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12:55 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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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft Live Search Toolbar to be Shipped with 2009 HP PC's  —  Microsoft has announced a partnership with HP where the Live Search toolbar will be distributed on 2009 PCs.  The toolbar will appear on consumer PCs shipped to customers in the U.S. and Canada.
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
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 …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and VoIP Watch
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Webtop Watch: Adobe Launches Acrobat.com and Releases Acrobat 9 (With Flash).
Matthew Simmons / googlefinanceblog.blogspot.com:
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
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 …
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
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.
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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 …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Europe Online Advertising Market Size: Catching up to US Market?  —  I think Europe could surpass the US ad market if for no other reason that different markets means different languages and different ad campaigns.  In other words, it's harder to find efficiencies when you have to duplicate …
Discussion: WebProNews
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
IAB Report: Europe Up 4 Billion Euros in 2007; Closing In On U.S.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
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 …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Humans 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 …
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
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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Peter Lauria / New York Post:
$3B STAR GAZING
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
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Chris Williams / The Register:
UK cops arrest six alleged BitTorrent music uploaders
Dan Nystedt / IDG News Service:
Qualcomm Says Windows Mobile 7 Key for Mini-laptops
Brian McConnell / GigaOM:
How to Fix Muni Wi-Fi
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IDG News Service:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Future Of Social Isn't Content Spewing (I Hope)
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
From NeXT to Cocoa  —  This is the third part of a four-part …
Discussion: Digg
Lilly Peel / Times of London:
New iPhone could be £100 by July
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft launches Task Market for Office jocks
Discussion: Gear Diary
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Good 6.0 takes smartphones behind the firewall
Discussion: Computerworld
louisgray.com:
Are Blog Comments Really Conversations, or Are They Just Replies?
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
The Future of Mobile Social Networking
IDG News Service:
Asus Shows off Atom-based Eee PC