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8:10 AM ET, June 1, 2009

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt / iTWire:
Microsoft's Bing boings into life - early  —  No, you won't need to go to Google to find Bing - all you need to do is to visit Bing.com where you'll find that Bing is now in beta.  —  Although Microsoft wasn't set to launch Bing into life until June the 3rd, it seems as though someone …
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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Bing Tips & Tricks  —  Now that Bing is available for use outside Microsoft, here are some quick tips and tricks that will help you do more with Bing.com.  —  1. Use the full version of Bing  —  If you are using Bing outside North America, chances are that you seeing a localized version of Bing that may be missing some features.
Discussion: Geekword, Thanks:everythingms
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Badda-Bing Indeed.  —  This is just too good.  One of the features of Microsoft's just launched Bing search engine is that it auto-plays videos in results when you hover over them.  Naturally, the first thing a number of people, like Loic Le Meur, did was search for “sex” or “porn.”
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Hello Bing I am Loic  —  Bing, you are live, congratulations, and I watched Steve Ballmer launch it in front of me at the D conference.  Steve explained they curated the web so that the most relevant comes first, with algorithms and human intervention.  Nothing like the Google page rank based …
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Video: fanless Eee PC running Android on Snapdragon hands-on, oh my  —  Now we're talking Computex.  We, along with Tweaktown and JKK Mobile just spotted an ASUS Eee PC netbook smartbook prototype running Android on a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.  Now get this: the design is fanless due to Snapdragon's low power consumption.
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Adobe gives web designers more power with Flash Catalyst  —  With two new products available in beta testing today — Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder 4 — Adobe is hoping to reinvent the way that websites and applications are built in the Flash format.  —  Flash sites (which may be most familiar …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung's Pixon 12: a dozen megapixels of cameraphone nonsense in June  —  After failing to show at the Mobile World Congress event in February, Samsung's rumored 12 megapixel cameraphone has finally arrived.  Meet the Pixon 12 and its 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a Sammy promise of fast shutter speeds and quick browsing.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Flickr's Big Fail On Creative Common's Attribution Guidelines  —  Creative Commons is supposed to be this great way for people to license out their works to others.  But it's annoyed me for ages how lame it is in practice, when it comes to Flickr.  —  Let's say I want a picture of a car to use on my commercial blog.
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.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Cellphone Locator System Needs No Satellite  —  BOSTON — Wanderers with phones and other devices that have GPS chips can figure out where they are using signals from satellites thousands of miles up, but those are easily blocked by walls or trees.  The founders of Skyhook Wireless discovered …
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 and MobileContentToday
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Sony Agrees to Provide Its Older Songs to eMusic  —  In another example of struggling major music labels and Internet services finding common ground, Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to make its back catalog of songs available on eMusic, one of the largest music retailers on the Web.
Discussion: Music Ally and hypebot
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Real-Time Twitter Search, Hold The “Real-Time”  —  Many believe the greatest potential of Twitter lies in its ability to perform real-time searches of various keywords.  So when that functionality is delayed by some 3 hours, as it is right now, and has been throughout much of the night …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Obama's Cybersecurity Plan and You  —  The widespread praise you hear for President Obama's cybersecurity initiative is the sound of no difficult decisions being made yet.  —  I read the policy review document prepared to outline the initiative and I agree with much of the commentary I've been reading …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MashLogic Launches, Adds High Powered Angels To Investor List  —  MashLogic, a browser tool that gives users contextual information about content on websites (since publisher-driven links often don't do the job), is coming out of beta this morning.  And they're announcing a second seed round of financing …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The cure for YouTube's ills: Charge for uploads  —  Business models that revolve around “free” are never free since someone always foots the bill.  Meanwhile, far more companies think they have more growth and scale to lower costs than they actually do.  YouTube may be one of those companies …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Zune HD shipping on September 5th?  —  Look, we fully understand that September 5th is a long ways out, but don't think for a second that Microsoft isn't inking every last detail of its Zune HD launch in stone.  That said, Windows expert and all-around good guy Paul Thurrott has been …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Pulse2
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...
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
 
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Owen Fletcher / Network World:
20 years after Tiananmen, China containing dissent online
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Microsoft is Getting Things Right This Time
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
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Martin Bryant / TheNextWeb.com:
Veetweet is Youtube with ADHD
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Business Opportunities around Google Wave
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Time Warner Cable Adds Tier-Friendly Terms to its Contracts
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Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft: We won't force Bing on anyone
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Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Dear EU: Please quit whining about browsers already
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Republican PR Director Calls Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg “totally full of sh*t”
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Cory Visits and the Social Networking Execs Line Up
Thanks:loic
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
How much is it worth to be one of Twitter's suggested users?
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
In Music, Apple's Strength Becomes a Vulnerability
Guy Newey / Agence France Presse:
Blogging guru chips away at Great Firewall of China
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