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6:50 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?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia scores first major customer for Ion graphics platform  —  When Nvidia launched its Ion graphics platform for netbooks and small laptops in December, it landed with a thud.  But today, the company is announcing that Lenovo is going to use the platform to create a small laptop with 10 times …
Discussion: Engadget
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Don Clark / Digits:
Hints of a New Market for Cheap, Power-Sipping Servers  —  Netbooks are hot.  Intel estimates that the laptops-which can cost less than $300-sold faster in their first 12 months on the market than Apple's iPhone or Nintendo's Wii game console did.  Could a similar low-end niche emerge in server systems?
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.
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
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.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
The Man Who Owns LiveSearch.com (No, He Doesn't Work For Microsoft)  —  One thing that has likely hampered Microsoft's efforts to boost Live Search's market share—and perhaps contributed to its decision to consider renaming the search engine—is that it does not own the LiveSearch.com domain name.
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
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: Slashdot and Beyond Search
The Thrica Network:
Safari 4's Messy Trail  —  Those of you who've been trying out the new Safari 4 beta - at least on the Mac, though I imagine you could find similar data trails on the Windows version too - have no doubt been impressed at its shiny new features.  But if you're a stickler for disk space like I am …
Discussion: Edible Apple
 
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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.
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
With ex-Google exec, AOL seeks another fresh start
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Aaron Stein / Map the Fallen:
Map the Fallen launched!
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Webware.com
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How HBO And Gawker Tricked Us Into Reporting An Ad Campaign As News
Discussion: /socnets and MediaMemo
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Google vs. the Real-Time Web
Discussion: Techgeist
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