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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 …
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 …
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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight
Discussion: PC World, Computerworld and ZDNet, Thanks:rawmeet
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Borders To Sell Up To 10 E-Readers In Stores; Adds $120 Libre  —  Running well behind aggressive rival Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) on the digital front, Borders is now in the midst of a big catch-up push.  The struggling bookstore chain, which has had Sony (NYSE: SNE) kiosks for years …
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
AndroidGuys:
EXCLUSIVE: First Look at HTC Aria?  —  One of tipsters just passed along a few screen shots for an HTC device headed for AT&T. They have been pretty solid in the past so we're inclined to believe them this time around.  Here's what they knows about the device from their brief experience with it.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt And Founder Collective Giiv Mobile-Gifting Startup $3.35 Million  —  Mobile gifting startup Giiv raised $3.35 million in a series A round announced today.  Investors included Google CEO Eric Schmidt (through his personal seed fund TomorrowVentures), Saban Ventures, Founder Collective, and SK Telecom Ventures.
Discussion: VatorNews, GigaOM, Digits, mocoNews and Pulse2
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 …
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 …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Charges for Skype 2.0 calling on iPhone put off until 2011  —  When Skype 2.0 for the iPhone was released, our first reaction was: “It supports free calling over 3G, hooray!”  That was, of course, followed quickly by: “It's only free until August, boo!”  However, there's some slightly …
 
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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
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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
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Zipcar fuels up for an IPO
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Internet TV Box revealed by the FCC as Google TV device?
Discussion: Erictric, SlashGear, Fortune and Electricpig
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone grew more than Android in May
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
The Coming Data Explosion
Discussion: MediaPost and The Praized Blog
Kontra / counternotions:
Corporations and Hypocrisy: Inconvenient truths about Google
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:rawmeet
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet:
More alleged iPhone 4/HD parts surface (videos)