Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:10 PM ET, June 12, 2008

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Business Wire:
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.
RELATED:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google/Yahoo Search Partnership Announcement At 1:30 This Afternoon  —  Update: The announcement has been made.  Details can be found here.  —  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.
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! …
Business Wire:
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  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo to announce reorg, Google ad deal  —  Yahoo's long-awaited deal to show Google ads on search results and an unrelated executive reorganization in its technology group could be announced today, CNET News.com has learned.  —  The Google deal, tested for two weeks in April …
Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Ends Talks With Microsoft, Nears Search-Ad Deal with Google  —  Microsoft Corp. has definitively abandoned its pursuit of a deal with Yahoo Inc., opening the way for Yahoo to complete a search advertising pact with rival Google Inc. Yahoo shares plunged more than 10% on the news.
Google:
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! …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo-Microsoft Talks Off, CONFIRMED: Yahoo-Google Have Reached Search Deal  —  UPDATE: An SAI source confirms that Yahoo and Google have reached a search deal.  The source believes that the deal will start small and ratchet up over time depending on its success.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo ends all talks with Microsoft, shares plunge
The Official Google Blog:
Our agreement to provide ad technology to Yahoo!
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechCrunch
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Talks With Microsoft Conclude; Google Search-Ad Deal Coming
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Yahoo: Microsoft Talks Are Over
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft Statement: We Weren't Interested In Rebidding
Discussion: Light Reading
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 …
RELATED:
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Weiner Will Leave Yahoo, but Might Not Be Replaced
Discussion: CNET News.com, Valleywag and WebProNews
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Loses Two More: Fayyad and Zawodny
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 …
RELATED:
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Logo Spotted in the Wild  —  Could the purple logo to the right represent a new Yahoo branding initiative?  Or just a photoshop hit job?  —  Ben Sweat, a product manager at Snap, claims to have spotted it at the top of the Yahoo homepage in Firefox 3 this morning (see shot below).
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Valleywag
Microsoft:
Interactive Entertainment Business Leadership Team Positioned to Drive Next Wave of Growth and Audience Expansion  —  Microsoft announces new leadership roles for Shane Kim and Phil Spencer and the departure of Jeff Bell.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced a new leadership structure …
RELATED:
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 …
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Phil Schiller's iPhone 3G Has Front Camera or Greasy Fingerprint  —  Gizmodo readers and conspiracy theorist aficionados Nathan Ziehnert & Friends have spent a few hours analyzing the footage from the WWDC08 keynote like CSI agents investigating the Zapruder film.
Discussion: TG Daily
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:10 PM ET, June 12, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Microsoft Garage: Exploring and creating cross-platform consumer apps  —  Take a look at what's happening now in The Garage, Microsoft's haven for über geeks who are constantly thinking and tinkering.
Amazon Web Services:
Amazon Mobile Analytics- 100M Free Events per Month!  —  Designed to deliver usage reports within 60 min of receiving data from an app.  Built to scale - collect and process billions of events per day from millions of users.
Rackspace:
Another Patent Troll Slain.  You Are Now Free To Rotate Your Smartphone.  —  Rotatable Technologies is now an ex-patent troll.  I say “ex-troll” because its patent, US Pat.  No. 6,326,978, has been declared unpatentable …
Zoho:
Meet Zoho Subscriptions: One stop shop to run your subscriptions business.  —  Since the early part of the decade, we have witnessed a drastic shift in the way businesses function.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 Site News: 

Nothing recent. See Techmeme News for earlier news.

 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Mini-Techmeme: Techmeme for mobiles
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
PC World:
ATI Radeon HD 3870 Graphics Card for Mac and PC Debuts
Discussion: AppleInsider
The Official Google Blog:
Fresher related search suggestions
Discussion: InformationWeek
Comcast:
Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds For Its High-Speed Internet …
Joe Bel Bruno / Business Week:
Pershing's Ackerman calls for Amazon.com to buy Borders
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple considering iPhone sales through universities
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Google Hiring Spree Slowing Down; Yahoo Openings Up, But Recruiting Trouble Expected
Discussion: paidContent and mocoNews.net
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Study: consumers lust after high-speed broadband, not HDTV
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Will higher PC shipments benefit Microsoft?
 Earlier Items: 
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
I'm Done With Private Beta
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
First Google Friend Connect Spotted in the Wild
louisgray.com:
The Five Stages Of Early Adopter Behavior
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Clearwire promises a fully-open, “third pipe” WiMAX network
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Canadian DMCA Introduced (Finally); Pretends US Lobbyists Had Nothing To Do With It
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Warner Bros. Loves Joost, TiVo, Veoh, More
BBC:
Jail sentence for botnet creator
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Logo Meets Hooters
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
CBS News readies 24-hour ‘CBSN’ digital network

 
Sister Sites:

Mediagazer
 Must-read media news
memeorandum
 Politics, opinion, and current events
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip