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9:30 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.
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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) …
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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
Associated Press:
FCC head backs Sirius-XM deal  —  Chairman Kevin Martin is recommending the $5 billion deal in exchange for concessions.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is recommending approval of the $5 billion merger between the nation's two satellite radio broadcasters …
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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 News.com:
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.
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 2.0, Apple Gazette and I4U News
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.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?
Discussion: eWeek
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
AMD, Nvidia graphics chip designs diverge  —  On Monday, AMD and Nvidia are launching graphics chips based on distinctly different design philosophies.  —  Nvidia's GTX 280 and GTX 260 are designed to deliver the biggest performance bang per chip.  A so-called “monolithic” …
Discussion: The Register
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.
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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eBay opening up add-on marketplace, APIs
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Small Publishers Feel Power of Amazon's ‘Buy’ Button
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Jennifer Chappell / TreoCentral:
Palm Update for Treo 700wx coming this Summer
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
The Great Blog Weeding of 2008
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MySpace Might Have Friends, but It Wants Ad Money
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Nikon Rumors:
Nikon D90 - is this what's coming tomorrow?
Asa Dotzler:
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Microsoft stops Windows Live VOIP services from July