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3:55 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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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 …
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:   Microsoft: We won't force Bing on anyone
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 …
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechFlash
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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
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
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
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
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 …
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
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Zune HD shipping on September 5th?
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Sony Agrees to Provide Its Older Songs to eMusic
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Video: Inside The Google Holodeck
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Martin Bryant / TheNextWeb.com:
Veetweet is Youtube with ADHD
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Time Warner Cable Adds Tier-Friendly Terms to its Contracts
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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”
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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Cory Visits and the Social Networking Execs Line Up
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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
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
The Faces, The FACES, It's ALL About the F**king FACES! (or …
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