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5:35 AM ET, June 17, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sue Decker's Email To Yahoo Employees On Weiner's Departure  —  The news is now official - Yahoo's EVP Jeff Weiner has officially bailed.  President Sue Decker addresses the troops in an all hands email, below.  These types of emails leak regularly, of course (I actually think companies …
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Accel:
Accel and Greylock Appoint Jeff Weiner as Executive in Residence  —  Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, leading venture capital firms, today jointly announced the appointment of Jeff Weiner as an Executive in Residence with both firms.  His new role becomes effective in early September 2008.
Ethan / OnoTech:
Jeff Weiner, CEO of Facebook?  —  It's pretty common for accomplished executive talent to join VCs in EIR positions — with the ‘E’ being either ‘Entrepreneur’ or ‘Executive’ In Residence.  But this may be the first time that I've seen someone join *two* VC firms in such a role simultaneously.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   As BoomTown Already Said, Weiner Moves to Accel and Greylock
Patrick Nielsen Hayden / Making Light:
The Associated Press wants to charge you $12.50 to quote five words from them  —  The Associated Press, having already announced its intention to harrass bloggers who publish snippets as short as 39 words from AP stories, has now published a web form through which intimidated parties can give …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Saul Hansell is wrong on AP  —  In most cases, I'm all for a dose of rationality and common sense amid the short-attention-span Drama 2.0 that makes up much of the blogosphere.  That's exactly what New York Times blogger Saul Hansell is selling in his latest post at the Bits blog …
Chris Gaither / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
AP picks a fight with bloggers
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
11 Search Trends That May Disrupt Google  —  My first post for ReadWriteWeb (nearly a year ago) started with the premise that search was “game over”, that Google had won and the only opportunity left was (re)search - i.e. what one does after the basic search.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google easily extending dominance to mobile search market  —  Google managed to spank the rest of the mobile search world during the first quarter of 2008, according to data from Nielsen Mobile.  The search giant managed to capture 61 percent of the mobile search market in the first four months of the year …
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
How Long Will Google Dominate Search?
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ineligible AT&T Customers Need to Pay Full Price For iPhone 3G  —  AT&T just gave us new details on how their upgrading plans will work for the iPhone 3G.  The company is treating the iPhone 3G pretty much just like any other phone in that people who are ineligible for upgrades have to pay the full, unsubsidized price for the phone.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Demand for Data Puts Engineers in Spotlight  —  In Silicon Valley, the stars have long been charismatic marketing visionaries and cool-nerd software wizards.  By contrast, mechanical engineers who design and run computer data centers were traditionally regarded as little more than blue-collar workers in the high-tech world.
Discussion: Parallax View
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
HP MediaSmart Connect due in July for $349  —  HP's line of MediaSmart TVs include the built-in ability to stream digital media from your home network and the Internet straight to their screens.  But for the vast majority of us who don't own an HP TV, the company will soon have a second option: the MediaSmart Connect.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Engadget and Electronista
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson brings out the photographer in us all unveiling its first ever 8.1megapixel camera phone and a stylish snapshot phone  —  17 June 2008 The new C905 Cyber-shot™ and S302 Snapshot camera phones from Sony Ericsson allow consumers around the world to capture and share vivid photos whatever …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Brightcove Gutted and Rebuilt  —  Not a week after we derided Brightcove for its difficult user interface in a story about newly emerged competitor Delve Networks, the Cambridge-based video hosting company is releasing a completely rebuilt version of its service into private beta.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Jonathan Schwartz's free software foundation  —  Sun Microsystems has become its own free software foundation, open-sourcing everything from Java to Solaris, and acquiring the open-source MySQL database for $1 billion in January of this year, as a way to grow its revenue.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is the Google Toolbar a Trojan Horse for Ad Targeting?  (Ballmer Plays The Privacy Card).  —  Is Google getting ready to serve up display ads to people based on their Web surfing habits (as opposed to their Web searching habits)?  Ever since the DoubleClick acquisition closed …
 
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Joseph Menn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong gets a boost from Demand Media
Discussion: paidContent.org
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Video to Drive 50% of Net Traffic
Lloyd Emelle / 2pointhome.com:
How 2.0: Twittering Teddy Bear
GamesIndustry.biz:
Development will favour PS3 in 2009, says Yoshida
Discussion: PS3 Fanboy
lonelysandwich:
Why Me?  —  As a borderline synaesthete with a debilitating sensitivity …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel releases more details on future Nehalem chip
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
YouTube and Mike Homer
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Adobe updates LiveCycle business software
Discussion: InfoWorld and Computerworld
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Joe Kraus Discusses the Social Web At Supernova Conference
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Browser Is The New Operating System
Discussion: WinExtra
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Accused spammer must pay MySpace $6 million
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Flock catches up with Firefox 3 in sophomore release
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
BlackBerry Javelin in the wild
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Adobe ups outlook; Creative Suite chugs along
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Vuze Becomes Social, Tears Down Walls
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's open secret: SproutCore is Cocoa for the Web
 

 
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