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3:20 AM ET, June 13, 2007

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Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Shareholders Approve Board With Low Majority  —  Shareholders in Yahoo Inc. voted in favor of the Internet company's slate of directors.  But with only 66% of votes in favor of the slate, it appeared that recent calls to rebuke board members responsible for approving generous pay packages …
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo's Semel Faces the Music
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:   Dissident Shareholders Send Message to Yahoo
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Hadi Partovi / iLike Team Blog:
Holy cow... 6mm users and growing 300k/day!  —  First the big news: iLike now has 6 million users, and adding another million every few days!  We believe this makes us the Web's fastest-growing music service (see today's press release).  —  The most amazing part is our overnight success on Facebook.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Apple to sell music through UK Bebo network  —  Apple is tapping into the popularity of social networking sites, as it announces a deal on Wednesday to embed its iTunes internet music download service into the Bebo website.  —  From Wednesday, Bebo's 8.8m users in the UK and Ireland …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   Apple Will Sell Music Through Bebo in UK, Ireland; First iTunes …
Barry Schnitt / Google:
Intel and Google Join with Dell, EDS, EPA, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, PG&E, World Wildlife Fund and Others to Launch Climate Savers Computing Initiative  —  Broad effort organized to drive energy-efficient computing; goal to save $5.5 billion in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 54 million tons per year*
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Backs Green Computing, too
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
BioWare Adapts Complex Event Processing To Online Gaming World  —  BioWare is using StreamBase's Stream Processing Engine, which is able to analyze up to 350,000 messages per second, for tracking players' actions and movements.  —  Complex event processing, a new technology …
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
You Asked For it, You Got It.  New Features Added to Google Analytics  —  Since releasing the new Google Analytics, we've received repeated requests for specific features.  We felt strongly that these features deserved to be incorporated into the product immediately so, as of today …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Tips for landing an iPhone  —  We at CNET News.com dialed up 75 Apple and AT&T retail stores this week in hopes of dislodging some secrets to landing—or, although it seemed forbidden in most cases, even reserving—a coveted iPhone.  —  The verdict?  No one's really sure how the scheduled June 29 launch …
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CNET News.com:
Google party at eBay event will protest Checkout ban  —  blog A Google-sponsored protest will be held at a Revolutionary War meeting place to promote Google Checkout as a option for eBay sellers.  —  Swedish court upholds file-sharing conviction  —  Appeals court backs verdict that fined …
Michael Calore / Compiler:
Wired News Benchmarks Show Safari 3 Is Slower Than IE 7, Firefox  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs touted Safari 3's speed as one of its most appealing features.  But in tests by Wired News, the first public beta of Safari for Windows is actually slower than both Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 when accessing Ajax-intensive web applications.
Discussion: Asa Dotzler and digg
Joel on Software:
Font smoothing, anti-aliasing, and sub-pixel rendering  —  Apple and Microsoft have always disagreed in how to display fonts on computer displays.  Today, both companies are using sub-pixel rendering to coax sharper-looking fonts out of typical low resolution screens.  Where they differ is in philosophy.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft, WinExtra and digg
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Microsoft Versus Google: Apple Wins  —  Who's winning the slap fight between Microsoft and Google?  Perhaps Apple.  —  First, a recap.  After software giant Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) complained about search kingpin Google's (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) …
Dennis McLellan / Los Angeles Times:
'Mr. Wizard' dies at 89  —  Don Herbert, who explained the wonderful world of science to young baby boomers on television in the 1950s and '60s as "Mr. Wizard" and did the same for a later generation of youngsters on the Nickelodeon cable TV channel in the 1980s, died today.  He was 89.
Discussion: digg
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Apple Clarifies Status of ZFS File System In Mac OS  —  Apple has included a read-only version ZFS in Leopard as a future file system option for high-end storage systems.  —  Apple now says that the ZFS file system will be available in the forthcoming Mac operating system, sort of.
Josh / Redeye VC:
In and Out...  Some portfolio company news today.  —  First, today we announced our investment in OpenAds, the developer of the leading free, open source adserving platform.  Already used by more than 20,000 publishers across 140 countries in 20 languages, Openads powers more publishers than all competing solutions combined.
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
Jesse James Garrett Sees Adobe AIR as Another Boost For Web Apps  —  One of Web 2.0's founding fathers says the divide between browser-based and desktop applications is quickly disappearing.  —  Adaptive Path president Jesse James Garrett, the man who coined the term "Ajax," …
Discussion: JD on EP and Ryan Stewart
GameSpot:
Square Enix CEO: 360, PS3 too complex  —  Talking up the DS and Wii, Yoichi Wada believes that the two next-gen consoles are 'over-engineered' and 'mismatched' to gamers' needs.  —  Square Enix dropped the bombshell in December that the latest in its Dragon Quest role-playing game series …
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Plugs 15 Security Holes
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John Markoff / New York Times:
That iPhone Is Missing a Keyboard*
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Google to Reduce History of Personal Searches
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Creator 2.0 Launches
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Blog:
Release Candidate goes live!
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
YouTube to test video fingerprint tool
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Rolling Your Own Online Office
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Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Apps That Should've Been in Leopard
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
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