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Amazon Rolls Out Wheels Store

Amazon.com said today it has launched its Wheels Store featuring over 10,000 wheels and nearly 4 million automotive parts and accessories.

Amazon’s Wheels Store features a wide range of brands including American Racing, Dip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., KMC, Mickey Thompson, Sacchi, Konig and Veloche.

Visitors looking for wheels will be able to use Amazon’s Automotive Part Finder, a search tool that helps them find the wheels to fit their specific year, make and model.

Chrome OS Release Set For “Late Fall”
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Anyone who’s interested in using Google’s first operating system shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to give it a try.  Earlier today, at Computex Tapei, a vice president of product management at Google indicated Chrome OS will launch in "late fall" this year.

Steve Jobs Talks More About Not Supporting Flash
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Steve Jobs starred in the latest episode of the soap opera about Adobe, Apple, and the future of Flash. He appeared at the All Things Digital  D8 Conference, discussing a variety of topics, but of course the subject of Flash came up.

comScore: Google Makes More Gains In Video
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Last month, the yet-to-launch Google TV did quite well for itself, grabbing a whole lot of headlines and getting all sorts of people excited.  And although this observation may not seem as timely, it turns out that Google’s existing video properties did well for themselves in April, winning an additional 1.4 percent of market share according to new comScore data.

YouTube Celebrates Internet Safety Month
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Today marks the start of Internet Safety Month, and even if that’s not the sort of thing many calendars will mention (this also happens to be International Children’s Day and Samoa’s Independence Day), visitors to YouTube will be made aware of the occasion.  YouTube’s celebrating the month on its homepage.

People Not So Eager to Quit Facebook After All?
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Yesterday was not only Memorial Day, but "Quit Facebook Day" as well – at least according to QuitFacebookDay.com and its highly-publicized initiative to get people to band together and leave the popular social network. That day has come and gone, and while it did manage to get 34,424 to quit (allegedly), it has pretty much been deemed a failure. Despite all the hoopla around Facebook quitting and privacy concerns, it appears that people are just not ready to part with their profiles, as they have become too big a part of their lives.

Majority Of Americans Don

The majority (80%) of broadband users in the United States do not know the speed of their broadband connection, according to a new survey released today by the Federal Communications Commission.

"Speed matters. The more broadband subscribers know about what speeds they need and what speeds they get, the more they can make the market work and push faster speeds over broadband networks," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Majority Of Americans Don

The majority (80%) of broadband users in the United States do not know the speed of their broadband connection, according to a new survey released today by the Federal Communications Commission.

"Speed matters. The more broadband subscribers know about what speeds they need and what speeds they get, the more they can make the market work and push faster speeds over broadband networks," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Majority Of Americans Don

The majority (80%) of broadband users in the United States do not know the speed of their broadband connection, according to a new survey released today by the Federal Communications Commission.

"Speed matters. The more broadband subscribers know about what speeds they need and what speeds they get, the more they can make the market work and push faster speeds over broadband networks," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Majority Of Americans Don
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The majority (80%) of broadband users in the United States do not know the speed of their broadband connection, according to a new survey released today by the Federal Communications Commission.

"Speed matters. The more broadband subscribers know about what speeds they need and what speeds they get, the more they can make the market work and push faster speeds over broadband networks," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Google Releases Savings Calculator Tool to Push Google Apps

As Google continues its push to get businesses using Google Apps, the company has now introduced the "Go Google Cloud Calculator". This is a tool that lets you enter your company’s name, tell it how many employees you have, and gives you Google’s estimates for how much money you could save, how much more productive you will be, how much more storage you will get, how many hours you will save, etc.

Yahoo Updates Set To Get More Social
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There’s good news and more good news for Yahoo fans this week: the company is preparing to upgrade one of its social offerings in a significant way, and while doing so, is trying very hard not to repeat the privacy-related mistakes that Google and Facebook have made in recent months.

Barnes & Noble Launches Online Storytime For Kids
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Barnes & Noble has introduced "Online Storytime," a new monthly program featuring well-known authors and celebrities reading picture books for children ages two through six.

Each Online Storytime features pan-and-scan filming of the picture book with the author or celebrity narrating.

Apple iPad Tops 2 Million In Sales
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Apple said Monday iPad sales have surpassed 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 this past Friday. iPad is set to launch in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.

"Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.

Life Of The YouTube Video Is Shortening
CEO Of Nvidia Gives Android Strong Endorsement
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The cofounder, president, and CEO of Nvidia is confident that Android will take over the tablet PC market.  At Computex Tapei, Jen-Hsun Huang lavished praise on the operating system, indicating that competitors just can’t keep up.

MySpace Music Needs To Keep User Interest

"MySpace Music profiles remain the simplest, fastest way to check out a new band", argues Ray Padget on Mashable. That’s a matter of opinion, but there’s no denying that MySpace is still a powerful player in the music space. So the big question may really be, can MySpace Music survive the wider MySpace decline?

IE6 Falls Below 5% Usage in US, Europe, Still Beating Chrome
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Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have taken up a good deal of the web browser headlines in recent memory. Google showcased its much-publicized speed tests for Chrome (even parodied by Opera), then launched a stable version for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

What Can We Learn From Silly Bandz?
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Google Asks In-House Financial Experts To Grow War Chest

When Google distributed its first-quarter earnings report, many people were struck by one particular fact: the search giant had $26.5 billion in "cash, cash equivalents, and short-term marketable securities" as of March 31st.  But Google’s going out of its way to make sure that money doesn’t just collect dust in a vault.

Is This Google Algorithm Update Costing You?
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High rankings in Google search results are coveted by nearly all webmasters, but Google is constantly making changes to keep them on their toes. Actually, Google is said to make roughly one change per day.

One recent change in particular, however, has gotten some webmasters riled up. It’s being referred to as "Mayday," and some claim it is costing them money.

Extreme Gamers Spend 48 Hours Per Week Gaming
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Extreme gamers, which represent 4 percent of the total U.S. gaming population, spend 48.5 hours a week playing games, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

 Overall, U.S. gamers spend 13 hours per week playing games, up from 12.3 hours in 2009.

Will Google Buzz Find Mainstream Appeal?
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Google is starting to make some significant moves that may give Google Buzz a significant boost. For example, this week, a "Reshare" button was announced. This is essentially Google’s version of the retweet. If you follow a Buzz user who posts an interesting update, you can hit the "reshare" button (down with the comment, like, and email buttons) to repost that post to your own Buzz stream.

Google Wave Turns One
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Exactly one year ago today, a product that was supposed to represent a new and innovative means of communication debuted at Google I/O.  Now, Google’s celebrating Wave’s first birthday by trying to convince a few more people to give the tech a chance.

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