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1:45 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 …
Ken Jennings / ken-jennings.com:
Anatomy of a Wiki-hoax  —  A couple months ago, I introduced you to the Wikipedia article (now yanked) on Orange Julius namesake Julius Freed, which is full of all kinds of crazy trivia, like the fact that he invented a shower stall for pigeons.  I was mostly interested in the article because …
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Woman Follows Google Maps “Walking” Directions, Gets Hit, Sues  —  Is Google responsible for giving out bad directions through its Google Maps service?  We're about to find out.  After Googling walking directions for a trip in Park City, Utah, Lauren Rosenberg claims she was led onto a busy highway, where she was struck by a vehicle.
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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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
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One on One: Brian Lam of Gizmodo.com
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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
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