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2:00 AM ET, June 3, 2008

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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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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, Telecompetitor and Electronista
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: BoomTown and WinBeta
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.
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   The CNN.com Effect: Mixx More Than Doubles Visitors in May To Nearly One Million
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:   Web Site Puts Personal Spin on News Surfing
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 …
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AppleInsider:
Apple Back-to-School promo to offer free 8GB iPod touch
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Touch Arcade
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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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google lets admins control site search  —  On a modest but significant scale, Google is sharing with its customers some of the control it wields over the search market.  —  As countless search-engine-optimization consultants can attest, Google maintains tight control over the parameters that rank the results of Internet searches.
Discussion: eWeek, TechCrunch and Computerworld
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Survey of VCs shows which regions have best technology  —  Venture capitalists view the U.S. as the global leader in technology innovation, but they also see other regions developing fast as pockets for industry-specific innovation, according to a survey by Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association.
Discussion: Xconomy and CNET News.com
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
NASA Scientists Make Magnetic Fields Visible, Beautiful  —  Magnetic fields are invisible, at least usually.  But Scientists from NASA's Space Sciences Laboratory have made them visible as “animated photographs,” using sound-controlled CGI and 3D compositing.
Discussion: today and tomorrow
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
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BermanBraun Will Make Both MSN Celeb Site and Also Yahoo “Lunacy Report”  —  Lloyd Braun-the former Hollywood super-programmer turned Yahoo entertainment czar turned Hollywood and online programmer-has signed a multi-million dollar deal to make an original destination site for Microsoft's …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
 
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Sarah Perez / sarahintampa:
Taking a Breather From Social Media? Maybe We're Doing It Wrong
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Filter Launches, With A Message From Peter Gabriel
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and My Blog Posts
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Spiralfrog.com to offer downloads from EMI artists
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Wi-Fi start-up challenges Bluetooth technology
Discussion: GigaOM
Leo King / Computerworld:
Smart phones ‘bigger security risk’ than laptops
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Adding New Metrics & Announces Other Changes
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Flock Adds Support For Digg, Pownce and AOL Mail
Discussion: Mashable! and eWEEK.com
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple's iPhone loses U.S. market share in Q1
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Goosh, a Google Command Line
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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
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Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Phoenix Mars Lander's mission site hacked
Discussion: Hack a Day and Computerworld
Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Microsoft is going to release a web-based version of Office.
Discussion: One Microsoft Way