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10:40 AM ET, May 28, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Bit More On WWDC, The Mythical iPhone “4S”, and iOS 5  —  With WWDC quickly approaching, the rumor mills are heating up with what we should expect at Apple's annual conference known for big announcements.  We've learned a little bit more that speaks to what to expect — including a couple of big, widely-requested things.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iOS 5 to Bring Revamped Notification System and Widgets?  —  TechCrunch reports on some of the discussion surrounding Apple's apparent efforts to encourage members of the international press to attend its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) early next month, disagreeing with the assessment …
Discussion: RazorianFly, Neowin.net and SAI
Michael Blake / Tech Hog:
EXCLUSIVE: Test model for the Nexus 3 by HTC?  —  So as I mentioned previously, I have a buddy that works in the Android Dev labs and after breaking some interesting news last night about the status of the Nexus 3 or “3rd Nexus,” I asked him if he could snap me a picture.  Well he was kind enough to just do that.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Hackers breached U.S. defense contractors  —  (Reuters) - Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
A MacBook with Apple inside?  Intel begs to differ  —  Rumors about Apple developing a MacBook with one of its own chips—not Intel's—were advanced on Friday, based on a post at a Japanese-language Web site.  An Intel executive had some thoughts on the subject.
Michael Feldman / HPC Wire:
D-Wave Sells First Quantum Computer  —  On Wednesday, D-Wave Systems made history by announcing the sale of the world's first commercial quantum computer.  The buyer was Lockheed Martin Corporation, who will use the machine to help solve some of their “most challenging computation problems.”
Discussion: VentureBeat and Robot Overlords
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Still Has No iPad App But They're Building A Desktop Software Team?!  —  Facebook has no iPad app.  It's ridiculous.  Their iPhone app is the most downloaded app in the history of apps.  And third-party iPad apps (many of which aim to trick users) constantly dominate the top 10 lists for both free and paid apps.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Paypal-Google Lawsuit Reveals More About How Android Market Deal Went Awry  —  Mobile developers for months have wondered why a long anticipated Paypal integration in Android Market never came to fruition.  With Paypal owner eBay's recent lawsuit against Google, we now have a partial answer.
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Glenn Peoples / Billboard.Biz:
How Many Millions Did Amazon Lose on Two Days of 99 Cent Lady Gaga Sales?  —  Christmas came early for Lady Gaga fans this week, as Amazon sold downloads of the singer's brand-new LP, “Born This Way,” for just 99 cents on Monday and Thursday of this week.  —  Industry sources told Billboard.biz …
Discussion: AllThingsD
Mark Gurman / 9to5 Google:
iOS 5 will continue to use Google mapping data  —  With Apple's purchase of two mapping companies over the last couple of years - Poly9 and Placebase - many have speculated that iOS 5 will finally be the iOS release where Apple moves from a Google Maps backend to an Apple backend.
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Facebook Reaches New High Of $87.5 Billion  —  Facebook stock closed at $35 in an auction on SharesPost yesterday.  That means the company's value has reached a new high of $87.5 billion, assuming the company still has 2.5 billion outstanding shares.  —  This closing price marks a $3 rise …
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Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Sony Exec to Testify About PlayStation Network Hack
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Kayak Does Swimmingly Ahead of IPO, Acquires Austrian Travel Site for $9.5 Million
Discussion: Pulse2
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Firefox 6 Now in Alpha: Introduces New Developer and Privacy Tools
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Secret G8 memo reveals outbreak of internet harmony
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Google, Facebook lose social network patent ruling
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