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5:30 AM ET, June 16, 2008


 Top Items: 
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 …
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 submisisons.
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) …
Jerry / The Secret Diary of [Steve Jobs] Jerry Yang:
The first great battle of the Internet is over, and I'm delighted to announce that we've finished in second place  —  Look, I would never admit this to anyone in public, but the truth is that our deal with Google marks the end of the first great battle of the Internet era — call it Internet 1.0 — and we've lost.
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.
John Dunbar / Associated Press:
FCC chief recommends OK of satellite radio deal  —  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 in exchange for concessions that include turning over 24 channels …
Discussion: CNET
Chris Kanaracus /
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
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?
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
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MySpace Might Have Friends, but It Wants Ad Money  —  When the News Corporation added MySpace to its portfolio nearly three years ago, it expected that if its base of 16 million users kept growing — and each user kept adding friends, sharing photos and swapping flirty messages — the advertising dollars would roll in.
Discussion: Lockergnome and Pulse 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 …
Discussion: Cult of Mac
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.
Discussion: Digg
Rafe Needleman /
eBay opening up add-on marketplace, APIs  —  At the eBay Developers Conference this week, the auction company will announce a new marketplace for sellers' add-ons to its online auctions.  Essentially the program gives developers access to all the data that eBay's existing online app for medium …
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
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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: Mashable!
Terrence Stasse / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Rumor: “Avatars” are Microsoft's take on Mii's?
Martin LaMonica / CNET
IBM warms to utilities in energy efficiency drive
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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 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Chappell / TreoCentral:
Palm Update for Treo 700wx coming this Summer
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
The Great Blog Weeding of 2008
Nikon Rumors:
Nikon D90 - is this what's coming tomorrow?
Discussion: Engadget
Asa Dotzler:
google toolbar for firefox 3
Michael Barkoviak / DailyTech:
Palm Expects to Ship 2 Million Centro Smartphones
Discussion: Mobility Site
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft stops Windows Live VOIP services from July