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1:00 PM ET, May 29, 2010

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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 …
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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.
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 … and MediaVidea, Thanks:atul
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Digg Wants to Be the Twitter of News
Discussion: Scripting News and The Next Web, Thanks:jguynn
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Has the iPad killed tablet innovation?  —  How foolish I've been.  Five months ago I wrote that tablets had come of age, and even sifted my way through the line-up cherry picking what must-have features would make for the perfect device.  A month later, in the afterglow - or should that be aftermath? …
Discussion: broadstuff and GottaBeMobile
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google “Evaluating” A Native Latitude App For iPhone 4.0 OS — But Will Apple Allow It?  —  The ability to multitask got a lot of press when iPhone 4.0 OS was first announced.  But less attention was given to some of the more subtle things this will allow, such as always-on location for third-party apps.
Discussion: EverythingiCafe and Electronista
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 …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple probe grows — Media dealings eyed  —  The Justice Dept.'s probe into Apple is expanding to include how the iPhone and iPad maker does business with media outfits in areas beyond music, The Post has learned.  —  According to several sources, the Justice Dept. has contacted a handful …
Discussion: Reuters, Thanks:steverubel
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
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
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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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
 
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Electronista:
Samsung considering iAd equivalent for phones, TVs?
Discussion: Forbes
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 and Tech Eye
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ReadWriteWeb:
Chris Saad: “Facebook's Claims About Data Portability Are False”
Discussion: All Facebook, Thanks:chrissaad
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to offer iPhone insurance for $13.99/mo
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Supreme Court Gets RIAA Copyright Case