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4:00 PM ET, June 6, 2008

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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:
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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.
Carl C. Icahn / Wall Street Journal:
Icahn Letter to Yahoo Chairman  —  Below is the text of a letter sent by investor Carl Icahn to Yahoo Inc. Chairman Roy Bostock.  The letter is dated June 6, 2008.  —  Dear Roy:  —  While you may take issue with the content of my letter, I take issue with your oversight of Yahoo! Again …
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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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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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Hands on: Gmail Labs adds alpha features to beta product
Discussion: Mashable!
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Amazon suffers U.S. outage on Friday  —  Amazon.com has been inaccessible to many U.S. visitors since at least 10:30 a.m. PDT on Friday.  —  “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” was the message that appeared when Amazon customers across the country attempted to log on.
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Amazon's Down: It's Hip To Be Down!
Discussion: How To Split An Atom
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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Business Wire:
Intel Statement on U.S. Federal Trade Commission  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Tech Trader Daily
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Intel, AMD Lawsuit Pushed Off to 2010
Discussion: DailyTech
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ballmer Tells the Washington Post That Print is Toast
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?
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.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
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Wall Street Journal:
The Political Spectrum  —  It's deja voodoo all over again at the Federal Communications Commission, where Chairman Kevin Martin is poised to repeat mistakes he made less than six months ago.  —  In January the FCC auctioned off some coveted wireless spectrum that became available due to the transition to digital television broadcast.
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Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
WWDC 2008: Moscone West Spy Shots!  —  Daniel Eran Dilger  —  We sent spies to Moscone West to capture the secret banners being erected for WWDC.  Here's what they brought back after being chased down the block by security.  Yes we're exaggerating slightly, but only for dramatic effect.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple assigns new Senior VPs of iPhone Software, Mac Engineering  —  Apple Inc. last week extended its executive branch from ten to twelve members, creating a new position to oversee its iPhone software experience and appointing its first senior VP of Mac hardware development, AppleInsider has learned.
Olivia M. / YouTube :: Blog:
Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Calling all Reporters  —  The new media revolution has been changing the media landscape for several years now, and we've had a front row seat to the action here at YouTube.  People around the world have been using YouTube to report on the events and issues affecting their lives …
 
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San Francisco Chronicle:
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Most Comcast Web service 100 Mbps-capable by 2010
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How to Comment About Your Company on Blog Posts, Without Being Spammy
AppleInsider:
Apple plans lavish 20,000-sf Las Vegas mega store
InfoWorld:
IBM to release enterprise mashup tool
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
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Microsoft Pulls The Plug On Free Classifieds Site Live Expo
Business Wire:
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50 questions asked and answered on Android
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
And So ISP Enforcement Begins
Discussion: PC World and PC Pro
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The growing importance of Design
Business Technology:
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Want to get an iPhone ASAP? Raid the stock room at AT&T stores
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