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12:25 PM ET, June 2, 2008

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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
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Webtop Watch: Adobe Launches Acrobat.com and Releases Acrobat 9 (With Flash).
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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 …
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 …
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
I Like Plurk Better Than Twitter, But Should I Even Bother?
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Financial Times:
Intel to re-enter mobile market  —  By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco and Paul Taylor in New,York  —  Intel is poised to re-enter the mobile phone market as operators earn a greater portion of their revenues from data and internet access, said Paul Otellini, the company's chief executive.
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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 and Incremental Blogger
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 …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Europe Online Advertising Market Size: Catching up to US Market?  —  I think Europe could surpass the US ad market if for no other reason that different markets means different languages and different ad campaigns.  In other words, it's harder to find efficiencies when you have to duplicate …
Discussion: WebProNews
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
IAB Report: Europe Up 4 Billion Euros in 2007; Closing In On U.S.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Turner Forms Ad Net: Links Sales for Web Holdings  —  The cable-centric company said it plans to begin packaging both display and video ad inventory for advertisers from 19 different Web sites.  —  Turner is pasting together its vast collection of Web properties to form a sizable …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Humans 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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
NetSuite acquires OpenAir  —  NetSuite said Monday that it has acquired OpenAir, which provides on-demand professional services automation software, for $26 million in cash.  —  The tuck-in acquisition(statement)-all 56 OpenAir employees will continue to work at NetSuite-will give the company …
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.
louisgray.com:
Are Blog Comments Really Conversations, or Are They Just Replies?  —  The issue of comment fragmentation has been rearing up every other week or so since the initial discussion flared up in early April, but of late, I've been thinking about the purpose of comments in the first place.
Discussion: WinExtra, TechTicker and Beth's Blog
Chris Williams / The Register:
UK cops arrest six alleged BitTorrent music uploaders  —  Surprise new arrests in OiNK investigation  —  Cleveland police have today confirmed that six people have been arrested for allegedly sharing music files via the defunct BitTorrent tracker OiNK.cd.  —  Five men aged between 19 and 33 …
Discussion: TorrentFreak, Listening Post and Digg
IDG News Service:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop  —  Sony appears ready to release a small, low-cost laptop that uses a processor from Via Technologies.  —  A prototype of the laptop, based on the open-source Via OpenBook reference design announced last week, was shown by contract manufacturer …
 
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Dan Nystedt / IDG News Service:
Qualcomm Says Windows Mobile 7 Key for Mini-laptops
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Lester Haines / The Register:
US town tells Street View to push off
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Future Of Social Isn't Content Spewing (I Hope)
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
From NeXT to Cocoa  —  This is the third part of a four-part …
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CBS, Spike Kick Video Up a Notch
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New iPhone could be £100 by July
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft launches Task Market for Office jocks
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Good 6.0 takes smartphones behind the firewall
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