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1:40 PM ET, June 24, 2009

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC Hero running Android and Sense UI leaks from HTC's own website (updated, official, video)  —  As we prepare for HTC's official launch event today, we're starting to see some details appear on HTC's own website of the much rumored Hero.  Through some URL trickery, we've managed …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Web TV You'll Need to Pay to See: Time Warner, Comcast Roll Out “Authentication.”  Who Else Is In?  —  Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts will announce this morning that their two companies are linking up for a trial of an “authentication” effort.
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Comcast and Time Warner Talk TV Everywhere, But Don't Say Much  —  Here's what we learned on joint Time Warner(s TWX)/Comcast press call this morning: “Authenication is great and it will be easy to implement.  Hooray!”  Okay, I'm being a little sarcastic, but the call was more about introducing …
Discussion: GigaOM
Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:   Comcast, Time Warner Testing Online Television Service for TBS, TNT Shows
Avner Ronen / boxee blog:
boxee for windows, moving up to the Major Leagues  —  We have a few exciting announcements today (which makes for our longest blog post ever).  —  #1 - Boxee for Windows  —  We are finally releasing a public alpha of boxee for Windows.  We are looking forward to getting feedback from PC users …
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Michael Fleming / Variety:
Fincher circles Facebook movie  —  Director in talks for Columbia's pic about website — Columbia Pictures is in advanced talks with David Fincher to direct “The Social Network,” the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film for Columbia Pictures about the formation of Facebook.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook movie pinning down director, cast  —  David Fincher is in “advanced talks” to direct the Columbia Pictures movie about the origins of Facebook, according to Variety.  —  The movie, based on Ben Mezrich's upcoming “The Accidental Billionaires,” was written by “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin.
Discussion: Mashable! and Softpedia News
Peter Sciretta / /Film:
Facebook Movie is An Adaptation of The Accidental Billionaires
Discussion: Contentinople
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Methodist University Hospital Confirms Steve Jobs Liver Transplant  —  Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare today issued a brief press release confirming that Steve Jobs did receive a liver transplant at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute.  The release was issued …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Palm has sold 150,000 Pres  —  With Palm's (PALM) quarterly earnings due Thursday — along with Jon Rubinstein's debut performance as CEO — analysts have started to place their bets on what the quarter will show.  —  First out of the box — or at least, first in our inbox …
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Rapidshare Fined $34 Million and Ordered to Filter Content  —  Collections society GEMA claims to represent more than 60,000 composers, authors and music publishers worldwide, protecting their copyrights.  After a request by the group, The Regional Court in Hamburg has ruled …
Stephen Totilo / Kotaku:
id Software Bought By Bethesda Parent Company, ZeniMax  —  Doom, Fallout, Oblivion, Wolfenstein, Carmack, Howard... all in one company.  —  Two of the most acclaimed game development studios of all time are joining forces.  ZeniMax Media, parent company of Fallout 3 and Elder Scrolls …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Microsoft, Outlook Is Broken, Says 6,000 Tweets (And Growing).  Fix It.  —  While it is pretty much the standard email client, Microsoft Outlook has long had problems rendering HTML correctly in emails.  And the latest version, Outlook 2010, due sometime in the next several months …
David Talbot / Technology Review:
$100 Laptop Becomes a $5 PC  —  Putting OLPC's software on a USB drive gives old PCs a new lease on life.  —  The open-source education software developed for the “$100 laptop” can now be loaded onto a $5 USB stick to give aging PCs and Macs a new interface and custom educational software.
Discussion: CrunchGear, TeleRead and Xconomy
iSuppli:
iPhone 3G S Carries $178.96 BOM and Manufacturing Cost, iSuppli Teardown Reveals  —  With the new iPhone 3G S's Bill of Materials (BOM) and feature set nearly the same as the previous model in the iPhone line, you might think the product's component selection would be virtually unchanged.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide To Risk Management  —  Only 44% of small businesses stick around four years or more.  One big reason so many go away: Poor risk management.  —  Fortunately, help is on the way from the guys at VC Experts (subscribe to their email here).
Discussion: Recent Buzzes
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Microsoft leaps into home energy management game with Hohm  —  As we've reported, the big boys are jumping into the smart grid space just in time for the stimulus funds to rain from the sky.  Google introduced its home energy management system PowerMeter in February; Intel has been hard …
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Twitter sending traffic to online media sites, but not online retailers  —  Thanks to everyone that listened to today's Twitter webinar - we managed to reach capacity with 200 people logged in!.  If you missed it, we'll be posting the recording soon and will email / blog / tweet the link.
Discussion: Screenwerk and TheNextWeb.com
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
HP Mini 5101: When Did Netbooks Get This Nice?  —  It's safe to say we've hit the third generation of netbooks.  They're nice now.  The HP Mini 5105 strikes at Asus Eee Seashell's fancily contoured plastic with aluminum and magnesium.  Oh yeah, and 95-percent chiclet keyboard that feels fantastic.
Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar:
App Growth, PalmOS vs iPhoneOS  —  There's a chart I've been meaning to put together for a while to explain why I'm expecting the iPhoneOS to be the dominant mobile platform for at least the next decade.  I've been thinking of the role third-party applications played in helping Palm maintain …
Discussion: CNET News and New York Times
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Android now capable of running Flash with a slower CPU than iPhone  —  Today, Adobe is demonstrating a version of Flash running on the HTC Hero, the recently released Android device on Tmobile.  The demo seems to work fairly well which may be an important benchmark to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch owners.
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Judge gives Apple green light against Psystar  —  Apple wanted Psystar back in court, and now it's going to happen.  —  An automatic stay of proceedings imposed when Psystar filed for bankruptcy in May has been lifted by the court, according to a report on The Loop.
Discussion: Ars Technica and The Loop
 
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Adobe vets build rival to Flash for iPhone apps