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3:20 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.
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: PC World, TeleRead and Slashdot
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
Daniel A. Begun / 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 …
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.
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MediaDefender Goes Forward with P2P Marketing  —  MediaDefender has been experimenting with P2P marketing for quite some time now.  Last year, it earned the company $560,000 and they hope to increase this figure in 2008.  This new revenue stream is very welcome for them …
Discussion: DSLreports, Mashable! and Digg
Why 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 …
James Niccolai / IDG News Service:
Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter  —  A technology that could help the environment by eliminating the need to ship a power adapter with every electronics device got a vote of confidence Friday from consumer electronics maker Westinghouse Digital Electronics.
Discussion: Gearlog, Engadget and Gizmodo
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Why IM Interoperability May Just be a Dream  —  Interoperability between instant messaging (IM) clients is something a lot of users have wished for.  More specifically, we wish it was standard and provided right out of the box instead of having to turn to third parties such as Adium, Digsby, Trillian, or Pidgin.
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Origami Experience 2  —  Microsoft has released the Origami Experience 2.0.  In case you missed out on the first version of the Origami Experience, it's basically a suite of software designed to make it easier to navigate on Ultra-Mobile PCs, or tiny tablets like the Samsung Q1.
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
AT&T: no iPhone 3G tethering for you!  —  With the iPhone 3G's significantly faster data transfer rates and ability to perform voice and data functions simultaneously, potential buyers have become intoxicated with the idea of tethering the device: using it as a cellular modem for laptops …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The iPhone 3G FAQ
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Digg
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The Intel-Nvidia dispute heats up with USB 3.0 standard fight
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