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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Google, Microsoft, more

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Come, friends, let's sink to new depths:
  • Google Voice coming soon as web app?
    It'll work just like your home phone! (Except on your computer — which has to be on — while Gmail is open and using up minutes that you have to buy in small blocks directly from Google. See? It's JUST like your phone ... or Skype, I guess.)
  • iPhone 4 on Verizon?
    Face it, Internet, you only hope for this because AT&T's service stinks.
  • Microsoft "bribing" iPhone game developers to port their apps to Windows Phone 7?
    Microsoft trots out their favorite solution to any problem: Throw large stacks of cash at it.
  • Is the DROID Incredible spying on you?
    Looks like the browser takes snapshots of all the web pages you browse, then secretly stores them ... forever. I'm not sure we should be surprised. I mean, all the DROID marketing evokes computer-gone-mad HAL imagery. Personally, I'm shocked that the phone doesn't also cut off your life-support and close the pod bay doors on you.
  • HD Radio in next-gen iPods?
    Cuz nothing screams "cutting edge" like radio.
  • Google music store coming as soon as this fall?
    Looks like The Goog is in a race with Apple to bring cloud-based music to the web! However, I don't think anyone told them that Apple isn't in the race ...
  • Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield to box again?
    I chose this story because I thought it was going to be some new video game announcement. Honestly, which sounds more appealing? Watching two past-their-prime pugilists slug it out in a ring or playing as two past-their-prime boxers beating each other senseless?
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