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1:10 AM ET, June 1, 2009

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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Preparing to Sell E-Books, Google Takes on Amazon  —  Google appears to be throwing down the gauntlet in the e-book market.  —  In discussions with publishers at the annual BookExpo convention in New York over the weekend, Google signaled its intent to introduce a program by that would enable publishers …
Markcuban / blog maverick:
Who Cares What People Write ?  —  In this day and age of blogs, aggregation sites, personal recommendation sites, link publishing, twitter and more, its not unusual to get a news alert email, or to wake up and google a person, place or thing and find hundreds of references originated in just the past 24 hours.
Discussion: Michael Gracie
Arn / MacRumors:
Further Translation and Photos from Purported Next Gen iPhone Leak  —  Yesterday's claimed leak of the next generation iPhone has generated a lot of attention, resulting in the original site (UMPCFever) going down from the traffic.  One 9to5Mac reader provides an manual translation of the entry …
Discussion: AppleInsider and The Apple Core
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Republican PR Director Calls Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg “totally full of sh*t”  —  One thing I love about Facebook spokesperson Randi Zuckerberg - she says exactly what she thinks, and she isn't afraid to use the power of Facebook to back up her opinions.  —  Mean bar bouncers can lose …
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
Apple Now Charging to Re-Download Apps on the iPhone?  —  UPDATE: Per comments below, this only seems to be effecting some users and only on 3.0 Beta firmware.  We've also added a poll in the forum so we can see what everyone thinks.  Take a moment to vote, betas can and do change...
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and The Apple Core, Thanks:shankargan
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Broadband for EVERYbody  —  We used to think it was enough to make broadband accessible everywhere.  That's no longer good enough.  We now need to make sure that everyone actually has broadband in his or her residence and business.  Everyone! (voluntary cave dweller excepted).
Discussion: The Toybox
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia Netbooks: Windows now, Android later  —  Nvidia has its own grand scheme for Netbooks, the tiny laptops that have gained wide acceptance running on software and hardware from Microsoft and Intel.  —  At the giant Computex conference starting June 2 in Taiwan, Nvidia …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Microsoft is Getting Things Right This Time  —  Geeks and some part of the tech world consider it cool to hate everything that comes out of the Microsoft campus.  Let me share a few instances.  —  Microsoft develops Vista and the vocal crowd immediately dubs it a failed product although …
Thanks:atul
Gabor / Gabor hits Send:
Business Opportunities around Google Wave  —  How could you build a business with the newly announced Google Wave?  —  Wave is like email mixed with collaborative editing and instant messaging.  It's conceivable that the Google Wave paradigm will replace today's group collaboration tools …
Discussion: Paying Attention, Thanks:wedocreative
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google Wave - interwebs idealism in real-time
Discussion: Beyond Search and PC World, Thanks:blogfisher
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Cory Visits and the Social Networking Execs Line Up  —  Last Friday I got invited to join a brainstorming session to help Newark City mayor Cory Booker using social software.  Why was this meeting different than yet another celebrity or politician tweetering and Facebooking?
Thanks:loic
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Video: Inside The Google Holodeck  —  At this past week's Google I/O event in San Francisco, Google brought a contraption it calls the “Holodeck,” for event-goers to experience.  Basically, it's a near-360 degree way to view Google Street View in fast motion, high definition video.
Discussion: Switched, Thanks:atul
Seth Weintraub's blog:
iPhone's Safari Browser to include Geolocation  —  I can't believe I missed this.  Even worse, it looks like just about everyone did (OK, not everyone).  I just checked a GPS-enabled webpage page, below, on a 3.0B5 iPhone's Mobile Safari and Boom!  The webpage checks the GPS coordinates of the iPhone and returns a result.
Discussion: MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
 
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Sony Agrees to Provide Its Older Songs to eMusic
Martin Bryant / TheNextWeb.com:
Veetweet is Youtube with ADHD
Thanks:divingduck
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Time Warner Cable Adds Tier-Friendly Terms to its Contracts
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft: We won't force Bing on anyone
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Dear EU: Please quit whining about browsers already
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
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Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
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Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Sprint's HTC S511 Snap makes an appearance on Best Buy website
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Nintendo to launch new version of Wii Fit: report
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