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3:00 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.
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
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?
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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PR Newswire:   NetSuite Accelerates Vertical Strategy With Agreement to Acquire …
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 …
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 …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Best Buy offers up free electronics reycling in 117 stores
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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 …
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
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Blockbuster Kiosks: Still a Bad Idea  —  Blockbuster is struggling, and seems to be trying as hard as it can to keep that moniker.  Even though the company's finance's are looking up, it continues to make one questionable move after another in its attempt to compete with Netflix, Apple, and Amazon.
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.
Lilly Peel / Times of London:
New iPhone could be £100 by July  —  Apple's next-generation iPhone could be available in Britain for about £100 next month, as the computer company adjusts its strategy to boost sales.  —  Apple is expected by analysts to allow mobile phone operators to subsidise the touch-screen handset …
 
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Is Google helping Apple launch Me.com?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Arn / MacRumors:
Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?
Discussion: I4U News and Touch Arcade
PR Newswire:
NVIDIA Tegra: Tiny Computer Packs Massive Punch!
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Android will be 100% open source, says Google
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Grappling With Cable's Future
Discussion: NewTeeVee and DSLreports
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
$3B STAR GAZING
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
IBM Gets Jazzy with Web 2.0
Discussion: Computerworld
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Discussion: The Register
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
From NeXT to Cocoa  —  This is the third part of a four-part …
Discussion: Digg
Emru Townsend / Today @ PC World:
Self-Destructing DVDs Make a Comeback
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Financial Times:
Intel to re-enter mobile market
louisgray.com:
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Cate Doty / New York Times:
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Humans Behind the Google Money Machine