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May 11, 2012, 6:45 AM

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Bing:
Introducing the New Bing: Spend Less Time Searching, More Time Doing  —  In 2009, we launched Bing with a simple proposition: people should expect more from a search engine.  —  Our aim has always been to help you do more with search, and over the past three years we have made exciting strides to realize that vision.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to bring full Internet Explorer browsing to Xbox 360 with Kinect controls  —  Microsoft is currently testing a modified version of Internet Explorer 9 on its Xbox 360 console, according to our sources.  The Xbox 360 currently includes Bing voice search, but it's limited to media results.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Microsoft's Sneaky Success: The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.  —  More evidence that Microsoft is increasing its lead in the digital living room race: Data that shows its Xbox gaming console is the most popular non-PC device to watch Web video.
Bloomberg:
Facebook IPO Said to Meet Weaker-Than-Expected Investor Demand  —  Facebook Inc. (FB)'s initial public offering has so far generated lower-than-expected demand from institutional investors who are concerned about the company's growth prospects, people with knowledge of the matter said.
More: ZDNet, I4U News and Business InsiderTweets: @ldignan
Reuters:
Facebook's IPO already oversubscribed: source  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's record initial public offering is already oversubscribed, a source familiar with the share listing said, days after the world's largest social network embarked on a cross-country roadshow to drum up investor enthusiasm.
More: CNETTweets: @pkafka and @pkedrosky
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google, Twitter quizzed on Facebook-Instagram: source  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached out to Google Inc and Twitter in an investigation into Facebook Inc's $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram, a source familiar with the probe told Reuters.
Business Week:
Apple, the Other Cult in Hollywood  —  For most of Gossip Girl's first four seasons, none of the hit show's glamorous teens carried the most talked-about smartphone of the last five years: Apple's (AAPL) iPhone.  Because of a product placement deal, they could only be seen with phones chosen by Verizon Wireless.
More: parislemon
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
7-Inch iPad with Retina Display Coming in October Priced at $200-$250?  —  iMore reports that Apple is “currently targeting” an October launch for a smaller iPad, with the device carrying a display of roughly 7 inches and being priced in the $200-$250 range.
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
OMG, is Amazon going to kill tech blogs too?  —  Is Amazon seriously launching a tech blog that aims to compete with gadget blogs like the Verge and Gizmodo?  According to a new report from “The Daily,” yes.  The funny thing is that Amazon already has a gadget blog called End User …
More: The DailyTweets: @counternotions and @nytimesbits
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Pebble smartwatch tops $10 million in Kickstarter pledges, sells all 85,000 watches  —  If you thought that the campaign for the Pebble E-Paper Watch would show signs of slowing after it broke Kickstarter records and pushed past $5 million in pledges, you'd be wrong — for it has now topped $10 million …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Broadcasters Warn of Huge Industry Shakeup If Barry Diller's Aereo Isn't Stopped  —  After filing a copyright lawsuit against Aereo in March, broadcasters on Wednesday detailed why a preliminary injunction is warranted.  —  All of the major TV broadcasters are fighting a legal battle against Aereo …
Jamillah Knowles / The Next Web:
Old tech on new: Kickstarter project Etcher brings Etch A Sketch to the iPad  —  Much as we love new technologies, there's something about nostalgia that is so persuasive that it can cross time and new ideas.  This is why we expect the Etcher Kickstarter project to do well.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Claims Top Dog Status With 860,000 Places Reviewed, Expands Daily Deals  —  Just as we get news of some consolidation in the local content market in the UK, some news of expansion, too: Qype, the Yelp of Europe (and Yelp's closest competitor in the region) …
More: GigaOM
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Buys Personalized Email Marketer RestEngine To Deliver Best Tweet Digests  —  Twitter has just finalized a deal to hire the team and buy the technology of RestEngine, a personalized email marketing service, which could help Twitter deliver email digests of great tweets you've missed.
Gina Trapani / CNN:
In war for talent, ‘brogrammers’ will be losers  —  Editor's note: Gina Trapani, a web and mobile app developer, is the creator of ThinkUp, a social media insights engine.  Follow her on Twitter: @ginatrapani  —  (CNN) — Start-ups are fighting a war for talent in Silicon Valley …
More: Z Trek and Smarterware
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Oracle might only receive $150,000 in damages from Google  —  Summary: In what was once touted as a $6 billion case, Oracle might end up with only $150,000 in statutory damages.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle's situation in its intellectual property legal battle against Google is looking more bleak by the day.

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Microsoft:
16-year-old uses Windows 8 to reconnect after being sidelined by a rare disorder  —  Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects Alejandra Tristan's wrist, finger and other joints, making it difficult for her to do schoolwork and connect through social media.
Intel:
Intel Injects Laughter into Mobile Messaging  —  Intel is creating a fun spin on communication with the launch of Pocket Avatars, a new over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging app developed by Intel Labs technologists.
VMware:
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