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3:55 AM ET, June 2, 2008

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Webtop Watch: Adobe Launches Acrobat.com and Releases Acrobat 9 (With Flash).  —  Continuing its push to become a major provider of Webtop software, Adobe is releasing two new products on Monday: Acrobat.com and Acrobat 9.  Adobe's Webtop arsenal already includes the recently launched online version …
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Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
Adobe Acrobat takes big online leap  —  Adobe unveiled an online community Monday with a word processor; file storage and sharing; and deep tie-ins to a newly Flash-enabled Acrobat 9.  —  The online push for Acrobat is a bold move for a brand perhaps best associated with the free …
Eric Lai / Computerworld:   Adobe pushes Acrobat into online office space against Microsoft, Google
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Human Hands Behind the Google Money Machine  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — If Google were the United States government, the data that streams onto Nicholas Fox's laptop every day would be classified as top secret.  —  Mr. Fox is among a small group of Google employees who keep a watchful eye …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Even Google Has to Advertise  —  Giant Markets Maps App Using the One Medium It's Never Sold: Outdoor  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Google has built the most powerful brand in the world with nary a bit of brand advertising.  But as ads for Google Maps crop up on buses in San Francisco and trains in Chicago …
IDG News Service:
Asus Shows off Atom-based Eee PC  —  Asustek Computer on Monday offered a preview of the Eee PC 901, the next version of its popular ultraportable laptop that is based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor.  —  The Eee PC 901 was on display at the WiMax Expo, which is being held alongside Taipei's annual Computex exhibition.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and UMPCPortal
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
The Planet CEO Provides Update; Will Be Days Before Full Recovery  —  Yesterday we were tracking a fire that occured at one of The Planet's datacenters.  Check our previous coverage to read the prior updates along with many customer comments that really are quite negative.  Below is an update from The Planet CEO.
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Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Startup to take on Bluetooth  —  A Palo Alto startup is betting it can replace Bluetooth, the wireless standard, using another popular and familiar technology: Wi-Fi.  —  Ozmo Devices is introducing a set of products and software today that allow device manufacturers to connect laptops …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Cool Features in Firefox 3  —  If you decide to upgrade from Firefox 2 to the first release candidate of Firefox 3, you'll notice an improved performance, less memory leaks, a revamped interface and some very interesting new features:  —  * select discontinuous text - press Ctrl …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Nvidia's mobile ambitions adding MIDs to the list  —  Nvidia is doubling down on its budding processor business for the next generation of mobile computers.  —  This week at Computex, Nvidia plans to show off its new Tegra brand for mobile application processors.
Discussion: Engadget and UMPCPortal
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Social Networks 1% rule or The Community Pyramid  —  What is the social network 1% rule?  Generally in a group of 100 people online, one will create content, 10 will “interact” with it (commenting or adding to it) and the other 89 will just view it.  But, everyone benefits from the activities of the whole group.
Discussion: Web Strategy and Marketing Nirvana
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
“me.com” is currently a placeholder page hosted by MarkMonitor, a company that specializes in brand-related DNS management.  You can see that it's handled by MarkMonitor by checking the whois information for the domain. … Additional tidbits:  — Via Clint Ecker, the name server for me.com changed today.
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Tremor Media Adds European Founders Fund As Investor; Hires Former Tacoda Exec Pinney As Global CFO  —  Online video ad network, Tremor Media has hired former Tacoda exec Mark Pinney as global CFO, as the company prepares to expand overseas thanks to an unspecified investment from the European Founders Fund.
Discussion: Mashable!
Cate Doty / New York Times:
College Alumni Magazines Struggle to Compete With Facebook  —  Most people read their college alumni magazines for the class notes, immediately flipping to the back to see who was married, had a baby or was promoted to an envy-inducing job.  The columns tend to be meatiest at this time of year — class reunion season.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Walking around Paris with Dave Sifry  —  I was sworn to secrecy about what we were doing in Paris last December.  You thought I was there to attend and speak at the LeWeb conference.  I was.  But we also were testing out Dave Sifry's new business idea, which he now calls Offbeat Guides.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and TechCrunch
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Lora Pabst / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
North Oaks tells Google Maps: Keep out - we mean it  —  The St. Paul suburb with private roads may be the first U.S. city to ask that street images be removed.  —  You can look at almost anything on Google.  Just don't try to sneak a peek of the homes in the private community of North Oaks.
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Minnesota town tells Google Maps to get lost
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Chris Kanaracus / IDG News Service:
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