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4:11 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 and 40 gigabytes …
Discussion: GigaOM, Telecompetitor and Electronista
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
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: Judge Unseals Complaint In Shareholder Suit; Microsoft Offered $40/Shr In January 2007 (Updated)  —  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).
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
New documents illuminate Yahoo-Microsoft saga
Discussion: WinBeta and BoomTown
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mixx: One Year In, Someone's Dropping the Ball  —  Mixx.com is a social news site that seems to have everything going for it.  It's got more and better features than Digg, it's been integrated into the websites of a healthy list of huge mainstream media properties and, for the developers out there …
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 …
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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 …
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AppleInsider:
Apple Back-to-School promo to offer free 8GB iPod touch
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Touch Arcade
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.
Discussion: eWeek, TechCrunch and Computerworld
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:
Intel ready with Atom processors for low-cost notebooks  —  Intel is ready to ship the latest edition of its Atom processor family, this time going after the emerging market for low-cost subnotebooks.  —  The N270 and N230 are processors designed for what Intel calls “netbooks” and “nettops …
Discussion: TG Daily, CNET News.com and Crave
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 …
Discussion: Engadget, My Blog Posts and UMPCPortal
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
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
NASA Scientists Make Magnetic Fields Visible, Beautiful  —  Magnetic fields are invisible, at least usually.  But Scientists from NASA's Space Sciences Laboratory have made them visible as “animated photographs,” using sound-controlled CGI and 3D compositing.
Discussion: today and tomorrow
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Online ad network Collective Media buys ad targeting company Personifi  —  Collective Media's own market survey shows that advertisers think there are too many undifferentiated ad networks out there.  Collective Media is one of the larger ad networks, itself.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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:
 
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Asus Reveals Bamboo-Trimmed U6, Ditches All-Bamboo EcoBook Concept
Discussion: Tech Blog and The UberReview
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
SanDisk, Intel, TDK launch solid state drives
Discussion: Crave, TG Daily and GottaBeMobile
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Make blogging effortless with Zemanta
Discussion: VentureBeat and ReadWriteWeb
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Jason Chen answers questions about Android
Discussion: Android Community
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
One-Stop Accounts Manager PageOnce Launches
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
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Wi-Fi start-up challenges Bluetooth technology
Discussion: GigaOM
 Earlier Items: 
Leo King / Computerworld:
Smart phones ‘bigger security risk’ than laptops
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BermanBraun Will Make Both MSN Celeb Site and Also Yahoo “Lunacy Report”
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple's iPhone loses U.S. market share in Q1
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Whatever Happened to UI Consistency?
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Goosh, a Google Command Line
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Phoenix Mars Lander's mission site hacked
Discussion: Computerworld
Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Microsoft is going to release a web-based version of Office.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Electronic Device Stirs Unease at Book Fair