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3:55 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 …
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.
Alex Howard / digiphile:
On the failure of Quit Facebook Day, Social Utility and Privacy  —  “How to split up the US” by Pete Warden  —  At 10:19 PM EST tonight, the organizers of Quit Facebook Day reported that all of 33,313 people had dropped out of the Facebook universe.  That figure represents a tiny fraction of Facebook's 400 million users.
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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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
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
How to Save the News  —  Plummeting newspaper circulation, disappearing classified ads, “unbundling” of content—the list of what's killing journalism is long.  But high on that list, many would say, is Google, the biggest unbundler of them all.  Now, having helped break the news business …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel debuts new Atom chips for razor-thin netbooks  —  Intel is debuting new members of its Atom family of microprocessors today that can be the brains of everything from low-power laptops to razor-thin netbooks.  —  To show off the new technology at the Computex 2010 trade show in Taiwan …
Discussion: Intel, Engadget and Gizmodo
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Loopt Star Keeps It Simple: Check-Ins, Specials, And Facebook  —  Back in January, we noted that Loopt was sending around a deck to advertisers showing off a new product.  The product was focused on check-in specials (the kind popularized by Foursquare) and was entirely built on top of Facebook's social graph.
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.
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet:
More alleged iPhone 4/HD parts surface (videos)  —  iPhone Portugal has posted videos of alleged iPhone 4/HD sub-frame assemblies that were purchased in China by one of its readers.  The site goes out of its way to state that the parts weren't “stolen or found” but that they were “delivered to us.”
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
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 …
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Expands Yahoo Updates, Tiptoes On Privacy
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Dominant in Japan, Softbank Now Aims at China
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Fanboys Have Arrived. And That's A Good Thing
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: VentureBeat, Erictric and Neowin.net, Thanks:johnhcook
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frosch / New York Times:
When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:markmayhew
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Are Questions The “Future Of Facebook”?
Discussion: MediaMemo and Tnooz
PC World:
Nvidia CEO: Hardware Makers Uniting Behind Android
Discussion: IntoMobile