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9:55 AM ET, June 13, 2008


 Top Items: 
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Massive Destruction Of Shareholder Value, Employee Morale and Internet Balance Of Power  —  I don't believe that there is anything Yahoo could do at this point to further destroy their business that would surprise me.  —  At 1:35 pm EST yesterday we posted that we believed Yahoo would announce …
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.”
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Google's Yahoo Rebound Play
Yahoo! Announces Microsoft Talks Have Concluded
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.”
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.
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:   AP sends takedown letters to Drudge Retort: Do excerpts and links infringe?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   AP Threatens News Aggregation Site for Short Excerpts
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 …
Caroline McCarthy /
MySpace to release major site redesign  —  Updated at 9:47 p.m. PDT with more details.  —  News Corp.'s MySpace is set to release a major redesign next week, company representatives said late Thursday evening.  The site doesn't look that different; it's still clearly MySpace.
Discussion: Beet.TV, ReadWriteWeb and Startup Meme
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
Associated Press:
MySpace revamping Web site to help boost usage
Discussion: 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: and
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google's $83 Million Escape Clause: SEC Filing Spells Out Details Of Yahoo-Google Deal  —  In a new filing with the SEC, Yahoo spells out the terms of the search-advertising agreement it announced yesterday with Google.  Most of the filing fleshes out known details about the agreement.
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
Dan Goodin / The Register:
PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges  —  Glitch or breach?  —  Vulture Central is keeping its eyes peeled for some sort of PayPal glitch or security breach, following reader reports their accounts were debited overnight to pay for Skype services they never ordered.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
The Dark Knight edition Nokia 6205 goes on sale June 15: All sorts of movie tie-in revelry  —  A Dark Knight edition of the Nokia 6205 will be released this Sunday, June 15.  You'll only be able to grab it from  —  Being that it's a mass market movie tie-in …
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James Watts / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Mobile search access gets faster; iGoogle gets easier to use
Discussion: InformationWeek
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
MeMobile, You Kaput  —  As widely predicted, Steve Jobs …
Warren Buckleitner / New York Times:
So Young, and So Gadgeted  —  EVERYONE knows that babies crawl …
Anil Dash / Six Apart News & Events:
Bringing Great Blogging Tools to iPhone
Maggie Jackson / Business Week:
May We Have Your Attention, Please?
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
 Earlier Items: 
Bruce Campion-Smith / Toronto Star:
Ottawa brings copyright act into digital age
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Twitter brings in big guns from Pivotal Labs to help rebuild …
Orli Yakuel / GO2WEB20 Blog:
Testing Google Friend Connect, 1, 2, 3!
Kylewar / Tales from the Microsoft Surface team:
Viva Las Virtual Vegas!!!
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
What to do about wireless termination fees
Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds For Its High-Speed Internet …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple considering iPhone sales through universities