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10:55 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.
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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?
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
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Microsoft seeks support against Google-Yahoo deal
Discussion: The Register
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
Nokia E71  —  Having been using the Nokia E71 for a little while now, Steve Litchfield delivers his verdict - what's new compared to its predecessor, the E61i?  And how close does the E71 get to being the perfect smartphone for the modern professional?  —  Version Reviewed:  —  Score: 85
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and IntoMobile
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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.
Nokia:
Email made easy: Nokia unveils two new Nokia Eseries devices optimized for personal and professional email  —  Slim, stylish Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 multimedia computers offer easy access to range of email solutions, including Microsoft Exchange  —  London, UK - Nokia introduced today …
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” …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia and AMD launch new salvos in graphics chip battle  —  Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices are both launching new graphics chips today.  Ho hum, you say?  Well, strap down.  These chips are going to define the state-of-the-art in graphics and will determine which chip maker has the high ground …
Austin Modine / The Register:
Nvidia launches GTX 200 series GPUs
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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 …
Discussion: DSLreports
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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC Chair To Support XM-Sirius Merger
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: iLounge and Apple Gazette
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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 …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mobile users get chance to snap up customised Nike trainers  —  Nike fans will be able to create their own trainers based on colourful pictures they take on a camera phone in an innovative pan-European mobile marketing campaign by the sportswear giant.  —  The new service, called Nike PhotoiD …
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Google Docs talks PDF, but needs improvement  —  Google Docs, the online office suite from the search giant, now has some limited but still useful support for PDF files.  —  People using the service now can upload and view documents encoded with the widely used and now standardized Portable …
Discussion: The Inquisitr and Office Tweaks
 
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Windows XP era draws to a close
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Average teenager's iPod has 800 illegal music tracks
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Terrence Stasse / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM warms to utilities in energy efficiency drive
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Small Publishers Feel Power of Amazon's ‘Buy’ Button
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