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4:25 PM ET, June 1, 2011

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Jack Dorsey / Twitter Blog:
search+photos  —  Twitter brings the most meaningful information in the world right to your pocket.  And, we're constantly working on ways to make that even better.  —  One good search can take you #anywhere.  —  Today we're starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Partners With Photobucket On Photos And Firefox On Search  —  Twitter has just announced on their blog two new key bits of functionality for the search: improved search and photos.  The latter, we've obviously been all over in recent days, as we first broke the news a couple days ago.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Screenshots of Twitter's New Photos Product
Discussion: SAI
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Tells Developers to “Move Up the Value Chain” (Video)
Reuters:
Twitter CEO says 80 percent of advertisers renew
Discussion: The Next Web
The Mozilla Blog:
Official Twitter Add-on Brings Twitter Search to the Mozilla Firefox Awesome Bar on Desktop and Mobile
Discussion: TechnoBuffalo
Evan Gilbert / The Official Google Blog:
The +1 button for websites: recommend content across the web  —  Since we started rolling out the +1 button in March, you've been able to recommend content to your friends and contacts directly from Google search results and ads.  —  But sometimes you want to +1 a page while you're on it.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's new data center is visible (at last!) from space  —  One of the mysteries surrounding the 500,000-square foot server farm Apple (AAPL) has famously constructed in a small North Carolina town called Maiden — besides its ultimate purpose — is why it didn't show up on Google Earth.
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Perfectly Times their iCloud Trademark Filing in Europe  —  Late yesterday, the European Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for “iCloud” under application 010011484.  Apple has filed their trademark under 12 distinct International Classes covering such matters …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Flip creator gets into the grilled cheese business, Sequoia invests  —  Well, this is ... unexpected.  Jonathan Kaplan, who previously led the company that created the Flip camera, just announced his new project on-stage at the D9 conference — and it's a grilled cheese company.
Anil Dash:
Apple's Twitter  —  I've been waiting a year for someone to write about this, but my laziness has not yet paid off, so here are a few things that we all know about everybody's favorite Cupertino fruit company:  — Apple has client app software on hundreds of millions of devices in the form …
Discussion: GigaOM and parislemon
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Reed Hastings: Netflix vying for ‘wallet share’  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says his company can't afford brand-new content yet.  —  Netflix is still fighting movie release “windows” and not offering new releases as quickly as it likes, Hastings said at the D9 conference here this morning.
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
JP Morgan: Apple's iPad rivals reduce build plans after ‘early dose of reality’  —  A new investor report from J.P. Morgan on Wednesday indicates that Apple's competitors in the tablet market have reduced their build plans after receiving an “early dose of reality” in the form of lackluster sales.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Limit Chipmakers Using Windows to Only One Tablet-Maker  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has asked chipmakers that want to use the next version of Windows for tablets to work with no more than one computer manufacturer, three people with knowledge of the plan said.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
HP Might License webOS, Says CEO (Video)  —  Hewlett-Packard's plans for webOS extend far beyond tablets, smartphones and PCs.  Hewlett-Packard CEO Léo Apotheker says the company is planning to make it available to its partners to provide mobility services to their customers.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Schmidt Says Google's Social Problem Is His Fault  —  Google tried very hard to partner with Facebook, but in the end the social networking phenomenon opted for an alliance with Microsoft.  —  Is Facebook's success a threat to Google's business?  And why is it that the company appears to be chasing it these days.
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Groupon Books Travel Plans Through Expedia Partnership  —  Groupon is partnering with Expedia to create a new discount travel service that will let people book hotel rooms and airfare at half the cost.  —  The announcement is being made today at the D Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes …
Discussion: Screenwerk, GeekWire, Tnooz and @mrinaldesai
Sandro Villinger / ITworld.com:
10 hidden features in Windows 8  —  Windows 8 is coming in 2012: Here's an early look at 10 major new features and areas of improvement. … Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally confirmed what tech pundits knew all along: the next generation of Windows will be out in 2012.
Discussion: WinRumors
Rebecca Kuo / DigiTimes:
Taiwan makers rushing to obtain certification from Apple for iPad 3  —  Apple has begun certifying components for iPad 3 and many Taiwan-based makers are actively participating.  Some makers have already landed certification such as Radiant Opto-Electronics with LED backlight units, according to industry sources.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google Offers Goes Live, First Portland Offer Arrives  —  [As promised below in our post from late Tuesday night, the first Google Offer just arrived minutes ago in my Gmail inbox.  Here's a screenshot, followed by the remainder of Tuesday night's post about it.]
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Motorola Site Redesign Tips Xoom 2, Watchphone, More?  (Images)  —  Motorola appears to be in the midst of a site redesign following its split earlier this year, and with it comes evidence of several new devices.  Besides a followup to the Xoom, it seems that Moto's working on a pair …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google: Group In China Targeted Senior US Officials, Chinese Activists, Others With Phishing Attack  —  Google has just revealed that it's detected a phishing attack originating from Jinan, China that targeted “senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Open Source Blog:
Oracle gives OpenOffice to Apache  —  As I reported on May 31st, 2011, Oracle has, with IBM's encouragement, given the open-source OpenOffice office suite to The Apache Software Foundation (ASF).  —  In a statement issued this morning, June 1st, Oracle's Luke Kowalski …
 
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Google WebRTC browser voice/video chat released to take on Skype and FaceTime
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Paul Graham: Total Value Of Y Combinator-Funded Startups Is $4.7 Billion
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Exclusive: LinkedIn to Launch Job Application Tool
Discussion: SAI
Rovio:
Rovio acquires animation studio Kombo
Janko Roettgers / GigaOm:
Wi-Fi to Overtake Wired Network Traffic by 2015
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Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The HP Touchpad Gets A Video Demo Thanks To SanDisk
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Presses to Rein In Web Gadgets in New Cars
Evan Williams / EVHEAD:
The Future of Identity Belongs to Apple and Google
Sheila Himmel / IEEE Spectrum:
Campus Life at Facebook and Google
Discussion: All Facebook
Fred / A VC:
Enough Is Enough  —  I believe that software patents should not exist.
Discussion: Gizmodo, GMSV, SAI and Betabeat
Dave Gooden:
How AirBnB Became a Billion Dollar Company
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Android Smartphones Consume More Data. Here's Why.
 

 
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