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6:51 PM ET, June 2, 2008

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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 …
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
New HP-Microsoft Live Search deal is all about Silverlight
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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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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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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 …
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
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 …
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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Gary Krakow / TheStreet.com:
Source: Gphone Delayed to 2009
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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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.
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 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 …
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
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Is Google helping Apple launch Me.com?  —  Apple and Google are already quite cozy — but could they be getting even closer over Apple's rumored Me.com Web services?  A source close to Google says the company is about to make a big announcement with Apple, likely in conjunction with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Ozmo Teams With Intel to Target Bluetooth
InformationWeek:
Windows 7 Testing Must Start ASAP, Microsoft Warns Hardware Makers
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Nvidia Takes on Intel's Atom
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Business Wire:
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Blockbuster Kiosks: Still a Bad Idea
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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:
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