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11:10 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.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
And, The Really Big Thing About The New iPhone Is...  GPS.  Geo-anything.  Location based services.  —  Now that the dust over the iPhone 3G launch has settled, it seems that people have divided into two camps; one is welcoming the new features, claiming that the perfect phone just got more perfect …
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More on Whither Weiner  —  Yesterday, writing about executive stress at Yahoo, BoomTown posted about the swirling speculation around the fate of Jeff Weiner, the Network division EVP, who many at Yahoo think will soon be headed out the door after his recent paternity leave of four weeks.
Discussion: WebProNews and Valleywag
Staci D. Kramer /
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: Silicon Alley Insider
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs Under Stress-Whither Weiner?
Discussion: CNET and
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 …
Discussion: TechTicker
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
LearnHub Relaunches Its Social Learning Network  —  Online education has been booming recently, with new entries coming from startups eduFire and the upcoming (though nebulous) Grockit, among others.  One of the newest is LearnHub, a startup that launched last March that has undergone …
Junko Yoshida / EE Times:
The truth about last year's Xbox 360 recall  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Microsoft Corp. announced a mammoth global recall of its Xbox 360 a year ago, the software giant never disclosed the exact source of the game console's heat problem that led to the fiasco.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Kotaku
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.
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
M-One / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
New Walkman Clamshell Codenamed Alicia  —  It's quite a busy day since first Shiho (C905) got leaked and now we are presenting Alicia.  —  To say it plain, it's quite the same thing as the already known W980i with small differences.  —  With emphasis to the animations that appear on the outer …
Discussion: SlashPhone and Engadget Mobile
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.
Steve Guttenberg / CNET
Grammy winning record producer says CD quality isn't good enough  —  Producer T Bone Burnett talked passionately about sound quality, or lack thereof on a radio program, Soundcheck, from WNYC on Monday.  Burnett produced Robert Plant and Allison Krauss' awesome Raising Sand CD; the O Brother …
David Kaplan /
Industry Moves: MSLO CEO Lyne Steps Down; Millard and Marino Named Co-CEOs  —  Susan Lyne has stepped down from her posts as Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's (NYSE: MSO) president and CEO.  In her place, MSLO is promoting Wenda Harris Millard, president of media, and Robin Marino …
Red Hat:
Red Hat Puts Patent Issue to Rest  —  The lawsuit was originally filed by Firestar Software, Inc. ("Firestar") in 2006 in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas (Civil Action No. 2-06CV-258).  It alleged violation of U.S. Patent No. 6,101,502 ("'502 patent"), which relates to a method …
Discussion: CNET and OStatic blogs
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Disney busts out of iTunes ghetto, tries on-demand experiment  —  As a child of the early 1980s, I had to reconcile two quite different images of the Disney brand.  On the one hand, there was the much beloved taped-from-TV copy of Robin Hood featuring Sir Hiss and some Roger Miller songs …
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Chris Nuttall / Financial Times:
FriendFeed openness puts pressure on rivals
Discussion: Regular Geek
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft helps launch Zignals stock-trading site
Discussion: Startup Meme
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
French ISPs Agree To Censor The Web
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Decides It Doesn't Want To Play In Classifieds, Shutters Live Expo
Intel waiting for a hit product to get MID market rolling
Robert Andrews /
‘Fifth Major’ Label Merlin Finally Bears Down On Subscription Music Services
Discussion: Variety
Kurt Kleiner / New Scientist:
Shoal of robot fish casts a wider net
Discussion: CNET
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba's 1.8-inch 160GB disk hits 5400RPM for netbooks
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
The incredible shrinking Apple CEO
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
OmniFocus for iPhone: Location-Aware Contexts and More
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO joining forces with FunnyorDie
Discussion: and NewTeeVee
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Funambol To Offer An Open-Source Competitor To MobileMe . . . As An iPhone App
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: Re-design: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Discussion:, and Mashable!
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It's Made This Guy Smarter
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’