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6:20 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.
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 …
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.  At that time, in May 2007, the iPhone had not yet arrived at market, the app ecosystem it would usher in was still gestating and the iPad was simply a long-running rumor.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Blast From the D Past: Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates at D5 in 2007
Discussion: The Seattle Times and 9 to 5 Mac
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.
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Facebook “Like” Buttons Breaking Down Across the Web  —  Is your website experiencing problems with Facebook's Like buttons?  Don't worry, it's not just you and Facebook is working on a solution.  —  The problem that seems to be impacting potentially thousands of sites is that clicking …
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 …
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Financial Times:
Google ditches Windows on security concerns
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Delicious Founder Joshua Schachter Already Leaving Google (GOOG, YHOO)  —  Delicious founder Joshua Schachter is leaving Google less than 1.5 years after he joined the company.  —  “Today is my last day at google. sad about leaving but excited about the future,” he just tweeted.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Brad Stone / Bits:
The iPad Pulse Reader Scales the Charts  —  Much has been made of the opportunity presented by Apple's iPad to big media companies.  But surprisingly, it is a $3.99 application created by two Stanford graduate students that is now the top paid application in the entire iPad section of the App Store.
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!, jkOnTheRun and Gearlog
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
How The Mainstream Media Stole Our News Story Without Credit  —  On Friday, I broke a tasty story about a woman suing Google, claiming bad directions caused her to get hit by a vehicle.  Today, I discover our story is everywhere, often with no attribution.  Come along and watch …
AndroidGuys:
EXCLUSIVE: First Look at HTC Aria?  —  One of tipsters just passed along a few screen shots for an HTC device headed for AT&T. They have been pretty solid in the past so we're inclined to believe them this time around.  Here's what they knows about the device from their brief experience with it.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
FCC Says 4 Out of 5 U.S. Users Don't Know How Fast Their Broadband Is  —  The Federal Communications Commission said June 1 80 percent of 3,005 broadband users surveyed in the United States do not know how fast their broadband connection is.  The survey is geared to help fulfill a goal …
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 …
Discussion: Erictric, SlashGear, Fortune and Electricpig
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 …
Discussion: RazorianFly, Erictric, SlashGear and TUAW
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt And Founder Collective Giiv Mobile-Gifting Startup $3.35 Million  —  Mobile gifting startup Giiv raised $3.35 million in a series A round announced today.  Investors included Google CEO Eric Schmidt (through his personal seed fund TomorrowVentures), Saban Ventures, Founder Collective, and SK Telecom Ventures.
Discussion: GigaOM, mocoNews, Digits and Pulse2
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: MediaPost and The Praized Blog
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.
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
British forensic audio analysis tool has been passively monitoring …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
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Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
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Corporations and Hypocrisy: Inconvenient truths about Google
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