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12:25 PM 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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Associated Press:
Yahoo! partners with Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Yahoo!'s efforts to revive takeover talks with Microsoft Corp. have reached a dead end, prompting the Internet pioneer to hire online search leader Google Inc. to handle some of its advertising sales.
Discussion: DailyTech and Alan Meckler
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo, Google, Microsoft: The Morning After
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The Official Google Blog:
Our agreement to provide ad technology to Yahoo!
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! to Strengthen Competitive Position in Online Advertising …
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 …
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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
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.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   MySpace is a Good Website and You Should Stop Complaining About It
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redesign A First Step In Bringing Order To The MySpace Chaos
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 …
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.
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Google: we don't know how to make money from YouTube  —  ‘A whole new industry’ could be created around video advertising on the web, Google said, but it's not sure how  —  Google has said that it is still unsure how to make money from YouTube, the enormously popular video-sharing website it owns, but hopes to be able to do so soon.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
New BlackBerrry KickStart Images!  —  Well what do we have here?  New images of the BlackBerry KickStart?! w00t!  Take a look after the jump for tons images (you can see it from every angle) of the not-yet-announced by RIM BlackBerry flip phone currently codenamed the KickStart!!
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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.
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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 …
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: JasonKolb.com and diversity.net.nz
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
May sales: GTA IV #1 with a bullet; Nintendo rules the rest  —  Last year was an amazing year for video game sales, but this year sales are truly en fuego.  “The US video games industry has generated $6.6 billion in sales so far this year, which exceeds total 1997 annual revenues.
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Nothing to worry about, but I'm taking some time off  —  Folks, just for the record, I'm feeling great, never better, and you know that's true because Apple always tells the truth and we're the most transparent, forthcoming, open and honest company in the world.
James Watts / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Mobile search access gets faster; iGoogle gets easier to use  —  We at Google are obsessed with making your mobile search experience as fast as possible.  With that in mind, we've just updated our mobile homepage to allow for a quicker load time, providing you with even faster access to the information you need while on the go.
 
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The Kozinski mess  —  So the wires are a twitter with the story …
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
The Dark Knight edition Nokia 6205 goes on sale June 15 …
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PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges
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How Google Universal Search and Blended Results May Work
Macworld:
Apple announces Mac, iPhone design award winners
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