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11:25 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 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 …
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.”
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  —  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”
Discussion: WebProNews and ResourceShelf
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 …
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Google Plans to Enter the E-book Business
Discussion: SlashGear
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 …
Business Wire:
Prime View International Reaches Agreement to Acquire E Ink  —  Combination will Accelerate Global Shift to Electronic Reading for Savings and Convenience  —  TAIPEI, Taiwan & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Prime View International ("PVI") (8069.TW), a leading small and medium display provider …
Rafat Ali /
E-Book Display Tech Firm E Ink Bought By Taiwanese Company For $215 Million
Discussion: The Register and Mass High Tech
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 …
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!
Brad Stone / Bits:
An Online Guide for Tourists, by Locals
Discussion: ReadWriteStart
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Twitter search engine Topsy launches with $15M  —, 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: and
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Real-Time Twitter Search, Hold The “Real-Time”
Discussion: broadstuff
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.
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 …
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.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:   Computer Sciences' New Cloud Strategy Focuses on Security
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS News Goes Live On The Internet With Ustream  —  Partnering with startup Ustream, CBS News will today announce plans to live-stream all of its “Evening News” broadcasts and breaking news reports over the Internet.  The deal is a non-exclusive, ad-revenue sharing deal.
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
Michael Bush / AdAge:
Showtime Taps Amazon's Kindle for Advertising  —  Cable Network Uses E-Reader to Promote ‘Nurse Jackie’  —  NEW YORK ( — Showtime may have finally cracked the code on using Kindle as an ad medium.  Starting today the cable network is offering Kindle users a free …
Elizabeth Stanton / Bloomberg:
Cisco, Travelers to Replace GM, Citigroup in Dow Jones Industrial Average  —  General Motors Corp. and Citigroup Inc. were removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replaced by Cisco Systems Inc. and Travelers Cos., after the first global recession in 70 years crippled their earnings and sent their shares down more than 90 percent.
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Best Buy issues memo warning of iPhone constraints
Discussion: FierceMobileContent and iLounge
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Adobe hoicks prices for software in UK - but drops them in Europe
Discussion: and Technovia
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Chip Not Likely June 8
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The cure for YouTube's ills: Charge for uploads
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Obama's Cybersecurity Plan and You
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Flickr's Big Fail On Creative Common's Attribution Guidelines
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia Netbooks: Windows now, Android later
Discussion: MobileContentToday and VentureBeat