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2:25 PM 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.”
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Bing Tips & Tricks
Discussion: Lifehacker, Geekword and Gizmodo, Thanks:everythingms
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Wow: Bing Has Live Video Thumbnails — But is it Fair Use?
Discussion: CNET News
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft's New Bing Search Engine Now Live In “Preview”
Discussion: WebProNews, Digits and ResourceShelf
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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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.
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 …
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Study: Young adults haven't warmed up to Twitter  —  While 99 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds have profiles on social networks, only 22 percent use Twitter, according to a new survey from Pace University and the Participatory Media Network.  —  This is consistent with what some observers …
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 …
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Best Buy issues memo warning of iPhone constraints  —  Best Buy over the weekend became the latest Apple partner to warn staffers of dwindling iPhone supply that could leave some of its stores without product to sell for a few weeks later this month.  —  In a memo from its corporate division …
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 …
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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 …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Kindle DX Shipping on June 10  —  Amazon's Kindle DX will arrive at market nine days from today.  In a brief announcement issued this morning, Amazon (AMZN) said its new e-book reader, which boasts both a larger screen and price tag than its predecessor, will ship on June 10 with orders prioritized on a first come, first served basis.
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 …
Michael Bush / AdAge:
Showtime Taps Amazon's Kindle for Advertising  —  Cable Network Uses E-Reader to Promote ‘Nurse Jackie’  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — 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 …
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.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Chip Not Likely June 8  —  The iPhone may get a speed boost, but Apple's secret processor project is probably not done yet.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. - There can be no doubt Apple is working on a low-power, mobile processor of its own.  It acquired chip designer PA Semi early last year.
Discussion: The Apple Core
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
BBC and Google in talks to launch international iPlayer site  —  Internet users may soon be able to watch full-length BBC television shows on a global version of its iPlayer catch-up TV service.  —  Sources close to the negotiations say that Mark Thompson, the BBC director general …
Discussion: Gizmodo and SlipperyBrick.com
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!
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Google's Android falling behind the iPhone  —  After matching the iPhone nearly hit for hit in its first five months on the market, Google's (GOOG) Android has fallen behind the pace set by Apple's (AAPL) smartphone in terms of its presence on the Web, according to a report issued Monday.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AMD rolls out six-core Opteron, aka ‘Istanbul’  —  AMD on Monday introduced its six-core Opteron chip for servers, also known as Istanbul, and positioned it as a value play for data centers looking for an easy way to expand and power efficiency.  —  For AMD, the early launch of Istanbul …
Discussion: eWeek, BetaNews and The Register
 
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Payments Alpha Test Now Live in 3 Apps
Discussion: Inside Social Games, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
NetLogic Buying RMI Corp.; JMP Upgrades; Stock Soars
Discussion: GigaOM and Business Wire
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Sony Not Pursing Music Downloads For Its Playstation Network, For Now
Discussion: CNET News
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The cure for YouTube's ills: Charge for uploads
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Flickr's Big Fail On Creative Common's Attribution Guidelines
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MashLogic Launches, Adds High Powered Angels To Investor List
Discussion: alarm:clock, paidContent.org and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Real-Time Twitter Search, Hold The “Real-Time”
Discussion: broadstuff and textually.org