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6:00 AM ET, June 3, 2010

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John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Privacy Hot Seat 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 …
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John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Privacy  —  As expected, Facebook's privacy controls and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's views on privacy figured prominently in his Wednesday appearance at D8.  Is the company violating its members' expectation of privacy?  Is it pushing them to overshare?
Discussion: Guardian and Wall Street Journal
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Zuckerberg acknowledges “stupid” collegiate behavior on-stage  —  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, Mashable! and TNW
Quentin Hardy / Velocity:
Mark Zuckerberg: Great Perspirations
Discussion: Forward Thinking, Reuters and TheWrap.com, Thanks:bcaulfield
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Up close with the Dell Streak  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—The tablet parade at D: All Things Digital continued into Wednesday afternoon, with Dell doing a brief onstage demo of its 5-inch Dell Streak device.  —  The Android-powered gadget is bigger than any smartphone but smaller than nearly all other tablets.
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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 …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP CEO: “We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business”  —  You'd think spending a billion dollars on a smartphone company would indicate a desire to, say, make and sell smartphones, but you'd apparently be thinking wrong: HP CEO Mark Hurd just told investors at the Bank …
Discussion: Electronic Pulp
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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.
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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Good and the Bad Regarding AT&T's New Data Plans  —  Good: The big plan, “DataPro”, now costs $25/month and gives you 2 GB per month.  That's $5 cheaper than the previous “unlimited” plan, and, according to AT&T, 98 percent of their current smartphone customers use less than 2 GB per month.
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Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Candid answers from AT&T on the new iPhone data plans
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter  —  Sure, Steve Jobs might be a one-man email PR machine, but his pal Randall Stephenson at AT&T doesn't appear to be quite as gregarious — as reader Giorgio Galante found out today, sending AT&T's CEO two emails …
Discussion: Phones Review
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.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Windows Live Essentials Wave 4  —  After unveiling what's next for the most popular Windows Live client application, Messenger, and the most popular Windows Live web service, Hotmail, Microsoft is now ready to zero in on (most of) the remaining client applications in the Windows Live Essentials suite.
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Kazaa/Skype founders return to online music with Rdio social startup  —  Rdio — pronounced r-dee-o — has some spelling problems.  But it is a very ambitious startup that hopes to liberate consumers from some annoying restrictions when listening to online music.
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Skype: millions downloaded new iPhone 3G app in days  —  (Reuters) - Millions of consumers have downloaded a Skype Web telephony application that launched Sunday, allowing users of Apple Inc iPhone to use privately held Skype's service over the cellular network for the first time, a Skype mobile executive said on Wednesday.
Discussion: TNW and Mashable!
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why IBM, Chipmakers Are Backing an Open Source Linux Company.  Hint: Intel  —  ARM, IBM, ST Ericsson, Samsung, Freescale and Texas Instruments are banding together to back a not-for-profit open source company, Linaro, which will develop tools, packages, processes and a Linux kernel …
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 …
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.
Chris Pirillo:
New Twitter Feature to Reveal Relationships  —  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.”
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.
Bruce Newman / Mercury News:
Woz, Jobs and ... Wayne?  Apple's forgotten founder still wandering in the desert  —  PAHRUMP, Nev. — It's usually past midnight when Ron Wayne, co-founder of Apple — colossus of the tech world, and Silicon Valley's most adored franchise — leaves his home here and heads into town.
Thanks:atul
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Behind The Scenes, Location Turf Wars Have Begun  —  Over the past several months I've moderated or been on a number of panels with many of the top players in the location space.  A common theme keeps recurring.  When someone brings up rivalries between any of the companies …
Discussion: Techi.com and Download Squad
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!) …
 
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Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
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