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4:05 AM ET, May 25, 2009

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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Microsoft Aims Big Guns at Google, Asks Consumers to Rethink Search  —  Here's Why an $80M Ad Effort for a Search Engine, Bing, Makes Some Sense  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Microsoft has used attack ads to go after Apple, and now it has Google in its sights.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sprint's Pre business launch guide leaked in its entirety  —  Sprint has published a real page turner here — some 22 pages of the most telling Pre details we've seen to date.  It's a very business-centric document, but a lot of the stuff revealed in here applies to each and every user that's buying …
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Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre: The Definitive Guide and FAQ  —  Simply put, the Palm Pre is the most hyped phone since the original iPhone.  It's coming out in two weeks, on June 6.  Here's everything we know—we'll update this as more info comes in.  —  PALM PRE LAUNCH  —  When and where can I buy It?
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Palm Eos on track for AT&T release second half of 2009  —  The Palm news just keeps coming today.  Looks like Centro successor Eos might be coming sooner than expected, with this purported AT&T powerpoint slide listing a second half 2009 ship date, along with a “new Palm OS experience” …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Lancaster is a QWERTY slider with Android for AT&T  —  AT&T's been extraordinarily coy about its Android plans, right up through our interview with Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega back in February — but rest assured, the carrier does plan to get in the game, and it might just beat a number of T-Mobile's planned launches to market.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Exclusive: Everything There Is To Know About Nokia's Next Tablet  —  Move over, Nokia N97.  Your bigger, badder, unannounced brother is on the way - and one of our sources at Nokia has just clued us in on all of the details, from worldwide launch targets to hardware specs.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile, Thanks:atul
blog.montgomerie.net:
Hither Eucalyptus!  —  Earlier today I received a phone call from an Apple representative.  He was very complimentary about Eucalyptus.  We talked about the confusion surrounding its App Store rejections, which I am happy to say is now fully resolved.  He invited me to re-build and submit …
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Jonathan Seff / Macworld:
Apple changes its mind, accepts Eucalyptus app
Discussion: TeleRead and digg.com
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Bloomberg Forbids Mentioning Competitors, or Linking to Them  —  Bloomberg has distributed a policy to newsroom staff on blogging, Twittering and Facebook updating.  And in keeping with the company's tyrannical management culture, the rules are far more authoritarian than similar admonitions …
Evan Ramstad / Wall Street Journal:
Citizen Spies Lift North Korea's Veil  —  With Sleuthing and Satellite Images, Mr. Melvin Fills the Blanks on a Secretive Nation's Map  —  SEOUL — In the propaganda blitz that followed North Korea's missile launch last month, the country's state media released photos of leader Kim Jong Il visiting …
Discussion: Beyond Search and Slashdot
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Intel Adopts an Identity in Software  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel has worked hard and spent a lot of money over the years to shape its image: It is the company that celebrates its quest to make computer chips ever smaller, faster and cheaper with a quick five-note jingle at the end of its commercials.
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
With ex-Google exec, AOL seeks another fresh start  —  Shortly before taking over as head of AOL in April, Tim Armstrong ripped out some office doors.  —  The doors — made of glass and requiring a company key card to pass through — stood in AOL's New York headquarters …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Aaron Stein / Map the Fallen:
Map the Fallen launched!  —  For the past two years I've been working on the Google Earth Outreach team, aimed at helping non-profits and public benefit groups use Google Earth and Google Maps to further their cause.  In that time I've worked on so many cool projects, from training indigenous communities …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Google LatLong
 
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Who Says Innovation Belongs to the Small?
Discussion: deal architect
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Free To Use. Pay To Play.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How HBO And Gawker Tricked Us Into Reporting An Ad Campaign As News
Discussion: /socnets and MediaMemo
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Hello, O2: Pre's GSM flavor finally gets a launch carrier in the UK?
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Google vs. the Real-Time Web
Discussion: Techgeist
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Our First Taste Of Magma  —  A few weeks ago Rocketboom …
Discussion: Andrew Baron
John Markoff / New York Times:
The Coming Superbrain  —  Mountain View, Calif. …
Discussion: Joe Duck and digg.com
Cliff Kuang / Wired News:
Burning Question: Why Isn't Wireless Net Access Available Everywhere?
Discussion: VoIP Watch and digg.com
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Dell dumps Della, just wants to be friends
 

 
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Sam Buckingham-Jones / Australian Financial Review:
Google has quietly renewed deals with Australian outlets, sources say as year-long deals, worth tens of millions of dollars under the News Media Bargaining Code

Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Hunter Biden drops his lawsuit against Fox News over its “mock trial” miniseries about his overseas financial dealings, after filing it last month

Los Angeles Times:
LA County Sheriff's Department secretly investigated and urged the state AG to prosecute an LA Times reporter who wrote about a leaked list of problem deputies

 
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