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11:35 AM ET, May 27, 2010

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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will Steve Ballmer Show Up At The WWDC Keynote?  —  So, maybe there could be a surprise or two at the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference, after all.  Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with tiny Global Equities Research, contends that 7 minutes of the June 7 keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Is Silverlight for iPhone finally on its way?  —  Developers are abuzz over a Wall Street analyst's claim that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may make an appearance at the upcoming Apple World Wide Developers Conference in early June.  The speculation centers around talk that Ballmer himself …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
Apple makes iPhone dev deal — with Microsoft?  —  I just love the politics of these claims, if they (unlikely as it seems) turn out fact, not fiction.  —  A report this morning claims Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer will share the spotlight with Apple CEO Steve Jobs at Apple's forthcoming …
New York Times:
Apple and Microsoft's Tug of War  —  Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, shot past Microsoft on May 26, 2010, supplanting the computer software giant as the world's most valuable technology company.  This changing of the guard caps one of the most stunning turnarounds in business history for Apple …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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New York Times:
New King of Technology: Apple Overtakes Microsoft  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, overtook Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world's most valuable technology company.  —  In intraday trading in the afternoon session …
Agence France Presse:
Microsoft chief shrugs off Apple rise
Discussion: Fortune, Tech Eye and Reuters
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Making Control Simple  —  When we started Facebook, we built it around a few simple ideas.  People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them.  When you have control over what you share, you want to share more.  When you share more, the world becomes more open and connected.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Drill (Down), Baby, Drill: Facebook's New “Simple” Privacy Settings Still Pretty Complex  —  Today, Facebook announced new simplified privacy controls designed to ease a settings overload problem that it admitted has challenged its users.  Did it succeed?  I'd give it an A for effort but a C …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Our trust relationship with Facebook: complicated
Discussion: Macworld, PC World and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Chris Davies / Android Community:
Acer Stream gets official: AMOLED, 1GHz and HDMI [Video]  —  Acer have officially unveiled the Acer Stream, the company's latest Android smartphone.  Running Android 2.1 Eclair on a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Stream has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, HSDPA, Bluetooth and WiFi b/g/n.
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Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
B&N launches a Nook iPad app  —  If you've been waiting to get the Nook experience on your iPad, your wait is over.  Barnes&Noble just announced the availability of their Nook app, available free from the App Store.  —  Nook is behind in the race to ereader hegemony so they've decided …
Olivia / YouTube Blog:
Google Moderator on YouTube enables real-time feedback from your audience  —  YouTube is about starting a conversation.  Every day, hundreds of millions of videos spark dialogues on everything from the future of the African continent, to what should be done about the oil spill, to the best slam dunk of all time.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: Palm Loses Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte to Google  —  Looks like Palm is suffering a bit of post-acquisition talent drain.  —  Mobile user interface master Matias Duarte has left Palm and evidently hired on at the most obvious of places: Google (GOOG).
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Coming Soon to the iPhone  —  We have been working on an application for the iPhone based on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave Sync) technology.  The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is... Soluto!  —  It's that time.  After seeing 20 startups plus two audience choices present at TechCrunch Disrupt, last night, that list was whittled down to five finalists: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM.  And now it's time to announce a winner.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Fox Mobile Releases Hulu-Like Mobile App With 25 Content Partners To Start  —  It's not called Hulu mobile, but it probably should be.  Fox's Mobile Group has launched a mobile beta application that provides free access to full-length TV shows on your phone.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Google Balks at Turning Over Data to Regulators  —  BERLIN — Google on Thursday balked at requests from regulators in Germany and Hong Kong to surrender fragments of Internet data and e-mails it had improperly collected from unsecured home wireless networks, saying it needed time to resolve legal issues.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Republicans' new Web site not exactly what they hoped it would be  —  Republicans want to take over the House in the fall, but there's a problem: They don't have an agenda.  —  So on Tuesday, they set out to resolve that shortcoming.  They announced that they would solicit suggestions on the Internet …
Tom Ivan / Edge Online:
Natal To Cost $149 - Source  —  Casual-focused motion sensing camera will launch this October as a standalone unit and as part of a new Xbox 360 bundle offering.  —  Market research firm expects the sector to continue to experience a downturn over the next few years before online begins to drive growth again.
Nick Barber / PC World:
OLPC's Negroponte Says XO-3 Prototype Tablet Coming in 2010  —  One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project founder Nicholas Negroponte said that the organization is accelerating its development of the XO-3 tablet computer and will have a working prototype by December 2010, two years ahead of projections.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Android beats iPhone in China  —  According to April Admob numbers, Android phones outnumber iPhones in Mainland China.  —  Google's new subsidiary, Admob pushed out its latest smartphone analytics numbers today and there is a bit of an Android surprise from Mainland China.
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: VentureBeat and Computerworld
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Steve Jobs Reinvents the CEO With E-Mail Campaign
Thanks:steverubel