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12:00 PM ET, June 5, 2010

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Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
Zuckerberg's Bizarre Facebook Insignia Revealed, And What It Means  —  To much media fanfare, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took off his signature hoodie at D8 conference Wednesday, revealing a what looked strange Illuminati-like diagram printed on the blue silk lining.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Safari 5 to be launched at WWDC with Safari Reader?  —  MacGeneration reports that Apple is planning on a major update to Safari at this week's WWDC.  Safari 5 will apparently include a Reader functionality that will make web page reading easier by extracting and organizing the text.
Discussion: everythingiCafe and MacStories
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Expensive malware appears for Microsoft's Windows Mobile  —  Malware embedded into legitimate-looking games designed for Windows Mobile has appeared, automatically dialing up foreign telephone services to rig up hundreds of dollars in illicit charges for users behind their backs.
Discussion: Reuters
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
At This Monday's Apple Keynote?  Help Us Liveblog  —  It's no surprise: Apple has not responded to our requests to attend the WWDC keynote on Monday at 10am PST.  But we'll still cover the news.  Want to help?  —  If you're going to the keynote, and want to be a part of the exciting Apple coverage …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   Gizmodo Denied Press Passes for WWDC Keynote
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
4chan's Founder on Why Anonymity Can Be Valuable  —  Christopher Poole, the founder of the anarchic website and discussion forum known as 4chan, spoke earlier this year at the TED conference, and the video of his talk has just been posted (it's also embedded below).
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Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
Macintosh Project Genesis and History  —  I was recently looking at some of my father's, Jef Raskin old documents and came across his February 16, 1981 memo detailing the genesis of the Macintosh.  It was written in reaction to Steve Jobs taking over managing hardware development.
Christopher Blizzard:
intellectual honesty and html5  —  OK, this is the post that contains everything that everyone on the inside of the browser market knows, but doesn't say out loud.  It's time for someone to expose the emperor.  It's a shame that the main victim here turns out to be Apple …
Discussion: Geek.com and ithinkdifferent
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Jim Lanzone / Clicker Blog:
How Much Video Can You Actually Stream With AT&T's New Data Plans?  —  OK, we're going to tell you the punchline right away.  Run, don't walk, to get your iPad 3G before the end of the weekend.  If want to stream video while on-the-go from sources like Netflix or the ABC Player …
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Evidence suggests MobileMe will become free  —  It's not a whole lot to go on, but rumors never are.  Recent changes to the Account Type statuses of Apple's MobileMe service is leading many to believe that the cloud-based syncing offering may soon become free.
Discussion: PadGadget, TiPb, BetaNews and Geekword
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Zero-Day Attacks Hitting Flash, Acrobat  —  The mainstream 10.0 generation of Flash are vulnerable to an unpatched vulnerability which is being exploited in the wild according to Adobe.  The 9.x versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat which incorporate 10.0 Flash support are also vulnerable.
Jad Mouawad / New York Times:
Airlines Work to Catch Up to the Digital Age  —  Airlines have made great technological leaps in recent years, allowing passengers to check in from home or download boarding passes on their smartphones.  But if you've ever been stranded at an airport during a raging thunderstorm …
Clay Shirky / Wall Street Journal:
Does the Internet Make You Smarter?  —  Amid the silly videos and spam are the roots of a new reading and writing culture, says Clay Shirky.  —  Digital media have made creating and disseminating text, sound, and images cheap, easy and global.  The bulk of publicly available media …
Discussion: Rough Type
Yusuf Mehdi / Search Blog:
A Farewell to Bing cashback  —  One of the principles we have here at Bing is to constantly experiment and learn.  We do this to ensure we are keeping pace with new social and technology trends, and can continue to deliver great value for our customers and advertisers.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Microsoft Discovers That Bribing People To Use Its Search Engine Didn't Work
Discussion: eWeek and The Microsoft Blog
Steven Johnson / stevenberlinjohnson.com:
Is Steve Jobs Repeating His Past Mistakes?  —  One of my very favorite writers, Robert Wright, had an interesting Opinionator post at the NY Times site this week, which revolved around the question of Steve Jobs' alleged lust for power and why he was making the same mistakes with the iPhone …
Discussion: Regular Geek and /Message
Washington Times:
FTC floats Drudge tax  —  Journalism can reinvent itself without government ‘help’  —  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking ways to “reinvent” journalism, and that's a cause for concern.  According to a May 28 draft proposal, the agency thinks government should be at the center of a media overhaul.
 
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Wired Explains: Everything You Need to Know About 4G Wireless
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Quick, Name A Medium With The Reach Of TV, But An Ad Market Smaller Than Outdoor
Discussion: GigaOM
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Americans prefer funny videos to online news
Discussion: Pew Internet and VatorNews
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Wants HuffPo Badly
Discussion: Beet.TV
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Don't Believe the Hype: Sprint “4G” Slower Than T-Mobile 3G, Report Finds
John D. Sutter / CNN:
With Foursquare's founder, life is a virtual game
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
John Gruber jumps the shark
Discussion: Daring Fireball
 Earlier Items: 
AppleInsider:
iSuppli: Apple was only US PC maker to outgrow market in Q1 2010
Discussion: EE Times and Electronista
David Heinemeier Hansson / Signal vs. Noise:
You couldn't pay me to work for Ballmer
Reuters:
AOL shares up on Microsoft bid target talk
Discussion: TechFlash and Velocity
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 passes XP on Steam, Mac OS X grabs 8% share
Discussion: TUAW, Maximum PC and Electronista
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Goggles Coming Soon to iPhone
Adam Singer / The Official Posterous Posterous:
Posterous unveils Pages
Discussion: The Blog Herald and The Next Web