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1:30 PM 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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Daniel Ionescu / PC World:   Google Chrome for Mac: Hands on
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Releases Dev Version Of Chrome For Mac And Linux.
Marguerite Reardon / Crave:
Sprint CEO says Pre deal is longer than six months  —  NEW YORK—Verizon Wireless's claims that it will be offering the Palm Pre within six months are not accurate, says Sprint Nextel's CEO Dan Hesse.  —  “They need to check their facts,” Hesse said in an interview at a press event here to launch the Palm Pre.
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Amol Sharma / Digits:
Sprint Prior to Pre Launch: Devices First, Apps Later
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre Review Matrix: What Everybody's Saying  —  When a bunch of reviews hit, it's useful—and sometimes funny—to see how they echo each other, and how they differ.  —  In the Palm Pre reviews, nobody used the word “iPhone” as much as WSJ's Walt Mossberg—he was a third more likely …
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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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Bradley Hebdon / uxbydesign.org:
Designing the Palm Pre: An interview with Michelle Koh  —  It's the question on everyone's lips these days.  Is the Palm Pre going to make an impact large enough to save both Palm and Sprint?  We shall see how this plays out once the anticipated savior descends to earth on June 6, 2009 AD.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and PreCentral.net
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
How Palm Designed The Pre
Discussion: Palm WebOS, Switched and PalmAddicts
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Did Bing Just Leapfrog Yahoo Search?  —  Data from monitoring service StatCounter suggests that Bing, Microsoft's new decision engine, has overtaken Yahoo Search as the number two search service in the U.S. and worldwide in large part thanks to stealing market share from leader Google.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Apple Races to Keep Ahead of Rivals  —  SAN FRANCISCO — With its coveted gadgets and resurgent stock price, Apple has cast something of a spell on both consumers and investors.  —  At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which begins here on Monday, Apple executives will try to sustain that magic …
Discussion: Bits, blogs.ft.com and MacDailyNews
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 …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Best Buy memo explains that Vista doesn't work, details Windows 7 upgrade plans  —  Ouch.  We're guessing this is one that the suits at Best Buy would like to have back.  A leaked company memo detailing how the retailer will handle Windows 7 upgrades has accidentally given the world a tasty tidbit to opine upon.
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.
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google: Enterprise business profitable; Says email migration ‘proof points’ building  —  Google Enterprise president Dave Girouard said the search giant's corporate apps business is small potatoes relative to advertising, but has “a few 100 million dollars” in revenue and is “profitable and growing.”
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.
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 …
Paulbradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
How the web changed the economics of news - in all media  —  Listening to news executives talk about micropayments, Kindles, public subsidies, micropayments, collusion, blocking Google and anything else that might save their businesses, it occurs to me that they may have missed some developments in, ah, well, the past ten years.
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Venture Capitalists Fight for Carried Interest  —  The venture capital industry is gearing up to fight against raising the tax on carried interest.  A key battle is differentiating itself from the private equity industry.  —  Carried interest, known as “carry” in the industry …
Thanks:atul
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Ridley Scott Working On Purefold - A Web Series Inspired By Blade Runner!  —  Click here to view the embedded video.  —  Independent studio Ag8 has announced Purefold - a series of linked 5- to 10-minute web videos inspired by Blade Runner.  Purefold won't be a sequel or prequel to Blade Runner …
Discussion: Bits, Softpedia News and Mashable!
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: Ars Technica, TechCrunch and LiveSide
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Adds Apps & Widgets To Mail, My Yahoo & More  —  If you've ever wanted to send money via Paypal without leaving your email In box, or if you wanted to publish a blog post without leaving your My Yahoo page, today's announcement from Yahoo is sure to put a smile on your face.
Google Mobile Blog:
Palm Pre launching with Google Search, Google Maps, and YouTube  —  As mobile technology geeks, we're really excited to see a new smartphone launch from our friends at Palm.  Palm Pre phone's webOS works great with Google Search, Google Maps, and YouTube, which are built into the device.
 
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
One year later, Microsoft feels subtle effects of Gates' transition
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Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Fair Syndication Consortium: News orgs' new way to confront Google?
EricN / Windows Mobile Team Blog:
SDK, DTK, DRK: WTF?!
Discussion: Softpedia News, WMExperts and LiveSide
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Oprah: Tech's Latest Trendsetter
 Earlier Items: 
Gary Anthes / Computerworld:
Unix turns 40: The past, present and future of a revolutionary OS
Discussion: BaltTech, OSNews and OStatic blogs, Thanks:jcatcw
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
The coolest way to buy creme brulee in San Fran: the Twitter food cart
Thanks:loic