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10:25 PM ET, June 8, 2010

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Carrie Grimes / The Official Google Blog:
Our new search index: Caffeine  —  Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine.  Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered.
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Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Google's New Indexing Infrastructure “Caffeine” Now Live  —  Google first mentioned their new indexing infrastructure, Caffeine, back in August 2009 in order to solicit feedback, then launched it at one data center in November.  Finally, it's live everywhere.
Discussion: The Seattle Times
Sean Garrett / Twitter Blog:
Links and Twitter: Length Shouldn't Matter  —  Since early March, we have been routing links within Direct Messages through our link service to detect, intercept, and prevent the spread of malware, phishing, and other dangers.  Any link shared in a Direct Message has been wrapped with a twt.tl URL.
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter starts scaling up its own link shortener.  Watch out bit.ly.  —  Twitter will roll out its own link shortener, ‘t.co,’ for all web content shared through the network in yet another move that could threaten certain startups in its ecosystem.  —  Link shorteners compress …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
An Android User's Take On Yesterday's iPhone News  —  Yesterday's Apple keynote was, I think more than ever, a testament to Steve Jobs's presentation skills.  Faced with an audience that had already seen the grand finale, he still had no trouble evoking plenty of gleeful gasps and applause.
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Apple:
Apple WWDC 2010 Keynote Address  —  Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduce the new iPhone 4.  See the video-on-demand event right here, exclusively in QuickTime and and MPEG-4.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
How Apple Tricks You  —  Steve Jobs has already been busted for exaggerating the resolution of a new iPhone screen the Apple CEO unveiled yesterday.  It's only the latest in a series of misleading videos, pictures and claims designed to part you and your money.
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Jobs has lofty goal for FaceTime video chat with an open standard  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs bit off a lot when he vowed to make FaceTime video calling an open industry software standard and that Apple will ship tens of millions of FaceTime connected devices in 2010.
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:   iPhone 4: Apple raises the bar; AT&T pushes it back down
Brad Stone / Bits:
Times Company Objects to News-Reader App  —  Last week I wrote about the Pulse News Reader, a popular iPad application developed by two students at the Stanford Institute of Design that collects and presents articles from Web sites of news organizations like The New York Times.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Makes Good On Steve Jobs' Promise, Invites Other Advertisers.  But What About Google's AdMob?  —  Last week, Steve Jobs promised that his iPhone and iPads would be open to outside ad networks.  Yesterday Apple made good on his promise, by changing the terms of its developer agreement.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Updated Applications Disappearing from Android Market  —  This is one headline Google doesn't want to see this morning.  Less than 24 hours after Apple introduced its latest and greatest creation, the iPhone 4, at its conference for Apple developers, a small, but growing group of Android developers …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Hello iPad, goodbye netbook  —  Morgan Stanley sees the tablet reshaping the PC market, raises its Apple target price to $332  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Morgan Stanley  —  As if Steve Jobs wasn't getting enough attention after his iPhone 4 keynote Monday, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty issued …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Twitpic Launches Face Tagging  —  Just one week after announcing Events grouping for photos, Twitpic is rolling out Face Tagging.  —  Just as you do on Facebook, you can now tag images of you and your friends and acquaintances on Twitpic.  Below the image in question, just click the blue link reading “Add/Edit Faces.”
Discussion: Fast Company and Maximum PC
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Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
How Twitpic Face Tagging Does & Does Not Work (Yet)
Discussion: Twitpic Blog and L.A. Times Tech Blog, Thanks:chcameron
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Muglia on Google, Azure, and the future of Windows Server  —  Although he's presided over the expansion of Microsoft's server business, Bob Muglia is ready to help companies move away from that same server software.  —  Well, he is at least as long as those businesses are moving …
Hibah Yousuf / CNNMoney.com:
BP buys Google, Yahoo oil spill search terms  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — As BP continues to try to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the energy giant is also dealing with a public relations nightmare.  —  That's why the company is snapping up search phrases like “oil spill” …
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Hulu plans to charge, expand to devices: sources  —  (Reuters) - Free video website Hulu plans to soon begin charging customers and is looking to expand its content to consumer devices like the Xbox and iPad, according to two sources, as the site's media owners experiment with platforms beyond an ad-supported TV model.
Discussion: Electronista and CrunchGear
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
HTC EVO 4G sold out across the country  —  You snooze, you lose.  That's exactly what thousands of EVO 4G hopefuls are learning today as the smartphone that smashed Sprint sales records has gone out of stock across the country.  So what can we learn from all of this?
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Google, Bing ranking practices ‘remarkably similar’ under hood  —  As the SMX Advanced conference got underway in Seattle this morning, one thing was abundantly clear: Microsoft Bing is on the minds of the search industry more than ever, thanks to its deal to take over Yahoo's underlying search engine …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TiVo Loses USPTO Ruling On Software Claims In DVR Patent  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today issued a “final office action” which maintained its rejection of software claims In TiVo's (TIVO) DVR patent.  The ruling triggered statements from both TiVo and from DISH Network (DISH) …
Michael Wolff / Newser:
The Last Mogul: Has Steve Jobs Won?  —  The age of Steve Jobs is, to say the least, unexpected.  Windows knocked him off the main stage for 10 years; then the Internet seemed to sideline him; not to mention that serious business people (along with many others) thought he was nutty …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Costolo: Twitter Now Has 190 Million Users Tweeting 65 Million Times A Day  —  Twitter COO Dick Costolo offered some updated stats at the Conversational Media Summit today in New York City.  Twitter is now attracting 190 million visitors per month and generating 65 million Tweets a day.
Reuters:
iPhone maker Foxconn seeks price hikes to offset wages  —  (Reuters) - iPhone maker Foxconn International Holdings said it will seek higher prices from its clients to help offset wage hikes at a plant in southern China that has been hit by a series of suicides.
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Lorraine Luk / China Real Time Report:
Hon Hai Fallout Could Include Relocations
Discussion: Fast Company
 
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Office 2011 for Mac will be 32-bit only
Discussion: Mac Mojo and PC World
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Android's Acne Problem: Or Why You Should Stick to the Google Phone
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Is Getting Better At Turning IE Into Chrome As Chrome Frame Goes Beta
Jacob Brody / VentureBeat:
Dude newsletter Thrillist moves from email to iPhone with new app
Discussion: AppScout and mocoNews
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Messenger Social: Building the Ultimate Social Dashboard for Staying …
Bill Howard / Gearlog:
2TB Hard Drives Crack the $100 Barrier
Discussion: I4U News
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Amtrak to take free onboard WiFi nationwide
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes on Competition From Apple, Netflix, Nintendo, and Redbox
Discussion: The Next Web and Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
How-to: check your iPhone 4 upgrade eligibility
Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to be porn-free zone
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Books of The Times: ‘The Facebook Effect’ by David Kirkpatrick
Thanks:beet_tv