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1:30 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
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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)) …
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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.
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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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 …
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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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
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 …
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 …
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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Gary Krakow / TheStreet.com:
Source: Gphone Delayed to 2009
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
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Mars lander's robotic arm makes contact
Brian McConnell / GigaOM:
How to Fix Muni Wi-Fi
IDG News Service:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
TrendWatch: Comparing MicroMemes, Network Feeds, and MacroMemes
 Earlier Items: 
Lester Haines / The Register:
US town tells Street View to push off
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
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
 

 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
WBD reports Q4 revenue down 7% YoY to $10.3B, adjusted EBITDA down 5% YoY to $2.5B, 97.7M global streaming subscribers, and a $103M streaming profit for 2023

 
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