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4:00 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
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie says Chrome is the future, Android is the past  —  Confused about why Google is developing two different device operating systems, Android and Chrome OS?  So is Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, according to coverage of his on-stage interview at the D8 conference this morning.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Ballmer: The PC Will Continue to Thrive
Discussion: Gizmodo
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:   D8 Video: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie on Cloud Computing
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:
D8 Video: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Privacy
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Privacy Hot Seat at D8
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 WebProNews, Thanks:asifrkhan
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Invite Media Acquisition, Brings Bidding To Display Ads
Discussion: GigaOM, Mashable! and ClickZ
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 …
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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.
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: Technologizer, Bits, WMExperts, SlashGear 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
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.
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
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.
Simon Axten / Facebook Blog:
Stay Updated on Facebook and Privacy  —  Sharing and connecting are at the core of how Facebook works, and people share more when they understand what they're sharing and know how to control their experience on Facebook.  That's one of the reasons we recently began rolling out simplified privacy controls …
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
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Time for Apple to open up the iPhone  —  The company can blunt its competitors' biggest advantage in one stroke  —  Ever since Apple introduced the App Store, someone or other has written weekly (perhaps daily) about why Apple's tight control over the App Store is a bad idea.
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 …
Discussion: Digits
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
BookRenter Raises $10 Million To Be The Netflix For Textbook Rentals  —  Textbooks are an incredibly expensive investment.  And the majority of the time, you only need the textbook for a short duration.  College textbook rental startup BookRenter is trying to make the process of buying textbooks …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem  —  In the last two months, a controversy has broken out between the startup of the moment, Twitter, and its ecosystem.  Some of its actions — such as acquiring Tweetie (a mobile client that has since been rebranded as Twitter for the iPhone) …
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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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
D8: HTC's Peter Chou on Android vs Windows, 4G and more
Discussion: CNET News
Mike Elgan / Datamation:
How Google Uses You  —  Everybody knows that Google offers lots of free services.
Discussion: internetnews.com
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Free Mobile Me Services Imminent?
Discussion: TNW and MacStories
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
As Twitter Starts To Crack Down On In-Stream Ads, Ad.ly Turns To MySpace
Discussion: WebProNews and Ad.ly Blog
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Slacker Offers iPhone Music Caching Just in Time for AT&T's Caps
Chris Pendleton / Bing Maps Blog:
New Bing Map App: Bing Health Maps
 Earlier Items: 
Bruce Newman / Mercury News:
Woz, Jobs and ... Wayne?  Apple's forgotten founder still wandering in the desert
Discussion: Epicenter, Thanks:atul
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Good and the Bad Regarding AT&T's New Data Plans
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Kazaa/Skype founders return to online music with Rdio social startup
Google Mobile Blog:
Google Search for mobile now includes mobile app results