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3:55 PM ET, June 2, 2011

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Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Groupon Files For $750 Million IPO  —  Groupon just filed an S-1 with the SEC in order to raise $750 million in an IPO.  In the filing Andrew Mason wrote the following letter to potential investors: Dear Potential Stockholders, On the day of this writing, Groupon's over 7,000 employees offered …
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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.
Discussion: @brandee and WebProNews
Brad Stone / @bradstone:   Here's the Groupon S1: http://1.usa.gov/lE03ar. Lost $420 million last year, $117 million in the first quarter of '11.
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:   Groupon IPO: Shades of Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Manifesto
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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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.
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.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook, Zuckerberg say ownership contract forged  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said an alleged contract and emails that a New York man says entitle him to a huge stake in the social networking website are “forgeries.”  —  In a filing in the U.S. District Court …
Discussion: Betabeat, Inquirer, Neowin.net, @jason and Gawker
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon enters the daily deals space with AmazonLocal  —  Online retail giant Amazon has become the latest company to move into the daily deals space with the launch of AmazonLocal, an online marketplace that will allow its customers to buy vouchers or deals that can be redeemed against goods …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Adobe CEO: The Flash Argument With Apple Is Over  —  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen says the argument with Apple over supporting its Flash software on the iPad and iPhone devices is over.  “It's an argument that the press likes to continue bringing up,” he said in an on stage conversation with Wall Mossberg at the All Things D conference.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
More on Apple's Airport/Time Capsule and a possible refresh  —  We've been tracking Time Capsule/Airport shortages reported earlier for about a week.  Our sources noted that Airport Express has been plentiful but supplies of TimeCapsule and Airport Extreme have been tightening globally the way products usually do before a refresh.
Discussion: CNET News, MacRumors, MacNN, TiPb and MacStories
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Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes on sale next week in New York City with Honeycomb 3.1 (update: pre-orders for Verizon LTE models start same day)  —  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.
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Reuters:
U.S. probes Google's serious China hacking allegation  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc's allegations that hackers, probably from China, sought to access the Gmail accounts of senior U.S. officials are very serious and the U.S. government is investigating them, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and Telegraph
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Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
YouTube and Creative Commons: raising the bar on user creativity  —  Have you ever been in the process of creating a video and just needed that one perfect clip to make it pop?  Maybe you were creating your own music video and needed an aerial video of Los Angeles at night to spice it up.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube Now Lets You License Videos Under Creative Commons (Remixers, Rejoice)
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 …
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Let's Not Get Too Cocky About The Blubble
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and SAI
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Responds Quickly to Evolving ‘Mac Defender’ Threat With Updated Malware Definitions  —  Yesterday, we noted that the attackers behind the “Mac Defender” malware had moved quickly to combat Apple's new security update, within hours releasing a new variant of the malware that was capable of skirting around Apple's new protection.
Discussion: PC World, Ars Technica and CNET News
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
New Apple antivirus signatures bypassed within hours by malware authors [Update]
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple working on a Sophisticated Infrared System for iOS Cameras  —  On June 2, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed various concepts behind a newly advanced next generation camera system that could employ infrared technology.
Discussion: Gizmodo, TheiLoop and 9 to 5 Mac
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple signs Universal Music to iCloud  —  Apple has cut a licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will enable Apple's online music store to offer songs from the largest of the four top record companies, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET.  —  The agreement means Apple …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
Sheldon Levine / Sysomos Blog:
How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter  —  Yesterday Twitter revealed that they will be rolling out their very own way to share photos on the microblogging network.  Twitter will now give users a way to upload their pictures straight to Twitter without having to use a third-party service.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Execs Are Absolutely Giddy Right Now Says Goldman Sachs  —  Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope has a report out on Apple this morning that is very bullish.  —  He met with COO Tim Cook, retail SVP Ron Johnson, and CFO Peter Oppenheimer.  —  Shope says, “the company appeared …
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 …
 
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Jean-Jacques Sahel / The Big Blog:
As the G8 talks Net, the Netherlands decides to protect Net Neutrality in law
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Governments Are Still Trying to Kill, Replace or Undo the Internet
Discussion: portal.unesco.org
Matthew Rogers / Lifehacker:
FaceNiff Is the Firesheep for Android, Hijacks Facebook Sessions with One Tap
Edecio Martinez / CBS News:
PSN fully restored in US, Europe after hacker attack
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
.CO domain tops 1M registrations, draws Amazon, Twitter
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 Earlier Items: 
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Foxconn's iPad Plant Reopens
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm Says Snapdragon Chip to Appear in 250 More Devices
Discussion: Engadget and SlashGear
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
New Twitter Search Is Nice, But Still Needs Work
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Google +1 Plus Google Apps Equals Nothing
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable
Discussion: digiday:DAILY
Kevin May / Tnooz:
Airbnb admits rogue sales team used Craigslist for stealthy property drive
Discussion: TechCrunch and SAI
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Takes Control of iCloud.com
Discussion: GigaOM and TiPb