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11:35 AM ET, June 20, 2007

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Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
News Corp explores swap of MySpace site for Yahoo! stake  —  News Corporation has discussed swapping MySpace, its internet social networking unit, with Yahoo! in return for a 25 per cent stake in the enlarged group.  —  The discussions remain tentative and could collapse after the departure …
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New York Times:
After Shake-Up, What Now for Yahoo?  —  Should Yahoo stop trying to beat Google at its own game?  Should it step up the pace and grow even larger through mergers and acquisitions?  —  As Jerry Yang takes over as Yahoo's chief executive, all eyes are on the next steps that Mr. Yang …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is MySpace Worth $12 billion?  —  It sure as hell might be.  We've gotten independent confirmation of rumors circulating yesterday that discussions between Fox and Yahoo, where Yahoo would effectively buy MySpace for 25% of the stock in the combined entity, have occured.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Rumors Of The Decline Of MySpace Are Exaggerated
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Five steps to a Yahoo turnaround
Apple:
YouTube Live on Apple TV Today; Coming to iPhone on June 29  —  Best YouTube Experience on a Mobile Device  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ users will be able to enjoy YouTube's originally-created content on their iPhones when they begin shipping on June 29.
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Michael Gartenberg:   YouTube on Apple TV and surprise, the iPhone as well
Knox / MacRumors:
YouTube Live Today on Apple TV & Coming to the iPhone [Update]
Discussion: MethodShop and digg
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Microsoft to change Vista after Google complaint  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) has agreed to modify its Windows Vista operating system in response to a complaint that its computer search function put Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) …
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Microsoft Gives In To Google
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Veoh TV: Turning the Web Into TV  —  Dmitry Shapiro is tired of hearing about Joost, the peer-to-peer Internet TV service launched by the founders of Skype.  "Joost is your old man's TV," sneers Shapiro, the CEO of competing Web video service Veoh.  By that, he means that Joost is merely replicating …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Veoh Launching New Online TV Service; Takes Streams From Content …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Veoh Announces VeohTV, A Sort of Distributed Joost
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Licence to Roam
Nokia:
Nokia organizes for the converging marketplace  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that it will introduce a new company structure from January 1, 2008.  The move, driven by Nokia's strategy, is aimed at creating an organization aligned with the opportunities Nokia sees for future growth …
Discussion: All About Symbian and IntoMobile
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John Blau / InfoWorld:
Nokia rolls phone groups into single division
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple iPhone dock revealed: charges Bluetooth headset too?  —  Looks like the inclusion of a handy YouTube button isn't the only fresh news on the iPhone front this morning, as two strangely protective photos of the iPhone dock attempt to show off an accessory that could be dangling …
Discussion: The Apple Core
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Think Secret:   Bluetooth headset charging port remains on iPhone dock
Karen / Official Google Blog:
More sharing  —  We're pleased to announce that we've acquired the assets of Zenter, a company that provides software for creating online slide presentations.  —  You've heard us talk a lot about using the web to improve group collaboration and information sharing.
BBC:
Blackberry ban for French elite  —  French government officials have been ordered not to use handheld Blackberry devices amid fears that foreigners could spy on them, reports say.  —  Workers in the French president's and prime minister's office have been told their e-mails risk falling into foreign hands, Le Monde newspaper reports.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft Research demonstrates laptop-compatible multi-touch displays.  Can touch this.  —  The word of 2007 is "multi-touch".  It's everywhere, from the iPhone to the Microsoft Surface.  We weren't happy with just one finger on the touch-sensitive screens, we wanted to put all 10 fingers …
Discussion: Bink.nu and GottaBeMobile.com
Lessig News:
Required Reading: the next 10 years  —  During my keynote at the iCommons iSummit 07, I made an announcement that surprised some, but which, from reports on the web at least, was also not fully understood by some.  So here again is the announcement, with some reasoning behind it.
USA Today:
iPhone mania nears fever pitch  —  LOS ANGELES — Christopher Parr won't go so far as to bring his sleeping bag to his local AT&T store to be first in line for Apple's coveted iPhone when it goes on sale next week.  —  But he will be there opening night to plunk down $599 for the combination iPod …
Alex E / MyStoreSpace.com Company Blog:
MyStoreSpace launches at eBay Live!  (But My Google Shirt rains on the parade)  —  Saturday, June 16th was quite an eventful day for our two-man startup.  My co-founder and I attended the eBay Live! conference in Boston to promote the launch of MyStoreSpace.com, our next-generation web store builder …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Getty Is Primed To Acquire Pump  —  Seattle rock trio the Presidents of the United States of America haven't had a hit since their novelty song "Peaches" reached the top 40 in 1996 with the infectiously silly refrain "millions of peaches, peaches for me."  —  These days, singer …
PR Newswire:
Huge Growth Occurs In Online Video Use And It's Not All User-Generated Videos  —  LOS ANGELES, June 18 /PRNewswire/ — The results of a national online Magid Media Futures(TM) survey conducted the last week in March of 2007 have just been released, documenting the huge growth in popularity …
 
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Security study pokes holes in advanced authentication claims
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell fesses to more vertical line issues — offers free replacements
Discussion: Direct2Dell
Computerworld:
Mtron claims speediest solid-state disk
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Moving Slowly in the Fast Lane
GamePolitics.com:
Pachter: Manhunt 2 Troubles Will Cost T2 Millions of $$$
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Sprint Won't Abandon WiMax, Executive Reveals
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Forbes:
Vivendi's Universal Music has 'short extension' to EU iTunes deadline UPDATE
Discussion: Apple 2.0
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
EMI has DRM free sales boom
Lewis Page / The Register:
Jack Straw: let MPs use handhelds, laptops in Commons
Discussion: Gadget Lab
cellular-news:
Monstermob Share Price Slumps on Plans to Delist from Stock Market
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 2: When the VCs say "no"
Discussion: MYBLOG by Ouriel
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Prosper raises $20M to assert lead in person-to-person loans
Discussion: Mashable! and OpenBusiness
Relaxer / Enemy Territory:
A WORD ABOUT IN-GAME ADS
Metroxing / TWO A DAY:
ZDNet Really, Really, Really Hates Apple & the iPhone
 

 
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