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4:10 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
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
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Arn / MacRumors:
Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?  —  Apple is expected to launch its Back to School promotion tomorrow, and on the eve of its launch, we've learned that Apple is indeed going to be making it their biggest ever.  —  According to our sources, Apple will be offering a free 8GB iPod Touch …
Discussion: VentureBeat, I4U News and Touch Arcade
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?
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Is Google helping Apple launch Me.com?  —  Apple and Google are already quite cozy — but could they be getting even closer over Apple's rumored Me.com Web services?  A source close to Google says the company is about to make a big announcement with Apple, likely in conjunction with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week.
Discussion: Bits
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon slide deck reveals Verizon i770, Palm 800w, fun facts  —  Sandwiched between a pair of overdue TPS reports in our desk's inbox this morning was this little gem, a glossy Verizon presentation filled with magical, exotic wonders hailing from a place and time not too far from our own.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Electronic Device Stirs Unease at Book Fair  —  LOS ANGELES — Is the electronic book approaching the tipping point?  —  That topic both energized and unnerved people attending BookExpo America, the publishing and bookselling industry's annual trade show, which ended at the convention center here on Sunday.
Discussion: Valleywag and TreeHugger
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform Now Open Source: fbOpen Released  —  As we wrote last week, Facebook is turning parts of its application platform open source, the company announced today.  It's available here for download.  —  This comes a little more than a year after Facebook Platform first launched …
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 …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: Judge Unseals Complaint In Shareholder Suit; Microsoft In Search Toolbar Deal With HP, Bumping YHOO  —  A Delaware chancery court judge has unsealed the complaint in a shareholder lawsuit filed against Yahoo's (YHOO) directors over their conduct in the company's efforts to fend off a takeover bid from Microsoft (MSFT).
Discussion: paidContent.org and Beyond Binary
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 …
 
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
More Pain For Newspapers: Walmart.com Testing Free Classifieds Powered By Oodle
Discussion: eWeek and Startup Meme
Marco Chiappetta / HotHardware.com News:
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Business Wire:
Best Buy Tests Free Electronics Recycling Program in 117 Stores
Discussion: Engadget and CNET News.com
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: DSLreports and NewTeeVee
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
$3B STAR GAZING
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
IBM Gets Jazzy with Web 2.0
Discussion: Computerworld
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Chris Williams / The Register:
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IDG News Service:
Sony Appears Ready to Ship Via-based Mini-laptop
Emru Townsend / Today @ PC World:
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Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Lilly Peel / Times of London:
New iPhone could be £100 by July
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