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12:35 PM ET, June 2, 2011

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Julie Larson-Green / Microsoft:
Previewing ‘Windows 8’  —  REDMOND, Wash. - June 1, 2011 - Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time.  Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface.
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Making Sense of Our First Look at Windows 8  —  On Wednesday, Microsoft offered the first glimpse of Windows 8, a sneak peek that reveals much about both the influences and the strategic goals of the major overhaul of Microsoft's 25-year-old operating system.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft reveals ARM-powered Windows 8 prototypes (eyes-on)  —  Remember how Microsoft unveiled that whole “Windows 8” thing earlier today?  It's back for more: Here at Computex 2011 in Taipei, prototype ARM-based Windows 8 slates and smartbooks are coming out of the woodwork.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad  —  The new Windows 8 touch-based UI, revealed earlier today at the D9 Conference, looks good.  It's clearly drawn from the same inspiration as Windows Phone 7, and shows some seriously innovative UI thinking.
Eric Grosse / The Official Google Blog:
Ensuring your information is safe online  —  The Internet has been an amazing force for good in the world—opening up communications, boosting economic growth and promoting free expression.  But like all technologies, it can also be used for bad things.  Today, despite the efforts …
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Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Google attack: blaming China ‘unacceptable’  —  Google's claims that a concerted Chinese campaign to hack in to the personal email accounts of senior US government officials and Chinese activists have been condemned as “unacceptable” by Beijing.  —  The search giant said it had traced a so-called “spear phishing” bid to Jinan, China.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
“Grandpa” Andreessen Says We Live in Dang Exciting Times  —  Marc Andreessen has been a venture capitalist for two years, and just scored his first big win: Selling Skype to Microsoft for $8.5 billion.  His firm's aggressive investment strategy, in both early and late-stage companies, has put Sand Hill Road on notice.
Discussion: Digital Trends, AllThingsD and @wsjtech
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Let's Not Get Too Cocky About The Blubble
Discussion: SAI
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Marc Andreessen Says There's No Bubble. But He's Happy if You Think There Is.
Grace Chen / PlayStation Blog:
PlayStation Store is Available and Updated Now  —  The PlayStation Store is back online and thank you everyone for your patience.  You will notice a huge lineup of new downloadable games, demos, add-on content, themes, avatars and videos.  Also, PlayStation Plus has been updated with new full game trials …
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes on sale next week in New York City with Honeycomb 3.1 (update: pre-orders for Verizon LTE models start same day)  —  Admit it, you've been a tad jealous of those who received a special edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Google I/O last month, even if they are running now outdated Honeycomb 3.0.
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99
Discussion: Engadget and Tools
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Stephen Elop's Nokia Adventure  —  Market share dwindling, stock cratering, persistent takeover talk.  How the CEO is trying to lead Nokia past its epic fail  —  On a slushy morning in early March, Stephen Elop, a Canadian executive who built his résumé at U.S. technology companies …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
New Apple antivirus signatures bypassed within hours by malware authors [Update]  —  Update June 1, 6:00AM PDT: The bad guys have wasted no time.  Hours after Apple released this update and the initial set of definitions, a new variation of Mac Defender is in the wild.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOm:
TI's New Chip Ready for Smartphones, Tablets, Even Windows Laptops  —  Texas Instruments today announced a new chip for mobile devices that boasts an 80 percent boost in web browsing performance along with 2.5 times better graphics.  The OMAP4470 processor improves upon the current TI chips …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Foxconn's iPad Plant Reopens  —  Foxconn's plant in Chengdu, China, has resumed operations following an explosion that killed three employees last month.  The company has concluded its investigation into the incident, though it has not yet released its results.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Takes Control of iCloud.com  —  Apple has taken ownership of the domain iCloud.com.  The domain was believed to have been sold to Apple for a price tag of $4.5 million.  Prior to today, the whois domain registration listed Xcerion as the owner.  —  This change in domain registration …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
UberMedia raises another $5.6M, denies plans to challenge Twitter  —  The landscape for Twitter applications may be changing, but that hasn't scared investors away from UberMedia, the owner of apps like UberSocial, Echofon, and Twidroyd.  The Pasadena, Calif. company just announced that it has raised $5.6 million in new funding.
Discussion: SAI, alarm:clock and TechCrunch
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon enters the daily deals space with AmazonLocal  —  Online retail giant Amazon has become the latest company to move into the daily deals space with the launch of AmazonLocal, an online marketplace that will allow its customers to buy vouchers or deals that can be redeemed against goods …
Discussion: TechFlash, Gizmodo, SAI and @fredericl, Thanks:jfalconer
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Says There's Even More Fraud in Paul Ceglia's Past  —  Facebook goes on the offensive to protect its founder from a man it says is a scammer  —  When Facebook called Paul Ceglia — the man who claims to have a contract with Mark Zuckerberg for half of Facebook — an “inveterate scam artist …
Discussion: Bits, L.A. Times Tech Blog and Reuters
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
AirPort devices out of stock in many Apple Stores, refresh imminent?  —  We've received reports from several Apple Stores across the US stating that some AirPort devices are either low in stock or out of stock altogether.  —  A reader let us know that all of the Apple Stores in his area …
Associated Press:
Sharing Netflix password may soon be a crime in TN  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.
Discussion: CNET News, SAI, Gizmodo and Digital Trends
Kevin May / Tnooz:
Airbnb admits rogue sales team used Craigslist for stealthy property drive  —  Apartment rental service Airbnb has confirmed salespeople made unsolicited approaches to property owners on classified listings service Craigslist.  —  An unknown number of salespeople contracted to the company …
Discussion: TechCrunch, SAI and VentureBeat
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
.CO domain tops 1M registrations, draws Amazon, Twitter  —  IDG News Service - The registry operator for the .CO top-level domain, .CO Internet SAS, has exceeded 1 million domain name registrations, a significant milestone for the company in its efforts to position the domain as a safe …
Discussion: VatorNews
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm Says Snapdragon Chip to Appear in 250 More Devices  —  Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) Chief Executive Officer Paul Jacobs said that 250 devices based on the company's Snapdragon processor are in the works, part of a push to extend its dominance beyond radio chips.
Discussion: SlashGear, Engadget and CNET News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
New Twitter Search Is Nice, But Still Needs Work  —  If you were to list the things that Twitter has badly needed for some time now — including support for photo sharing, which it launched Wednesday in partnership with Photobucket — comprehensive search would have to be pretty high on that list.
 
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft joins patent review group to avoid costly litigation
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Reuters:
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Jack Dorsey Is “The James Franco of the Internet”
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on Google, Clones and Hubris–But Not on an IPO
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