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8:30 AM ET, June 11, 2008

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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
At Glassdoor, Find Out How Much People Really Make At Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, And Everywhere Else.  —  The idea behind Glassdoor is simple: You tell me your salary, and I'll tell you mine.  The stealth startup, which raised $3 million from Benchmark Capital last March, just went live.
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Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Stealth Startup Glassdoor.com Launches: Employment Conditions  —  Sausalito, CA based stealth startup Glassdoor.com, the subject of months of speculation has launched and offers an employment conditions service.  —  Glassdoor.com has impeccable backing, with CEO and Founder Robert Hohman previously …
Business Technology:
Steve Jobs's Appearance Grabs Notice, Not Just the IPhone  —  Apple's iPhone 3G got most of the headlines on Monday after the product was announced at an Apple technical conference in San Francisco.  But blogs and other Internet news sites also took note of a gaunt-looking Steve Jobs.
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Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
The incredible shrinking Apple CEO  —  Apple PR has finally come up with an unconvincing explanation for Apple CEO Steve Jobs's all-too-evident skinniness: Jobs was suffering from a “common bug” when he spoke at Apple's WWDC event, a spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Says an Icahn Win Triggers Plan  —  Yahoo Inc. asserted that a severance plan that investor Carl Icahn has called excessively expensive would be triggered if the activist investor is successful in his bid to take control of the company's board.  —  The Web giant also said Tuesday …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo: Severance Plan Not ‘Nuts’; Not Easily Revoked; And It Wouldn't Cost Microsoft $2.4 Billion  —  Following the latest twist in the shareholder lawsuit against Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), and Carl Icahn's continued jabs, Yahoo has filed an FAQ with the SEC, detailing everything you wanted …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Exec Spec Swirling Again; Weiner Returning From Paternity Leave But Will He Stay?  —  It's Yahoo's (NSDQ: YHOO) version of the plagues???  Carl Icahn, shareholder lawsuits, another round of speculation about top-level execs and a report that a major internal announcement is on tap Wednesday.
Discussion: BoomTown
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs Under Stress-Whither Weiner?  —  Yahoo's board has been meeting today and, doubtlessly, its directors had a lot to talk about (more on that later!).  —  Of course, there's the obvious topic of having to figure out how best to deal with the noisy stylings of billionaire investors Carl Icahn …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
N.Y. attorney general forces ISPs to curb Usenet access  —  New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint would “shut down major sources of online child pornography.”  —  What Cuomo didn't say is that his agreement …
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Associated Press:
France to block offensive content
Discussion: Techdirt
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Learning 2.0: The Threat (and promise) of Social Interaction  —  The mere threat of social interaction changes our behavior...if you know your work is going to be put on public display, you'll be much more motivated to make it good.  —  There is a moment in every blogger's life when they realize that yes …
Heej Hwang / The Official Google Blog:
A new flavor of Google Trends  —  The latest version of Google Trends is now live!  If you've used it in the past, you know that Google Trends can be used to see how popular certain search terms are across geographic regions, cities, and languages.  With our latest update …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google App Engine “Accidentally” Blocks PayPal  —  Here's one for the conspiracy theorists: It turns out that Google App Engine, their new platform for building and hosting third party web applications, is blocking applications from integrating with PayPal for payments.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:   Google intentionally blocking PayPal from App Engine?
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Real racing in the virtual world  —  Sat on the start grid, foot poised over the accelerator, you wait for the row of red lights to extinguish.  —  Alongside you are top names like Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.  The cars' engines are screaming and everyone is poised to go.
Discussion: The Next Web
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It's Made This Guy Smarter  —  I will admit, I was entirely biased upon reading this story from Nick Carr, who has a knack for writing pieces that get a lot of attention by baiting his hook with contrarian link chum.  Heck, he's really good at it, and I have a lot of respect for Nick.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Techdirt
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Google Co-Founder Books a Space Flight  —  Space tourists are getting their own ride.  Space Adventures, a Virginia company that arranges passage for wealthy explorers to ride on Russian Soyuz rockets to the International Space Station, plans to buy a Soyuz flight all its own in 2011, with the option of buying more.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Metallica to bloggers: don't review our music  —  Given all that Metallica has done, said, and been through in the last 20 years, what could they still do that would lead bloggers to ask, “What the hell is wrong with Metallica?”  In this case, the answer is fairly pedestrian but still dumb: censor bloggers.
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba's 1.8-inch 160GB disk hits 5400RPM for netbooks
Discussion: Mobility Site and Gizmodo
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
People in Tech: Jason Devitt, CEO/Co-Founder of Skydeck
Discussion: Web 2.0 Ireland
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
OmniFocus for iPhone: Location-Aware Contexts and More
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO joining forces with FunnyorDie
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
ABC Likely to Reshape ‘World News’ Webcast
Discussion: Lost Remote
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Funambol To Offer An Open-Source Competitor To MobileMe . . . As An iPhone App
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Game On: Plurk API Available Tomorrow
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Kaspersky to try to crack code used in ‘blackmailer’ virus
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Last.fm Re-design: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Discussion: Last.fm, Last.fm and Mashable!
Bill Virgin / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Will you read Microsoft's obit here?
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Record Store Owner Calls People Who Pay To Download ‘Idiots’
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Revealing Sony Ericsson C905 aka Shiho
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Safari 4 to include SSB feature and fastest JavaScript ever
Leonard David / USA Today:
Virgin Galactic will roll out mega-mothership
Discussion: Switched and Engadget
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Result Offers You to “Skip Intro”
Dawn Chmielewski / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Disney puts movies online for free
 

 
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