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1:20 AM ET, June 5, 2007

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Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
A New Pricing Model Rolls Out Today  —  A New Pricing Model Rolls Out Today  —  Your Click Charges to be Based on Quality of Traffic  —  Yahoo! Search Marketing is rolling out a new feature that we think will help enhance the quality, potentially reduce the cost and increase the value of traffic to you, our advertisers.
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Yahoo! Opens Access to Search Marketing Platform APIs  —  Dedicated third-party partner services and free, open access to Yahoo!'s "Panama" advertising platform technology will drive further growth and innovation in digital advertising  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 4, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall …
Stephen Bryant / eWEEK.com:
Yahoo Opens Panama to Developers
Discussion: Neowin.net
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Florida defendant goes after RIAA for fraud, conspiracy, and extortion  —  As the RIAA has continued its legal assault on file-sharing, defendants are responding with what amount to boilerplate defenses and counterclaims against the RIAA's allegations of copyright infringement.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA throws in the towel in Atlantic v. Andersen  —  One of the most notorious file-sharing cases is drawing to a close.  Both parties in Atlantic v. Andersen have agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, which means that Tanya Andersen is the prevailing party and can attempt to recover attorneys fees.
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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Search is history, says Yahoo!  —  The company says personalisation is now more important than search, in what some have seen as an admission that it can't compete with Google  —  Yahoo!, one of the two names most synonymous with search on the internet, has surprised Silicon Valley by suggesting …
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo!: The Web's Future Is Not In Search  —  At the Next Web conference in Amsterdam over the weekend, Tapan Bhat, the Yahoo! vice president of Front Doors, told attendees that search would not dominate the web in the future.  "The future of the web is about personalization.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Scribd Banks $3.5 Million from Redpoint  —  Scribd, dubbed the "YouTube for Documents," was the dark horse of their Y Combinator class, but the social document site now gives its critics pause to think.  —  Since launching, traffic to the site scaled quickly to 75-10,000 uniques per …
The Smoking Gun:
Google As Terror Tool?  —  One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility.  In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below …
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Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Major Xbox announcement coming tomorrow?  —  Word on the street (that is, Gamertag Radio) is that a major Xbox announcement is dropping tomorrow, set to coincide with the final round of the Pac-Man World Championship.  Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg dropped the hint via an instant message session with GTR's Godfree.
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Robert Levine / New York Times:
Warner Group in Deal to Offer Free Music via Internet Site  —  Major labels have fought several legal battles to try to keep fans from listening to music without paying for it.  Now one label, the Warner Music Group, has made a deal with an Internet start-up, Lala.com, that will allow anyone …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Major Relaunch For Ask: Ask3D  —  Forget the advertising campaign debacle: There is some real news about Ask.com tonight.  —  The search engine, which is currently the fourth most used search service, is publicly re-launching tonight around 9 PM PST.  You won't see this when visiting the site …
McAfee SiteAdvisor:
The State of Search Engine Safety … Key Findings  —  Overall, 4.0% of search results link to risky Web sites, which marks an improvement from 5.0% in May 2006.  Dangerous sites are found in search results of all 5 of the top US search engines (representing 93% of all search engine use).
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
After deal with AT&T, Clearwire can reach 223 million people with WiMAX  —  Wireless ISP Clearwire has announced that it has completed the purchase of much of the 2.5GHz spectrum previously owned or controlled by AT&T. Located primarily in the southeastern US, the spectrum was owned …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Kawasaki: How I wasted $12,107 on Truemors  —  I don't want to be mean, but I just can't help myself.  I know Guy Kawasaki is a legend for his marketing work with Apple, and a lot of people find his blog to be very useful — despite what appears to be an addiction to the age-old cliche of the "Top 10 Reasons Why..." style of blog post.
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Nintendo's Wii Widens Lead Over Sony's PS3 in Japan in May  —  Nintendo Co., the world's third- biggest maker of video-game players, widened its lead in Japan last month after its Wii consoles and DS portable players outsold products from Sony Corp., a research firm said.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Dell XPS m1330 performance ultraportable revealed  —  We've got the scoop on some early marketing materials / renders for Dell XPS m1330, and we have to say, this is as impressed as we've ever been with a Dell laptop.  Check it out:  — 13.3-inch screen, configurable with LED backlight!
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Lala to open DRM-free digital music store with free streaming access to songs
Kent German / CNET News.com:
What the iPhone commercials tell us
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Indie Supporter Blip Raises Funding
Jennifer Netherby / Video Business Online:
Windows test benefits sell-through, VOD
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Eric Kintz / The Marketing Excellence blog:
Home Page, Landing Pages and HP Blogs: Are We Hiding in Plain Sight?
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Ex-Cisco Executive to Lead Joost, Internet TV Provider
Dan O'Halloran / WOW Insider:
Starcraft 2 beta keys for all Blizzcon visitors?
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Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Brushed Metal iMacs Dropping at WWDC
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David Meyer / CNET News.com:
HP says no to Intel's Turbo Memory
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Zune Insider:
And Now a Correct Translation  —  Our buddies at 'rama point …
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Valve hardware survey shows gamers yet to embrace Vista
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Finjan's Latest Web Security Trends Report Reveals New Genre of Evasive Attacks
BBC:
Europe online '24 hours a month'
Discussion: Neowin.net
TVWeek Blog:
Hearst-Argyle, Where Are You on YouTube?  —  So local TV stations …
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