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2:25 PM ET, June 6, 2008

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Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Introducing Gmail Labs  —  We have a lot of ideas for Gmail — many come as suggestions from Gmail users, many come from people here at Google.  But there's only so much we can do at any one time.  —  People often ask how we decide what to build next.  It's usually a mix of factors …
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Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Gmail Gets 13 Experimental New Features Tonight  —  Starting at 6PM Pacific Time tonight, Google will start rolling out Gmail Labs, an experimental area of new Gmail features that will be familiar and very welcome to users of the Better Gmail Firefox extension.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Carl Icahn lays out 5-point game plan for Yahoo  —  After a one-day lull in the Yahoo-Icahn war of words, billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday listed his five-step game plan for the company, should his dissident slate of directors succeed in unseating Yahoo's current board at the August 1 shareholder meeting.
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Inc. Statement on Carl Icahn's Letter of June 6, 2008  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jun 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today issued the following response to Carl Icahn in response to his letter dated June 6, 2008:
Decryption / MacTalk News:
What's in the Box?  The 3G iPhone Lands Down Under  —  What's in the Box?  —  The 3G iPhone Lands Down Under?  —  Late yesterday afternoon MacTalk received the above photo from a very reliable source who can not be named for obvious reasons (fear of assassination by the Apple Secret Police I presume).
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Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Prediction: Apple's 3G iPhone will include a price drop  —  Steve Jobs is set to unveil the new iPhone on Monday.  Most of the details are still unclear.  With no orders being taken and price pressure from competitors, expect Apple to drop the price tag.  —  On Monday, Apple is widely expected …
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Intel Facing Antitrust Investigation  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation of Intel, the world's largest maker of computer microprocessors, for anticompetitive conduct, government officials and lawyers involved in the proceeding said Friday.
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Intel:
Intel Statement on U.S. Federal Trade Commission  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6, 2008 - Intel Corporation today issued the following statement in response to the issuance of a subpoena from the United States Federal Trade Commission (U.S. FTC):  —  On June 4 the U.S. FTC served a subpoena related …
Discussion: GigaOM
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Microsoft packs 36 iPhone digs into one 7-paragraph letter  —  It's classic Microsoft.  —  On Thursday, two business days before Apple's (AAPL) World Wide Developers Conference, Redmond sent a shot across Cupertino's bow with a letter to Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Mobile partners — with copies to the press.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Bits, Bands and Books  —  Do you remember what it was like back in the old days when we had a New Economy?  In the 1990s, jobs were abundant, oil was cheap and information technology was about to change everything.  —  Then the technology bubble popped.  Many highly touted New Economy companies …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Hey Firefox - Let Us Pick Our Own Search Engine!  —  So Firefox 3 has a new release candidate making news, suggesting that the browser is nearly done.  May I suggest that the browser is nowhere near being done until the Mozilla Foundation drops its favoritism to Google and allow users to pick their own default search engine?
Trevor Claiborne / Inside AdWords:
Track online impact of Google TV Ads using Google Analytics  —  Google TV Ads can be an effective means of reaching new customers and driving incremental traffic to your website.  Now, you can track the online impact of your TV campaigns through your Google Analytics account.  —  How it works
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   TV, Meet the Web. Google Analytics Starts Measuring TV Ads
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Damnit...FriendFeed Gets Even More Useful With An Interestingness Filter  —  I still haven't decided if FriendFeed, which aggregates activities from other websites like YouTube, Twitter, your blog, Flickr, etc., is the ultimate walled garden of our personal data or possibly the answer to the Centralized Me problem.
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Washington Post:
Microsoft's Ballmer on Yahoo and the Future  —  In an animated discussion with Washington Post editors and reporters yesterday, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer offered his far-ranging views of upcoming changes in technology and the media.  Among other things, he confirmed …
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
The growing importance of Design  —  It's happening slowly, but surely.  Design is becoming news.  —  Take the example of Facebook's recently redesigned Profile pages.  Huge news both for the users of the site as well as the developers Facebook is trying to court.
Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Western Digital working on 20,000 RPM Raptor  —  According to several sources close to the hard drive industry, Western Digital is working on a 20,000 RPM Raptor hard drive to combat the increasing pressure from SSD manufacturers.  —  We have spoken to a lot of people out here in Taipei …
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
“Spear Phishers” land 15,000 sucker fish  —  A recently released VeriSign report contains further evidence that targeted spam attacks are slowly on the rise.  We covered this type of attack back in April, when it became apparent that a number of CEO's and their families had been “served” …
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Free Classifieds Site Live Expo
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Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
50 questions asked and answered on Android
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Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
Cell Trade Group Says FCC Plan Doomed to Fail
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
And So ISP Enforcement Begins
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Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Keyword Metatags and Keyword-Triggered Ads Don't Create Initial …
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Tribune Co. Plans Sharp Cutbacks at Papers
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
ConnectU Wants Out Of Its Settlement With Facebook; Wants To Sue Again
Discussion: The Register and Bloomberg
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple assigns new Senior VPs of iPhone Software, Mac Engineering
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Want to get an iPhone ASAP? Raid the stock room at AT&T stores
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iCall Brings Seamless Free VoIP to iPhone
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Leaked Report: ISP Secretly Added Spy Code To Web Sessions, Crashing Browsers
 

 
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