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1:00 AM ET, May 25, 2009


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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sprint's Pre business launch guide leaked in its entirety  —  Sprint has published a real page turner here — some 22 pages of the most telling Pre details we've seen to date.  It's a very business-centric document, but a lot of the stuff revealed in here applies to each and every user that's buying …
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre: The Definitive Guide and FAQ  —  Simply put, the Palm Pre is the most hyped phone since the original iPhone.  It's coming out in two weeks, on June 6.  Here's everything we know—we'll update this as more info comes in.  —  PALM PRE LAUNCH  —  When and where can I buy It?
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Microsoft Aims Big Guns at Google, Asks Consumers to Rethink Search  —  Here's Why an $80M Ad Effort for a Search Engine, Bing, Makes Some Sense  —  NEW YORK ( — Microsoft has used attack ads to go after Apple, and now it has Google in its sights.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Lancaster is a QWERTY slider with Android for AT&T  —  AT&T's been extraordinarily coy about its Android plans, right up through our interview with Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega back in February — but rest assured, the carrier does plan to get in the game, and it might just beat a number of T-Mobile's planned launches to market.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Palm Eos on track for AT&T release second half of 2009  —  The Palm news just keeps coming today.  Looks like Centro successor Eos might be coming sooner than expected, with this purported AT&T powerpoint slide listing a second half 2009 ship date, along with a “new Palm OS experience” …
Hither Eucalyptus!  —  Earlier today I received a phone call from an Apple representative.  He was very complimentary about Eucalyptus.  We talked about the confusion surrounding its App Store rejections, which I am happy to say is now fully resolved.  He invited me to re-build and submit …
Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Apple changes its mind, accepts Eucalyptus app
Discussion: TeleRead and
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Intel Adopts an Identity in Software  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel has worked hard and spent a lot of money over the years to shape its image: It is the company that celebrates its quest to make computer chips ever smaller, faster and cheaper with a quick five-note jingle at the end of its commercials.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Who Says Innovation Belongs to the Small?  —  FOR more than a decade, the prevailing view of innovation has been that little guys had the edge.  Innovation bubbled up from the bottom, from upstarts and insurgents.  Big companies didn't innovate, and government got in the way.
Discussion: deal architect
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Bloomberg Forbids Mentioning Competitors, or Linking to Them  —  Bloomberg has distributed a policy to newsroom staff on blogging, Twittering and Facebook updating.  And in keeping with the company's tyrannical management culture, the rules are far more authoritarian than similar admonitions …
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
With ex-Google exec, AOL seeks another fresh start  —  Shortly before taking over as head of AOL in April, Tim Armstrong ripped out some office doors.  —  The doors — made of glass and requiring a company key card to pass through — stood in AOL's New York headquarters …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Free To Use.  Pay To Play.  —  The tech world is an interesting one when it comes to companies making money.  Some at the top like Microsoft, Apple and Google are raking in billions in profits every year.  And each of those do it with different models: Microsoft through software, Apple through hardware and Google through advertising.
Aaron Stein / Map the Fallen:
Map the Fallen launched!  —  For the past two years I've been working on the Google Earth Outreach team, aimed at helping non-profits and public benefit groups use Google Earth and Google Maps to further their cause.  In that time I've worked on so many cool projects, from training indigenous communities …
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Evan Ramstad / Wall Street Journal:
Citizen Spies Lift North Korea's Veil
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How HBO And Gawker Tricked Us Into Reporting An Ad Campaign As News
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How I got addicted to playing games on my iPhone.
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John Markoff / New York Times:
The Coming Superbrain  —  Mountain View, Calif. …
Discussion: Joe Duck and
Cliff Kuang / Wired News:
Burning Question: Why Isn't Wireless Net Access Available Everywhere?
Discussion: VoIP Watch and
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Microsoft won't let Windows Marketplace users share apps after all
Discussion: Engadget
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Dell dumps Della, just wants to be friends