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11:25 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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad  —  The new Windows 8 touch-based UI, revealed earlier today at the D9 Conference, looks good.  It's clearly drawn from the same inspiration as Windows Phone 7, and shows some seriously innovative UI thinking.
AllThingsD:
Steven Sinofsky Talks Windows 8 and More at D9 (Video)
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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Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Google attack: blaming China ‘unacceptable’  —  Google's claims that a concerted Chinese campaign to hack in to the personal email accounts of senior US government officials and Chinese activists have been condemned as “unacceptable” by Beijing.  —  The search giant said it had traced a so-called “spear phishing” bid to Jinan, China.
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
Discussion: SAI
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Marc Andreessen Says There's No Bubble. But He's Happy if You Think There Is.
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 …
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.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes on sale next week in New York City with Honeycomb 3.1  —  Admit it, you've been a tad jealous of those who received a special edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Google I/O last month, even if they are running now outdated Honeycomb 3.0.  Well, it all changes for you this morning …
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 …
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 …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Foxconn's iPad Plant Reopens  —  Foxconn's plant in Chengdu, China, has resumed operations following an explosion that killed three employees last month.  The company has concluded its investigation into the incident, though it has not yet released its results.
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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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 …
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOm:
TI's New Chip Ready for Smartphones, Tablets, Even Windows Laptops  —  Texas Instruments today announced a new chip for mobile devices that boasts an 80 percent boost in web browsing performance along with 2.5 times better graphics.  The OMAP4470 processor improves upon the current TI chips …
Associated Press:
Sharing Netflix password may soon be a crime in TN  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.
Discussion: Gizmodo, SAI and Digital Trends
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Google +1 Plus Google Apps Equals Nothing  —  The internets are all worked up today over the release of Google's latest attempt to be meaningful in the social networking arena: Google's +1 button.  It sort of reminds me of the excitement over the soon to be shuttered Google Wave …
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Evan Gilbert / The Official Google Blog:
The +1 button for websites: recommend content across the web
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
Discussion: HotHardware.com News
 
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
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