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9:40 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
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.
Bhaskar / Qik Blog:
About the new Qik video service on the Sprint EVO 4G phone  —  Well, there're a number of rumors flying around that the 2-way Qik mobile video service will require a premium subscription.  We wanted to clarify what that really means.  Firstly, rest assured that the core Qik service that lets …
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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
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 …
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Q & A: Facebook's Bret Taylor on privacy, the transition from FriendFeed  —  It's been 10 months since Facebook bought FriendFeed, which arguably was its most significant acquisition since the company was founded.  (Parakey was the other influential acquisition.)
Thanks:atul
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 …
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.
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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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 …
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
 
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Electronista:
Samsung considering iAd equivalent for phones, TVs?
Discussion: Forbes
Ilya Grigorik / PostRank Blog:
PostRank Activity Streams: FriendFeed for your content!
Discussion: Mashable! and TechCrunch
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Android Emerges as Big Rival to iPad
Discussion: TG Daily, Tech Eye and FierceWireless
ReadWriteWeb:
Chris Saad: “Facebook's Claims About Data Portability Are False”
Discussion: All Facebook, Thanks:chrissaad
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Supreme Court Gets RIAA Copyright Case
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
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Mark Zuckerberg: I Donated to Open Source, Facebook Competitor
Discussion: Mashable! and Network World
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Tests “Related Photos,” Shows Users Excerpts from Other Albums
Discussion: Softpedia News and Mashable!
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: How Google Invests Its Cash (GOOG)
Discussion: MediaPost and Search Engine Land