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5:15 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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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 …
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.
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Microsoft is going to release a web-based version of Office.  —  How?  Using Silverlight.  —  Here's the strategy as I see it.  —  First, the underlying Silverlight technologies (XAML and .NET) are encouraging client-side Windows developers to think beyond boring forms apps and delve …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Microsoft Silverlight to be Installed on Millions of HP Computers
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 …
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Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Android will be 100% open source, says Google  —  Contrary to some reports, everything that makes Android “Android”, including all the core platform components and libraries needed to port Android to new devices will be open sourced under commonly used, industry standard licenses, says Google.
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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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?
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.
Arn / MacRumors:
Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?  —  Apple is expected to launch its Back to School promotion tomorrow, and on the eve of its launch, we've learned that Apple is indeed going to be making it their biggest ever.  —  According to our sources, Apple will be offering a free 8GB iPod Touch …
Discussion: VentureBeat, I4U News and Touch Arcade
Business Wire:
Best Buy Tests Free Electronics Recycling Program in 117 Stores  —  Program to expand the electronics, appliance recycling options available to consumers  —  MINNEAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) has launched a test of its newest electronics recycling program to in 117 U.S. stores …
Discussion: Engadget
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Best Buy to recycle electronics for free
Discussion: Gearlog
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.
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Grappling With Cable's Future  —  Time Warner's Glenn Britt Sees Freedoms, Threats As Unit Readies for Spinoff  —  Media giant Time Warner Inc.. will soon spin off its Time Warner Cable arm.  The plan puts a spotlight on 59-year-old Glenn Britt, who for seven years has led the unit …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Is Google helping Apple launch Me.com?  —  Apple and Google are already quite cozy — but could they be getting even closer over Apple's rumored Me.com Web services?  A source close to Google says the company is about to make a big announcement with Apple, likely in conjunction with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week.
Discussion: Bits
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
CBS online video player to add social features to help sell ads  —  CBS is set to unveil a new online video player later today that will offer a number of social features designed to encourage users to register with the site, which in turn will help drive ad sales, reports Advertising Age.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: Judge Unseals Complaint In Shareholder Suit; Microsoft Offered $40/Shr In January 2007 (Updated)  —  A Delaware chancery court judge has unsealed the complaint in a shareholder lawsuit filed against Yahoo's (YHOO) directors over their conduct in the company's efforts to fend off a takeover bid from Microsoft (MSFT).
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beyond Binary
 
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Michael Horowitz / Defensive Computing:
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Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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