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8:55 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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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.
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.
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.”
Discussion: Techdirt, Umair Haque and TechCrunch
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! …
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
AP Files 7 DMCA Takedowns Against Drudge Retort  —  I'm currently engaged in a legal disagreement with the Associated Press, which claims that Drudge Retort users linking to its stories are violating its copyright and committing “'hot news' misappropriation under New York state law.”
Discussion: Gawker
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
FU AP  —  I talked to a reporter this week about the embattled Associated Press and said three times that I didn't want it to die.  I might take that back.  —  The AP has filed truly noxious takedown notices against Rogers Cadenhead's community-created Drudge Retort, arguing copyright violations for quotes from 33 to 79 words long.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
AP sends takedown letters to Drudge Retort: Do excerpts and links infringe?  —  Rogers Cadenhead has long run a site called the Drudge Retort at www.drudge.com.  Today he posted the news that the site has been targeted by the Associated Press with DMCA takedown orders.
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Social Times
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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
Discussion: Startup Meme and Lost Remote
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
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: JasonKolb.com and diversity.net.nz
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
Macworld:
Apple announces Mac, iPhone design award winners  —  Company hands out 11 awards to software developers  —  Wednesday Apple handed out its annual Apple Design Awards in 11 categories, including six awards honoring development on the iPhone for the first time.  —  Mac Awards
Discussion: The Iconfactory
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Maggie Jackson / Business Week:
May We Have Your Attention, Please?  —  With the workplace ever more full of distractions, researchers are developing tools to keep us on task  —  It's official: The average knowledge worker has the attention span of a sparrow.  Roughly once every three minutes, typical cubicle dwellers …
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.
Bruce Campion-Smith / Toronto Star:
Ottawa brings copyright act into digital age  —  New rules allow for personal copies of music, books — but allows creators to seek damages for piracy  —  Confused?  Consult a lawyer, government suggests  —  OTTAWA — Canadian consumers could face damages of $500 and upwards …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Warren Buckleitner / New York Times:
So Young, and So Gadgeted  —  EVERYONE knows that babies crawl …
Anil Dash / Six Apart News & Events:
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Announces Second f8 Event
William Slawski / SEO by the SEA:
How Google Universal Search and Blended Results May Work
Kylewar / Tales from the Microsoft Surface team:
Viva Las Virtual Vegas!!!
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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 Earlier Items: 
Comcast:
Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds For Its High-Speed Internet …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Qik Demos iPhone Video Streaming Service
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
Did Steve Jobs demo a Flash-enabled iPhone 3G?
Discussion: IntoMobile
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple considering iPhone sales through universities
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
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Logo Spotted in the Wild