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6:20 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 …
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
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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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 …
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 …
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
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:
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, UMPCPortal and My Blog Posts
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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Filter Launches, With A Message From Peter Gabriel  —  The Filter, the media recommendation engine that we covered last April, has opened its doors to the public.  The Peter Gabriel-backed company offers an entertainment start page that provides recommendations on movies, music …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and My Blog Posts
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.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat
 
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Acer aspires to lead low-cost laptop race
Discussion: UMPCPortal
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
ffwd: Channel Surfing Comes To The Web... And Your Wii
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Intel ready with Atom processors for low-cost notebooks
Discussion: TG Daily, CNET News.com and Crave
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Online ad network Collective Media buys ad targeting company Personifi
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Jason Chen answers questions about Android
Discussion: Android Community
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
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Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Spiralfrog.com to offer downloads from EMI artists
 Earlier Items: 
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
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
NASA Scientists Make Magnetic Fields Visible, Beautiful
Discussion: today and tomorrow
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BermanBraun Will Make Both MSN Celeb Site and Also Yahoo “Lunacy Report”
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Whatever Happened to UI Consistency?
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Goosh, a Google Command Line
Julian Baldwin / notes, thoughts, ideas and responses:
Popular Blogs Pick Up College Writers
Arn / MacRumors:
Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?