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4:10 PM ET, June 5, 2011

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Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
What Is Steve Jobs Announcing Monday?  Here's The Scoop About iCloud & Time Capsules [Exclusive]  —  Apple has already revealed that Steve Jobs will talk about iCloud, iOS 5 and OS X Lion during his WWDC keynote on Monday morning.  —  In addition, it's rumored that Apple's wireless Time Capsule backup/router will get a big update.
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Kevin Fox / fox @ fury:
My guesses on the huge changes Apple will unveil at WWDC  —  I get the feeling that the announcements at next week's Apple WWDC are going to represent the same kind of fundamental shift in Apple's offering that the iPod did in 2001.  —  I don't have any inside info, and I make a point …
Niall Harbison / The Next Web:
McDonald's Brilliant Interactive Billboard Campaign  —  We thought we had seen every type of app and interactive billboard campaign under the sun until we came across this brilliant one from Mcdonald's that the company ran in Sweden recently.  The concept is a simple one in that users …
Discussion: CNET News, Mashable! and 9 to 5 Mac
Vinicius Vacanti / Yipit Blog:
The Reports of Groupon's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated  —  Since Groupon filed its S-1 on Thursday, there have been hundreds of negative articles written about Groupon (including one of our own).  —  While some of the concerns brought up about Groupon are legitimate, many of them are unfounded.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
The Silliest Idea Ever: Facebook Going After Google In Search  —  Yesterday, Blue Nile and Wetpaint founder Ben Elowitz hypothesized on TechCrunch that Facebook could kill Google completely by getting into the search business.  —  I heard the same idea floated at a dinner for tech journalists hosted …
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Ben Elowitz / TechCrunch:
How Facebook Can Put Google Out of Business
Discussion: @scottbreynolds and SAI
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Motorola Droid 3 leaks out in tutorial vids, confirms 8MP camera and 1080p recordings (video)  —  Verizon and Motorola have kept a tighter lid on the Droid 3 than many recent smartphones we've seen, but a nice big leak just sprang from the bottom of the pot — startup gadget blog PhonePads …
John Hiesler / Edible Apple:
Vandals plaster Windows Logo on upcoming Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany  —  On Friday morning, folks walking past the upcoming Apple Store in Hamburg, Germany were greeted with some Banksy inspired nerd vandalism on the side of one of the building's construction barricades.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Amazon/iBookStore post pre-releases of iSteve authorized biography: The Book of Jobs  —  Amazon today lists the Walter Issacson authorized Biography of Steve Jobs, the one commissioned by the Apple CEO last year.  Issacson will have had three years of access to the normally reclusive Steve Jobs.
JC Fletcher / Joystiq:
Nikkei: Wii successor has touchscreen controller, will arrive in second half of 2012  —  The Nihon Keizai Shinbun — the same publication that successfully “predicted” the DSi, the DSi XL and 3DS — posted an article today stating that the Wii successor's controller will feature a six-inch touchscreen, as previously rumored.
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Hackers Attack Nintendo  —  Nintendo Co. said Sunday that a server for its U.S. unit's website had been hacked into but that no company or customer information was compromised, marking the first time the Japanese gaming giant has been targeted in widespread global hacking attacks.
Electronista:
AT&T working on Apple mini-SIM, sees low Windows Phone sales  —  AT&T's wireless head Ralph de la Vega in an interview late this week said his company was also joining in Apple's plan to develop an even smaller SIM card.  He hesitated to directly make the link with Apple, like France Telecom's CEO did …
Fred / A VC:
Investing In The Cultural Revolution  —  In a talk with Erick Schonfeld at Disrupt a couple weeks ago, we talked about what is coming next for the Internet.  Erick asked me what I thought was coming after the infrastructure and application phases of the Internet.
Discussion: @semilshah
 
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