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8:00 PM ET, May 28, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The next Apple TV revealed: cloud storage and iPhone OS on tap... and a $99 price tag  —  If you thought that Apple's foray into the world of home entertainment died with the last iteration of the Apple TV, you're quite wrong.  A tip we've received — which has been confirmed by a source …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I don't like wires but I do like ports  —  My home computers have been on a diet.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and MacStories
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Report: Apple Prepping Cheap, Cloud-Based Apple TV For War With Google
Discussion: ZDNet and TUAW
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: Microsoft Bing Taking Over iPhone Search  —  [See Update below] Microsoft Bing will replace Google in the next version of the iPhone operating system to be released in June, we've heard from mulitple sources, including a high level source who claims to have been briefed on the matter.
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to offer iPhone insurance for $13.99/mo  —  One of our AT&T Ninjas just hit us up with some news that will excite those of you who have a chronic case of the dropsies and own an iPhone.  AT&T will be launching a new insurance service starting June 6th, named MobileProtect, designed specifically for the Apple iPhone.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Mark Zuckerberg: I Donated to Open Source, Facebook Competitor  —  You might expect that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg would dismiss the four NYU college students who want to take on Facebook's dominance of social networking by building a distributed, open alternative that includes a way for people to run their own servers.
Discussion: Mashable!
Ben Grubb / ZDNet Australia:
IE6 used as Facebook blocker: Microsoft  —  Businesses that want to block access to social networking sites such as Facebook are not upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE), according to Microsoft's Australian chief security adviser.  —  “[Companies are] happy to stay …
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Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Microsoft man: “My job is to destroy IE6”
Discussion: Sunbelt Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Video And Screenshots Of Digg Version 4  —  The video above, which we believe will be shown to publishers to promote the new Digg, gives a never before seen look at the new version of Digg, version 4, that the company has been working on for over a year - founder Kevin Rose first spoke about it in April 2009.
Sara Silver / Wall Street Journal:
Motorola Bets Big on Google, Verizon  —  Motorola Inc. has reached a deal with Verizon Wireless to ensure some of its upcoming smartphones will be heavily promoted by the largest U.S. carrier, a big boost as Motorola tries to turn around its struggling handset business.
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Our new spin on the Foxconn suicide epidemic  —  Working together with our colleagues in the PRC's propaganda ministry we have developed a great new counter-narrative that we've been pushing pretty hard in background conversations with friendly hacks.  Basically it's the notion …
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Jonathan Standing / Reuters:
Hon Hai to raise China wages after spate of suicides
Jon Gilkison / interfacelab:
Is This Really The Future of Magazines or Why Didn't They Just Use HTML 5?  —  I just downloaded the Wired iPad application, and like most iPad applications (and most magazines for that matter), I found myself bored with it within the first 20 minutes.  I'm sure the content is engaging …
Crystal / Twitter Blog:
Good news for people everywhere!  —  New, improved, internationalized help center  —  Twitter's user support team is a small group of 14 people and 4 engineers dedicated to helping people use Twitter.  As Twitter has grown, so has the importance of making it easy to find answers to questions …
Discussion: Twittercism
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
And We're Off: Hurt Locker Files First 5,000 Lawsuits Against File Sharers  —  from the welcome-to-the-digital-hurt- locker dept  —  As was widely rumored and more or less confirmed by the rude email from Hurt Locker's producers, saying that anyone who thought this was a bad idea was a …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
One on One: Brian Lam of Gizmodo.com  —  It was just last month that Gizmodo.com, the gadget blog, published images of the next-generation iPhone that led to a chain of events that sound more like a soap opera than a gadget story.  Since then, Gizmodo has been catapulted into the mainstream media …
Aaron Boodman / Chromium Blog:
Desktop Notifications: Now available to extensions in Chrome  —  Many Chrome extensions use browser actions as a notification area.  Notifications can be very valuable to users, but there's only so much a developer can do with an icon's worth of pixels.  —  As it turns out …
Wall Street Journal:
Android Emerges as Big Rival to iPad  —  Google's Operating System a Front-Runner as PC Manufacturers Rush to Create Tablet-Style Devices  —  In the high-stakes race to catch Apple Inc.'s hit iPad, the Android operating system that Google Inc. popularized in cellphones is emerging as an early front-runner.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Stores open early June 4th for EVO 4G with mobile hotspot loophole  —  When you've got the world's most desired** handset, you don't keep people waiting.  As such, Sprint will be opening the doors of its “preferred retailers” extra early on June 4th.  That should give you a bit of time to grab …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Front Page Head Tapan Bhat Leaves Company  —  Another longtime Yahoo exec is departing-this time Tapan Bhat (pictured here), who had purview over the Internet giant's important front page.  —  News of the departure came from new Chief Product Officer Blake Irving in an internal email titled …
Discussion: WebProNews
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google Confirms “Mayday” Update Impacts Long Tail Traffic  —  Google made between 350 and 550 changes in its organic search algorithms in 2009.  This is one of the reasons I recommend that site owners not get too fixated on specific ranking factors.  If you tie construction of your site …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Supreme Court Gets RIAA Copyright Case  —  Whitney Harper was sued by the RIAA, when she was a teen.  —  A case testing the meaning of the so-called “innocent infringer's” defense to the Copyright Act's minimum $750-per-music-track fine has landed at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
House passes increased tax on carried interest, and VCs hate it  —  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 4213, a bill that will double the tax on carried interest — that's “carry” if you're a venture capitalist — which many investors factor in as part of their long-term investments in startups.
Discussion: Bits and TechFlash
Rich Jaroslovsky / Business Week:
Remote Control  —  LogMeIn Ignition turns an iPad into a remote control for your other Web-connected computers.  It may be the iPad's first indispensable app  —  Don't tell Steve Jobs, but I've been running Adobe Flash (ADBE) on my iPad.  Windows 7, too.
 
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Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Adobe considers more frequent patch schedule
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Chris Saad: “Facebook's Claims About Data Portability Are False”
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Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Smartbooks Are Dying On the Vine. That's Dumb.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Tests “Related Photos,” Shows Users Excerpts from Other Albums
Discussion: Mashable!
Andrew Kameka / Androinica:
SIRIUS XM Android App now broadcasting sans Howard Stern
Discussion: Electronista, Erictric and Droid Life
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nokia N8 video overview: Symbian^3 homescreens, messaging, email …
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
Box.net Adopts HTML5; Adds Drag And Drop Functionality Between The Web And Desktop
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iPad arrives in London after fans queue overnight at Apple store
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