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3:45 PM ET, June 5, 2009

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Jason Toff / Chromium Blog:
Danger: Mac and Linux builds available  —  In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux, but whatever you do, please DON'T DOWNLOAD THEM!  Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete …
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Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Google Chrome for Mac: Hands on  —  The Google Chrome team is delivering on its promises to deliver Mac users a native version of the company's browser.  A developer version of Chrome for both Mac and Linux users was released last night, but Google doesn't want you to download the software.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Releases Dev Version Of Chrome For Mac And Linux.
Joseph Menn / Financial Times:
Apple to launch cut-price version of iPhone  —  Apple plans to introduce a cheaper version of its popular iPhone as soon as Monday, in a move that could dramatically increase the company's share of the market for web-surfing devices, people familiar with the initiative said on Thursday.
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Marguerite Reardon / Crave:
Sprint CEO says Pre deal is longer than six months  —  NEW YORK—Verizon Wireless's claims that it will be offering the Palm Pre within six months are not accurate, says Sprint Nextel's CEO Dan Hesse.  —  “They need to check their facts,” Hesse said in an interview at a press event here to launch the Palm Pre.
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Amol Sharma / Digits:
Sprint Prior to Pre Launch: Devices First, Apps Later
Discussion: FierceMobileContent
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Best Buy memo explains that Vista doesn't work, details Windows 7 upgrade plans  —  Ouch.  We're guessing this is one that the suits at Best Buy would like to have back.  A leaked company memo detailing how the retailer will handle Windows 7 upgrades has accidentally given the world a tasty tidbit to opine upon.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Did Bing Just Leapfrog Yahoo Search?  —  Data from monitoring service StatCounter suggests that Bing, Microsoft's new decision engine, has overtaken Yahoo Search as the number two search service in the U.S. and worldwide in large part thanks to stealing market share from leader Google.
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Bradley Hebdon / uxbydesign.org:
Designing the Palm Pre: An interview with Michelle Koh  —  It's the question on everyone's lips these days.  Is the Palm Pre going to make an impact large enough to save both Palm and Sprint?  We shall see how this plays out once the anticipated savior descends to earth on June 6, 2009 AD.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and PreCentral.net
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
How Palm Designed The Pre
Discussion: Switched, Palm WebOS and PalmAddicts
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre Review Matrix: What Everybody's Saying  —  When a bunch of reviews hit, it's useful—and sometimes funny—to see how they echo each other, and how they differ.  —  In the Palm Pre reviews, nobody used the word “iPhone” as much as WSJ's Walt Mossberg—he was a third more likely …
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Apple Races to Keep Ahead of Rivals  —  SAN FRANCISCO — With its coveted gadgets and resurgent stock price, Apple has cast something of a spell on both consumers and investors.  —  At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which begins here on Monday, Apple executives will try to sustain that magic …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs Returning to Apple After Nearly ‘Starving to Death,’ Says WSJ  —  Steve Jobs is set to return to Apple on schedule at the end of June, “people familiar with Apple” tell the Wall Street Journal.  He might also end up at the company's developer's conference next week, the paper said.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nintendo CEO: Wii care about your heartbeat, but not your iPhone, the recession or free games  —  Satoru Iwata is very excited about your heartbeat.  The chief executive of Nintendo wants to capture it on his new Wii Vitality Sensor, an add-on peripheral for the Nintendo Wii …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google: Enterprise business profitable; Says email migration ‘proof points’ building  —  Google Enterprise president Dave Girouard said the search giant's corporate apps business is small potatoes relative to advertising, but has “a few 100 million dollars” in revenue and is “profitable and growing.”
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Venture Capitalists Fight for Carried Interest  —  The venture capital industry is gearing up to fight against raising the tax on carried interest.  A key battle is differentiating itself from the private equity industry.  —  Carried interest, known as “carry” in the industry …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Venture Capital Dispatch, Thanks:atul
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Get Ready for Pay per Tweet  —  Izea, formerly called Pay Per Post, is readying a Twitter ad platform called Sponsored Tweets  —  NEW YORK The company behind the controversial marketing program that pays bloggers to write about products is preparing to move into Twitter.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Mashable! and 901am
No name's space:
The future of Windows Live Movie Maker  —  Hi, and welcome to post #1 about the first official release of Windows Live Movie Maker.  This is a follow-up to previous posts (here and here) on this blog about the Movie Maker beta, and will give you an update on where we are.
Paulbradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
How the web changed the economics of news - in all media  —  Listening to news executives talk about micropayments, Kindles, public subsidies, micropayments, collusion, blocking Google and anything else that might save their businesses, it occurs to me that they may have missed some developments in, ah, well, the past ten years.
Gary Anthes / Computerworld:
Unix turns 40: The past, present and future of a revolutionary OS  —  After four decades, the future of the operating system is clouded, but its legacy will endure.  —  Computerworld - Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what would become …
Discussion: BaltTech, Todd Watson and OSNews, Thanks:jcatcw
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
IAB Reports 5 Percent Decline in U.S. Online Ad Revenues For First Quarter 2009  —  More evidence just came in that the recession has come to online advertising (in case you were still wondering).  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCooper today reported their numbers …
Discussion: MediaMemo, IAB and Softpedia News
Google Code Blog:
Introducing Page Speed  —  At Google, we focus constantly on speed; we believe that making our websites load and display faster improves the user's experience and helps them become more productive.  Today, we want to share with the web community some of the best practices we've used and developed …
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Ridley Scott Working On Purefold - A Web Series Inspired By Blade Runner!  —  Click here to view the embedded video.  —  Independent studio Ag8 has announced Purefold - a series of linked 5- to 10-minute web videos inspired by Blade Runner.  Purefold won't be a sequel or prequel to Blade Runner …
Discussion: /Film, Bits, Softpedia News and Mashable!
 
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Anupreeta Das / Reuters:
In downturns, Internet cos look to sell start-ups
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
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Discussion: Techdirt
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
One year later, Microsoft feels subtle effects of Gates' transition
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Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Fair Syndication Consortium: News orgs' new way to confront Google?
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