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9:50 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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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC Chair To Support XM-Sirius Merger
Discussion: MediaFile and Orbitcast
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: PC World
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Austin Modine / The Register:
Nvidia launches GTX 200 series GPUs  —  Nvidia today rolled out its next-generation 200-series GPUs, the GeForce GTX 260 and GTX 280.  —  The series name is at last a concession to the bewildering naming scheme Nvidia has played with in the vast array of GeForce graphics chips.  That is — starting now.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and open
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?
Discussion: eWeek
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mobile users get chance to snap up customised Nike trainers
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Gizmodo
Mary Jane Irwin / Forbes:
Why EA Wants Take-Two Now
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo: ‘Everything But The Kitchen Sink’ Approach Not Paying Dividends
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: TechCrunch, metarand and Mashable!
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
IE8 development: Microsoft should learn from Apple, Mozilla
Discussion: Digg
Terrence Stasse / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Rumor: “Avatars” are Microsoft's take on Mii's?
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM warms to utilities in energy efficiency drive
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Tynan / PC World:
Bill Gates: 10 Memorable Moments
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
eBay opening up add-on marketplace, APIs
Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
Small Publishers Feel Power of Amazon's ‘Buy’ Button
Discussion: TeleRead
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
Discussion: Lockergnome and Pulse 2.0
Nikon Rumors:
Nikon D90 - is this what's coming tomorrow?
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