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11:30 AM ET, June 4, 2008

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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Yahoo boasts new ad deals, joins CBS' online video network  —  Impeccably timed to suit president Sue Decker's keynote at the Advertising 2.0 conference in New York, Yahoo announced Wednesday that it has inked advertising deals with two major clients: discount retail giant Wal-Mart and interactive ad agency Havas Digital.
Discussion: Beet.TV and WebProNews
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
LIVE Yahoo President Sue Decker (YHOO)  —  Yahoo (YHOO) president Sue Decker is keynoting Digital Hollywood's Advertising 2.0 conference in New York.  Live coverage of the conversation of her speech at 9:15 a.m. ET.  —  Speech begins...  Decker is walking us through Internet advertising memory lane.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Valleywag
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   Yahoo Ads: Partnership With Havas Digital; Video And Display On Walmart.com
Business Wire:   Yahoo! and Havas Digital Announce Multi Year, Global Advertising Partnership
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC 08?  —  TUAW has received some information that suggests Apple may be working to seed developers with an early build of Mac OS X 10.6 at this year's WWDC.  10.6 will not include any new significant features from 10.5; instead, Apple is focusing solely on “stability and security.”
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.6 to show at Apple developer event, drop PowerPC
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Third-party iPhone applications to arrive Monday  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the App Store in March, and third-party applications delivered through the store should arrive Monday.  —  (Credit: Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks)  —  The era of officially sanctioned iPhone applications should kick off on Monday.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Annotations  —  YouTube added a new feature for video creators: annotations.  “Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos.  Use them to add background information about the video, create stories with multiple possibilities …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Sony's PS3 to Get In-Game Ads  —  Sony Corp. reached an agreement that will allow advertisements distributed over the Internet to be inserted into PlayStation 3 videogames, a boost for what could become a significant new revenue source for games companies.  —  Sony's games division is expected …
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Simon Atkins / Apple:
Apple Premieres Movies on the iTunes Store in Canada  —  Apple® today announced that movies from major film studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. …
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BBC:   Movies on iTunes come to the UK
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The HTC Touch Pro  —  Call it Raphael no longer!  HTC has officially thrown the cover off its Touch Pro today — the QWERTY slider sibling of the recently-unveiled Touch Diamond — which should cover the bases for those who loved the Diamond's keen looks but decided they'd go our of their gourds without …
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Celebrity MySpace Hacking - Paris Hilton & Lindsay Lohan's Private Pics (GALLERY)  —  Some Canadian hackers were so curious about the private lives of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan that they managed to hack into their MySpace profiles.  After obtaining very personal images …
Tom Conrad / Pandora:
From the lab: Pandora Desktop Beta  —  We've always wanted to find a simple way to deliver Pandora as a desktop application — it's probably been on our to do list longer than any single feature.  Today we're dipping our toe into those waters for the first time with the release of a Beta version of Pandora Desktop.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Pandora Hits the Desktop With AIR. *Thud*
Discussion: RIApedia and The Last Podcast
Vanity Fair:
How the Web Was Won  —  Fifty years ago, in response to the surprise Soviet launch of Sputnik, the U.S. military set up the Advanced Research Projects Agency.  It would become the cradle of connectivity, spawning the era of Google and YouTube, of Amazon and Facebook, of the Drudge Report and the Obama campaign.
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Facebook Platform a Claytons Open Source Effort?  —  Ive received two emails from Bob Bickel suggesting that Facebook's decision to open source its platform is a claytons effort.  Bob suggested that I print them in full so I have:  —  “Facebook continues to look like the Microsoft …
NeoSmart Technologies / The NeoSmart Files:
Firefox 3 is Still a Memory Hog  —  One of the biggest “improvements” that Mozilla claims has made its way into Firefox 3 is improved memory usage, in particular, the vanquishing of memory leaks: … We're sorry to have to break it to you, but if you thought it was too good to be true you were right.
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Keep your hands off of our technology, say Mac users  —  Owners of Apple products may also be big fans of the brand in general, a fact that makes them an occasional target for some ribbing.  It's fairly difficult to gauge someone's love of a particular brand, so any allegations of Apple loyalty tend to be based on opinion.
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Trouble at eBay  —  “I think [fixed prices] will disappear online, simply because it is possible - cheap and easy - to vary prices online.”  That was MIT Media Lab's Patti Maes in 1999, at a time when eBay's business was booming and auctions were seen as the future of ecommerce.
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
A Tour of Risky Web Sites  —  Just over 4% of all Web sites are dangerous, according to a new report.  But all bad sites aren't created equal: Cyber bad guys are more likely to build their sites where it's easy to do so.  —  The report out today from McAfee, a tech-security company that's trying …
Discussion: AppScout
 
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Savio Rodrigues / Open Sources:
Red Hat exec named EnterpriseDB CEO
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Study: .gov web sites should focus on RSS, XML—not redesigns
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Google accused over privacy law
Discussion: Techdirt
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo's Yang Is Holding Out
Reuters:
CBS and Yahoo in Web video sharing deal
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Yahoo to sell display advertising for Walmart.com
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Discussion: SMS Text News
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Flip Video's mighty Mino
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