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12:20 AM ET, June 8, 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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Ross Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 3GS: Apple's codename for tomorrow's unveiling?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and I4U News
Loretta Chao / The Australian:
PC firms face China decree  —  Article from:  —  The Wall Street Journal  —  CHINA plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain websites, a move that could give government censors unprecedented control over how Chinese users access the internet.
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Bloomberg:
China Will Require Web-Censoring Software on All PCs, Journal Reports  —  China plans to require all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 to include software that prevents access to an automatically updated list of Web sites banned by the government, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Discussion: Reuters and Wall Street Journal
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 …
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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.
Discussion: deal architect and New York Times
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 …
Secure Channel:
Unconfirmed Reports of Massive T-Mobile Breach  —  Early reports indicate that hackers have penetrated the T-Mobile U.S. network and stolen proprietary operating data, customer databases and financial records.  According to a post on insecure.org, the hackers have claimed to be auctioning the pilfered data to the highest bidder.
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.
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?
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 …
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.
Jeff Horwitz / The Big Money:
Google: We'Re Actually Really Small  —  How the tech titan plans to argue that it's not a monopoly.  —  Three times in the last month, government agencies have targeted Google (GOOG) for antitrust reviews.  An outstanding private lawsuit alleges that Google tried to kill a business-to-business search engine with predatory pricing.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
 
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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
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Seesmic To Launch New Desktop Version, iPhone App And Browser Based Client
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What's Steve Jobs got up his sleeve?
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
A more streamlined Facebook for BlackBerry
Discussion: Inside Facebook
 Earlier Items: 
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
Richard Swinburne / bit-tech.net:
Microsoft bans netbooks with hybrid storage
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Netbook Choice
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Tech Job Market Not Getting Any Better