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6:50 AM ET, May 29, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: Microsoft Bing Taking Over iPhone Search  —  [See Update below] Microsoft Bing will replace Google in the next version of the iPhone operating system to be released in June, we've heard from mulitple sources, including a high level source who claims to have been briefed on the matter.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement  —  Correcting yet another post-first-and-ask questions later rumor, sources tell BoomTown that-as has been previously reported many times-Microsoft and Apple have been in long-term talks about adding …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Video And Screenshots Of Digg Version 4  —  The video above, which we believe will be shown to publishers to promote the new Digg, gives a never before seen look at the new version of Digg, version 4, that the company has been working on for over a year - founder Kevin Rose first spoke about it in April 2009.
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Alexis Ohanian / Soaring on a Pig with Bread Wings:
An open letter to Kevin Rose  —  Full disclosure: I've been in Armenia for the last 3 months and have no idea what's going on internally at digg - this following is wild speculation.  I can, however, tell you all about how a Kiva Fellowship works </shamelessplug>.  —  Kevin,
Discussion: Marc Gayle on Startups …, Thanks:atul
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Digg Wants to Be the Twitter of News
Discussion: Scripting News and The Next Web, Thanks:jguynn
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
The next Apple TV revealed: cloud storage and iPhone OS on tap... and a $99 price tag  —  If you thought that Apple's foray into the world of home entertainment died with the last iteration of the Apple TV, you're quite wrong.  A tip we've received — which has been confirmed by a source …
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Bloomberg:
Amazon.com Is Said to Be Introducing Thinner Version of Kindle in August  —  Amazon.com Inc., the world's largest online retailer, plans to introduce the next version of its Kindle electronic-book reader in August, according to two people familiar with its plans.
Jon Gilkison / interfacelab:
Is This Really The Future of Magazines or Why Didn't They Just Use HTML 5?  —  I just downloaded the Wired iPad application, and like most iPad applications (and most magazines for that matter), I found myself bored with it within the first 20 minutes.  I'm sure the content is engaging …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Mark Zuckerberg: I Donated to Open Source, Facebook Competitor  —  You might expect that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg would dismiss the four NYU college students who want to take on Facebook's dominance of social networking by building a distributed, open alternative that includes a way for people to run their own servers.
Discussion: Mashable! and Network World
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Foxconn Suicides: Is It Time For “Fair Trade” Electronics?  Would You Buy A “Fair Trade” iPhone?  —  The suicides at Foxconn have highlighted the issue of highly stressful working conditions in the global electronics industry.  Foxconn has responded with psychologists, punch bags …
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
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Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Microsoft man: “My job is to destroy IE6”  —  The man in charge of Internet Explorer has told PC Pro that he's been tasked with destroying IE6.  —  Internet Explorer 6 continues to be the second most used browser version in the world at the ripe old age of nine, according to Net Applications.
Discussion: Sunbelt Blog
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Ben Grubb / ZDNet Australia:
IE6 used as Facebook blocker: Microsoft
Ilya Grigorik / PostRank Blog:
PostRank Activity Streams: FriendFeed for your content!  —  Knowing how and where your readers are engaging with your content is critical to the success of any publisher today.  With so much activity happening off the authors site, discovering the fragmented conversations, connecting with the audience …
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
Aaron Boodman / Chromium Blog:
Desktop Notifications: Now available to extensions in Chrome  —  Many Chrome extensions use browser actions as a notification area.  Notifications can be very valuable to users, but there's only so much a developer can do with an icon's worth of pixels.  —  As it turns out …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to offer iPhone insurance for $13.99/mo  —  One of our AT&T Ninjas just hit us up with some news that will excite those of you who have a chronic case of the dropsies and own an iPhone.  AT&T will be launching a new insurance service starting June 6th, named MobileProtect, designed specifically for the Apple iPhone.
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag:
Lenovo Ditching Custom Linux on IdeaPad U1 Hybrid and Skylight for Android  —  The bad news: two of our favorite products from CES are getting pushed back-again.  The Lenovo Skylight and U1 Hybrid have been delayed by the company.  The good news: the reason is that Lenovo wants to equip …
Wall Street Journal:
Android Emerges as Big Rival to iPad  —  Google's Operating System a Front-Runner as PC Manufacturers Rush to Create Tablet-Style Devices  —  In the high-stakes race to catch Apple Inc.'s hit iPad, the Android operating system that Google Inc. popularized in cellphones is emerging as an early front-runner.
Discussion: TG Daily, Tech Eye and FierceWireless
Electronista:
Samsung considering iAd equivalent for phones, TVs?  —  Samsung may be following Apple's iAd into the mobile ad space, a report claimed Friday.  The electronics giant hasn't been specific with plans but could put ads through its phones and TVs once it finishes an app store for its platforms.
Discussion: Forbes
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla prepares coders for Firefox 4 features  —  It was with delight that I read these words on Thursday: “The proposed IndexedDB standard, which provides a local database store for Web applications, will be supported by Firefox 4.”  —  The statement appears on Mozilla's new Firefox 4 for developers site …
Discussion: BetaNews and Download Squad
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
House passes increased tax on carried interest, and VCs hate it  —  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 4213, a bill that will double the tax on carried interest — that's “carry” if you're a venture capitalist — which many investors factor in as part of their long-term investments in startups.
Discussion: Bits, Red Herring, PE Hub Blog and TechFlash
 
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Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Adobe considers more frequent patch schedule
Discussion: Ars Technica
Nick Bilton / Bits:
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Rich Jaroslovsky / Business Week:
Remote Control  —  LogMeIn Ignition turns an iPad into a remote control …
Crystal / Twitter Blog:
Good news for people everywhere!
Discussion: Twittercism
ReadWriteWeb:
Chris Saad: “Facebook's Claims About Data Portability Are False”
Discussion: All Facebook, Thanks:chrissaad
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Supreme Court Gets RIAA Copyright Case
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Smartbooks Are Dying On the Vine. That's Dumb.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Front Page Head Tapan Bhat Leaves Company
Discussion: WebProNews
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Tests “Related Photos,” Shows Users Excerpts from Other Albums
Discussion: Mashable!
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nokia N8 video overview: Symbian^3 homescreens, messaging, email …
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
Box.net Adopts HTML5; Adds Drag And Drop Functionality Between The Web And Desktop
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: How Google Invests Its Cash (GOOG)
Discussion: MediaPost and Search Engine Land