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3:30 PM ET, June 1, 2010

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Android Chief Andy Rubin: Updates Will Eventually Come Once A Year  —  In an interview with the Silicon Valley Mercury News, Google VP Andy Rubin — who founded and leads the Android platform — shared some information about the future of the mobile OS.  One of the more interesting answers …
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Dan Morrill / Android Developers Blog:
On Android Compatibility  —  At Google I/O 2010, we announced that there are over 60 Android models now, selling 100,000 units a day.  When I wear my open-source hat, this is exciting: every day the equivalent of the entire population of my old home city starts using open-source software, possibly for the first time.
Discussion: Big in Japan and ongoing, Thanks:atul
Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
Mercury News interview: Andy Rubin, vice president, mobile platforms, Google  —  People in Silicon Valley have long known that Andy Rubin is smart, but as the man who heads up Google's Android effort, Rubin is beginning to look like a genius.  —  After a somewhat shaky start, Android …
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 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Spokesman Mocks FT Over Google-Dumps-Windows Story (GOOG, MSFT)  —  Over the holiday weekend, the FT reported that Google is dumping Microsoft Windows across the company, implying it was doing so because of security reasons.  —  Security could be one small reason why Google is dumping Windows …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Pulls the Plug on Lala, Replaces It With...Nada  —  Remember a month ago?  When Apple announced that it would shutter 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, /Message and HackingCough, Thanks:atul
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Borders To Sell Up To 10 E-Readers In Stores; Adds $120 Libre  —  Running well behind aggressive rival Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) on the digital front, Borders is now in the midst of a big catch-up push.  The struggling bookstore chain, which has had Sony (NYSE: SNE) kiosks for years …
Discussion: Mashable!, Gearlog and jkOnTheRun
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: LG UX10 tablet preview at Computex  —  Microsoft isn't kidding around about showing Apple it's serious in regard to competing in the tablet space, and while most of the devices surrounding its Computex booth were locked down tight, we were able to spend a few exclusive minutes …
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.”
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald:
WordPress Copies Tumblr (Reblog Now Included)  —  Apparently Typepad wasn't the only blog company with a serious case of Tumblr envy.  —  It looks as if WordPress is releasing “reblog” and “like” features across its WP.com platform, enabling users to repost snippets of blogs they stumble across with a link back to the original post.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
The Coming Data Explosion  —  One of the key aspects of the emerging Internet of Things - where real-world objects are connected to the Internet - is the massive amount of new data on the Web that will result.  As more and more “things” in the world are connected to the Internet …
Discussion: The Praized Blog
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox to Get Official Browser Sync: Weave Graduates from Mozilla Labs  —  Mozilla just announced that Weave, the organization's experimental browser sync addon, has graduated from Mozilla Labs and is now part of the official Firefox roadmap.  The name of the product has been changed to …
Discussion: Mozilla Labs and Softpedia News
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Charges for Skype 2.0 calling on iPhone put off until 2011  —  When Skype 2.0 for the iPhone was released, our first reaction was: “It supports free calling over 3G, hooray!”  That was, of course, followed quickly by: “It's only free until August, boo!”  However, there's some slightly …
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 …
Steve Rosenbaum / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Video Universe Is Massive (GOOG)  —  Various Google watchers and conspiracy theorists spent some time last week trying to decode why YouTube wasn't front-and-center at the launch of Google TV.  —  Well, the trick to understanding Google is that you have to be able to play three-dimensional chess.
Thanks:bobcaswell
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
Tonight at D8: Apple CEO Steve Jobs  —  Much has happened since Apple CEO Steve Jobs last appeared on the D stage.  Then, in May 2007, the iPhone hadn't yet arrived at market, the app ecosystem was still gestating and the iPad was simply a long-running rumor.
James Mulroy / PC World:
Synaptics Trackpad Accepts Four-Finger Gestures  —  As many of you know, the Mac trackpad is superior to many PC trackpads.  Apple's pad has been in development for more than 16 years, since its Powerbook 500 series.  This has given Apple quite the jump ahead of other developers.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Internet TV Box revealed by the FCC as Google TV device?  —  Could the white box splayed atop the FCC workbench above known as the NSZ-GT1 be the first Google TV box from Sony?  Sure seems to be: the 25 x 33-cm (9.8 x 13-inch) device is called the “Internet TV Box” in the FCC documents …
 
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Zipcar fuels up for an IPO
Discussion: Mashable!, DealBook and Tnooz
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Microsoft's Guggenheimer dismisses Android on tablets as ‘an experiment’
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone grew more than Android in May
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Global chip sales continue steady recovery, up 50.4 percent from year ago
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Kontra / counternotions:
Corporations and Hypocrisy: Inconvenient truths about Google
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:rawmeet
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Globalfoundries expands chip factories as worldwide demand recovers
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Expands Yahoo Updates, Tiptoes On Privacy
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Keeping up with Intel, Qualcomm ships its first dual-core Snapdragon chips
Tom Herman / Washington Post:
IRS wants a cut of online sales on eBay, Craigslist
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Dominant in Japan, Softbank Now Aims at China
Discussion: Softpedia News and TechCrunch