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8:25 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?
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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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Get the Tech Scuttlebutt! (It Might Even Be True.)
Discussion: deal architect
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 …
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 …
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: Mashable! and digg.com
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.
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
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Hands-On Review Of Jolicloud, The iPhonesque OS For Netbooks  —  Founder and former CEO of Netvibes Tariq Krim is moving forward with his ambitious Jolicloud project, looking to build a better operating system for web workers with netbooks (or smartbooks or cloud computers, whichever term you prefer).
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 …
Pixelbrett / The Pixelpipe Blog:
Post Photos, Video and Audio files directly from your Android Phone with Pixelpipe 1.5  —  We've released a big update for Google Android users that adds the ability to upload both Video and Audio files directly from the handset.  These features will be of particular interest …
Discussion: Download Squad
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).
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Techgeist, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facing A Lawsuit And Complaints From Celebs, Twitter Launches Verified Accounts  —  Twitter has faced harsh criticism from celebrities, including Kanye West, about impersonators creating unauthorized accounts on their behalf.  Tony La Russa, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League …
Discussion: iTnews Australia and Black Web 2.0
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What's Steve Jobs got up his sleeve?
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs, Forbes and eWeek, Thanks:johnboot185
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
A more streamlined Facebook for BlackBerry
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Brent Simmons / inessential.com:
Brent's WWDC Tips
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Tech Job Market Not Getting Any Better
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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
Thanks:atul