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7:15 PM ET, June 2, 2008

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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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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.
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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Wins Deal For Live Search To Be Default On HP Computers  —  For all the excitement about Microsoft Live Search Cashback, I think a new announcement out today is far more important to Live Search's potential growth.  It will be the default search engine on Hewlett-Packard computers sold …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
New HP-Microsoft Live Search deal is all about Silverlight
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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.
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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 …
Discussion: CNET News.com, VentureBeat and Gizmodo
Lilly Peel / Times of London:
New iPhone could be £100 by July
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 …
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Time Warner Cable tries metering Internet use  —  NEW YORK - 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?  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. customers — and, later, others …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Going Medieval: Time-Warner Begins Metered Bandwidth Testing
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 shed light on Microsoft-Yahoo saga
Discussion: WinBeta
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.
Matthew Simmons / Google Finance Blog:
NASDAQ quotes go real-time on Google Finance!  —  Today, we are excited to announce the launch of real-time last sale prices for NASDAQ listed stocks on Google Finance and other Google search properties.  Google has partnered with NASDAQ for this pilot program in order to offer users free access to real-time stock quotes.
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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?
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.
Thomson IR:
Brocade Reaches Settlement in Federal Securities Class-Action Lawsuit  —  SAN JOSE, Calif., June 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with lead plaintiffs …
Discussion: CNET News.com and New York Times
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: PC World and Computerworld
Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Microsoft is going to release a web-based version of Office.  —  How?  Using Silverlight.  —  Here's the strategy as I see it.  —  First, the underlying Silverlight technologies (XAML and .NET) are encouraging client-side Windows developers to think beyond boring forms apps and delve …
 
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Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Control is a one way street … An interesting idea came …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mixx: One Year In, Someone's Dropping the Ball
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Popular Blogs Pick Up College Writers
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Ozmo Teams With Intel to Target Bluetooth
InformationWeek:
Windows 7 Testing Must Start ASAP, Microsoft Warns Hardware Makers
Writer Zone:
Technical Preview: Now Available for Download
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Conversations vs. Comments
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Nvidia Takes on Intel's Atom
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
More Pain For Newspapers: Walmart.com Testing Free Classifieds Powered By Oodle
Marco Chiappetta / HotHardware.com News:
ASUS Eee Box B202 Details Emerge
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Is Google helping Apple launch Me.com?
Discussion: Bits
Business Wire:
Best Buy Tests Free Electronics Recycling Program in 117 Stores
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
$3B STAR GAZING
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
IBM Gets Jazzy with Web 2.0
Discussion: Computerworld
Chris Williams / The Register:
UK cops arrest six alleged BitTorrent music uploaders
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
From NeXT to Cocoa  —  This is the third part of a four-part …
Discussion: Digg
 

 
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