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8:55 AM ET, June 16, 2008


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's Our New Policy On A.P. stories: They're Banned  —  The stories over the weekend were bad enough - the Associated Press, with a long history of suing over quotations from their articles, went after Drudge Retort for having the audacity to link to their stories along with short quotations via reader submissions.
Discussion: BuzzMachine
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 …
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
AP backs off — or does it?  —  Confusing NY Times piece up tonight first suggests that the AP has “retreated” in an “about face” after its hamhanded takedown notices sent to Rogers Cadenhead and his Drudge Retort.  —  But then near the bottom of the piece we learn that the organization …
Discussion: Bloggasm
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) …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's Google & Microsoft Deals, Side-By-Side  —  I was off most of Friday when the Google-Yahoo deal was announced — and then details of Microsoft's last proposal to Yahoo also came out.  Today was catch-up, and I wanted to put the deals next to each other in chart form.
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Microsoft seeks support against Google-Yahoo deal  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) sought on Friday to enlist support for its opposition to a new advertising collaboration deal between Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile …
Discussion: The Register
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The iPhone's Impact on Rivals  —  As Apple looks to make further inroads with its soon-to-be-released 3G device, both handset makers and wireless carriers may suffer  —  It didn't take Apple (AAPL) long to make its mark on the mobile-phone industry.  In the first year after the introduction …
Bonnie Cha / CNET
New Nokia E66 and Nokia E71 go a little more business casual  —  It may be that the Nokia E series sometimes suffers from Jan Brady syndrome as it gets overshadowed by the flashier members of its extended family—the Nokia N series (aka Marcia Brady)—but they're just as bright and deserve some recognition of its own.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
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.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo: ‘Everything But The Kitchen Sink’ Approach Not Paying Dividends  —  There's been a lot of hand wringing in the media over the weekend about Yahoo's rejection of Microsoft's takeover bid.  Most of the coverage has focused on the (very serious) financial and people issues that Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang is now facing.
Chris Kanaracus /
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
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?
Discussion: eWeek
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
T-Mobile to sell 3G iPhone from 1 euro in Germany  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom AG's (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile will sell Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new iPhone for as little as 1 euro ($1.54) for the 8-gigabyte version together with a 69 euro monthly contract, it said on Monday.
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
TheFunded now lets members refer companies to VCs  —  TheFunded, the controversial website that lets entrepreneurs rate venture capitalists, has rolled out a new feature that lets entrepreneurs pitch venture capitalists with help from their friends.  —  Called TheFunded Connect, the new feature …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
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