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3:40 AM ET, June 16, 2008

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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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Article Reverberates Through Yahoo; Who's Their Next CEO?
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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Wall Street Journal:
FCC Staff Back XM-Sirius Merger  —  Issue Now Advances To Commissioners; Conditions Remain  —  EMBARGOED!  The staff of the Federal Communications Commission has proposed that the agency approve the merger of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. …
Discussion: Joe Duck and Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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
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
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
eBay opening up selling app to outside developers  —  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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
Jennifer Chappell / TreoCentral:
Palm Update for Treo 700wx coming this Summer  —  Overview  —  Thanks to coolgirl, we've become aware of some upcoming updates for the Treo 700wx, Sprint Centro, and the Verizon Treo 755p (see Centro and 755p details here).  Some internal training slides have been leaked onto the internet that detail the updates.
Terrence Stasse / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Rumor: “Avatars” are Microsoft's take on Mii's?  —  Well, well, well, what have we here?  Looks like we're finally getting some real evidence that Microsoft really does have some sort of response to Nintendo's Miis on the way.  It's been rumored for some time now and the above shot …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM warms to utilities in energy efficiency drive  —  IBM's top hardware executive, William Zeitler, will deliver a keynote speech at a large utility industry conference to make the case for bridging the worlds of IT and electricity.  —  Zeitler, senior vice president of IBM's Systems and Technology Group …
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
chrisbrogan.com:
Five Tools I Use for Listening  —  As part of the social media strategy series, I thought I'd start with listening.  —  Social media tools are a great way to get the word out about your passions, your interests, the company's latest products, but we tend to rush right into the “speaking” …
Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
Small Publishers Feel Power of Amazon's ‘Buy’ Button  —  PARIS — Amazon, the online retailing giant with a fast-rising share of the consumer book market, has adopted the literary equivalent of a nuclear option for rebellious publishers who balk at its demands.
 
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