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7:30 AM ET, June 7, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple's Magic Trackpad revealed?  —  Of all the surprises we expected to hear about in the WWDC keynote, a multitouch trackpad peripheral didn't exactly pop into our brains.  But — whoomp — here it is.  What we appear to be looking at is a brand new input device that Apple has dreamed …
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Apple WWDC 2010 Rumor Round-Up [Updated]  —  In a few hours from now Steve Jobs will kick off the 2010 World Wide Developers Conference—one of Apple's premiere events.  Given the drama of this year's leaks, what new things can we expect to learn from Steve?  —  The new iPhone for 2010
Felix Salmon:
How Sequoia forced Tony Hsieh to sell Zappos  —  I just found Tony Hsieh's astonishing book excerpt in Inc, entitled “Why I Sold Zappos”.  It makes for very sad reading.  Hsieh starts by explaining that he never wanted to sell to Amazon: … But then Amazon came calling again:
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Tony Hseih / Inc.com:
Why I Sold Zappos  —  The first time Amazon.com tried to buy Zappos, we said no without even thinking.  —  It was the summer of 2005, and Zappos, the start-up into which I'd poured the past five years of my life (and almost all of my money), finally seemed to be on the right track.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Goes All In With Facebook: Here Are The Screenshots  —  Tomorrow Yahoo will announce a relaunch of Yahoo Profiles and their “all in” integration with Facebook Connect, including on the Yahoo home page.  We've all known deep integration with Facebook was coming, but until now it wasn't clear exactly how deeply Yahoo would go.
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Price  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When one of the most important e-mail messages of his life landed in his in-box a few years ago, Kord Campbell overlooked it.  —  Not just for a day or two, but 12 days.  He finally saw it while sifting through old messages: a big company wanted to buy his Internet start-up.
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Wants to Print for Smartphones  —  SAN DIEGO — Vyomesh I. Joshi, the head of Hewlett-Packard's $24 billion printing empire, relaxes by taking long walks on the beaches near his home here.  And, for a while, it seemed as if he might end up spending more time strolling the sand than moving ink and toner.
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U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe  —  Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com has learned.
Discussion: Gawker
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Battery life: The next iPhone's top priority  —  Forget about dual cameras, mobile video conferencing, or multi-tasking.  Those are all innovations that Steve Jobs is expected to talk about on Monday at Apple's WWDC 2010 conference when he unveils the fourth generation iPhone.
Discussion: DailyFinance and I4U News
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Moves Up iPhone Upgrade Eligibility On Eve of WWDC Keynote  —  On the eve of the WWDC 2010 keynote and what is believed to be the announcement of the next generation iPhone, AT&T seems to have adjusted user eligibility requirements forward for many customers.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Jobs, Ballmer, and Zuckerberg: Three Fixated Leaders at D8  —  The eighth installment of the Wall Street Journal's annual D: All Things Digital conference was held last week outside Los Angeles, your author in attendance.  You'll find full coverage of the proceedings here, and the speakers list here …
lonelysandwich:
iPad TV  —  I won't lie to you—it took two weeks with my iPad before I knew whether I loved it (or, to be more accurate, why I would inevitably love it).  There was this uncomfortableness after the purchase.  I'd known for weeks that it was to be a miraculous addition to my life.
 
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Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell:
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM launches software to spur sensor management, ‘Internet of things’
New York Times:
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Discussion: Network World
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Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Australian Police Deputize Facebook
Discussion: iTnews.com.au and The Register
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Shafiq Alam / Agence France Presse:
Bangladesh lifts ban on Facebook
Discussion: The Register, Mashable! and Reuters
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Mediocrity is king  —  Last week, the Huffington Post reached a new apex.
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web:
The New York Times Fights Back against Foursquare and Yelp
Discussion: Startup Meme
Associated Press:
Australia launches privacy investigation of Google
Discussion: BBC
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Making online orders with a nod or a smile? Bezos seeks patent
Discussion: Kindle Review
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Bradford: Demand Media Will Take Out AOL First, Yahoo Later
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and Beyond Search, Thanks:learmonth