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10:05 PM ET, June 2, 2010

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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans, iPhone tethering coming at OS 4 launch  —  You might think that AT&T would hold off for a national HSPA+ deployment or a full-on LTE launch before tweaking its data pricing strategy, but not so much — the carrier is coming out swinging today …
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Jeff Jarvis / The Faster Times:
AT&T's iPad Bait-and-Switch
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T Just Put A Bullet In Mobile TV (T, AAPL, NFLX)
Discussion: Gravitational Pull
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Live at D8  —  When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was last on the D stage-at D6 in 2008-the company was still reeling from the privacy backlash over its Beacon advertising system.  Months earlier, Zuckerberg had apologized for Facebook's disregard for member privacy …
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and Daggle
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Zuckerberg admits “stupid” collegiate behavior on-stage at D8  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg literally sweated out a tough interview on-stage at The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD conference today.  —  He admitted that when he was younger and still running Facebook out of his dorm room …
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and Mashable!
Quentin Hardy / Velocity:
Mark Zuckerberg: Great Perspirations
Discussion: Reuters, Forward Thinking and TheWrap.com, Thanks:bcaulfield
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless currently testing Apple iPads  —  According to a highly placed source of ours, Verizon Wireless is currently testing Apple iPad devices on their network.  We have been told that the model they are testing is a CDMA-compatible device, and while our source mentioned LTE in some capacity …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Verizon Has No Plans for Apple Support in the “Immediate Future”  —  LOS ANGELES - Despite relentless speculation about the imminent support of the iPhone and iPad in the U.S., there is no immediate plan for Verizon to support the Apple mobile devices, John Johnson, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson told Beet.TV in this video interview.
Google Mobile Blog:
Google Search for mobile now includes mobile app results  —  As mobile apps continue to proliferate in stores like Android Market and the iPhone App Store, finding relevant information on the web about these apps is becoming more important to help you decide which apps to download.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The FriendFeedization Of Facebook Continues: Bret Taylor Promoted To CTO  —  Facebook has a new chief technology officer, Bret Taylor.  The FriendFeed co-founder and initial product manager of Google Maps came to Facebook with the $50 million acquisition of FriendFeed last year.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Streak: $500 unlocked in US, available next month  —  We've just learned at D8 today that Dell will be offering the Streak to US customers direct from its website — unlocked — starting next month for $500.  That's later than the June 4 date that UK customers will be enjoying …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Google Buys Invite Media  —  Google has indeed bought ad technology start-up Invite Media, I've confirmed with multiple sources.  —  As I wrote last month, Invite is a three-year-old “demand-side platform” designed to help buyers navigate high-volume display-advertising exchanges-like the one Google launched last year.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why Google TV As A Platform May Push Apple To Build Televisions  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs had a lot of interesting things to say tonight at the D8 Conference.  But to me, one of the most interesting topics he talked about was only brought up by a question from the audience: Apple TV.
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Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
Does Steve Jobs' No Mean Yes In The Case of Apple TV?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New Images Show White Back Panel on Next-Generation iPhone  —  With the leak of a claimed white front panel for the next-generation iPhone last month, it appears that if the parts are in fact legitimate Apple will be bringing the existing iPhone color option of a white back around to the front of the device.
Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
AdMob's iPhone OS SDK Now Supports iPad Native Apps With New Ad Formats  —  Starting today, our iPad App SDK is available for all publishers to download and install in their applications.  We had strong interest from developers in the SDK while it was in beta and we're excited to make it generally available.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
HP CEO Mark Hurd talks datacenters, networking and Palm  —  A day after Hewlett-Packard outlined plans to invest $1 billion into its enterprise services unit and cut a net 3,000 jobs, CEO Mark Hurd elaborated on the thinking behind the move, next-gen datacenters and the company's networking prospects.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Kno dual-screen tablet appears at D8, we go hands-on  —  Kno promised to launch a double-screened Linux-based e-reader designed for students at D8, and the undercover startup didn't disappoint — believe us when we say it came out in a big way.  That's big as in freaking big …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Annotations Testing Starts Next Week Through The Streaming API  —  Twitter Annotations are the next big feature a lot of people are excited about.  With them, both users and clients will be able to add more context to tweets, which should make for a richer experience (and more useful data).
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Chris Messina / Social Web Blog:
Introducing OExchange: An open protocol to simplify sharing  —  Watch a video explanation of OExchange on YouTube.  —  As the web becomes more social, more people want to share information with their friends and colleagues across a wide array of services.  While most of these services provide APIs …
Discussion: The Next Web
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Project Natal retail unit revealed at D8?  —  Hey — you know Microsoft's Project Natal?  Well we've just gotten an up close look at what appears to be the retail version (though it's clearly marked a developer unit).  We couldn't storm the stage while Walt and Kara (and her son!) …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Its Mobile Usage Poised To Explode With iPhone 4.0 OS, Pandora Raises More Money  —  Remember when Pandora was on its deathbed?  Yeah, those days are long gone.  The service has just raised yet another round of funding, we've confirmed.  The round was led GGV Capital and participated in by Allen & Company …
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Chris Pirillo:
New Twitter Feature to Reveal Relationships is a post from Chris Pirillo  —  A few moments ago, I stumbled onto what appears to be a new feature being rolled out on Twitter.  I had clicked on someone's profile to see what they were up to, and noticed that just above their list of “following” now appeared one called “both following.”
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Attorney In Google Maps Lawsuit: It Was Dark; She Thought Google …
Discussion: CNET News, Techdirt and The Map Room
Beau Lebens / Gravatar Blog:
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Michael Siliski / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Maps for BlackBerry Gets Biking Directions, Sharing, and New Search Results
Discussion: PC World and The Download Blog
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Google Launches Homepage Customization With Your Pictures
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Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Facebook Sees Fourfold Jump in Number of Advertisers Since 2009
Discussion: VentureBeat, WebProNews and All Facebook, Thanks:atul
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Publishers want universal e-books; won't cooperate to get them
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Sonic Solutions To Acquire DivX In $323 Million Deal
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Hulu headed to a Xbox 360 dashboard near you?