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3:25 PM ET, June 2, 2008

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Live Search Toolbar to Be Distributed on 2009 HP Consumer PCs  —  North American distribution deal also includes Live Search browser defaults, custom toolbar based on Microsoft Silverlight.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has won a key distribution deal with HP …
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
New HP-Microsoft Live Search deal is all about Silverlight  —  Following the recent announcement of Live Search cashback, Microsoft has today disclosed a new deal with HP that is expected to give a slight boost to the usage of both Live Search and Silverlight in the US and Canada, starting in January 2009.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Wins Deal For Live Search To Be Default On HP Computers  —  For all the excitement about Microsoft Live Search Cashback, I think a new announcement out today is far more important to Live Search's potential growth.  It will be the default search engine on Hewlett-Packard computers sold …
Matthew Simmons / Google Finance Blog:
NASDAQ quotes go real-time on Google Finance!  —  Today, we are excited to announce the launch of real-time last sale prices for NASDAQ listed stocks on Google Finance and other Google search properties.  Google has partnered with NASDAQ for this pilot program in order to offer users free access to real-time stock quotes.
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PrimeNewswire:
NASDAQ is the First U.S. Stock Exchange to Facilitate Free, Universal Access to Real-time Stock Data CNBC, Google, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, Xignite to Deliver New Service  —  The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that The NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ(r)) …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   Floodgates Opening: Google, CNBC, WSJ To Get Real-Time Quotes From NASDAQ
Chris Williams / The Register:
UK cops arrest six alleged BitTorrent music uploaders  —  Surprise new arrests in OiNK investigation  —  Cleveland police have today confirmed that six people have been arrested for allegedly sharing music files via the defunct BitTorrent tracker OiNK.cd.  —  Five men aged between 19 and 33 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and TorrentFreak
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
British Police Confirm Six OiNK Users Arrested
Discussion: Listening Post and Digg
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
UK Authorities Charging OiNK Users With ‘Conspiracy To Defraud The Music Industry’
Discussion: Digg
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Today's Hot Meme Comes To Us From Plurk  —  Plurk is a newish microblogging service that is spreading like wildfire through the first adopter community today.  —  According to Plurk, the service is “a really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life …
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
I Like Plurk Better Than Twitter, But Should I Even Bother?
Discussion: The Next Web and /Message
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
TheStreet: GPhone Delayed Until 2009!  What GPhone?  (GOOG)  —  Perhaps you could help: We're having a hard time figuring out what TheStreet.com (TSCM) tech guy Gary Krakow is trying to say today.  According to Krakow, Google's (GOOG) GPhone will be delayed until 2009.  The problem?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform Now Open Source: fbOpen Released  —  As we wrote last week, Facebook is turning parts of its application platform open source, the company announced today.  It's available here for download.  —  This comes a little more than a year after Facebook Platform first launched …
Discussion: Inside Facebook
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe Launches Online Office Suite and New Flash-Enabled Acrobat 9  —  Back in March, we said Adobe was slowly building an online empire.  Today, that news turns out to be true.  Adobe is has just launched their version of an online office suite available at Acrobat.com, complete with word processor …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's Robbie Bach ‘thought about killing’ Surface  —  Microsoft's Surface computing is the kind of Buck Rogers' technology that can dazzle consumers and boost a company's “cool” factor.  But in an interview last week, Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of Entertainment & Devices Division …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon slide deck reveals Verizon i770, Palm 800w, fun facts  —  Sandwiched between a pair of overdue TPS reports in our desk's inbox this morning was this little gem, a glossy Verizon presentation filled with magical, exotic wonders hailing from a place and time not too far from our own.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Electronic Device Stirs Unease at Book Fair  —  LOS ANGELES — Is the electronic book approaching the tipping point?  —  That topic both energized and unnerved people attending BookExpo America, the publishing and bookselling industry's annual trade show, which ended at the convention center here on Sunday.
Discussion: Valleywag and TreeHugger
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
IBM Gets Jazzy with Web 2.0  —  IBM and partners promise 20 new products around IBM's collaborative-development tool.  —  ORLANDO, Fla.—At its Rational Software Development Conference here, IBM plans to officially launch more than 20 products based on and connected to its Jazz-collaborative development environment.
Discussion: Computerworld
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
NetSuite acquires OpenAir  —  NetSuite said Monday that it has acquired OpenAir, which provides on-demand professional services automation software, for $26 million in cash.  —  The tuck-in acquisition(statement)-all 56 OpenAir employees will continue to work at NetSuite-will give the company …
 
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Marco Chiappetta / HotHardware.com News:
ASUS Eee Box B202 Details Emerge
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Is Google helping Apple launch Me.com?
Discussion: Bits and Gizmodo
Arn / MacRumors:
Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?
Discussion: I4U News and Touch Arcade
Business Wire:
Best Buy Tests Free Electronics Recycling Program in 117 Stores
Discussion: CNET News.com and Engadget
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Blockbuster Kiosks: Still a Bad Idea
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Grappling With Cable's Future
Discussion: DSLreports and NewTeeVee
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
$3B STAR GAZING
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Mars lander's robotic arm makes contact
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
IDG News Service:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop
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TrendWatch: Comparing MicroMemes, Network Feeds, and MacroMemes
Discussion: Furrier.org
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Turner Forms Ad Net: Links Sales for Web Holdings
Emru Townsend / Today @ PC World:
Self-Destructing DVDs Make a Comeback
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
AdAge:
CBS, Spike Kick Video Up a Notch
Lilly Peel / Times of London:
New iPhone could be £100 by July
louisgray.com:
Are Blog Comments Really Conversations, or Are They Just Replies?
Cate Doty / New York Times:
Is the Main Character Missing? Maybe Not.
Discussion: Kevin Briody