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4:05 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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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.
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.
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 …
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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 …
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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.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
More Top Yahoos Heading for the Exits
Discussion: TechCrunch, Valleywag and Startup Meme
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
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Will higher PC shipments benefit Microsoft?  —  In separate reports this week, research firms IDC and Gartner both boosted their projections for worldwide PC shipments for the current calendar year.  On the face of it, that would bode well for Microsoft, which continues to get a large portion …
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IDC:
Growth In Emerging Regions And Robust Portable PC Demand Drive …
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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 …
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.
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: Silicon Alley Insider and 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.
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.
 
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