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5:45 AM ET, June 9, 2010

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Carrie Grimes / The Official Google Blog:
Our new search index: Caffeine  —  Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine.  Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered.
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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google's New Indexing Infrastructure “Caffeine” Now Live  —  Google first mentioned their new indexing infrastructure, Caffeine, back in August 2009 in order to solicit feedback, then launched it at one data center in November.  Finally, it's live everywhere.
Discussion: The Seattle Times
Sean Garrett / Twitter Blog:
Links and Twitter: Length Shouldn't Matter  —  Since early March, we have been routing links within Direct Messages through our link service to detect, intercept, and prevent the spread of malware, phishing, and other dangers.  Any link shared in a Direct Message has been wrapped with a twt.tl URL.
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:   Twitter starts scaling up its own link shortener. Watch out, Bit.ly!
Tweet Smarter:   Twitter's new link shortener give you LESS characters—but more security
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Twitter To Begin Wrapping All Links With Official t.co Link Shortener
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
HTC EVO 4G sold out across the country  —  You snooze, you lose.  That's exactly what thousands of EVO 4G hopefuls are learning today as the smartphone that smashed Sprint sales records has gone out of stock across the country.  So what can we learn from all of this?
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Reuters:
Sprint says it overstated EVO launch day sales
Discussion: The Next Web
Brad Stone / Bits:
Times Company Objects to News-Reader App  —  Last week I wrote about the Pulse News Reader, a popular iPad application developed by two students at the Stanford Institute of Design that collects and presents articles from Web sites of news organizations like The New York Times.
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
How Apple Tricks You  —  Steve Jobs has already been busted for exaggerating the resolution of a new iPhone screen the Apple CEO unveiled yesterday.  It's only the latest in a series of misleading videos, pictures and claims designed to part you and your money.
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Apple's “evil/genius” plan to punk the Web and gild the iPad  —  There were two awkward moments yesterday at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference.  A few sites have already made much of Steve Jobs' wireless networking difficulties during his demonstration.
Discussion: Epicenter, TUAW and Webmonkey, Thanks:atul
Leah Yamshon / PC World:
The Truth About the Faces in Your Facebook Ads  —  Are those real people in the “Hot Girls Want to Meet You” advertising?  Here's the answer.  —  Recommends  —  You've undoubtedly seen advertisements running down the right-hand side of your Facebook page (as in the example at left).
Christopher Schanck / Design By Gravity:
AT&T Learns Exactly The Wrong Thing About Data Usage  —  AT&T says that 65% of its users use less 200 megabytes per month; a whopping 98% use less than 2 gigabytes.  (NYT) AT&T looked at these numbers and concluded it was time for tiered pricing; time to soak these “data pigs”.  —  I am a data pig.
Discussion: fiercecio.comwatch
Timothy A. Clary / Newsweek:
Drumbeats: The Tech Press Turns on Microsoft's Ballmer  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks in New York to kick off Windows 7 on October 22, 2009  —  Microsoft has a problem—a big one.  The problem is not just that its CEO, Steve Ballmer, has had a disastrous 10-year run.
Srikanth Srinivasa / International Business Times:
Turkey bans use of Google, services  —  Turkey has imposed an indefinite ban on Internet search engine Google and many of its services citing “legal” reasons.  —  In an official statement, Turkey's Telecommunications Presidency said it has banned access to many of Google IP addresses without assigning clear reasons.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android's Acne Problem: Or Why You Should Stick to the Google Phone  —  HTC's Evo might be the last phone running custom software on top of Android that you should even consider buying.  Because the whole trend of skinning Android has become a horrible, dividing mess.
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Hulu plans to charge, expand to devices: sources  —  (Reuters) - Free video website Hulu plans to soon begin charging customers and is looking to expand its content to consumer devices like the Xbox and iPad, according to two sources, as the site's media owners experiment with platforms beyond an ad-supported TV model.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Office 2011 for Mac will be 32-bit only  —  When Office 2011 for the Mac ships this holiday season, it will be available as a 32-bit product only, Microsoft officials said in a blog post on June 8.  —  Microsoft is attributing the decision to the fact that it hasn't transitioned …
Discussion: Mac Mojo and PC World
Royal Pingdom:
Twitter, now 2 billion tweets per month  —  Back in December 2009, the number of tweets per month on Twitter reached 1 billion for the first time.  Now in May, we reached yet another milestone: 2 billion tweets per month (or to be precise, 1.99 billion, which is close enough).
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Josh Teague / Gmail Blog:
Making it easier to video chat, voice chat, and group chat in Gmail  —  Video chat, voice chat, and group chat have all been available for some time within Gmail, but they've been curiously tucked away.  Getting them up and running required fidgeting with a little menu at the bottom of each chat window.
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
Scott Raymond / ZDNet:
Web video showdown: Flash vs. QuickTime vs. Windows Media  —  There's been a substantial amount of press about web-based video performance lately, specifically aimed at Adobe Flash - and with good reason.  Historically, Flash has been buggy, used a great deal of CPU, and consequently drained battery life as a result.
Hibah Yousuf / CNNMoney.com:
BP buys Google, Yahoo oil spill search terms  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — As BP continues to try to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the energy giant is also dealing with a public relations nightmare.  —  That's why the company is snapping up search phrases like “oil spill” …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Foursquare Now Experimenting with Badge Rewards  —  Foursquare is fast-approaching 1.6 million members and has just released CNN World Cup badges.  —  These interesting tidbits were revealed today when Foursquare Co-founder Dennis Crowley took the stage at the Mashable Media Summit …
 
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Ken McLaughlin / Mercury News:
It's over: Whitman beats Poizner in GOP battle for governor
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
[Updated] Google's New Secure Search Might Force Schools to Block Google
Discussion: ZDNet, Thanks:rawmeet
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Is Getting Better At Turning IE Into Chrome As Chrome Frame Goes Beta
Jacob Brody / VentureBeat:
Dude newsletter Thrillist moves from email to iPhone with new app
Discussion: AppScout and mocoNews
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Messenger Social: Building the Ultimate Social Dashboard for Staying …
Michael Wolff / Newser:
The Last Mogul: Has Steve Jobs Won?
Discussion: MacDailyNews and 9 to 5 Mac
 Earlier Items: 
Bill Howard / Gearlog:
2TB Hard Drives Crack the $100 Barrier
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles and I4U News
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Amtrak to take free onboard WiFi nationwide
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes on Competition From Apple, Netflix, Nintendo, and Redbox
Discussion: The Next Web and Gizmodo
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
How-to: check your iPhone 4 upgrade eligibility
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Hello iPad, goodbye netbook