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2:35 PM ET, June 3, 2010

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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Ballmer and Ozzie at D8 (live blog)  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie are slated to speak at the D: All Things Digital event on Thursday morning.  —  Check back around 8 a.m. PDT for live coverage from the event.
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Ballmer: Silverlight 'certainly doesn't run on the iPhone!'  —  Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie live from D8  —  The most commented posts on Engadget over the past 24 hours.  —  Let the hive mind of Engadget get that for you.  —  “My sister recently moved to Belgium.
Discussion: Technology Review
Miguel Helft / Bits:   Ballmer: The PC Will Continue to Thrive
Therese Poletti / MarketWatch:
Facebook CEO has a Richard Nixon moment  —  Commentary: Mr. Social doesn't really want to share so much  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Facebook Inc.'s 26-year-old chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, literally squirmed in his seat, took off his famous hoodie sweatshirt …
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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 …
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Privacy
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Zuckerberg acknowledges “stupid” collegiate behavior on-stage
Jon Nevitt / DoubleClick Advertiser Blog:
Investing in exchange bidding  —  We're happy to announce that we've acquired Invite Media, an innovative start-up based in New York and Philadelphia.  —  The team at Invite Media has developed technology that enables advertisers and agencies to use “real time bidding” to buy display ad space …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google's Invite Media Acquisition Raises Conflicts of Interest
Discussion: TechCrunch, AdExchanger.com and ClickZ, Thanks:asifrkhan
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Invite Media Acquisition, Brings Bidding To Display Ads
Discussion: GigaOM and WebProNews
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 …
CNET News:
Court examines Gizmodo devices for iPhone info  —  Authorities have finally begun examining the computers, server, and other electronic gear seized from a Gizmodo editor as part of the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype.  —  Stephen Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County …
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.
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.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Bill Gates on Sparring Steve Jobs and the Imperfect iPad  —  Gizmodo's favorite reader appeared yesterday in Larry King, along with his dad (who is quite the cool guy too).  They talked everything, from his philanthropic work to the iPad and his relationship with Steve Jobs.  Here are the highlights:
Discussion: techeblog.com
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 …
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
HP CEO Mark Hurd talks datacenters, networking and Palm
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 tablet prototype preview  —  So, there may never be a Windows 7 Phone tablet, but that device above looks pretty darn close to what one may have looked like.  In actuality that's just the tablet that Microsoft has been using at Computex to demo …
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Marvin Ma / DigiTimes:
Whether tablet PCs can become market segment is still uncertain, says Microsoft VP
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.
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
The Fastest Mobile Networks 2010  —  It's a boom time for 3G.  Where Americans were once happy with hotspots, now they're demanding to be connected anywhere—whether it's with their smartphones, iPads, or laptops.  And 3G is beginning to turn into 4G, as wireless carriers start …
Discussion: Bits and TNW
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
AT&T Has Fastest But Least Consistent Data Network, Study Finds
Discussion: App Advice and Boy Genius Report
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.
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.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Rdio mixes traditional music streams with your playlists
Discussion: hypebot
Wall Street Journal:
‘Vanity’ Press Shakes Up Book Industry  —  Writer Karen McQuestion spent nearly a decade trying without success to persuade a New York publisher to print one of her books.  In July, the 49-year-old mother of three decided to publish it herself, online.  —  Eleven months later …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
First look: BlackBerry Curve 9300 images!  —  First look at the next generation of low-cost BlackBerry Curve, the 9300...  ** images removed per request **  —  Back on April 8th we outted a new BlackBerry device model by finding it's UAProf xml document up on BlackBerry's website …
Leroy Stick / Street Giant:
Leroy Stick - the man behind @BPGlobalPR  —  My name is Leroy Stick and I am the man behind @BPGlobalPR.  First, let me begin by explaining my name.  —  When I was growing up, there was a dog that lived on my block named Leroy.  Leroy was a big dog with a disdain for leashes and a thirst for blood.
 
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Jason Snell / Macworld:
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Bruce Newman / Mercury News:
Woz, Jobs and ... Wayne?  Apple's forgotten founder still wandering in the desert
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