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1:06 PM 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.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:   Welcome to the Web refactory, AP
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
The Associated Press to Set Guidelines for Using Its Articles in Blogs
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   AP, hole, dig
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
AP backs off — or does it?
Discussion: Bloggasm
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Vista's big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it  —  And to think Microsoft used to be popular with the developer crowd...  Not anymore.  A recent report from Evans Data shows fewer than one in 10 software developers writing applications for Windows Vista this year.  Eight percent.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows XP era draws to a close
Discussion: Engadget and Startup Meme
TG Daily:
Dell launches final Windows XP PC systems
Discussion: Crave
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
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
$15 to check a bag, but free to charge an iPod  —  United Airlines has been subject to some pretty bad press recently for being one of several airlines to slap a $15 fee on checked bags, but here's a perk: the commerical carrier announced on Monday that it's starting to install iPod and iPhone connectivity features in its airplanes.
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
Brooke Crothers / CNET
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” …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia and AMD launch new salvos in graphics chip battle
Discussion: Macsimum News, Macworld and TG Daily
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
eBay, PayPal Open Up to Developers  —  EBay opens its platform to developers while PayPal offers new tools.  —  EBay and PayPal are rolling out new developer initiatives.  —  At the eBay Developers conference in Chicago June 16, eBay announced Project Echo, which is designed …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:   EBay to let outside software work inside its site
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 …
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.
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Average teenager's iPod has 800 illegal music tracks  —  Teenagers and students have an average of more than 800 illegally copied songs each on their digital music players, the largest academic survey of young people's music ownership has found.  —  The research also showed that half of 14 …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Can Twitter Be Saved?  —  If there's anything Twitter can be counted on for, lately it's been the service's instability.  The situation got so bad that avid twitterers have now gotten used to loading up in one of their browser tabs while debating whether FriendFeed was going to replace Twitter.
Pew Internet:
The Internet and the 2008 Election  —  A record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news about the campaign, share their views and mobilize others.  And Barack Obama's backers have an edge in the online political environment.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Next Quarry?  —  So what will Microsoft's (MSFT) next quarry be?  —  Facebook?  AOL?  A series of small Web 2.0 stars like Digg (probably too late, as Google is already first in line there again), Spot Runner and others?  —  That is, if there will be one after the Yahoo (YHOO) takeover debacle.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Stephen Shankland /
Google Docs gets limited PDF support  —  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 Document Format initially created by Adobe Systems.
Discussion: The Inquisitr and Office Tweaks
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Michell / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Sony Ericsson C905 black live photos
Discussion: Gadgetell and Unwired View
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Release an ‘iSight HD’?
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost Publications:
Web Do-Over: ABC Gives TV Advertisers Makegoods—Online
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone 3G Is The New iPod, Sales To Triple (AAPL)
Sara Silver / Wall Street Journal:
Motorola's Tricky Reality
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Growth for the Internet to Continue, Cisco Predicts
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Cash, not idealism, behind ISP embrace of music biz
Discussion: and Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Remote Clicks That Do More Than Just Change Channels
Council bans ‘anti-teen’ gadget
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Engadget and Digg
Tim Arango / New York Times:
EMI's New Boss Sees Cracks in Music World
Discussion: Listening Post
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mobile users get chance to snap up customised Nike trainers
Associated Press:
FCC boss backs Sirius-XM deal
Discussion: DSLreports
Mary Jane Irwin / Forbes:
Why EA Wants Take-Two Now
Discussion: GamePolitics News
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo: ‘Everything But The Kitchen Sink’ Approach Not Paying Dividends
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
TheFunded now lets members refer companies to VCs
Discussion: TechCrunch, metarand and Mashable!

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