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11:25 PM ET, June 12, 2008


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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.
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 …
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 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! …
Google Announces Non-Exclusive Advertising Services Agreement with Yahoo! in U.S. and Canada  —  Companies will also Enable Interoperability Between Their Instant Messaging Services  —  Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) today announced that it has reached an agreement that gives Yahoo! …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google/Yahoo Search Partnership Announcement At 1:30 This Afternoon (Updated)  —  Yahoo and Google will make a joint announcement at 1:30 California time this afternoon, we've heard from a reliable source close to one of the companies.  What is the announcement?
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo ends all talks with Microsoft, shares plunge
Discussion: Tech Confidential and
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoogle?: Microsoft Will “Let Loose the Dogs of War”
Discussion: Techdirt
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Runs Into Google's Arms
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 …
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
First Google Friend Connect Spotted in the Wild
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
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.
Discussion: Tech Beat
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Regulators consider terminating the frustration with early-termination fees
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Qik Demos iPhone Video Streaming Service  —  Not to be outdone by Flixwagon, who announced their own iPhone video streaming service this morning, Qik sent us a video demonstration of their own upcoming product for doing exactly the same thing.  —  The feature isn't available yet …
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Study: consumers lust after high-speed broadband, not HDTV  —  Broadband services and speeds are ranked higher than any other “new” service when it comes to their importance to consumers.  New survey results from Pike & Fischer Broadband Advisory Services show that while HDTV and digital phone service …
Discussion: Lockergnome
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Clearwire promises a fully-open, “third pipe” WiMAX network  —  Some spectrum watchers were disappointed by the results of the recent 700MHz auction.  They had grand dreams of Google swooping in, dropping millions of dollars, and picking up a nationwide license that it would use …
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Phil Schiller's iPhone 3G Has Front Camera or Greasy Fingerprint
Discussion: TG Daily
Joseph Weisenthal /
Google Hiring Spree Slowing Down; Yahoo Openings Up, But Recruiting Trouble Expected
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Microsoft shakes up management in Xbox unit
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft Statement: We Weren't Interested In Rebidding
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New Yahoo Logo Spotted in the Wild
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