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2:21 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.
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Wins Deal For Live Search To Be Default On HP Computers
Discussion: WebProNews and jkOnTheRun
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
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 …
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Erik Larson / The Acrobat.com Blog:
Welcome to Acrobat.com - Work. Together. Anywhere.
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?
Discussion: Electronista
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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 …
Discussion: Engadget and Incremental Blogger
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 …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Turner Forms Ad Net: Links Sales for Web Holdings  —  The cable-centric company said it plans to begin packaging both display and video ad inventory for advertisers from 19 different Web sites.  —  Turner is pasting together its vast collection of Web properties to form a sizable …
Cate Doty / New York Times:
Is the Main Character Missing?  Maybe Not.  —  When Dan Walsh, a 33-year-old technology manager in Dublin, started posting doctored versions of the comic strip “Garfield” on his blog in February, he thought he might amuse a few friends.  —  Instead, his site on Tumblr started receiving …
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 …
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 …
Emru Townsend / Today @ PC World:
Self-Destructing DVDs Make a Comeback  —  Didn't we already go through this ten years ago?  Flexplay Entertainment is making good on its threat — er, promise — to produce rental DVDs that self-destruct 48 hours after they've been opened.  —  The technology's not all that new …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Financial Times:
Intel to re-enter mobile market  —  By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco and Paul Taylor in New,York  —  Intel is poised to re-enter the mobile phone market as operators earn a greater portion of their revenues from data and internet access, said Paul Otellini, the company's chief executive.
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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Business Wire:
Best Buy Tests Free Electronics Recycling Program in 117 Stores
Discussion: Engadget
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Android will be 100% open source, says Google
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Blockbuster Kiosks: Still a Bad Idea
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Grappling With Cable's Future
Discussion: NewTeeVee and DSLreports
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
$3B STAR GAZING
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon slide deck reveals Verizon i770, Palm 800w, fun facts
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Electronic Device Stirs Unease at Book Fair
Discussion: TreeHugger
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
IBM Gets Jazzy with Web 2.0
Discussion: Computerworld
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IDG News Service:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
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Lester Haines / The Register:
US town tells Street View to push off
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
From NeXT to Cocoa  —  This is the third part of a four-part …
Discussion: Digg
louisgray.com:
Are Blog Comments Really Conversations, or Are They Just Replies?
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Humans Behind the Google Money Machine