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Why is Apple Trying to Crush All the Rumors Around its WWDC Keynote?

In what, as far as I know, is an unprecedented move for Apple, the company this morning announced what it plans to announce during its keynote at the company’s Wordwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next week. Typically, these events are shrouded in mystery and the days ahead of the conference are ripe with rumors and speculations as to what will be announced and who will announce it. Not so this year. Apple didn’t just announce the obvious – that we will see a preview of iOS5 and OS X Lion, but also that it will indeed launch a new suite of cloud-based services under the rumored iCloud name. While the Apple Kremlinologists will continue to speculate whether the fact that Apple announced that its “CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off” the event means that Steve Jobs is coming back from his medical leave or not, the fact that Apple pre-announced Jobs’ presence at the event is also unprecedented.

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Live Blog: Google I/O Chrome and Co. Keynote

Google is kicking off the second day of its developer conference with yet another keynote this morning. Today’s event will likely revolve around Chrome and Chrome OS, but chances are Google also has some surprises in store as well. Rumor has it that Google will also announce a “rental” program for Chrome OS notebooks. The…