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9:30 AM ET, June 2, 2008

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Webtop Watch: Adobe Launches Acrobat.com and Releases Acrobat 9 (With Flash).  —  Continuing its push to become a major provider of Webtop software, Adobe is releasing two new products on Monday: Acrobat.com and Acrobat 9.  Adobe's Webtop arsenal already includes the recently launched online version …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe Launches Online Office Suite and New Flash-Enabled Acrobat 9  —  Back in March, we said Adobe was slowly building an online empire.  Today, that news turns out to be true.  Adobe is has just launched their version of an online office suite available at Acrobat.com, complete with word processor …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Adobe Launches Acrobat Hosted Services - New Web Office Player is Here
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and Startup Meme
Erik Larson / The Acrobat.com Blog:
Welcome to Acrobat.com - Work. Together. Anywhere.
Discussion: 901am and The Blogging Times
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The world of work undergoing huge changes
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:   Adobe Acrobat takes big online leap
Eric Lai / Computerworld:   Adobe pushes Acrobat into online office space against Microsoft, Google
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Today's Hot Meme Comes To Us From Plurk  —  Plurk is a newish microblogging service that is spreading like wildfire through the first adopter community today.  —  According to Plurk, the service is “a really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Human Hands Behind the Google Money Machine  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — If Google were the United States government, the data that streams onto Nicholas Fox's laptop every day would be classified as top secret.  —  Mr. Fox is among a small group of Google employees who keep a watchful eye …
Cate Doty / New York Times:
Is the Main Character Missing?  Maybe Not.  —  When Dan Walsh, a 33-year-old technology manager in Dublin, started posting doctored versions of the comic strip “Garfield” on his blog in February, he thought he might amuse a few friends.  —  Instead, his site on Tumblr started receiving …
BBC:
Nvidia debuts chips for tiny PCs  —  Nvidia has joined a growing band of hardware makers producing low-power, portable laptops.  —  Better known for graphics cards, Nvidia has shown off two Tegra processors designed for tiny laptops or netbooks.  —  It said devices fitted with the chips …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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Kate Greene / Technology Review:
The Future of Mobile Social Networking  —  IPhone users will soon be able to enjoy Whrrl, software that combines activity recommendations with real-time location data.  —  When Steve Jobs strides onstage at Apple's annual developers conference on June 9, many will be expecting fireworks.
Discussion: dailywireless.org
IDG News Service:
Asus Shows off Atom-based Eee PC  —  Asustek Computer on Monday offered a preview of the Eee PC 901, the next version of its popular ultraportable laptop that is based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor.  —  The Eee PC 901 was on display at the WiMax Expo, which is being held alongside Taipei's annual Computex exhibition.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Backblaze: Online Backup With Time Machine's Finesse  —  Every year millions of people lose their photos, documents, and music to the mechanical squeals of hard drive failure.  Despite the consequences, few people ever get around to actually backing up their data - it's just too much of a chore.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
IAB Report: Europe Up 4 Billion Euros in 2007; Closing In On U.S.  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is out today with a new report they created with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) regarding online advertising spen for 2007 in Europe.  The full report is available now.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Eurekster Back Up After 10 Days Offline; Rumors That Google Behind its Decline  —  On May 22 we reported that Eurekster, a custom search engine provider, had been down for the past two days and users were wondering if the company would be back.  Tonight an alert RWW reader spotted that Eurekster has returned to the land of the living.
Discussion: Startup Meme and diversity.net.nz
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's Robbie Bach ‘thought about killing’ Surface  —  Microsoft's Surface computing is the kind of Buck Rogers' technology that can dazzle consumers and boost a company's “cool” factor.  But in an interview last week, Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of Entertainment & Devices Division …
Discussion: Engadget
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
The Planet CEO Provides Update; Will Be Days Before Full Recovery  —  Yesterday we were tracking a fire that occured at one of The Planet's datacenters.  Check our previous coverage to read the prior updates along with many customer comments that really are quite negative.  Below is an update from The Planet CEO.
Discussion: Mashable! and Texas Startup Blog
Alt Search Engines:
Mobile Search Goes Vertical: GET & Thumbplay  —  By guest author: Peggy Anne Salz … Special thanks (and kudos) to David Berkowitz, marketing strategist/blogger and Director of Emerging Media & Client Strategy at 360i, a full-service digital agency.  He caught the news that Thumbplay …
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louisgray.com:
Are Blog Comments Really Conversations, or Are They Just Replies?
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Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Facebook, the USSR, communism, and train tracks
Discussion: Scobleizer
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Challenge of Nintendo's Wii Fit is finding it
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
The real value of Social media = Interaction
IDG News Service:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and I4U News
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Veoh Blocks Some International Access
Discussion: paidContent.org and GigaOM
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
HP Employee Slices Birthday Cake, Fanboy Hearts With MacBook Air
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Tremor Media Adds European Founders Fund As Investor; Hires Former …
Discussion: Mashable!
Chris Kanaracus / IDG News Service:
IBM Reveals Jazz Product Launch Wave
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Startup to take on Bluetooth  —  A Palo Alto startup is betting …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Even Google Has to Advertise  —  Giant Markets Maps App Using …
Cate Doty / New York Times:
College Alumni Magazines Struggle to Compete With Facebook
Discussion: Gawker
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Cool Features in Firefox 3
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Syncing vs. saving, and the case for a home storage cloud
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