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7:25 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!'
Discussion: Technology Review
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Google
Discussion: Digits
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:   D8 Video: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie on Cloud Computing
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Ballmer: The PC Will Continue to Thrive
Discussion: Xconomy, Gizmodo and TechFlash
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.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
AT&T: No iPhone-iPad tethering  —  We have some bad news for the clever geeks who were hoping to take advantage of the newly announced iPhone tethering capability in the U.S. to provide an Internet connection for their iPad, avoiding paying for an iPad-specific data plan.  Looks like that won't be happening.
Discussion: AppleInsider, The Next Web and Gizmodo, Thanks:steverubel
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 Mashable!, Thanks:asifrkhan
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
Giorgio Galante / So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish:
Today I decided to voice my displeasure with the AT&T Wireless new and “improved” data plans directly to the CEO.  This was the 2nd email in as many weeks (I wanted to see if they'd bump up my phone upgrade eligibility date given that I spend $110/month with them and their normal customer service reps are powerless in this regard.)
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter
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.
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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 …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Apple will Have a Powerful Search Engine for the “AppWorld,” John Battelle  —  LOS ANGELES — Despite the explicit denial by Apple CEO Steve Jobs on plans to build a search engine, the company is doing exactly that, says John Battelle.  —  On Tuesday night, during his on-stage dialogue …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google To Change Gmail, Add “Normal Email” Option Instead Of Just “Conversations”  —  Google is planning to offer a standard email option in Gmail in the next few months, two executives at the company say.  —  Currently, Gmail presents email in a “Conversations” format …
Discussion: Fortune, CloudAve and Maximum PC
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP says it's in the smartphone market, after all  —  HP CEO Mark Hurd certainly caused a few sad faces yesterday when he told investors and analysts that HP “didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business,” and it now the company is trying to walk that back a little — rest easy, folks …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP CEO: “We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business”
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 …
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
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Free Mobile Me Services Imminent?  —  We've reported rumors of Mobile Me getting some free services in the past, but here's some evidence.  You can see in the screenshot that this user is now a full member.  Judging by the word choice of ‘full’ we'll be seeing some free members very soon.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's supply of Mac minis dwindle ahead of new models  —  Supply of Apple's existing Mac mini lineup has become increasingly constrained over the past two weeks as the company prepares to introduce refreshed models that may serve as a harbinger for some new I/O technology on the Mac.
Discussion: MacRumors and Engadget
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 …
Financial Times:
Google to hand over intercepted data  —  Google will begin handing over to European regulators the rogue data it intercepted from private WiFi internet connections within the next two days, in an effort to defuse growing controversy over its latest privacy blunder.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mike Elgan / Datamation:
How Google Uses You  —  Everybody knows that Google offers lots of free services.  Many are ad-supported.  Others aren't.  They're just free products that we can all use as a kind of publicly provisioned resource.  —  That's how most of us see Google.  But guess what?  That's how Google sees you, too.
Discussion: internetnews.com
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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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
LinkedIn Looks To Almost Double Headcount In 2010
Thanks:atul
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google AdMob IPad SDK Beats Apple's IAd to the Market
Discussion: VentureBeat, Appletell and Internet2Go
Ina Fried / CNET News:
AOL eyeing new search deal
Discussion: paidContent and Beyond Binary
Electronista:
Amazon pushes back Kindle 2.5 by weeks for some users
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Now Supports WebM Video Format
Discussion: TechCrunch and gHacks technology news, Thanks:fredericl
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
D8: HTC's Peter Chou on Android vs Windows, 4G and more
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Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo
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Wall Street Journal:
‘Vanity’ Press Shakes Up Book Industry
Discussion: VentureBeat and Digits
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Good and the Bad Regarding AT&T's New Data Plans
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Windows Live Essentials Wave 4