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4:20 AM ET, June 5, 2009

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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.
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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.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
New 16GB, 32GB iPhones appear in Carphone Warehouse systems  —  Carphone Warehouse, the largest independent European mobile phone retailer and an official iPhone reseller, added four placeholders to their inventory list for new iPhone models earlier today, sources tell AppleInsider.
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).
Discussion: MacRumors, Unwired View and Cult of Mac
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.
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.  But It Doesn't Want You To Use It.  —  Here's some bittersweet news for those of you eagerly awaiting Google's Chrome browser for Mac or Linux: tonight Google is publicly releasing developer versions of the Chrome browser for both operating systems …
Discussion: Chromium Blog
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
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 …
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?
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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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.
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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.
Bing Community:
Smart Motion Preview and SafeSearch  —  One of the things we noticed in looking at how customers use search is the number of times people clicked the Back button in their browser soon after clicking on a search result.  When we dug into this, we found that people who clicked …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Microsoft gives Bing stronger search filter option
Discussion: Neowin.net and MediaPost, Thanks:cmarmulla
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.
Mercury News:
Google recruiter: Company kept ‘do not touch’ in hiring list  —  A recruiter who left Google last year says that the company had maintained a “do not touch” list of companies including Genentech and Yahoo, whose employees were not to be wooed to the Internet search giant.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Unwritten Code Rules Silicon Valley Hiring
Discussion: Gawker and Techdirt, Thanks:mhelft
Jon Lech / nanocr.eu:
Palm Pre USB hack confirmed  —  A little birdie provided me with the following:  —  As I speculated in my previous blog post on Palm Pre Sync and now confirmed by the image above, when the Pre is in “Media Sync” mode it identifies itself as an Apple iPod.  However, it's only the Mass Storage interface …
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Google's Wave of the future is genius, but will it work?  —  Five days is an eon in Internet time.  Given the huge amounts of discussion that Google Wave has earned online since the company unveiled it in an 80-minute live demo last week (as I write this, it's the top of the 15th inning …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Short Lifespan Of The iPhone  —  For the past several weeks, I've been noticing something about my iPhone: Severe slowness.  I put it sleep and wake it back up, clear its memory (with an app), restart it and even sometimes manually reboot it — some of these methods alleviate the symptoms, sometimes.
Financial Times:
Nintendo ‘rejected’ rivals' choice of technology  —  Nintendo tried and rejected the motion-sensing technology that Sony and Microsoft are counting on to catch up in the video game wars, the company's president told the Financial Times.  —  Satoru Iwata said his company …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Intel deal to buy Wind River may pit it against Apple's iPhone team  —  An Intel move to buy mobile software experts Wind River Systems could do more than just give the chip maker a leg up in handheld devices; it could also spark more direct competition between Apple and Intel.
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Intel:
Intel to Acquire Wind River Systems for Approximately $884 Million
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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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
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Thanks:loic
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
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Discussion: Gawker and Washington Post
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Paltalk says it has settled suit with Microsoft
 Earlier Items: 
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple working on adding multi-touch to iPod click-wheels