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8:50 PM ET, June 2, 2008

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Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Hot Tip: iPhone 2 Features Detailed — 3G, GPS, 2xRAM, Thinner, Better Battery and Only $200 … I just got a hot tip from a programmer at a major software publisher who claims to have seen the specs for the iPhone 2.  This is unconfirmed, but according to the tipster, the iPhone 2 …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Latest Round of Semi-Credible 3G iPhone Specs: 22 Percent Thinner  —  We know, we know, it's just a week away.  But this round of rumored specs for the 3G iPhone comes via Leander Kahney who has deep tentacles in Apple, and should have a solid source BS detector.
Lilly Peel / Times of London:
New iPhone could be £100 by July
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Time Warner Cable tries metering Internet use  —  Time Warner Cable starts customer trial with metered Internet access in Texas  —  NEW YORK (AP) — You're used to paying extra if you use up your cell phone minutes, but will you be willing to pay extra if your home computer goes over its Internet allowance?
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Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Grappling With Cable's Future  —  Time Warner's Glenn Britt Sees Freedoms, Threats As Unit Readies for Spinoff  —  Media giant Time Warner Inc.. will soon spin off its Time Warner Cable arm.  The plan puts a spotlight on 59-year-old Glenn Britt, who for seven years has led the unit …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Going Medieval: Time-Warner Begins Metered Bandwidth Testing  —  This Thursday, new cable Internet customers in Beaumont, Texas will no longer have unmetered Internet bandwidth - they're guinea pigs in a new pricing scheme being pushed by Time-Warner that will give users between 5 and 40 gigabytes …
Discussion: GigaOM
Microsoft:
Microsoft Live Search Toolbar to Be Distributed on 2009 HP Consumer PCs  —  North American distribution deal also includes Live Search browser defaults, custom toolbar based on Microsoft Silverlight.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has won a key distribution deal with HP …
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
New HP-Microsoft Live Search deal is all about Silverlight
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: Judge Unseals Complaint In Shareholder Suit; Microsoft Offered $40/Shr In January 2007 (Updated)  —  A Delaware chancery court judge has unsealed the complaint in a shareholder lawsuit filed against Yahoo's (YHOO) directors over their conduct in the company's efforts to fend off a takeover bid from Microsoft (MSFT).
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
New documents illuminate Yahoo-Microsoft saga
Discussion: WinBeta
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform Now Open Source: fbOpen Released  —  As we wrote last week, Facebook is turning parts of its application platform open source, the company announced today.  It's available here for download.  —  This comes a little more than a year after Facebook Platform first launched …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?  —  Apple is expected to launch its Back to School promotion tomorrow, and on the eve of its launch, we've learned that Apple is indeed going to be making it their biggest ever.  —  According to our sources, Apple will be offering a free 8GB iPod Touch …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Electronic Device Stirs Unease at Book Fair  —  LOS ANGELES — Is the electronic book approaching the tipping point?  —  That topic both energized and unnerved people attending BookExpo America, the publishing and bookselling industry's annual trade show, which ended at the convention center here on Sunday.
Andrew Humber / NVIDIA Press Room:
NVIDIA Tegra: Tiny Computer Packs Massive Punch!  —  Today, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced the Tegra family of processors, the world's first single-chip computer capable of the rich high definition and internet experiences we've come to expect from our PCs, but on small pocket type devices.
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Nvidia Takes on Intel's Atom
Discussion: Financial Times, Bits and Digital Daily
Business Wire:
Best Buy Tests Free Electronics Recycling Program in 117 Stores  —  Program to expand the electronics, appliance recycling options available to consumers  —  MINNEAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) has launched a test of its newest electronics recycling program to in 117 U.S. stores …
Discussion: Engadget and TECH.BLORGE.com
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Best Buy to recycle electronics for free
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Whatever Happened to UI Consistency?  —  Although I rather like Windows Vista — I think the amount of Vista nerd rage out there is completely unwarranted — there are areas of Vista I find hugely disappointing.  And for my money, nothing is more disapponting than the overall fit and finish of Vista, which is truly abysmal.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mixx: One Year In, Someone's Dropping the Ball  —  Mixx.com is a social news site that seems to have everything going for it.  It's got more and better features than Digg, it's been integrated into the websites of a healthy list of huge mainstream media properties and, for the developers out there …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Marco Chiappetta / HotHardware.com News:
ASUS Eee Box B202 Details Emerge  —  A few weeks ago, we showed you some pictures of what was supposed to be the ASUS Eee Box desktop PC.  Initially, the images evoked mixed reactions from readers.  Some thought the Eee Box looked just like a Nintendo Wii, while others questioned whether or not the images were real at all.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Asus Eee Box B202: Our First Look, Plus Official Specs (Only $300)
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon slide deck reveals Verizon i770, Palm 800w, fun facts  —  Sandwiched between a pair of overdue TPS reports in our desk's inbox this morning was this little gem, a glossy Verizon presentation filled with magical, exotic wonders hailing from a place and time not too far from our own.
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Phoenix Mars Lander's mission site hacked  —  With the world's eyes on the latest multimedia streaming straight from Mars, during the weekend the Phoenix Mars Mission's site got hit twice, first by an Ukrainian web site defacer who posted a message at the site's blog, and hours later …
Discussion: Hack a Day, PC World and Computerworld
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Android will be 100% open source, says Google  —  Contrary to some reports, everything that makes Android “Android”, including all the core platform components and libraries needed to port Android to new devices will be open sourced under commonly used, industry standard licenses, says Google.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
TheStreet: GPhone Delayed Until 2009!  What GPhone?  (GOOG)  —  Perhaps you could help: We're having a hard time figuring out what TheStreet.com (TSCM) tech guy Gary Krakow is trying to say today.  According to Krakow, Google's (GOOG) GPhone will be delayed until 2009.  The problem?
 
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Gigabyte M704 UMPC unboxed & reviewed: keyboard disappoints
Discussion: UMPCPortal and Engadget
John Ribeiro / IDG News Service:
Yahoo Sued by Indian Music Company for Copyright Infringment
Discussion: Techdirt and Ars Technica
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Goosh, a Google Command Line
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Control is a one way street … An interesting idea came …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Lessons Learned from The Planet's Outage
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Popular Blogs Pick Up College Writers
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Exec: Ad industry must think small to tap social sites
Discussion: ClickZ News Blog
InformationWeek:
Windows 7 Testing Must Start ASAP, Microsoft Warns Hardware Makers
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Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Microsoft is going to release a web-based version of Office.
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Conversations vs. Comments
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
CBS online video player to add social features to help sell ads
Michael Horowitz / Defensive Computing:
More about patch KB932823  —  As I wrote a couple days ago …
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Is Google helping Apple launch Me.com?
Discussion: Bits
Matthew Simmons / Google Finance Blog:
NASDAQ quotes go real-time on Google Finance!
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
From NeXT to Cocoa  —  This is the third part of a four-part …
Discussion: Digg
 

 
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