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May 31, 2012, 10:05 PM

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Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Delivering the Windows 8 Release Preview  —  Today, Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download in 14 languages.  This is our final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger (and many more) …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Windows 8 Release Preview: new apps, improvements, and Flash support (hands-on)  —  Two months after unleashing Windows 8 upon the world, Microsoft's back with the latest step toward the release of the company's next operating system: the Windows 8 Release Preview.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Judge: Oracle Java API elements not covered by copyright law, related claims against Google dismissed  —  Things weren't looking good for Oracle after the jury found that Google hadn't infringed upon the company's patents in the second phase of the trial, but the issue of infringement of the structure …
Vygantas / Web Browser:
Facebook Drops Google Chrome Recommendation, Replaces It With Opera  —  More fuel to the rumor's fire.  —  It looks like Facebook management decided not to bother with the Google Chrome anymore as their latest “unsupported web browsers” page has since then removed the search giant's web browser.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Google Applies for More than 50 New Domains Including .LOL and .YouTube  —  Web Giant Spends Millions in Aim to Aquire .Google, .Docs and Many Others  —  Last month, Google told Ad Age that it was poised to go on a web-domain buying spree.  Today, the company announced in a blog post …
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Nokia's Struggle Against Apple's iPhone  —  Nokia Corp.'s new top-of-the-line smartphone sells for $200 less than Apple Inc.'s cheapest iPhone 4S.  But under the hood, Nokia actually pays more for the phone's components, according to an analysis—underscoring the challenges …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Cricket first pre-paid US carrier to offer iPhone; on $55/month unlimited plan, starting June 22  —  Cricket Communications, a Leap Wireless company, is the latest carrier to offer new Apple iPhone models (the iPhone 4 and 4S to be more specific) in the United States.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How a trio of hackers brought Google's reCAPTCHA to its knees  —  Hackers exploit weaknesses in Google's bot-detection system with 99% accuracy.  —  The background noise added to the audio version of Google's reCAPTCHA didn't include high frequencies, making it easy for histograms …
More: Gizmodo
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Spotted in the wild: Google+ Events feature on its way, with tie-in to Google Calendar  —  Google is putting a lot of effort into making its Google+ social network thing more robust to turn it into a viable competitor to market leader Facebook.  One major feature Google+ was missing so far …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Product Search To Become Google Shopping, Use Pay-To-Play Model  —  Google Product Search is getting a new name, Google Shopping, and a new business model where only merchants that pay will be listed.  It's the first time Google will decommission a search product that previously listed companies for free.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web  —  Sometime around 1988, my landlady and I cut a deal.  She would purchase a Macintosh computer, I would buy an external hard drive, and we would leave the system in the living room to share.  She used the device most …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Kickstarter Responds To Hidden “Failed Project” Claims  —  Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, dropped us a line about the systems in place to “hide” failed projects.  He told us that Kickstarter does indeed hide many projects from search robots, but it's for a good cause.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Rebtel expands the VoIP calling assault with iPad app  —  Rebtel, which bills itself as the biggest mobile VoIP company after Skype, is expanding its emphasis on mobile with the launch of its first iPad app.  The company is looking to ride the wave of iPad growth and get even more people on to its free and low-cost calling service.
Steven Levy / Wired:
All Things D is Haunted by the Man Who Isn't Here  —  This year, as with the last ten, several hundred top digerati have flocked to Southern California for the All Things D tech conference.  As in previous years, the roster of speakers, interviewed by conference runners Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight teardown reveals e-reader's light distribution secrets  —  The folks at iFixit recently tore apart the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and, as they are wont to do, have offered up a detailed run-down analyzing the device's innards.
More: Engadget

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Microsoft:
FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
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