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8:50 AM ET, June 2, 2010

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Peter Kafka / D8 Conference:
D8 Video: Steve Jobs on Flash, Adobe and Other Technology Apple Doesn't Use Anymore  —  Steve Jobs insists that he isn't out to crush Adobe (ADBE).  But at the opening session of the D8 conference, the Apple CEO (AAPL) explained at length why he's done with Adobe's Flash …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live from D8  —  7:16PM Steve: Well let first say we have two platforms we support.  One is open and uncontrolled — that's HTML5.  We support HTML5.  We have the best support for it of anyone in the world.  We then support a curated platform which is the app store.
AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs talks lost prototype iPhone, Adobe Flash at All Things D  —  Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs took the stage at D8 Tuesday evening, and discussed his company's opposition to Adobe Flash on the iPhone OS, as well as the prototype fourth-generation iPhone that was left behind at a bar.
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs on Stolen Prototype iPhone: Not Going to Let It Slide.  —  During tonight's All Things D Interview, Steve Jobs indicated that he was not going to let the stolen/lost iPhone prototype incident “slide”: … In April, Gizmodo purchased an iPhone prototype and posted several news stories about the device.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Steve Jobs on TV: ‘no one wants to buy a box’  —  Well isn't that a breath of fresh air.  With no apologies given to its long-standing policy, Apple CEO Steve Jobs provided a pretty honest and thorough assessment of what's wrong with the TV set-top box market.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Apple's Steve Jobs: Google and Adobe picked fights with us  —  Apple chief executive Steve Jobs was questioned on-stage tonight at the D8 conference by reporters Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.  It's one of Jobs' few public appearances where he doesn't completely control the format …
Daniel Farber / CBS News:
Steve Jobs explains his world at All Things D  —  In a on-stage interview, Apple CEO and Silicon Valley legend-in-his-own-time Steve Jobs shared his views with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference (D8).
Arn / MacRumors:
Flurry Blamed for Change in iPhone SDK Analytics Terms of Service
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans, iPhone tethering coming at OS 4 launch  —  You might think that AT&T would hold off for a national HSPA+ deployment or a full-on LTE launch before tweaking its data pricing strategy, but not so much — the carrier is coming out swinging today …
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AT&T:
AT&T Announces New Lower-Priced Wireless Data Plans to Make Mobile Internet More Affordable to More People  —  AT&T*, the U.S. smartphone leader, today introduced new wireless data plans that make it more affordable for more people to enjoy the benefits of the mobile Internet.
Nielsen Wire:
The State of Mobile Apps  —  “There's an app for that” is Apple's catch phrase to promote the literally thousands of applications that can be downloaded to an iPhone.  Whether you want to check the weather or traffic, bide time playing a game, or study a new language, there is likely a free or paid application that you can access.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight  —  There's been some coverage overnight about the security of Windows and whether or not one particular company is reducing its use of Windows.  We thought this was a good opportunity to set the record straight.  —  There is some irony here that is hard to overlook.
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Jason Perlow / ZDNet:
Google dumps Windows. But can the rest of us?
Cade Metz / The Register:
Steve Jobs beheads iPad apps for acting like desktops  —  ‘Off with their widgets!’  —  The Apple App Store police are now rejecting iPhone and iPad applications for behaving like “widgets” and “creating their own desktops,” according to one developer who's busy eating his previous claims that Apple isn't evil.
Ryan King / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Announcing Snowflake  —  A while back to we announced on our API developers list that we would change the way we generate unique ID numbers for tweets.  While we're not quite ready to make this change, we've been hard at work on Snowflake which is the internal service to generate these ids.
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, Thanks:atul
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Hulu headed to a Xbox 360 dashboard near you?  —  From its humble origins as a chunky black box of PC parts, the Xbox has grown into a strapping young adult — attracting a social circle including Netflix, Facebook and Twitter.  Now, rumor has it that the Xbox 360's preening for a date with Hulu, too.
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.
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Daniel Cawrey / thechromesource:
Google VP: Chrome OS Release in Q4  —  Speaking today at the Computex Cloud Computing forum, Google VP of product management Sundar Pichai said that Chrome OS will be on the market in the fourth quarter of 2010.  The Cloud Computing Forum is featuring executives from Google, ARM and Quanta Computers.
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
FetchBack Fetches $40 Million From GSI Commerce  —  Let the ad retargeting acquisitions begin.  This morning, GSI Commerce announced it purchased FetchBack, an advertising startup which specializes in retargeting.  The size of the cash deal was not disclosed, but one source puts it in the $40 million range.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Puts Movie Tickets on a Facebook Site  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company has created what it believes is a first-of-its-kind application allowing Facebook users to buy tickets to “Toy Story 3” without leaving the social networking site and while, at the same time, prodding their friends to come along.
Adam Smith / Xobni Blog:
Xobni Has a New CTO and Change in My Role  —  Four years ago, Xobni was still an idea, and I was 21 years old.  The company and I have come a long way since the early days in my dorm room at MIT.  Now Xobni has been downloaded over five million times, the company has raised over $30M …
Discussion: GigaOM
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded Compact 7 at Computex, hosts heaps of tablets  —  We know, you're probably eager to brush off yet another “embedded” operating system, but here at Computex, Microsoft is giving the naysayers a reason to think twice with the official debut of Windows Embedded Compact 7.
Discussion: Microsoft, OSNews and pocketnow.com
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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