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10:25 AM ET, June 21, 2007

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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
It's Official: Yahoo Acquires Rivals.com; Not Official But True: It Cost About $100 Million  —  As we were first to report in early April, Yahoo was on the verge of acquiring college sports network Rivals.com.  It took a few months to complete, finally closing after months …
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PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Announces Agreement to Acquire Rivals.com, a Leading College Online Sports Site  —  Acquisition Expands the Editorial and Community Offerings of Yahoo! Sports  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 21, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) …
Associated Press:
HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) Thursday.  DO NOT PUBLISH, BROADCAST OR POST ON THE WEB BEFORE 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) THURSDAY.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It is not the blockbuster that some industry analysts envisioned, but Yahoo Inc. has sealed its first deal under new Chief Executive Jerry Yang.
Discussion: GigaOM, Rev2.org and Download Squad
Jimmy Pitaro / Yodel Anecdotal:
Listen up, (college) sports fans ...
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Buying a High School and College Sports Network
Discussion: VentureBeat
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Acquires Rivals for $100 million
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Two top Google engineers leave — to Benchmark Capital  —  Two more high-level Google engineers have left the Googleplex — this time to join well-known venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.  —  Bret Taylor (left) and Jim Norris (right), two of the masterminds behind Google Maps and several …
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
The Pirate Bay Launches Image Hosting  —  Us pirates know that The Pirate Bay team has been working on several new projects, with one of them becoming a competitor to YouTube.  For now though, we've been blessed with BayImg, a unique image hosting service from TPB.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Launches Uncensored Image Hosting
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Uncensored Free Image Hosting From The Pirate Bay
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Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
CEO: Sony is shifting to recovery mode  —  TOKYO - Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer promised Thursday to shift the struggling electronics giant from recovery to growth and to make the PlayStation 3 a profit driver despite its bungled rollout.  —  But investors at the company's annual shareholder meeting …
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Reuters:
Sony sees 380 new PS3 software titles in 2007/08
Discussion: DailyTech
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Who should buy Yahoo?  Handicapping 5 likely suitors  —  At least Yahoo can't complain this week about Google grabbing all the headlines.  —  While Google has been dishing out the usual morsels of news - tweaks to Google Video, YouTube and Google Office - everyone else can't stop talking about Yahoo.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Marco / Consumerist:
Concessions: AT&T Giving Consumers The Runaround Over Secret $10 DSL  —  AT&T Giving Consumers The Runaround Over Secret $10 DSL  —  AT&T is required to offer a $10 DSL option to those consumers who are in AT&T's 22 state coverage area and who have not previously subscribed to AT&T DSL.
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Steve / How To Split An Atom:
How To Get The AT&T Runaround
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Jim Duffy / Computerworld:
Verizon CEO: Pressure is on AT&T, Apple over iPhone  —  The pressure is on AT&T and Apple to change the industry with iPhone, rather than on competitors to respond to the highly anticipated launch of the wireless device, Verizon's CEO told reporters Wednesday.
Discussion: dslreports.com
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Patrick Seitz / Investor's Business Daily:   For Phone Carriers, Video, Not Voice, Takes Starring Role
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Simple Spark: A Catalog Of Web Applications  —  New York based Simple Spark aims to make finding web applications easy through an extensive catalog of online application sites.  —  Over 3000 web applications are tracked and categorized with screenshots, icons, feeds, reviews and concise summaries.
Discussion: Tech[dot]Blog
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Apple Suck-Up Watch  —  IT'S NOT JUST A NEW KIND OF CELL PHONE, IT'S A CULTURAL WATERSHED!  —  iPhone  —  The press corps' love for all things Apple routinely swells and bursts in a dewy explosion whenever the company readies a new gizmo for sale.  Like the Detroit automakers of yore …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Big Companies, part 1: Turnaround!  —  So you've been hired/promoted/brought out of retirement to become CEO of and turn around your NASDAQ/NYSE/LSE-listed 5,000+ employee software/semiconductor/media company that's recently been getting trounced by competitors …
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Learning From Microsoft's Error, Google Builds a Lobbying Engine  —  When it comes to lobbying, Google does not intend to repeat the mistake that its rival Microsoft made a decade ago.  —  Microsoft was so disdainful of the federal government back then that it had almost no presence in Washington.
Agence France Presse:
'Blog', 'cookie', 'wiki' top list of hated Internet words: poll  —  LONDON (AFP) - "Blog", "netiquette", "cookie" and "wiki" have been voted among the most irritating words spawned by the Internet, according to the results of a poll published Thursday.  — EU body to expand Web search probe, write to Google
Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
New N95 Firmware Coming  —  Seems everything's getting a nice little refresh lately, with the N73 and N80, and now I've gotten these screenshots showing the N95 with a fresh firmware (dated yesterday, no less!)  I didn't get an official changelog (what's up with those NEVER being available?) but I did get these three screenshots.
Discussion: IntoMobile and All About Symbian
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile@Home launch extravaganza continues  —  Wow, what a day for prospective T-Mobile UMA customers.  First, we bring word of the launch date and contest, and now some further details to wet your appetite.  Chyea!  We managed to get our hands on the official launch documents, detailing the launch events.
 
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