the most important product launch in its history …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nintendo CEO: Wii care about your heartbeat, but not your iPhone, the recession or free games  —  Satoru Iwata is very excited about your heartbeat.  The chief executive of Nintendo wants to capture it on his new Wii Vitality Sensor, an add-on peripheral for the Nintendo Wii …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google and the Evolution of Search III: What's Next in Search?  Much, Much Better Search  —  For many years, Google (GOOG), on its Explanation of Our Search Results page, claimed that “a site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by computer algorithms using thousands …
Google Code Blog:
Introducing Page Speed  —  At Google, we focus constantly on speed; we believe that making our websites load and display faster improves the user's experience and helps them become more productive.  Today, we want to share with the web community some of the best practices we've used and developed …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
FTC Sues, Shuts Down N. Calif. Web Hosting Firm  —  In an unprecedented move, the Federal Trade Commission has taken legal steps to shut down a Web hosting provider in Northern California that the agency says was directly involved in managing massive global spam operations.
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Steven Johnson / Time:
How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live  —  Evan Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter  —  The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression.  You hear about this new service that lets you send 140-character updates to your “followers,” and you think, Why does the world need this, exactly?
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Time says Twitter will change our lives; I Tweeted that I puked
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Adobe Strives to Crack the Smart-Phone Market  —  Shifting Strategies, Opposition From Apple Have Slowed Effort to Push Flash Video Software Beyond Computers  —  Adobe Systems Inc., which makes the Flash software widely used on computers to play Internet videos, is trying to crack a new market: smart phones.
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:
Chinese Company Shows Windows XP Phone  —  A Chinese company showed what it calls the world's first mobile phone to run Windows XP at the Computex exhibition in Taipei on Friday.  —  The xpPhone can wake Windows from standby mode to receive calls and text messages.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition  —  A year ago we modeled out the true value of various social networks based on the idea that users in high-value online advertising markets like Japan, the UK and the U.S. were worth more (financially speaking) than those in lower value online advertising markets.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile myTouch 3G box art comes out to play  —  It's no big secret that T-Mobile was going to get a version of the HTC Magic at some point, but this box art confirms a couple very important things for us.  First, it's going to be called the myTouch 3G — not the Magic, Sapphire, or G2 …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Hackers Claim $10,000 Prize for Breaking Into StrongWebmail  —  Hackers love a challenge.  And more than that, they love cash.  —  That's what Telesign found out this week.  A provider of voice-based authentication software, the company challenged hackers to break into its StrongWebmail.com Web site late last week.
Discussion: Zero Day, BetaNews and Securosis Blog
No name's space:
The future of Windows Live Movie Maker  —  Hi, and welcome to post #1 about the first official release of Windows Live Movie Maker.  This is a follow-up to previous posts (here and here) on this blog about the Movie Maker beta, and will give you an update on where we are.
Discussion: TechCrunch and LiveSide
PC World:
Android Market to Work on Intel's Moblin  —  Handheld devices running Moblin 2.0 will be able to access Google's Android Market, potentially making the Intel operating system as appealing as Android for mobile carriers paid to host application downloads on their networks.
Google LatLong:
Introducing smart navigation in Street View: double-click to go (anywhere!)  —  Street View is a great way to see panoramas of streets from all over the world.  We've launched some great improvements to this tool, including most recently overlaying user photos and the ability to view Street View in fullscreen.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
Google Says Enterprise Business Is ‘Profitable And Growing’  —  The enterprise business isn't expected to impact Google's bottom line for at least the next two years, but Google (NSDQ: GOOG) enterprise president Dave Girouard told a Bank of America Technology Conference audience Thursday …
Discussion: Between the Lines
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Could social gaming run afoul of gambling laws?
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Google's Wave of the future is genius, but will it work?