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5:05 AM ET, June 5, 2010

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Yusuf Mehdi / Search Blog:
A Farewell to Bing cashback  —  One of the principles we have here at Bing is to constantly experiment and learn.  We do this to ensure we are keeping pace with new social and technology trends, and can continue to deliver great value for our customers and advertisers.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Microsoft Discovers That Bribing People To Use Its Search Engine Didn't Work
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Alexia Tsotsis / The Snitch:
Zuckerberg's Bizarre Facebook Insignia Revealed, And What It Means  —  To much media fanfare, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took off his signature hoodie at D8 conference Wednesday, revealing a what looked strange Illuminati-like diagram printed on the blue silk lining.
Jim Lanzone / Clicker Blog:
How Much Video Can You Actually Stream With AT&T's New Data Plans?  —  OK, we're going to tell you the punchline right away.  Run, don't walk, to get your iPad 3G before the end of the weekend.  If want to stream video while on-the-go from sources like Netflix or the ABC Player …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Updated: iPad 3G Shortage Won't Bar Getting Unlimited Data Plan, AT&T Says
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Hey, AT&T! We Want Rollover Bytes
Discussion: PC World and DailyTech
Felix Salmon:
AT&T tries to defend its data pricing
Discussion: CNN, rc3.org and BB Geeks
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
At This Monday's Apple Keynote?  Help Us Liveblog  —  It's no surprise: Apple has not responded to our requests to attend the WWDC keynote on Monday at 10am PST.  But we'll still cover the news.  Want to help?  —  If you're going to the keynote, and want to be a part of the exciting Apple coverage …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   Gizmodo Denied Press Passes for WWDC Keynote
Steven Johnson / stevenberlinjohnson.com:
Is Steve Jobs Repeating His Past Mistakes?  —  One of my very favorite writers, Robert Wright, had an interesting Opinionator post at the NY Times site this week, which revolved around the question of Steve Jobs' alleged lust for power and why he was making the same mistakes with the iPhone …
Discussion: /Message
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Evidence suggests MobileMe will become free  —  It's not a whole lot to go on, but rumors never are.  Recent changes to the Account Type statuses of Apple's MobileMe service is leading many to believe that the cloud-based syncing offering may soon become free.
Discussion: TiPb, BetaNews, PadGadget and Geekword
David Heinemeier Hansson / Signal vs. Noise:
You couldn't pay me to work for Ballmer  —  I'm not going to lie.  I was never a Microsoft fan.  Not even when I was using Windows (that I begrudgingly moved to after the Amiga).  But at least you used to have some awe and respect for the gorilla that was Microsoft.
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Zero-Day Attacks Hitting Flash, Acrobat  —  The mainstream 10.0 generation of Flash are vulnerable to an unpatched vulnerability which is being exploited in the wild according to Adobe.  The 9.x versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat which incorporate 10.0 Flash support are also vulnerable.
Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
Macintosh Project Genesis and History  —  I was recently looking at some of my father's, Jef Raskin old documents and came across his February 16, 1981 memo detailing the genesis of the Macintosh.  It was written in reaction to Steve Jobs taking over managing hardware development.
Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
John Gruber jumps the shark  —  I have been using Macs since February 1984.  From just about the day the Mac was announced I was writing software for it from my college dorm room using one of the school's two $10,000 Apple Lisa computers.  The Lisa was, at that time, the only tool you could use …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Wants HuffPo Badly  —  Yahoo is clearly positioning itself to become a stronger player in the online content game, as evidenced by its recent acquisition of Associated Content.  But we are hearing that the real prize they want is the Huffington Post.  The two companies are currently …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Washington Times:
FTC floats Drudge tax  —  Journalism can reinvent itself without government ‘help’  —  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking ways to “reinvent” journalism, and that's a cause for concern.  According to a May 28 draft proposal, the agency thinks government should be at the center of a media overhaul.
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Quick, Name A Medium With The Reach Of TV, But An Ad Market Smaller Than Outdoor  —  Imagine a medium with the ubiquitous reach of television, but an advertising marketplace half the size of outdoor, and what you might end up with is something that looks like the current state of mobile media.
Discussion: GigaOM
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T officially stops selling iPhone 3G  —  You had a really, really good run iPhone 3G.  We'll miss you. … Anyone excited for the 3GS to probably drop to $99, or will you spring for the new $199/$299 device?  —  Thanks, AT&TFreshNinja!
John D. Sutter / CNN:
With Foursquare's founder, life is a virtual game  —  New York (CNN) — Dennis Crowley was jogging across a New York bridge when he spotted something exciting: a cartoon mushroom, spray-painted on the sidewalk.  —  It looked like something out of Nintendo's “Super Mario Bros.,” which Crowley grew up playing.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 passes XP on Steam, Mac OS X grabs 8% share  —  Four months ago, Windows 7 passed Windows Vista on Steam, the leader of the digital game distribution market, and we predicted that XP was in its crosshairs.  Last month, Windows 7 passed Windows XP, making it the most popular operating system on Steam.
Discussion: Maximum PC, TUAW and Electronista
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Isn't Negotiating A Search Deal, It's Negotiating A Sale To Microsoft (AOL, MSFT, YHOO, GOOG)  —  AOL, which currently outsources search to Google, began negotiating a new search deal last week, CEO Tim Armstrong said yesterday at the D8 Conference out in California.  —  Tim is just being coy.
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Reuters:
AOL shares up on Microsoft bid target talk
Discussion: TechFlash
 
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Americans prefer funny videos to online news
Discussion: Pew Internet and VatorNews
AppleInsider:
iSuppli: Apple was only US PC maker to outgrow market in Q1 2010
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Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Goggles Coming Soon to iPhone
Chris Tribbey / Home Media Magazine:
Blu-ray Rentals Likely $1.50 a Night at Redbox Kiosks
Adam Singer / The Official Posterous Posterous:
Posterous unveils Pages
Discussion: The Blog Herald and The Next Web
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Now You Can Try Out Google Docs Without A Google Account
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
A Facebook privacy scanner that can adjust settings for you
David Feng / techblog86:
China Blocks Foursquare; Too Many People Checking Into Tian'anmen