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4:55 PM ET, June 15, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Article Reverberates Through Yahoo; Who's Their Next CEO?  —  When blogs and regional newspapers trash Jerry Yang it's one thing.  But when the New York Times does it, people really notice.  Public lynchings like this are few and far between from that bastion of traditional journalism.
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Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Oh Jerry, It's No Longer Your Baby  —  Congratulations — you pulled it off.  You got Microsoft to walk away from your beloved Yahoo for good.  The final word went out on Thursday.  There isn't going to be any megamerger.  No smaller deal to sell your search business, or take a minority stake, either.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic  —  Some people use the Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers.  Others are online all day, downloading big video and music files.  —  For years, both kinds of Web surfers have paid the same price for access.
Discussion: HighTouch, PC World, TeleRead and Slashdot
BBC:
Time to take on the file sharers  —  On 9 June, BBC commentator Bill Thompson wrote a critique of a joint venture between the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and Virgin Media to write to customers whose net connection may have been used to download unlicensed content.
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore  —  Daniel Eran Dilger  —  Regular readers will recall that when Safari for Windows shipped, I suggested Apple was likely looking to move its Mac OS X Cocoa development model into the Windows arena in order to broaden Cocoa's visibility and adoption.
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft stops Windows Live VOIP services from July  —  Last year Microsoft announced that the existing VOIP partnership with Verizon would be terminating in 2008.  Currently this service allows Windows Live Messenger users to call friends and family using regular landlines and mobile phones …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Daniel A. Begun / HotHardware.com News:
Google To Develop ISP Throttling Detector  —  Google has been very vocal on its stance for net neutrality.  Now, Richard Whitt—Senior Policy Director for Google—announces that Google will take an even more active role in the debate by arming consumers with the tools to determine first-hand …
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Timothy Fields / Brandweek:
Army Imitates Apple To Draw New Recruits  —  The U.S. Army, experiencing a stagnant recruiting situation, is going experiential.  —  The Army plans to unveil a pilot concept recruitment center in late August that was inspired by the interactivity of Apple Stores.
Ryan Spoon:
Why I'm Turning in my Blackberry for an iPhone 3G  —  I love my blackberry.  And I've written about how much I love it.  —  I am disappointed by the 'iPhone 2.0′ - it doesn't have video recording - let alone MMS.  —  ... But today I dropped my blackberry and severely scratched the screen.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Lockergnome
TechCrunch:
Why Kyte.tv will kill Qik and Flixwagon in cell phone video space  —  The post below is written by Robert Scoble, a top blogger and the founder FastCompanyTV.  —  Robert has been one of the earliest adopters of cell phone video, which offers the ability to stream live to the Internet …
louisgray.com:
Why Disqus Is Winning the Web Comment Battles, and What's Next  —  Tonight, I was lucky enough to have dinner with Daniel Ha, the CEO and co-founder of Disqus.  One of the advantages of being in the Silicon Valley is that in many cases, I can actually engage with and meet the people …
Anand Rajaraman / Datawocky:
India's SMS GupShup Has 3x The Usage Of Twitter And No Downtime  —  I recently started using Twitter and have become a big fan of the service.  I've been appalled by the downtime the service has endured, but sympathetic because I assumed the growth in usage is so fast that much might be excused.
 
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Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
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MediaDefender Goes Forward with P2P Marketing
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The iPhone 3G FAQ
Discussion: PalmAddicts, iPhone Atlas and Digg
Andrew Sullivan / Times of London:
Google is giving us pond-skater minds
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Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter
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Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Sony Ericsson F305 is for fun and games
Randall Stross / New York Times:
In the E-Mail Relay, Not Every Handoff Is Smooth
Discussion: Feld Thoughts
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The Intel-Nvidia dispute heats up with USB 3.0 standard fight
Discussion: Engadget
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Origami Experience 2
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