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5:35 PM ET, June 7, 2009

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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Is this the new iPhone?  —  Sure, it's Palm's big day, but that doesn't mean the Apple rumor mill is taking a break — check out this pic of what might be the new iPhone set to drop on Monday.  Yep, that's a matte black casing with no chrome border, a what looks to be a front-facing camera …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
WWDC 2009 Predictions  —  What I know, don't know, and know I don't know about tomorrow's WWDC announcements.  As usual, please, no wagering.  —  iPhone 3GS  —  Everything I wrote about last month in “The Next iPhone” still stands.  I expect Apple to announce updated iPhones …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and IntoMobile, Thanks:atul
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest  —  “HI, I'm Judy Nichols.  Welcome to my rant.”  —  Thus was born Rantings of a Crazed Soccer Mom, the blog of a stay-at-home mother and murder-mystery writer from Wilmington, N.C. Mrs. Nichols, 52, put up her first post in late 2004 …
Richard Swinburne / bit-tech.net:
Microsoft bans netbooks with hybrid storage  —  COMPUTEX 2009: Microsoft has banned netbook manufacturers from making hybrid storage netbooks: those with both SSD and hard drives when using Windows XP Home, bit-tech has learnt.  —  It seems Redmond gets in quite a fluff with regards …
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Palm Pre Sells Out at Many Stores as Customers Line Up for Thin Inventory  —  Palm Inc.'s Pre sold out within hours at some stores after Sprint Nextel Corp. released the touch- screen phone yesterday, as pent up demand from months of waiting met with limited supplies.
Discussion: mocoNews and TheNextWeb.com
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Palm Pre goes on sale nationwide, line forms on the right  —  Oh, hey, look at that: you can buy a Pre now!  As of 8:00AM on the East Coast, the phone went on sale at Sprint stores, with Best Buy, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart also retailing the phone today as Saturday dawns across the country.
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Not Playing Ball  —  Impersonation violates Twitter's Terms of Service and we take the issue seriously.  We suspend, delete, or transfer control of accounts known to be impersonation.  When alerted, we took action in this regard on behalf of St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facing A Lawsuit And Complaints From Celebs, Twitter Launches Verified Accounts
Discussion: Black Web 2.0
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Scan Your Books And Search Them On Google  —  One of the most useful, if often-overlooked, features of Google Book Search is the ability to enter your own books and create a personal library which you can then search if Google has scanned those books.  (And chances are it probably has).
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What's Steve Jobs got up his sleeve?  —  Apple's (AAPL) biggest showcase event of the year opens in San Francisco on Monday and it could go one of two ways.  — WWDC 2009 could be precisely what Apple's press release said it would be: a conference designed to bring developers up to speed …
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs, Forbes and eWeek, Thanks:johnboot185
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Get the Tech Scuttlebutt!  (It Might Even Be True.)  —  AT 2:56 in the morning on May 5, a headline flashed on Gawker, the New York gossip site that also carries a smattering of Silicon Valley buzz.  It was tentative in its phrasing: “Could Apple Buy Twitter?”
Discussion: BuzzMachine and deal architect
Jon / p2pnet:
Pirate Party could win 2 seats in EU election  —  Politics:-Sweden's Pirate Party is continuing to gain ground, bringing it even closer to gaining not one, but two seats in the EU parliamentary elections.  —  “According to the latest poll by the Sifo, the results of which are published …
is Brent Simmons / inessential.com:
Brent's WWDC Tips  —  The single most important thing to remember at WWDC: drink plenty of water!  You're not at your usual places, and you'll forget.  —  Hotel tips  —  When you check in, set up your iPhone charger first thing.  If you go out Sunday night (and you should) …
 
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Ben Worthen / Digits:
Tech Job Market Not Getting Any Better
Anne Cassidy / campaignlive.co.uk:
Consumers get creative control on digital posters through new iPhone platform
Discussion: Gizmodo
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
New DOS attacks threaten wireless data networks
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm Pre already torn to shreds, estimated to cost $170
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter's Real Time Spam Problem
Thanks:atul
Michael Crandell / GigaOM:
You Say You Want a Cloud Revolution
Discussion: CNET News