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3:24 AM ET, June 13, 2008

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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 …
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Yahoo!:
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.
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.
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! …
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.”
Discussion: Techdirt and TechCrunch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google/Yahoo Search Partnership Announcement At 1:30 This Afternoon (Updated)  —  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?
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! …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:   Yahoo ends all talks with Microsoft, shares plunge
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 redesigning its site next week.  The first phase will launch on Wednesday June 18.
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Associated Press:   MySpace revamping Web site to help boost usage
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
What to do about wireless termination fees  —  Early termination fees for wireless cell phone contracts came under fire during a Federal Communications Commission hearing Thursday as commissioners examined an industry-backed proposal that could soften the blow of these fees for some consumers.
Discussion: Tech Beat
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Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Regulators consider terminating the frustration with early-termination fees
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 …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Loses Two More: Fayyad and Zawodny
Discussion: CNET News.com
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple considering iPhone sales through universities  —  Apple is mulling a plan that would see the company extend sales of its upcoming iPhone 3G through top universities, and is separately considering a new protection service plan for college students, AppleInsider has learned.
Orli Yakuel / GO2WEB20 Blog:
Testing Google Friend Connect, 1, 2, 3!  —  Finally, with a little help from Google, I managed to add Google's Friend Connect to my blog.  —  Basically, Friend Connect is an admin page with several social gadgets that you can customize and embed in your site or blog.
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 …
Comcast:
Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds For Its High-Speed Internet Customers For No Additional Charge  —  Upstream Speed to Nearly Triple for Performance Customers and More Than Double for Performance Plus Customers  —  Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSK, CMCSA), the nation's leading provider of entertainment …
 
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Bruce Campion-Smith / Toronto Star:
Ottawa brings copyright act into digital age
Discussion: CNET News.com
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Twitter brings in big guns from Pivotal Labs to help rebuild …
Discussion: The Inquisitr and Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook No Longer The Second Largest Social Network
Discussion: All Facebook
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Kylewar / Tales from the Microsoft Surface team:
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Discussion: The Inquisitr, Channel 10 and PSFK
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Grand Theft Auto IV, Wii and DS still cruising
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Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Phil Schiller's iPhone 3G Has Front Camera or Greasy Fingerprint
Discussion: TG Daily
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft shakes up management in Xbox unit
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft Statement: We Weren't Interested In Rebidding
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Logo Spotted in the Wild
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Study: consumers lust after high-speed broadband, not HDTV
Discussion: Lockergnome
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
I'm Done With Private Beta
louisgray.com:
The Five Stages Of Early Adopter Behavior
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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