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11:35 PM ET, June 2, 2008


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Going Medieval: Time-Warner Begins Metered Bandwidth Testing  —  This Thursday, new cable Internet customers in Beaumont, Texas will no longer have unmetered Internet bandwidth - they're guinea pigs in a new pricing scheme being pushed by Time-Warner that will give users between 5 and 40 gigabytes …
Discussion: GigaOM and Electronista
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: Judge Unseals Complaint In Shareholder Suit; Microsoft Offered $40/Shr In January 2007 (Updated)  —  A Delaware chancery court judge has unsealed the complaint in a shareholder lawsuit filed against Yahoo's (YHOO) directors over their conduct in the company's efforts to fend off a takeover bid from Microsoft (MSFT).
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Yahoo fails to keep pay plan details secret  —  There's even more information now public on the lengths to which Yahoo went to create a compensation program that critics say was aimed at making a takeover bid more costly.  —  Yahoo had sought to keep the details from being made public …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
New documents illuminate Yahoo-Microsoft saga
Discussion: BoomTown and WinBeta
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Latest Round of Semi-Credible 3G iPhone Specs: 22 Percent Thinner  —  We know, we know, it's just a week away.  But this round of rumored specs for the 3G iPhone comes via Leander Kahney who has deep tentacles in Apple, and should have a solid source BS detector.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mixx: One Year In, Someone's Dropping the Ball  — is a social news site that seems to have everything going for it.  It's got more and better features than Digg, it's been integrated into the websites of a healthy list of huge mainstream media properties and, for the developers out there …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Effect: Mixx More Than Doubles Visitors in May To Nearly One Million  —  May was a good month for social-news site Mixx.  At the beginning of the month, put “Mixx it” buttons at the end of every article on its site.  Consequently, the number of unique visitors to Mixx …
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:   Web Site Puts Personal Spin on News Surfing
Arn / MacRumors:
Free iPod Touch with Mac Purchase for College Students?  —  Apple is expected to launch its Back to School promotion tomorrow, and on the eve of its launch, we've learned that Apple is indeed going to be making it their biggest ever.  —  According to our sources, Apple will be offering a free 8GB iPod Touch …
Apple Back-to-School promo to offer free 8GB iPod touch
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Touch Arcade
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform Now Open Source: fbOpen Released  —  As we wrote last week, Facebook is turning parts of its application platform open source, the company announced today.  It's available here for download.  —  This comes a little more than a year after Facebook Platform first launched …
Microsoft Live Search Toolbar to Be Distributed on 2009 HP Consumer PCs  —  North American distribution deal also includes Live Search browser defaults, custom toolbar based on Microsoft Silverlight.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has won a key distribution deal with HP …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Electronic Device Stirs Unease at Book Fair  —  LOS ANGELES — Is the electronic book approaching the tipping point?  —  That topic both energized and unnerved people attending BookExpo America, the publishing and bookselling industry's annual trade show, which ended at the convention center here on Sunday.
Matthew Simmons / Google Finance Blog:
NASDAQ quotes go real-time on Google Finance!  —  Today, we are excited to announce the launch of real-time last sale prices for NASDAQ listed stocks on Google Finance and other Google search properties.  Google has partnered with NASDAQ for this pilot program in order to offer users free access to real-time stock quotes.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Whatever Happened to UI Consistency?  —  Although I rather like Windows Vista — I think the amount of Vista nerd rage out there is completely unwarranted — there are areas of Vista I find hugely disappointing.  And for my money, nothing is more disapponting than the overall fit and finish of Vista, which is truly abysmal.
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Phoenix Mars Lander's mission site hacked  —  With the world's eyes on the latest multimedia streaming straight from Mars, during the weekend the Phoenix Mars Mission's site got hit twice, first by an Ukrainian web site defacer who posted a message at the site's blog, and hours later …
Discussion: PC World, Hack a Day and Computerworld
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BermanBraun Will Make Both MSN Celeb Site and Also Yahoo “Lunacy Report”
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Flock Adds Support For Digg, Pownce and AOL Mail
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple's iPhone loses U.S. market share in Q1
John Ribeiro / IDG News Service:
Yahoo Sued by Indian Music Company for Copyright Infringment
Discussion: Techdirt and Ars Technica
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Goosh, a Google Command Line
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