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8:50 AM ET, June 2, 2011

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Julie Larson-Green / Microsoft:
Previewing ‘Windows 8’  —  REDMOND, Wash. - June 1, 2011 - Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time.  Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface.
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Making Sense of Our First Look at Windows 8  —  On Wednesday, Microsoft offered the first glimpse of Windows 8, a sneak peek that reveals much about both the influences and the strategic goals of the major overhaul of Microsoft's 25-year-old operating system.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft reveals ARM-powered Windows 8 prototypes (eyes-on)  —  Remember how Microsoft unveiled that whole “Windows 8” thing earlier today?  It's back for more: Here at Computex 2011 in Taipei, prototype ARM-based Windows 8 slates and smartbooks are coming out of the woodwork.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft unveils Windows 8 (video)  —  We're live from Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky's keynote at D9, and there's something rather exciting on stage — a pair of experimental Windows 8 dev boards running an OS that looks very much like Windows Phone 7's Metro UI.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: If we ‘Build’ a new developers conference, will they come?
Discussion: BetaNews and @fredericl
Eric Grosse / The Official Google Blog:
Ensuring your information is safe online  —  The Internet has been an amazing force for good in the world—opening up communications, boosting economic growth and promoting free expression.  But like all technologies, it can also be used for bad things.  Today, despite the efforts …
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
“Grandpa” Andreessen Says We Live in Dang Exciting Times  —  Marc Andreessen has been a venture capitalist for two years, and just scored his first big win: Selling Skype to Microsoft for $8.5 billion.  His firm's aggressive investment strategy, in both early and late-stage companies, has put Sand Hill Road on notice.
Discussion: AllThingsD and @wsjtech
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Let's Not Get Too Cocky About The Blubble  —  It was just a little over a month ago that I wrote “We're In The Middle Of A Terrible Blubble!”  - a post about the difference between the Internet bubble of 2000 and the “blubble” (as I call it) that we're in today.
Discussion: SAI
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Marc Andreessen Says There's No Bubble. But He's Happy if You Think There Is.
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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Kent / Newsome.Org:   Google +1 Plus Google Apps Equals Nothing
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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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
New Apple antivirus signatures bypassed within hours by malware authors [Update]  —  Update June 1, 6:00AM PDT: The bad guys have wasted no time.  Hours after Apple released this update and the initial set of definitions, a new variation of Mac Defender is in the wild.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Stephen Elop's Nokia Adventure  —  Market share dwindling, stock cratering, persistent takeover talk.  How the CEO is trying to lead Nokia past its epic fail  —  On a slushy morning in early March, Stephen Elop, a Canadian executive who built his résumé at U.S. technology companies …
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Grace Chen / PlayStation Blog:
PlayStation Store is Available and Updated Now  —  The PlayStation Store is back online and thank you everyone for your patience.  You will notice a huge lineup of new downloadable games, demos, add-on content, themes, avatars and videos.  Also, PlayStation Plus has been updated with new full game trials …
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
AirPort devices out of stock in many Apple Stores, refresh imminent?  —  We've received reports from several Apple Stores across the US stating that some AirPort devices are either low in stock or out of stock altogether.  —  A reader let us know that all of the Apple Stores in his area …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
How Powerful is Twitter?  Well, Shaq Just Tweeted His Retirement  —  Dick Costolo just spent 45 minutes on stage at D9 talking about the power of Twitter.  But I think Shaquille O'Neal just made a better argument for Twitter's power in just two words.  —  “im retiring,” the NBA star tweeted Wednesday, linking to a video.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:   Shaq's Retirement Drives 500k Viewers to Tout in 3 Hours
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Takes Control of iCloud.com  —  Apple has taken ownership of the domain iCloud.com.  The domain was believed to have been sold to Apple for a price tag of $4.5 million.  Prior to today, the whois domain registration listed Xcerion as the owner.  —  This change in domain registration …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable  —  Making small talk with your pot dealer sucks.  Buying cocaine can get you shot.  What if you could buy and sell drugs online like books or light bulbs?  Now you can: Welcome to Silk Road.  —  About three weeks ago …
Discussion: Gizmodo and digiday:DAILY
Kevin May / Tnooz:
Airbnb admits rogue sales team used Craigslist for stealthy property drive  —  Apartment rental service Airbnb has confirmed salespeople made unsolicited approaches to property owners on classified listings service Craigslist.  —  An unknown number of salespeople contracted to the company …
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and SAI
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on Google, Clones and Hubris-But Not on an IPO  —  Groupon's CEO Andrew Mason makes history today as the first speaker at the D conference to ever request that his image be based on a recent driver's license photo — goofy grin and all.
 
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft joins patent review group to avoid costly litigation
Discussion: Ars Technica
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Former Threadless CTO Is Now Obama Campaign CTO
Discussion: Chicago Tribune and @benhuh
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
NYSE announces financial services cloud
Discussion: SAI
Reuters:
Alibaba's Ma offers Yahoo some advice: break up
Associated Press:
Tenn. passes Web entertainment theft bill
Discussion: Digital Trends
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Places Now Borrowing Yelp Reviews Without Attribution In iPhone App
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Google has no agreement yet to digitize books
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Reuters:
LightSquared near $2 billion a year Sprint deal: sources
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Jack Dorsey Is “The James Franco of the Internet”
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Tells Developers to “Move Up the Value Chain” (Video)
Discussion: Reuters
 

 
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