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2:35 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
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook, Zuckerberg say ownership contract forged  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said an alleged contract and emails that a New York man says entitle him to a huge stake in the social networking website are “forgeries.”  —  In a filing in the U.S. District Court …
Discussion: Inquirer, Neowin.net and @jason
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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jealous of those who received a special edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Google I/O last month, even if they are running now outdated Honeycomb 3.0.
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Reuters:
U.S. probes Google's serious China hacking allegation  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc's allegations that hackers, probably from China, sought to access the Gmail accounts of senior U.S. officials are very serious and the U.S. government is investigating them, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and Telegraph
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Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
YouTube and Creative Commons: raising the bar on user creativity  —  Have you ever been in the process of creating a video and just needed that one perfect clip to make it pop?  Maybe you were creating your own music video and needed an aerial video of Los Angeles at night to spice it up.
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
More on Apple's Airport/Time Capsule and a possible refresh  —  We've been tracking Time Capsule/Airport shortages reported earlier for about a week.  Our sources noted that Airport Express has been plentiful but supplies of TimeCapsule and Airport Extreme have been tightening globally the way products usually do before a refresh.
Discussion: MacRumors, MacNN and MacStories
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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.
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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 …
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: Gizmodo, TechFlash, @fredericl, Disruptors and SAI, Thanks:jfalconer
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Adobe CEO: The Flash Argument With Apple Is Over  —  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen says the argument with Apple over supporting its Flash software on the iPad and iPhone devices is over.  “It's an argument that the press likes to continue bringing up,” he said in an on stage conversation with Wall Mossberg at the All Things D conference.
Edecio Martinez / CBS News:
PSN fully restored in US, Europe after hacker attack  —  (CBS/AP) TOKYO - Sony is fully restoring its PlayStation Network in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia after hackers stole customer data and sent services offline in April.  —  The Tokyo-based company said in a statement that services …
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
Schema.org: Google, Bing & Yahoo Unite To Make Search Listings Richer Through Structured Data  —  Today, “in the spirit of sitemaps.org”, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have announced the joint alliance of schema.org.  This alliance provides a common foundation of support for a set of microdata types …
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 …
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.
Sheldon Levine / Sysomos Blog:
How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter  —  Yesterday Twitter revealed that they will be rolling out their very own way to share photos on the microblogging network.  Twitter will now give users a way to upload their pictures straight to Twitter without having to use a third-party service.
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM, App Advice, Apple Headlines and TiPb
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Disney's Iger: New Disney.com Streaming Site to Launch in the Next Year  —  Disney CEO Bob Iger said today at D9 to expect a new Disney.com content site within a year.  —  This “uber network” for the Walt Disney Company will be a home “for people to consume our content directly,” Iger said.
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.
 
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