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3:50 PM ET, June 12, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google/Yahoo Search Partnership Announcement At 1:30 This Afternoon  —  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?  The very likely answer is …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Yahoo: Microsoft doesn't want us anymore  —  Update 12:05 p.m. with Yahoo confirming talks concluded.  —  Microsoft's efforts to reach some sort of arrangement with Yahoo have broken down again, Yahoo confirmed on Thursday..  —  The search company said that, at a meeting on June 8 …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo-Google Search Deal Announcement 1:30 PT, TC Says.  Here's What It Could Mean  —  TechCrunch's Michael Arrington reports that Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) will announce “a search partnership of some sort” at 1:30 PT. No confirmation yet.  —  In the meantime, here are our key points on a YHOO-GOOG search partnership:
Discussion: TechCrunch
Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:   Yahoo Ends Talks With Microsoft, Nears Search-Ad Deal with Google
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Leaving Yahoo!  —  It seems that word has started to leak out, so I might as well remove any speculation or ambiguity.  In the next few weeks, I'll walk the halls at Yahoo! as an employee one last time and turn in my purple badge.  After 8.5 years of service and a better experience …
Opera:
Opera redefines Web browsing yet again  —  New Opera 9.5 is beautifully engineered as the centerpiece of a Web experience without boundaries  —  Opera Software today released to the world the final public release of its flagship Web browser, Opera 9.5.  Opera's cross-device expertise …
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Drew Olanoff / Download Squad:
Opera Desktop Browser 9.5 is Final - Take your stuff with you
Discussion: Mashable!
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Flixwagon Does Live Vidcasting on iPhone  —  Sure, we were a little crestfallen this week when Apple didn't announce a video camera in iPhone 2.0.  But who needs one when the industrious folks at Flixwagon just rigged up the current iPhone for live video broadcasting?  Here's the maiden footage:
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Mobile broadcaster Flixwagon hitches to iPhone
Discussion: Podcasting News and Beet.TV
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Warner Bros. Loves Joost, TiVo, Veoh, More  —  The Warner Bros. Television Group will be syndicating its television series online with Dailymotion, Joost, Sling Media, TiVo and Veoh.  These are the shows it's bringing out of the archives and producing for TheWB.com and KidsWB.com, like Friends — see our recent beta review.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Warner Bros. Inks Distribution Deals With Joost, Veoh, Everyone But Hulu
Discussion: Beet.TV
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Canadian DMCA Introduced (Finally); Pretends US Lobbyists Had Nothing To Do With It  —  Well, it had to happen sooner or later.  Originally slated for the end of last year, an uproar from tens of thousands of concerned citizens in Canada, made Industry Minister Jim Prentice delay the bill.
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Matt Hartley / Globe and Mail:
Ottawa tables copyright bill
The Official Palm Blog:
Can't get enough of Facebook?  Here's how to use it on your Palm smartphone.  —  Can't get enough of Facebook?  Here's how to use it on your Palm smartphone.  —  Anyone who uses Facebook knows how addictive it is.  It was recently ranked by M:Metrics as one of the sites people visit most often on their mobile devices.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Weiner Will Leave Yahoo, but Might Not Be Replaced  —  Jeff Weiner (pictured here), as BoomTown reported in a story broken by BoomTown Tuesday and also yesterday, will be leaving Yahoo (YHOO) to become an entrepreneur in residence at both Accel Partners and Greylock Partners.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G's True Price Compared  —  Ever since Apple announced that they're cutting $200 from the iPhone's price and lowering the iPhone 3G down to $199, people have been rumbling about how the increased AT&T data plan price negates any savings you get up front on the phone.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Logo Meets Hooters  —  People are always interested in the Google logo especially as they often change it.  But anyone searching now for google logo might get a surprise, as noted by Ari.  As all the relevant images Google could have shown in the top three, Google picked …
IDC:
Growth In Emerging Regions And Robust Portable PC Demand Drive Strong Outlook For PC Market, According to IDC  —  Worldwide PC shipments are projected to grow by 15.2% in 2008 to reach 310 million units, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.  Growth will remain in double-digits through 2010 …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Nick Knupffer / Technology@Intel:
USB 3.0 for the masses - Dispelling the myths.  —  There has been a lot of unanswered speculation recently regarding USB 3.0 and Intel's involvement; I thought it was about time to set the record straight.  By the way: USB 3.0 will be a new wired USB standard - operating at faster speeds than previous USB generations.
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
A Flashy Facebook Page, at a Cost to Privacy  —  Add-Ons to Online Social Profiles Expose Personal Data to Strangers  —  Facebook fanatics who have covered their profiles on the popular social networking site with silly games and quirky trivia quizzes may be unknowingly giving a host of strangers an intimate peek at their lives.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, broadstuff and Digg
Metallica.com:
Reviews . . .  While we occasionally enjoy reading the various comments, rumors, speculation, reviews, gossip and all the good that the internet brings, rarely do we feel the desire/need to respond to the “blogosphere” . . . hey, everyone is entitled to have their thoughts and opinions, right?
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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BBC:
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
App Store has size and price caps, opening with iPhone 3G
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Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
Different sort of free Wi-Fi starts to thrive
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Business Wire:
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Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
New kissing robot from Japan
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
ASCII Pronunciation Rules for Programmers
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John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Google CEO details delicate iPhone relationship
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