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12:00 PM ET, June 7, 2010

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Ian Paul / PC World:
WWDC 2010: 10 Things To Watch For  —  Thanks to Gizmodo we know one thing Apple's Steve Jobs will pull out of his pocket at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference - a next-gen iPhone.  But what else is up Jobs' sleeve?  A cloud-based iTunes, Safari 5, iChat for iPhone, or a Mac OS update?
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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 …
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.  Fast Company.com will be liveblogging the keynote (10am PST), so check back then.  In the meantime, here are our our guesses as to what's in store.
Ryan Block / gdgt live:
Live WWDC 2010 keynote coverage
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
HTC spends $13 million to buy French software firm Abaxia; HTC looking to attract operators  —  HTC purchased French software development firm Abaxia for 11 million EUR ($13 million) according to Digitimes.  The official press release is here, but does not mention the financial details.
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.
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:
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Tony Hseih / Inc.com:
Why I Sold Zappos  —  The first time Amazon.com tried to buy Zappos …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog and Ben Metcalfe Blog, Thanks:atul
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.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
HTC EVO 4G sets new sales records for Sprint  —  The EVO eclipsed the sales of the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct, Sprint's previous record holders, by a huge margin.  —  A Sprint press release this morning tried to quantify the amount of EVOs sold: … So, take the two previous record holders …
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Goes All In With Facebook: Here Are The Screenshots
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Motorola Milestone XT720 announced: 8 megapixel cam, 720p video, and Droid heritage (update: video!)  —  Motorola has just outed a Europe-bound Milestone XT720, a handset intended to grab the attention of camera lovers with an 8 megapixel sensor, 720p / 24fps video and — a first for Android handsets — a xenon flash.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bing Opens Up Its Map Apps To Developers And Smooths Out Photosynth  —  One of the best part of Bing Maps is the gallery of Map Apps (Silverlight required) which add different informational overlays to the maps.  There are Twitter maps, Foursquare maps, Worldwide Telescope maps, and event maps.
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.
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Acquires “Green” Online Media And Ad Network NaturalPath Media
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Win 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 beta coming in July
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Threatens To Shutter BitTorrent Tracker Fail-Safe
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Qwotebook founder wants to be the Bartlett's of the blogosphere
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Shawn Ingram / Gadgetell:
Audible quietly launches beta Android app
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM launches software to spur sensor management, ‘Internet of things’
Discussion: Tech Eye
Reuters:
Foxconn to up wages again at suicide-hit China plant
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New York Times:
With New Caps on AT&T Data Use, App Makers Worry
Discussion: Network World
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Mobile Apps: Search By Another Name
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Australian Police Deputize Facebook
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Jobs, Ballmer, and Zuckerberg: Three Fixated Leaders at D8
Shervin Pishevar / TechCrunch:
Democratizing Talent: Guy Oseary, Greyson Chance, NowMov …
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Dell Streak review
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.