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10:15 PM ET, June 7, 2009

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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 …
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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 …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 3GS: Apple's codename for tomorrow's unveiling?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and I4U News
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Product v. process journalism: The myth of perfection v. beta culture  —  An alarm went off on some desk at The New York Times business section: Oh-oh, time to slam blogs again.  But the latest assault reveals as much about The Times and the culture of classical journalism as it does about bloggers.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Morality And Effectiveness Of Process Journalism  —  The New York Times Sunday edition team picks fights like no one else.  The problem is they tend to pick the wrong fights.  And mask opinion pieces as straight up factual articles.  —  In December they wrote about Facebook revenue woes just …
Thanks:atul
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Get the Tech Scuttlebutt! (It Might Even Be True.)
Discussion: deal architect
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre Users Reporting Possible Heat-Related Screen Distortion  —  There are reports this evening from at least two Palm Pre forums of a screen distortion issue affecting the recently launched smartphone.  —  While the overall issue has not yet been acknowledged by Palm …
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Quick Peak?  Bing's Reign As #2 Search Engine Lasted One Day.  —  A couple of days ago we reported statistics from StatCounter suggesting the Bing, Microsoft's new “decision” engine, had bypassed Yahoo as the number 2 search engine in the U.S. and the world.  Well guess what?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Party Wins and Enters The European Parliament  —  When the Swedish Pirate Party was founded in early 2006, the majority of the mainstream press were skeptical, with some simply laughing it away.  But they were wrong to dismiss this political movement out of hand.
Discussion: Guardian, Mashable! and digg.com
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Palm Touchstone torn asunder, cost to manufacturer estimated at $5 (update)  —  As much as we love those guys and gals over at Will It Blend?, we couldn't help but cringe each time they “dissected” any given gadget.  The cautious cats over at iFixit, however, are more our style.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm Pre already torn to shreds, estimated to cost $170
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Seesmic To Launch New Desktop Version, iPhone App And Browser Based Client  —  I had an informative chat with Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur at the TechFellow Awards Friday night, where he revealed to me the future plans for Seesmic Desktop, a desktop Twitter and Facebook client that's built on Adobe Air.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Blind Search: Compare Search Engines and Cast Your Vote  —  Blind Search is the name of a site that lets you enter a search query, and then shows you three result columns where you can vote on the best one.  Because you don't see where the particular results are coming from until after you vote …
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Netbook Choice
 
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Pixelbrett / The Pixelpipe Blog:
Post Photos, Video and Audio files directly from your Android Phone …
Discussion: Download Squad
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Hands-On Review Of Jolicloud, The iPhonesque OS For Netbooks
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What's Steve Jobs got up his sleeve?
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs and Forbes, Thanks:johnboot185
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
A more streamlined Facebook for BlackBerry
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Brent Simmons / inessential.com:
Brent's WWDC Tips
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Scan Your Books And Search Them On Google
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Techgeist, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 Earlier Items: 
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter's Real Time Spam Problem
Discussion: ResourceShelf, Thanks:atul