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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Android Chief Andy Rubin: Updates Will Eventually Come Once A Year  —  In an interview with the Silicon Valley Mercury News, Google VP Andy Rubin — who founded and leads the Android platform — shared some information about the future of the mobile OS.  One of the more interesting answers …
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Dan Morrill / Android Developers Blog:
On Android Compatibility  —  At Google I/O 2010, we announced that there are over 60 Android models now, selling 100,000 units a day.  When I wear my open-source hat, this is exciting: every day the equivalent of the entire population of my old home city starts using open-source software, possibly for the first time.
Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
Mercury News interview: Andy Rubin, vice president, mobile platforms, Google  —  People in Silicon Valley have long known that Andy Rubin is smart, but as the man who heads up Google's Android effort, Rubin is beginning to look like a genius.  —  After a somewhat shaky start, Android …
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight  —  There's been some coverage overnight about the security of Windows and whether or not one particular company is reducing its use of Windows.  We thought this was a good opportunity to set the record straight.  —  There is some irony here that is hard to overlook.
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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 …
Jason Perlow / ZDNet:
Google dumps Windows. But can the rest of us?
John Paczkowski / D8 Conference:
Tonight at D8: Apple CEO Steve Jobs  —  Much has happened since Apple CEO Steve Jobs last appeared on the D stage.  At that time, in May 2007, the iPhone had not yet arrived at market, the app ecosystem it would usher in was still gestating and the iPad was simply a long-running rumor.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Blast From the D Past: Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates at D5 in 2007
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Delicious Founder Joshua Schachter Already Leaving Google (GOOG, YHOO)  —  Delicious founder Joshua Schachter is leaving Google less than 1.5 years after he joined the company.  —  “Today is my last day at google. sad about leaving but excited about the future,” he just tweeted.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
How The Mainstream Media Stole Our News Story Without Credit  —  On Friday, I broke a tasty story about a woman suing Google, claiming bad directions caused her to get hit by a vehicle.  Today, I discover our story is everywhere, often with no attribution.  Come along and watch …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: LG UX10 tablet preview at Computex  —  Microsoft isn't kidding around about showing Apple it's serious in regard to competing in the tablet space, and while most of the devices surrounding its Computex booth were locked down tight, we were able to spend a few exclusive minutes …
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Facebook “Like” Buttons Breaking Down Across the Web  —  Is your website experiencing problems with Facebook's Like buttons?  Don't worry, it's not just you and Facebook is working on a solution.  —  The problem that seems to be impacting potentially thousands of sites is that clicking …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Pulls the Plug on Lala, Replaces It With...Nada  —  Remember a month ago?  When Apple announced that it would shutter Lala and everyone assumed that it was going to replace the streaming music service it bought in December with a streaming music service of its own?  —  Now Lala's gone.
Nielsen Wire:
The State of Mobile Apps  —  “There's an app for that” is Apple's catch phrase to promote the literally thousands of applications that can be downloaded to an iPhone.  Whether you want to check the weather or traffic, bide time playing a game, or study a new language, there is likely a free or paid application that you can access.
Discussion: Mashable!, The Next Web and GigaOM
Brad Stone / Bits:
The iPad Pulse Reader Scales the Charts  —  Much has been made of the opportunity presented by Apple's iPad to big media companies.  But surprisingly, it is a $3.99 application created by two Stanford graduate students that is now the top paid application in the entire iPad section of the App Store.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
HP's Transition to the Cloud Will Cost 9,000 Jobs  —  Hewlett-Packard said today that it would cut 9,000 jobs and take a $1 billion restructuring charge, spread out through the end of its 2013 fiscal year, as the company seeks to automate its data centers so it can deliver enterprise business services.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
StatCounter: IE6 Usage Falls Below 5% In The US, But IE8 Still On The Rise  —  Microsoft's oft-lamented browser, Internet Explorer 6, may finally be put to rest.  This will make many a Web developer happy - but also Microsoft itself.  —  Web analytics company StatCounter claims …
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Yahoo signals major challenge to newspapers  —  Yahoo appears to be getting ready to produce local websites filled with original content that could compete with newspapers, posing a particular challenge to the hundreds of publishers who now sell advertising for the powerful portal.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Antivirus Firm Warns of New Mac OS X Spyware Application  —  Antivirus company Intego today announced that it has discovered a new spyware application capable of infecting computers running Mac OS X. The spyware, known as “OSX/OpinionSpy”, is downloaded and installed on users' computers via …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe reveals magazine iPad-izer software  —  The Flash Player may be banned from the iPad, but that's not keeping Adobe Systems from other efforts to leave its mark on the Apple devices.  The latest development: new viewer software announced Monday that lets publishers create splashy digital versions of their magazines.
Nick / Rough Type:
Experiments in delinkification  —  A few years back, my friend Steve Gillmor, the long-time technology writer and blogger, went on a crusade against the hyperlink.  He stopped putting links into his posts and other online writings.  I could never quite understand his motivation, and the whole effort struck me as quixotic and silly.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
FCC Says 4 Out of 5 U.S. Users Don't Know How Fast Their Broadband Is  —  The Federal Communications Commission said June 1 80 percent of 3,005 broadband users surveyed in the United States do not know how fast their broadband connection is.  The survey is geared to help fulfill a goal …
Raffi Khatchadourian / New Yorker:
NO SECRETS  —  Julian Assange's mission for total transparency.  —  The house on Grettisgata Street, in Reykjavik, is a century old, small and white, situated just a few streets from the North Atlantic.  The shifting northerly winds can suddenly bring ice and snow to the city, even in springtime …
Discussion: Threat Level and PE Hub Blog
Ryan King / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Announcing Snowflake  —  A while back to we announced on our API developers list that we would change the way we generate unique ID numbers for tweets.  —  While we're not quite ready to make this change, we've been hard at work on Snowflake which is the internal service to generate these ids.
Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Users Watched 30.3 Billion Videos In April; Vevo Viewership Spikes  —  The U.S. comScore video metrix stats are out today, with the number of video viewers dipping slightly during the month of April.  According to the web metrics company, 178 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Google Sued For Click Fraud For First Time In Five Years  —  A Seattle locksmith has sued Google for click fraud for allegedly charging the company for clicks on paid-search ads that it believes were made by a competitor.  —  In a complaint filed in Kings County state court last week …
 
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Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
Team YouTube Gets More Support: Creators File Amicus Brief
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
British forensic audio analysis tool has been passively monitoring …
Discussion: The Register
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
With Leanback, YouTube Could be the First Big Beneficiary of Google TV
AndroidGuys:
EXCLUSIVE: First Look at HTC Aria?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt And Founder Collective Giiv Mobile-Gifting Startup $3.35 Million
Discussion: VatorNews, Digits, GigaOM, mocoNews and Pulse2
Steve Rosenbaum / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Video Universe Is Massive (GOOG)
Thanks:bobcaswell
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox to Get Official Browser Sync: Weave Graduates from Mozilla Labs
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Zipcar fuels up for an IPO
Discussion: TechFlash, DealBook and Mashable!
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Internet TV Box revealed by the FCC as Google TV device?
Discussion: Erictric, Fortune, SlashGear and Electricpig
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone grew more than Android in May
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Borders To Sell Up To 10 E-Readers In Stores; Adds $120 Libre
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Charges for Skype 2.0 calling on iPhone put off until 2011
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
The Coming Data Explosion
Discussion: MediaPost and The Praized Blog
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet:
More alleged iPhone 4/HD parts surface (videos)