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2:50 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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Talks About His New Photo Service, But Not About Profitst  —  Twitter's founders turned a side project into a service with worldwide reach and appeal.  It's Dick Costolo's job to run that into a business.  How's that coming?  And does a business plan really matter if they're just going to sell to Google?
The Mozilla Blog:   Official Twitter Add-on Brings Twitter Search to the Mozilla Firefox Awesome Bar on Desktop and Mobile
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Move Over Time Sorting: Twitter Gets “Most Relevant” Search Results
Discussion: Boing Boing and @mattcutts
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Screenshots of Twitter's New Photos Product
Discussion: Stowe Boyd
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 …
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.]
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.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOm:
Wi-Fi to Overtake Wired Network Traffic by 2015  —  Wi-Fi devices will for the first time use more bandwidth than wired devices in 2015, according to Cisco's new Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global IP Traffic Forecast.  Cisco predicts Wi-Fi devices will consume 37.2 Exabytes of data worldwide per month …
Fred / A VC:
Enough Is Enough  —  I believe that software patents should not exist.  They are a tax on innovation.  And software is closer to media than it is to hardware.  Patenting software is like patenting music.  —  The mess around the Lodsys patents should be a wake up call to everyone involved …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Exclusive: LinkedIn to Launch Job Application Tool  —  LinkedIn is preparing to launch a plug-in for employers' websites called “Apply With LinkedIn” that will allow job candidates to apply for available positions using their LinkedIn profiles as resumes.  The feature indicates LinkedIn's increasing focus …
Discussion: SAI
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tapjoy says Apple's ban on promos is killing mobile game profits  —  Tapjoy said tonight that Apple's ban of a popular kind of promotion on the iPhone is hurting mobile game developers.  —  Tapjoy and Apple held talks on the ban in the past few weeks, but Apple's hard-and-fast ban on …
Evan Williams / EVHEAD:
The Future of Identity Belongs to Apple and Google  —  Why is it, when you install an app from the AppStore that requires an account, and you don't already have an account on the service, you have to fill out a form and create one?  —  It seems like a dumb question, until you consider that this is not your computer.
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The HP Touchpad Gets A Video Demo Thanks To SanDisk  —  HP!  SanDisk just crashed your party!  Deep in the seedy show that is Computex Taipei, SanDisk is showing off one of its latest partner devices.  Yep, they have a fully functional HP Touchpad.  —  The SanDisk booth rep seems rather excited …
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Dave Gooden:
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Android Smartphones Consume More Data. Here's Why.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Nokia's Elop: Android is killing us in China, Europe