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10:15 AM ET, June 1, 2010

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Financial Times:
Google ditches Windows on security concerns  —  Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.  —  The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in January …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
HP's Transition to the Cloud Will Cost 9,000 Jobs  —  Hewlett-Packard said today that it would cut 9,000 jobs and take a $1 billion restructuring charge, spread out through the end of its 2013 fiscal year, as the company seeks to automate its data centers so it can deliver enterprise business services.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Pulls the Plug on LaLa, Replaces it With... Nada  —  Remember a month ago?  When Apple announced that it was shuttering Lala, and everyone assumed that it was going to replace the streaming music service it bought in December with a streaming music service of its own?  —  Now Lala's gone.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe reveals magazine iPad-izer software  —  The Flash Player may be banned from the iPad, but that's not keeping Adobe Systems from other efforts to leave its mark on the Apple devices.  The latest development: new viewer software announced Monday that lets publishers create splashy digital versions of their magazines.
Nick / Rough Type:
Experiments in delinkification  —  A few years back, my friend Steve Gillmor, the long-time technology writer and blogger, went on a crusade against the hyperlink.  He stopped putting links into his posts and other online writings.  I could never quite understand his motivation, and the whole effort struck me as quixotic and silly.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel debuts new Atom chips for razor-thin netbooks  —  Intel is debuting new members of its Atom family of microprocessors today that can be the brains of everything from low-power laptops to razor-thin netbooks.  —  To show off the new technology at the Computex 2010 trade show in Taiwan …
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet:
More alleged iPhone 4/HD parts surface (videos)  —  iPhone Portugal has posted videos of alleged iPhone 4/HD sub-frame assemblies that were purchased in China by one of its readers.  The site goes out of its way to state that the parts weren't “stolen or found” but that they were “delivered to us.”
Wired News:
Amazon Vs. Apple Be Damned: Publishers Pine For A Universal E-Book Format  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Giants and upstarts of publishing gathered at the annual BookExpo America here last week agreed e-books will transform the business but believe the big change will come when there is a standard format across …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
StatCounter: IE6 Usage Falls Below 5% In The US, But IE8 Still On The Rise  —  Microsoft's oft-lamented browser, Internet Explorer 6, may finally be put to rest.  This will make many a Web developer happy - but also Microsoft itself.  —  Web analytics company StatCounter claims …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Dell Streak free on contract in UK, assuming £25 monthly plan  —  You know that Dell Streak tabletphone that's got us all hot and bothered these days?  Yeah, well, what with all the stabbing, we totally didn't notice that the device has already been priced in the UK.
Alex Howard / digiphile:
On the failure of Quit Facebook Day, Social Utility and Privacy  —  At 10:19 PM EST tonight, the organizers of Quit Facebook Day reported that all of 33,313 people had dropped out of the Facebook universe.  That figure represents a tiny fraction of Facebook's 400 million users.
Kontra / counternotions:
Corporations and Hypocrisy: Inconvenient truths about Google  —  Google evangelist Tim Bray, whose Twitter jihad against Apple's “curated computing” dissected here earlier, says: … This, incredibly, is the same man who started his Google “evangelism” gig with the words “I hate it” referring to Apple and its App Store policies.
Discussion: ongoing, Thanks:rawmeet
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Keeping up with Intel, Qualcomm ships its first dual-core Snapdragon chips  —  Intel is applying pressure to the cell phone chip makers as it barges into the market with its Atom microprocessors.  In response, Qualcomm is announcing today it has created its first dual-core Snapdragon chip set for smartphones.
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Gets Vague Privacy Inquiry from House Judicial Committee
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Stanford Graduates Release Pulse, A Must-Have News App For The iPad
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft bringing Apple battle home with Seattle-area store
Discussion: VentureBeat, Erictric and Neowin.net, Thanks:johnhcook
Dan Frosch / New York Times:
When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits
Discussion: Network World, Memex 1.1 and Screenwerk, Thanks:markmayhew
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
MSI WindPad 110: a 10-inch Tegra 2-powered Android tablet
 

 
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