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10:40 AM ET, June 13, 2008

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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 …
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Yahoo!:
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.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo, Google, Microsoft: The Morning After  —  It's time for a little Friday morning quarterbacking.  Yesterday, the months of melodrama over the fate of Yahoo (YHOO) reached a resolution, as the company announced the termination of its talks with Microsoft (MSFT), and then several hours later unveiled …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Microsoft:
Microsoft Issues Statement Regarding Yahoo!
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.
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
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, WebProNews and Startup Meme
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redesign A First Step In Bringing Order To The MySpace Chaos
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   MySpace is a Good Website and You Should Stop Complaining About It
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.”
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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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   AP Threatens News Aggregation Site for Short Excerpts
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:   AP sends takedown letters to Drudge Retort: Do excerpts and links infringe?
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 …
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: diversity.net.nz and JasonKolb.com
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
MeMobile, You Kaput  —  As widely predicted, Steve Jobs this week introduced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference the iPhone 3G that was first reported in this column late last year.  The $199 price was a welcome surprise but shouldn't have been given Apple's confident predictions …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Makes “Related Searches” Fresher  —  Google announced that the related search feature is now fresher then ever.  What that means is when you search on certain queries, Google may show you a line just above the search results with related search queries.
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 verizonwireless.com.  —  Being that it's a mass market movie tie-in …
 
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
NBC To Take Over More Local Stations' Web Sites (GE)
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Macworld:
ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card for Mac and PC debuts
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
News: iPhone 3G's third sensor revealed as second proximity sensor
Avram Piltch / LAPTOP Magazine:
ASUS Releases Eee PC 901, 1000 Series U.S. Pricing
Lessig Blog:
The Kozinski mess  —  So the wires are a twitter with the story …
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James Watts / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Mobile search access gets faster; iGoogle gets easier to use
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Bringing Great Blogging Tools to iPhone
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges
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
Macworld:
Apple announces Mac, iPhone design award winners
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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!
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