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4:10 AM ET, June 16, 2008

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Wall Street Journal:
FCC Staff Back XM-Sirius Merger  —  Issue Now Advances To Commissioners; Conditions Remain  —  EMBARGOED!  The staff of the Federal Communications Commission has proposed that the agency approve the merger of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
FCC Staff Signs Off On XM, Sirius; Satellite Still Screwed  —  The FCC's staff has given the XM and Sirius merger the go-ahead, which means it's finally a done deal (after a mere 15 months or so) unless something extraordinary happens in the near future, the WSJ reports.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
The Associated Press to Set Guidelines for Using Its Articles in Blogs  —  The Associated Press, one of the nation's largest news organizations, said that it will, for the first time, attempt to define clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites …
Chris Kanaracus / LinuxWorld.com:
Microsoft now sponsor of Open Source Census  —  Microsoft has become a sponsor of The Open Source Census, a project started earlier this year that aims to track and catalog the use of open-source software in enterprises worldwide, the group announced Monday.
Discussion: open
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?
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.
Dane Hamilton / Reuters:
Icahn says Yahoo-Google ad deal has merit  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionare financier Carl Icahn, who launched a proxy battle in May to replace the board of Yahoo Inc (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News) in the wake of its failed deal to be acquired by Microsoft Corp (NasdaqGS:MSFT - News) …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MySpace Might Have Friends, but It Wants Ad Money  —  When the News Corporation added MySpace to its portfolio nearly three years ago, it expected that if its base of 16 million users kept growing — and each user kept adding friends, sharing photos and swapping flirty messages — the advertising dollars would roll in.
Discussion: Lockergnome and Pulse 2.0
Dan Tynan / PC World:
Bill Gates: 10 Memorable Moments  —  A PC industry without Bill Gates is almost unthinkable.  And yet it's almost upon us.  Here are some fond memories.  —  For more than 30 years he has roamed among us, a strange hybrid of Napoleon Dynamite and Vlad the Impaler.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
eBay opening up add-on marketplace, APIs  —  At the eBay Developers Conference this week, the auction company will announce a new marketplace for sellers' add-ons to its online auctions.  Essentially the program gives developers access to all the data that eBay's existing online app for medium …
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
Jennifer Chappell / TreoCentral:
Palm Update for Treo 700wx coming this Summer  —  Overview  —  Thanks to coolgirl, we've become aware of some upcoming updates for the Treo 700wx, Sprint Centro, and the Verizon Treo 755p (see Centro and 755p details here).  Some internal training slides have been leaked onto the internet that detail the updates.
Terrence Stasse / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Rumor: “Avatars” are Microsoft's take on Mii's?  —  Well, well, well, what have we here?  Looks like we're finally getting some real evidence that Microsoft really does have some sort of response to Nintendo's Miis on the way.  It's been rumored for some time now and the above shot …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
IE8 development: Microsoft should learn from Apple, Mozilla  —  Internet Explorer 8 is set to be Microsoft's most standards compliant browser ever.  After originally stating that IE8 would default to the same noncompliant behavior exhibited by IE7, Microsoft relented and plumped for standard-by-default.
Discussion: Digg
 
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Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:
PodiPodi: What Do We Want? Web Apps or Desktop Apps?
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
TheFunded now lets members refer companies to VCs
Discussion: Mashable!
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM warms to utilities in energy efficiency drive
Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
Small Publishers Feel Power of Amazon's ‘Buy’ Button
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Rogue Computers Used in Ad Fraud
chrisbrogan.com:
Five Tools I Use for Listening
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
The Great Blog Weeding of 2008
 Earlier Items: 
Nikon Rumors:
Nikon D90 - is this what's coming tomorrow?
Discussion: Engadget
Asa Dotzler:
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Michael Barkoviak / DailyTech:
Palm Expects to Ship 2 Million Centro Smartphones
Discussion: Mobility Site
Alix Rijckaert / Agence France Presse:
In 2050, your lover may be a ... robot
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft stops Windows Live VOIP services from July
 

 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment

Knight Foundation:
Vice Media's Shane Smith to receive Knight Innovation Award on Dec. 1 at CUNY media innovation summit

 
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