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12:05 AM ET, June 1, 2010

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Financial Times:
Google ditches Windows on security concerns  —  Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.  —  The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in January …
Apple:
Apple Sells Two Million iPads in Less Than 60 Days  —  Apple® today announced that iPad™ sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3.  Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK …
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
ASUS Eee Pad official: Intel CULV processors, Windows 7, and a 10-hour battery life  —  Computex is really starting to ramp up now, as ASUS has taken the covers off its brand new Eee Pads.  Of most interest will be the 12-inch EP121, which sports Intel's Core 2 Duo CULV processors, Windows 7, and a reputed 10-hour battery life.
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Joanna Stern / Engadget:
ASUS Eee Pad EP101TC and EP121 preview
Darren Murph / Engadget:
ASUS Eee Tablet preview
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Asus launches Eee Pad tablets and Eee Tablet note-taking thingie
Discussion: jkkmobile and Engadget
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Stanford Graduates Release Pulse, A Must-Have News App For The iPad  —  Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, two Stanford grads who signed up for the Launch Pad class at the University's Institute of Design (aka d.school), could have hardly chosen a better path to try their hands at startup life.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and OurielOhayon
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Fanboys Have Arrived.  And That's A Good Thing  —  By now, just about everyone on the planet has heard the term “Apple Fanboy.”  If you've ever said anything good about an Apple product, you've likely been called one.  But a new class of fanboy has emerged — one that, amazingly, may be be equally as passionate.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Skatter Tech, Thanks:bobcaswell
Dan Frosch / New York Times:
When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits  —  After a towing company hauled Justin Kurtz's car from his apartment complex parking lot, despite his permit to park there, Mr. Kurtz, 21, a college student in Kalamazoo, Mich., went to the Internet for revenge.
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:markmayhew
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Keeping up with Intel, Qualcomm ships its first dual-core Snapdragon chips  —  Intel is applying pressure to the cell phone chip makers as it barges into the market with its Atom microprocessors.  In response, Qualcomm is announcing today it has created its first dual-core Snapdragon chip set for smartphones.
Discussion: GigaOM, Qualcomm and Phone Scoop
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
The mystery of the disappearing #flotilla on Twitter [Updated]  —  As we know from breaking news right now over 10 people have died after Israeli commandos boarded a convoy of ships carrying aid to Gaza, sparking an international controvery.  But we're not going to get into the politics of that situation.
Tom Herman / Washington Post:
IRS wants a cut of online sales on eBay, Craigslist  —  Many people think of online auction sites, such as eBay and Craigslist, as virtual garage sales — a convenient way to clean out cluttered closets and attics stuffed with old clothes, books and knickknacks inherited from Aunt Gladys.
Discussion: MarketWatch
M.I.C gadget:
Apple Providing Subsidies For Foxconn Workers ?  —  Ok, Apple might be showing their social responsibility for now.  A tech site in China has reported, Apple will provide financial subsidies to Foxconn's employees, the amount will roughly be 1 to 2% of the profits from Apple products.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile:
Smokescreen makes Flash content visible on iPhone and iPad (video)  —  Mind you, it's just a preview release, but Chris Smoak's Smokescreen does exactly what it promises: enable Flash content to play on Apple's iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.  Kind of.  Here's how Smokescreen gets around using …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
MSI WindPad 110: a 10-inch Tegra 2-powered Android tablet  —  Oddly MSI didn't officially talk about its Android-powered WindPad 110 during the press conference, but it definitely exists.  The 10-inch slate runs Android 2.1 and is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
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LAPTOP Mag:   MSI Unveils Wind Pad Tablets, Unique Sketch Book, GT660 and FX600 Notebooks
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
When Patients Meet Online, Are There Side Effects?  —  COULD we cure diseases faster, or at least better control them, through crowd-sourcing?  —  That is the premise behind social networking sites like CureTogether.com and PatientsLikeMe.com, which offer online communities for patients …
 
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Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Dominant in Japan, Softbank Now Aims at China
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Gets Vague Privacy Inquiry from House Judicial Committee
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft bringing Apple battle home with Seattle-area store
Discussion: Erictric, VentureBeat and Neowin.net, Thanks:johnhcook
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China's Nebulae duels U.S. Jaguar on Supercomputer Top 500 list
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Are Questions The “Future Of Facebook”?
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