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5:20 AM ET, June 13, 2008

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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! to Strengthen Competitive Position in Online Advertising Through Non-Exclusive Agreement With Google  —  Agreement Advances Yahoo!'s Open Strategy; Enhances Ability to  —  Compete in Converging Search and Display Marketplace  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company …
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Announces Microsoft Talks Have Concluded  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that discussions with Microsoft regarding a potential transaction — whether for an acquisition of all of Yahoo! or a partial acquisition — have concluded.
The Official Google Blog:
Our agreement to provide ad technology to Yahoo!  —  Today, we announced a non-exclusive advertising agreement that will provide Yahoo! with access to our AdSense for search and AdSense for content advertising programs on their U.S. and Canadian web properties.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Issues Statement Regarding Yahoo!  —  Microsoft Corp. issued the following statement today regarding Yahoo!  —  REDMOND, Wash. — June 12, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today issued the following statement:  —  “In the weeks since Microsoft withdrew its offer to acquire Yahoo! …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoogle?:  Microsoft Will “Let Loose the Dogs of War”  —  With the ad-outsourcing deal between Yahoo (YHOO) and Google (GOOG) finally announced-in a press release so parsed and careful, it makes me immediately suspect-one Microsoft (MSFT) source joked to me:  —  “Let loose the dogs of war.”
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google/Yahoo Search Partnership Announcement At 1:30 This Afternoon (Updated)
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo ends all talks with Microsoft, shares plunge
Discussion: Reuters and Tech Confidential
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redesign A First Step In Bringing Order To The MySpace Chaos  —  Los Angeles based social network MySpace, which has 115 million monthly visitors worldwide (Comscore, April 2008), will be launching a redesign of its site next week.  The first phase of the project, internally called “MySpace 2.0,” will launch on Wednesday June 18.
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
MySpace to release major site redesign
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Associated Press:   MySpace revamping Web site to help boost usage
Orli Yakuel / GO2WEB20 Blog:
Testing Google Friend Connect, 1, 2, 3!  —  Finally, with a little help from Google, I managed to add Google's Friend Connect to my blog.  —  Basically, Friend Connect is an admin page with several social gadgets that you can customize and embed in your site or blog.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Google Friend Connect Disabled By Facebook
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook No Longer The Second Largest Social Network  —  It was sort of inevitable given Facebook's monster growth over the last few years, but April 2008 was the milestone: Facebook officially caught up to MySpace in terms of unique monthly worldwide visitors, according to data released by Comscore and shown above.
Discussion: All Facebook
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Twitter brings in big guns from Pivotal Labs to help rebuild its troubled infrastructure  —  Twitter, the messaging service that many of us love — and love to complain about when it experiences downtime — has hired a premier software development firm to help it rebuild its infrastructure, we've heard and confirmed with the company.
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
LinkedIn Could Replace Outlook and SalesForce  —  I have been a total skeptic on proprietary messaging within social networks.  After all, who on earth would want a proprietary tool when e-mail reaches everybody?  I love it, though, when circumstances change a deeply ingrained opinion.
Discussion: diversity.net.nz
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell E and E Slim revealed, taking on Eee and Air in one fell swoop  —  We got a nice helping of slides dropped on our virtual doorstep this evening, fleshing out Dell's upcoming netbook — which they seem to be calling the “Dell E.”  Um, Eeenteresting name choice, but that doesn't seem set in stone …
Discussion: Gizmodo, SlashGear, I4U News and Tech Blog
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
Virtual Leopard Server, Uncaged: Virtualized Mac OS X Leopard Server on VMware Fusion 2.0  —  As many of you may recall, at Macworld in January, we gave you a preview of Mac OS X Leopard Server installing and running as a virtual machine on Mac OS X.  —  Well, in honor of Apple's Worldwide …
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Macworld:
Apple announces Mac, iPhone design award winners
Discussion: The Iconfactory
Miguel Helft / Bits:
More Top Yahoos Heading for the Exits  —  A pair of senior Yahoo executives is leaving the beleaguered Internet company, continuing a steady exodus of executives that began more than two years ago.  —  The latest to leave are Jeff Weiner, executive vice president of the network division …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Loses Two More: Fayyad and Zawodny
Discussion: CNET News.com
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
What to do about wireless termination fees  —  Early termination fees for wireless cell phone contracts came under fire during a Federal Communications Commission hearing Thursday as commissioners examined an industry-backed proposal that could soften the blow of these fees for some consumers.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple considering iPhone sales through universities  —  Apple is mulling a plan that would see the company extend sales of its upcoming iPhone 3G through top universities, and is separately considering a new protection service plan for college students, AppleInsider has learned.
Kylewar / Tales from the Microsoft Surface team:
Viva Las Virtual Vegas!!!  —  Hello from Vegas!  The Surface and Harrah's teams have been burning the midnight oil for the past few days getting everything set for our next public deployment.  —  Today, Harrah's will become our second partner to deploy Surface.
 
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Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
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Discussion: IntoMobile
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Phil Schiller's iPhone 3G Has Front Camera or Greasy Fingerprint
Discussion: TG Daily
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft shakes up management in Xbox unit
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft Statement: We Weren't Interested In Rebidding
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Logo Spotted in the Wild
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Study: consumers lust after high-speed broadband, not HDTV
Discussion: Lockergnome
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The Five Stages Of Early Adopter Behavior
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Clearwire promises a fully-open, “third pipe” WiMAX network