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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Complete Guide To Microsoft's Office 2010  —  The web has been abuzz the past few weeks with chatter about Microsoft's announcement today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans about the new version of Microsoft Office 2010.  There's even a mini-movie about its debut.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Office 2010 Web Apps to be Free; Testing Starts Today  —  After Microsoft's initial announcement, the forthcoming Google-docs-like Office web apps—"Office Web"—kinda fell off the radar.  Today, we get confirmation that the online suite will be free, and that Office 2010 will start semi-private testing today.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Here comes Office 2010 — still waiting on that web version ...
Discussion: eWeek and The Register
Brad Stone / Bits:
Facebook Employees and Investors Can Finally Unload Stock  —  10:28 a.m. Clarifying that company executives do not qualify for the stock purchase program.  —  Facebook investors are finally getting a chance to sell some of their stock.  —  Digital Sky Technologies, the Russian investment firm …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   DST To Buy Up To $100 Million In Facebook Employee Stock
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Should Facebook employees sell stock to DST now? (Probably not)
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Inside Facebook, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Amazon-Netflix? Let's Make It Happen, Please.
Discussion: tinyComb
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Re-Rumor: Apple Tablet Coming in October, Priced at $800  —  The China Times is now reporting that the endlessly-rumored Apple tablet isn't just coming someday—a fair bet—it's coming soon.  It'll land in October, to be exact, when we should expect to pay around $800 for it.
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Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Collapse in illegal sharing of music  —  • Teenagers switching to streaming sites - survey  —  • Spotify and YouTube lead the way as habits change  —  They are the record companies' bogeyman: the 15-year-old in their bedroom ripping off a star's latest album and sharing …
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Simon Thiel / Bloomberg:
Morgan Stanley Intern Says Teens Don't Twitter, Prefer Movies and Concerts  —  Teenagers spend money on game consoles, cinemas and music concerts while ignoring newspapers, a Morgan Stanley report said, citing Matthew Robson.  Robson should know: He is a 15-year-old intern at the securities firm.
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Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Why Teens Aren't Using Twitter: It Doesn't Feel Safe
Discussion: VentureBeat and Guardian, Thanks:teensintech
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Microsoft is launching a music streaming service this month  —  Microsoft is gearing up to launch a music streaming service similar to Spotify by the end of this month.  —  The service, which Microsoft aims to have ready by the end of July, will offer users the chance to stream music for free and also download to own.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
RIM Launching A BlackBerry Social Network For Venting Tomorrow  —  Perhaps you've noticed that apps aren't exactly flying off the virtual shelves in BlackBerry's App World store, like they are in Apple's App Store.  The store is hard to navigate and there's confusion about several of the apps …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analyst: Forget the Feds, Apple is ‘doing just fine at wrecking the wireless business’  —  The Feds have been examining exclusive wireless carrier deals with handset makers—think AT&T and Apple—but the effort is a bit of a farce.  Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett says it's laughable …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Tech Trader Daily
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Study Measures the Chatter of the News Cycle  —  For the most part, the traditional news outlets lead and the blogs follow, typically by 2.5 hours, according to a new computer analysis of news articles and commentary on the Web during the last three months of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Discussion: Fast Company and Maximum PC all, Thanks:atul
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Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In the news cycle, memes spread more like a heartbeat than a virus
Thanks:atul
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
HBO and Cinemax Going Online With Comcast  —  HBO and Cinemax will join Comcast's OnDemand Online trial this summer, giving the cable company's authentication scheme a high-profile partner.  As part of the agreement, 750 hours of content from the two networks will be made available through Comcast.net and Fancast.com.
Discussion: Contentinople and Mashable!
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
LG's next-gen Chocolate BL40 teased on video, looks good enough to eat  —  We can't verify the authenticity of the video, but it seems a little far-fetched to believe that even LG diehards out there would've been able to toil away making a very legit-looking promo piece for the company's recently-teased …
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Six in 10 companies plan to skip Windows 7: survey  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six in 10 companies in a survey plan to skip the purchase of Microsoft Corp's Windows 7 computer operating system, many of them to pinch pennies and others over concern about compatibility with their existing applications.
Bing:
bing at month one  —  After just over one month in market, we wanted to take the opportunity to THANK YOU for all your feedback and support of Bing and provide an update on our early results.  We've been really pleased to hear so much positive feedback, and we appreciate all you who've taken …
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple unleashes new Leopard, Snow Leopard betas  —  Apple this weekend followed the release of its latest Snow Leopard beta with new pre-releases of both Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server.  —  Mac OS X 10.5.8 build 9L25  —  Since opening the Mac OS X 10.5.8 beta test …
TechCrunch:
The Time Has Come To Regulate Search Engine Marketing And SEO  —  The following post was written by a well known executive at one of the largest sites on the Internet.  The author has requested to remain anonymous - not for dramatic effect, but because of the backlash he would receive from the SEO industry and possibly Google itself.
Discussion: Softpedia News and the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:atul
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: The super-trustworthy, anti-phishing key  —  We're always looking for new ways to protect Gmail inboxes from spam and phishing.  Last year, we started taking extra steps to protect you from fake eBay and PayPal emails, requiring that any email claiming to come from one of eBay's …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Why Googlers should read Anil Dash's post  —  Anil Dash wrote a great piece about Google recently, and I think all Googlers should read it.  Anil makes several good points, including this one: … This absolutely rings true in my opinion.  One of Google's core values is “Don't be evil.”
Discussion: Techdirt, Network World and Traffick, Thanks:atul
Cade Metz / The Register:
US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox  —  No IE if you buy less peanut butter  —  Tune into our application security webcast, click here  —  US State Department workers have begged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to let them use Firefox.  —  “Can you please let the staff use …
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
How The AP Fails To Get Search & SEO (Again)  —  Gosh, just as the Associated Press announces that it's going to follow a new meta tagging scheme to protect its content, it continues to show no clue about how to monetize its own traffic much less regulate it.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Dirty Little Secret: TomTom car adapter “should” work with iPod Touch as well  —  Macworld last week got a few secrets out of Tom Murray, Vice President of Market Development for TomTom.  The meat of it was that the TomTom's Car kit wasn't just going to just be a dumb plastic car mount for the iPhone.
 
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Marla Aaron / IAB:
IAB Demystifies Mobile Advertising, Launches First-Ever Mobile Buyer's Guide
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
LexisNexis warns of breach after alleged mafia bust
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Summer Time, and Wireless Fear Mongering Is in the Air
Ashley Cheng / PlayStation.Blog:
Fallout 3 Downloadable Content on PSN
Brian Handwerk / National Geographic:
“Space Internet” to Link Worlds by 2011?
Discussion: Times of India
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
TwitVid launches on the iPhone, cracks open world of video tweeting
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Fast Company
Martha Irvine / Associated Press:
Young workers push employers for wider Web access
Discussion: Techdirt
 Earlier Items: 
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
As Technology Needs Grow, One Sector Has No Shortage of Jobs
Jonathan D. Epstein / Buffalo News:
How the Yahoo! deal got done
Robert X. Cringely / New York Times:
Chrome vs. Bing vs. You and Me
Discussion: Many Niches, InformationWeek and /Message, Thanks:royans
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
7 Reasons Nokia Phones Get No Love in U.S.
Discussion: Signal to Noise
 

 
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