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9:05 AM ET, June 3, 2008

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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Time Warner Cable tries metering Internet use  —  Time Warner Cable starts customer trial with metered Internet access in Texas  —  NEW YORK (AP) — You're used to paying extra if you use up your cell phone minutes, but will you be willing to pay extra if your home computer goes over its Internet allowance?
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Going Medieval: Time-Warner Begins Metered Bandwidth Testing  —  This Thursday, new cable Internet customers in Beaumont, Texas will no longer have unmetered Internet bandwidth - they're guinea pigs in a new pricing scheme being pushed by Time-Warner that will give users between 5 …
Joanna Stern / LaptopMag.com:
MSI Wind (Windows XP)  —  This 10-inch mini-notebook has good computing punch and impressive endurance.  —  Price as Reviewed: $499.00  —  Review Contents:  —  In order to achieve their diminutive size, weight, and price, most mini-notebooks come with compromises: the screen or keyboard is too small …
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Acer aspires to lead low-cost laptop race  —  After months as the subject of speculation in the media, Acer will introduce its own low-cost mini-notebook PC at the Computex trade show in Taipei on Tuesday.  —  The device will be called the Acer Aspire One, as expected.
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Starbucks offers new flavor: Free Wi-Fi  —  Thirsty for more business during the worst slump in its history, Starbucks will try to lure more customers by offering two hours of free AT&T Wi-Fi a day.  —  The Wi-Fi freebie will be available starting Tuesday to customers who purchase …
Discussion: paidContent.org and VentureBeat
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Wi-Fi start-up challenges Bluetooth technology
Microsoft:
Following Success of Windows on Netbooks, Microsoft Extends Windows Offering to Nettop Devices  —  More than 20 OEMs are delivering Windows solutions on their netbook devices.  —  Today at Computex, Microsoft Corp. announced that following the success of Windows on netbooks …
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Make blogging effortless with Zemanta  —  One of blogging's biggest barriers is how much work you have to do to get a post out the door.  You can stick to straight text, but adding links, pictures, tags, and related stories makes it more engaging for your readers.
Ggaren / Surfin' Safari:
Announcing SquirrelFish  —  “Hello, Internet!”  —  WebKit's core JavaScript engine just got a new interpreter, code-named SquirrelFish.  —  SquirrelFish is fast—much faster than WebKit's previous interpreter.  Check out the numbers.  On the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple's iPhone loses U.S. market share in Q1  —  RIM and Palm's smartphones gained ground on Apple's iPhone in the first quarter, according to IDC.  —  (Credit: CNET Networks)  —  Apple experienced a bit of a setback in the U.S. smartphone market during the first quarter after coming …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Hot Tip: iPhone 2 Features Detailed — 3G, GPS, 2xRAM, Thinner, Better Battery and Only $200 … I just got a hot tip from a programmer at a major software publisher who claims to have seen the specs for the iPhone 2.  This is unconfirmed, but according to the tipster, the iPhone 2 …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Latest Round of Semi-Credible 3G iPhone Specs: 22 Percent Thinner
Craig Simms / CNET News.com:
Dell 2709W  —  Dell's previous 27-inch screen, the 2707WFP, was designed as a larger version of the 24-inch alternative — it featured the same resolution of 1,920x1,200, a bigger screen, and hence bigger dot pitch — meaning things were just a little bit larger, a boon for those with diminishing vision.
Discussion: Engadget
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Sudden Disconnect Over Social Networking Deal  —  Despite Friendly Overtures, Competing Interests Threaten Venture Between Google and Facebook  —  Google's announcement of a service to “make the Web more social” was decidedly casual, or staged to seem that way.
Sarah Perez / sarahintampa:
Taking a Breather From Social Media?  Maybe We're Doing It Wrong  —  Today, Colin Walker had a great, philosophical post on taking time out from social media to gain perspective.  While on vacation, it was almost like he broke some addiction he had with social media services like Twitter and FriendFeed, realizing that:
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google lets admins control site search  —  On a modest but significant scale, Google is sharing with its customers some of the control it wields over the search market.  —  As countless search-engine-optimization consultants can attest, Google maintains tight control over the parameters that rank the results of Internet searches.
 
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Jimmy Wales Reboots His ‘Google-Killer’
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Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
.Mac mail down, speculations abound
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
SanDisk, Intel, TDK launch solid state drives
Discussion: Crave
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Intel ready with Atom processors for low-cost notebooks
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Online ad network Collective Media buys ad targeting company Personifi
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Jason Chen answers questions about Android
Discussion: Android Community
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Filter Launches, With A Message From Peter Gabriel
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and My Blog Posts
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Survey of VCs shows which regions have best technology
Discussion: Xconomy and CNET News.com
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
NASA Scientists Make Magnetic Fields Visible, Beautiful
Discussion: today and tomorrow
Leo King / Computerworld:
Smart phones ‘bigger security risk’ than laptops
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Whatever Happened to UI Consistency?
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Goosh, a Google Command Line
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mixx: One Year In, Someone's Dropping the Ball
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: Judge Unseals Complaint In Shareholder Suit; Microsoft …