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10:05 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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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.”
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apparently Bing Is Something Of A Hit  —  Thursday may not have been Microsoft Bing Day, but today sure is.  Microsoft quietly launched their new search engine without fanfare and sans parade.  —  Last week everyone got to see the demo video and a few of us were actually able to access Bing for our reviews.
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 and Gizmodo, Thanks:everythingms
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft's New Bing Search Engine Now Live In “Preview”  —  Tired of just hearing about Microsoft's new Bing search engine?  Now you can use it yourself.  Spotted via Techmeme, Bing is live as a “preview” service.  What's the “preview” mean?  That anyone can use it while Live Search …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Microsoft Bing search engine goes live
Mirror.co.uk:
Microsoft Bing live and tested
Cameron Wilmot / TweakTown News:
Eee PC spotted running Android + Qualcomm 1GHz CPU  —  Computex Taipei 2009: During the Qualcomm Technologies press conference in Taipei earlier today, we spotted an upcoming prototype Eee PC which was quite a bit if difference from the norm.  —  The machine was installed …
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JKK / jkkmobile:
Snapdragon Eee PC at Computex 2009
Discussion: Liliputing and SlashGear
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 …
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John Ribeiro / PC World:
Google Plans to Enter the E-book Business
Discussion: SlashGear
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
Nextstop Wants To Be Yelp For Travelers  —  Newly launched Nextstop is aiming to be a sort of Yelp for travelers, drawing on a community of users who recommend things to do around the world and in their own hometowns.  Founded by a pair of former Google product managers, the service seems useful enough …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
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Brad Stone / Bits:
An Online Guide for Tourists, by Locals
Discussion: ReadWriteStart
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.
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Reuters:
Samsung to sell 12-megapixel cameraphone in June
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Twitter search engine Topsy launches with $15M  —  Topsy.com, launched last week, is a brand new search engine focused exclusively on Twitter content.  Like Google, it presents its results based on popularity metrics, namely the popularity or influence of the tweeter in question …
Discussion: Technosailor.com and textually.org
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Real-Time Twitter Search, Hold The “Real-Time”
Discussion: broadstuff
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 …
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
The One Fiber Optic Cable No One on the Dig for Tysons Rail Wants to Hit  —  This part happens all the time: A construction crew putting up an office building in the heart of Tysons Corner a few years ago hit a fiber optic cable no one knew was there.  —  This part doesn't: Within moments …
Discussion: DSLreports and Slashdot
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 …
Whurley / InfoWorld:
Computer Science Corp. does cloud computing  —  A new consulting group headed by R. Lemuel Lasher and a three-pronged attack on competitors led by Brian Boruff may make CSC a real player in the cloud  —  Today CSC (Computer Science Corporation) announced its next step in a company-wide commitment to cloud computing.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Adobe hoiks prices for software in UK - but drops them in Europe  —  Blaming “unprecedented turmoil” and exchange rate fluctuations, the Photoshop-maker is pushing up its UK prices.  So why didn't they fall when the pound was stronger?  —  Adobe is pushing up the UK prices of its software …
Discussion: bjp-online.com and Technovia
 
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Chip Not Likely June 8
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The cure for YouTube's ills: Charge for uploads
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Obama's Cybersecurity Plan and You
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Flickr's Big Fail On Creative Common's Attribution Guidelines
Owen Fletcher / Network World:
20 years after Tiananmen, China containing dissent online
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MashLogic Launches, Adds High Powered Angels To Investor List
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Zune HD shipping on September 5th?
Discussion: Gizmodo, I4U News, CrunchGear and Pulse2
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Broadband for EVERYbody
Discussion: The Toybox
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Sony Agrees to Provide Its Older Songs to eMusic
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Video: Inside The Google Holodeck
Discussion: Switched, Thanks:atul
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia Netbooks: Windows now, Android later
Discussion: MobileContentToday and VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Republican PR Director Calls Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg “totally full of sh*t”
Discussion: Digital Daily
 

 
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