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6:00 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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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  DO NOT PUBLISH, BROADCAST OR POST ON THE WEB BEFORE 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) THURSDAY.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: Rev2.org and Download Squad
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Buying a High School and College Sports Network  —  Just one day after the management shake-up at Yahoo, the company's board was called on to make a decision that had nothing to do with the resignation of Terry S. Semel as chief executive or the appointment of the co-founder Jerry Yang to succeed him.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Acquires Rivals for $100 million
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:   Leaked Story: Yahoo Buys Rivals.com
Channel Register:
Apple buyout rumours circulate as iPhone launch nears  —  Can St. Steve move up a plane?  —  Scepticism about the launch of the Apple iPhone is growing, and it isn't helping the Apple share price.  What a coincidence that exactly as things get tougher in the stock market …
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Kent German / CNET News.com:   Apple, AT&T stores could change hours on iPhone day
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AT&T iPhone launch deets: crowd control
Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace's Brad Greenspan to Seek Dow Jones Stake Via Dutch Auction  —  The former chief executive of the parent company of social-networking site MySpace says he will seek a non-controlling stake in Dow Jones & Co. through a $60-per-share "Dutch auction."  —  An investment group led …
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Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Takes Over Talks on Future of Company  —  Dow Jones & Co.'s board of directors, frustrated with the pace of the Bancroft family's negotiations with News Corp., said it would take over talks on the future of the company.  —  The move, approved by the the four board members affiliated …
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
RIAA Ex Parte Discovery Application Against University of New Mexico Denied!!!  —  The RIAA's ex parte motion to compel the University of New Mexico to disclose the identities of its students has been denied, in the District Court of New Mexico, by Magistrate Judge Lorenzo F. Garcia, in Capitol v. Does 1-16.
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Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Digg overtakes Facebook; Both cross 20 million U.S. Unique Visitors  —  The first time I wrote about YouTube, it had just crossed 20 million visitors in the U.S. Just 4 days after my post, YouTube was scooped up by Google for $1.65B in Google stock.  At today's stock price, the deal is worth over $2B.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Digg Overtakes Facebook with 1400% Growth, 22.6 Million Uniques
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Susan Wu / TechCrunch:
Virtual Goods: the next big business model  —  This guest post is written by Susan Wu, a Principal with Charles River Ventures, where she focuses on digital media, software, and infrastructure.  Susan is coproducing the Virtual Goods Summit this Friday at Stanford University - most of the companies mentioned below will be presenting.
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 …
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.
Aftenposten:
Opera Software boss hangs on to control  —  The founder of one of Norway's most successful high-tech firms, Opera Software, reportedly hung on to his power over the firm by firing Opera's board of directors before they could fire him.  —  Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reported on Tuesday …
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
10 Techniques I Used To Go From 0 To 12,000 RSS Subscribers In Seven Months - With No Ads Or Leverage  —  The following guest post has been submitted by Trent Hamm from The Simple Dollar  —  Hopefully, that title got your attention a little bit, but it's true.  I launched The Simple Dollar at the very end of October 2006.
Discussion: Practical Blogging and digg
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.
 
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Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
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Marco / Consumerist:
Concessions: AT&T Giving Consumers The Runaround Over Secret $10 DSL
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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Discussion: Inquirer, TechCrunch, Slyck and digg
Joe Hutsko / New York Times:
If You Like the Safari Browser for the iPhone, You'll Love Opera Mini for Cellphones
Patrick Seitz / Investor's Business Daily:
For Phone Carriers, Video, Not Voice, Takes Starring Role
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