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12:00 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.
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Welcome to the Web refactory, AP  —  The Associated Press has brought to the foreground the issue of “fair use” about taking snippets from articles, according to an article in The New York Times.  —  Jim Kennedy, a seasoned journalist who is an AP vice president and director of strategic planning …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
The Associated Press to Set Guidelines for Using Its Articles in Blogs
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
AP backs off — or does it?
Discussion: Bloggasm
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   AP, hole, dig
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.
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
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 …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   eBay: Stifel Upgrades; MSFT Interest In PayPal/Skype?
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
EBay to let outside software work inside its site
Discussion: WebProNews, Pulse 2.0 and TechCrunch
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
Discussion: Macsimum News, Macworld and TG Daily
Austin Modine / The Register:
Nvidia launches GTX 200 series GPUs
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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.
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows XP era draws to a close
Discussion: Engadget and Startup Meme
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.
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Germany offers one Euro iPhone 3G
Discussion: The Register
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
$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.
Associated Press:
FCC boss backs Sirius-XM deal  —  Chairman Kevin Martin recommends $5 billion deal in exchange for concessions; Sirius rises 3.5%, XM jumps 3.7%.  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. rose Monday morning after the chairman …
Discussion: DSLreports
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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 …
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
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
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 istwitterdown.com 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.
Discussion: Open Source, WebProNews and Switched
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Cash, not idealism, behind ISP embrace of music biz
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BBC:
Council bans ‘anti-teen’ gadget
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Average teenager's iPod has 800 illegal music tracks
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IE8 development: Microsoft should learn from Apple, Mozilla
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