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5:45 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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Jerry / The Secret Diary of [Steve Jobs] Jerry Yang:
The first great battle of the Internet is over, and I'm delighted to announce that we've finished in second place  —  Look, I would never admit this to anyone in public, but the truth is that our deal with Google marks the end of the first great battle of the Internet era — call it Internet 1.0 — and we've lost.
Discussion: iPhone Savior
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
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.
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.
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
Fred / A VC:
Comments Can Be Blog Posts  —  Yesterday evening I took a quick look at techmeme and saw that the top two posts at that point in time were Tim O'Reilly and my responses to Mike Arrington's Yahoo post.  I clicked through to see Tim's post and noticed that Tim had done the same thing that I had done …
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.
Alix Rijckaert / Agence France Presse:
In 2050, your lover may be a ... robot  —  MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AFP) - Romantic human-robot relationships are no longer the stuff of science fiction — researchers expect them to become reality within four decades.  —  And they do not mean simply, mechanical sex.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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
 
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