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Loaded: Windows 8 gets a touch demo

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Loaded: Windows 8 gets a touch demo

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Twitter starts its own photo-sharing service, Google launches the +1 button to share pages socially, and Microsoft unveils the touch-capable Windows 8 operating system at the D9 conference.

-It's Thursday, June 2nd, I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded. At the D9 conference, Microsoft gave an early demo of the next version of its flagship operating system, Windows 8. The new software borrows heavily from the look and feel of Windows Phone 7 and yes it has native touch capability. The new user interface extends the tiles metaphor and development is based on HTML 5. While the company did not speak directly about an app store, its existence was confirmed in the demo. Twitter was rumored to be launching its own photo sharing service and also at D9, the company confirmed it will be rolling out such a service over the next few weeks. The feature will allow users to directly upload photos in Twitter's website and clients and the photos themselves will be hosted on Photobucket. Sony has slowly been bringing the PlayStation network back online and last night they finally restored the PlayStation store. Owners of the PS3 will finally be able to buy games and movies and download other content and also Music Unlimited by Qriocity and PlayStation Plus are back online. Customer though in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea will still have to wait. Google says it has detected and disrupted a plan to gain access to hundreds of gmail accounts from China. The fishing attack targeted American government officials, political activists, journalists, and military personnel. Google says it has notified those affected users and encourages other users to take more security precautions. In more Google news, the [unk] has relaunched it social efforts with the presence of the +1 button. The +1 button lets the user recommend websites to those inside their social circle. You'll notice the new button in Google's search results, the Android Market, Blogger.com, and Youtube. Websites themselves can also add the new button. Finally, in more button news, LinkedIn says it will be launching a new button that lets job seekers apply for a new job straight from their LinkedIn accounts. It's called the apply with LinkedIn button and it will let users edit their profiles before sending it along to potential employers. While not quite as sexy as new buttons on the net, it's certainly a boon to job seekers and employers and many are saying it helps confirm the company's [unk], IPO a few weeks ago. Those are you headlines for today. I'm Wilson Tang for CNET.com and you've just been loaded.

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