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5:30 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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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 …
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:   Adobe Acrobat takes big online leap
Eric Lai / Computerworld:   Adobe pushes Acrobat into online office space against Microsoft, Google
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
The real value of Social media = Interaction  —  Fred Wilson writes about his vision of social media.  He has a very simple definition for it: … I like it's simplicity.  Fred says he doesn't have a “grand vision” or a well thought of strategy to invest in social media.  I don't really agree with that.
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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 …
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, I4U News, Engadget and UMPCPortal
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:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop  —  Sony appears ready to release a small, low-cost laptop that uses a processor from Via Technologies.  —  A prototype of the laptop, based on the open-source Via OpenBook reference design announced last week, was shown by contract manufacturer …
Discussion: Engadget
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.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
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, SlashGear and UMPCPortal
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 …
Discussion: ParisLemon
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 …
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
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Founder Dave Sifry Takes On Travel Guide Industry
Discussion: Joi Ito's Web
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
Offbeat Guides: Personalized, On-demand Travel Guides
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
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
Discussion: Gizmodo and WebGuild
 
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Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Facebook, the USSR, communism, and train tracks
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Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Veoh Blocks Some International Access
Discussion: paidContent.org and GigaOM
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
HP Employee Slices Birthday Cake, Fanboy Hearts With MacBook Air
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
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Chris Kanaracus / IDG News Service:
IBM Reveals Jazz Product Launch Wave
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Cate Doty / New York Times:
College Alumni Magazines Struggle to Compete With Facebook
Discussion: Gawker
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Virgin Radio Sold To Times of India Publisher For $106 Million
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Syncing vs. saving, and the case for a home storage cloud
David Kravets / Threat Level:
MediaDefender Defends Revision3 SYN Attack
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter and the importance of architecture
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Coming Soon To CBS: Video Sharing For “CSI,” “Star Trek,” and Katie Couric
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Like.com's Creepy, But Effective, Facebook Ads
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and Digg