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11:15 AM ET, June 2, 2008

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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 …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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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 …
Erik Larson / The Acrobat.com Blog:
Welcome to Acrobat.com - Work.  Together.  Anywhere.  —  We are incredibly excited about the path we've started down with today's beta launch of Acrobat.com.  Our goal for the next few years is big but simple: we want to change the way the world works together on documents, for the better.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The world of work undergoing huge changes
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Adobe Launches Acrobat Hosted Services - New Web Office Player is Here
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and Startup Meme
BBC:   Adobe launches Acrobat community
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.
Discussion: GigaOM and Mobile Entertainment
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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 …
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.
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.
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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 …
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 …
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
The Future of Mobile Social Networking  —  IPhone users will soon be able to enjoy Whrrl, software that combines activity recommendations with real-time location data.  —  When Steve Jobs strides onstage at Apple's annual developers conference on June 9, many will be expecting fireworks.
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)) …
louisgray.com:
Are Blog Comments Really Conversations, or Are They Just Replies?  —  The issue of comment fragmentation has been rearing up every other week or so since the initial discussion flared up in early April, but of late, I've been thinking about the purpose of comments in the first place.
Discussion: WinExtra, TechTicker and Beth's Blog
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Backblaze: Online Backup With Time Machine's Finesse  —  Every year millions of people lose their photos, documents, and music to the mechanical squeals of hard drive failure.  Despite the consequences, few people ever get around to actually backing up their data - it's just too much of a chore.
Discussion: Ars Technica
 
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
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