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8:25 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?  —  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.
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 …
Discussion: Cult of Mac and TechCrunch
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.
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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?
Discussion: eWeek
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.
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
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.
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Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:
PodiPodi: What Do We Want? Web Apps or Desktop Apps?
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
TheFunded now lets members refer companies to VCs
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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
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
eBay opening up add-on marketplace, APIs
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
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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 D90 - is this what's coming tomorrow?
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google toolbar for firefox 3
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Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft stops Windows Live VOIP services from July
 

 
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