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11:21 AM ET, June 17, 2008

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Patrick Nielsen Hayden / Making Light:
The Associated Press wants to charge you $12.50 to quote five words from them  —  The Associated Press, having already announced its intention to harass bloggers who publish snippets as short as 39 words from AP stories, has now published a web form through which intimidated parties can give …
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Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
AP Badly Mistaken on Drudge Retort  —  Last week, the Associated Press decided that the Drudge Retort was in violation of copyright laws because it excerpted parts of AP stories and linked to them.  The AP legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Drudge Retort's owner, the technology book author Rogers Cadenhead.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Associated Press expects you to pay to license 5-word quotations …
Discussion: Making Light
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Why Saul Hansell is wrong on AP
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown's Short List of Yahoo CEOs (Sorry Jerry, But Fortune Favors the Prepared)  —  Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has asked for it. although he has gone all-kittenish now, after realizing his scheme to get Microsoft to buy Yahoo was over, once Yahoo signed on with Google to outsource some of its ad search business.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Time To Stem The Yahoo Bleed, Jerry  —  Having passed on a $35 exit bonanza by blowing the Microsoft deal, Yahoo (YHOO) now appears to have returned to its previous path of death by a thousand cuts.  Specifically, the firm appears to have implemented a hiring freeze, suggesting that current business is weak …
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Yahoo's Hiring Freeze, Confirmed And Explained (YHOO)
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Firefox 3 Download Schedule on a World Time Map  —  Firefox 3 will be up for grabs at 10 AM Los Angeles time.  —  If you are in a different part of the world, refer to this world time map and know the exact time when Firefox 3 will become available in your region.  Happy Firefox 3 Download Day.
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Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Download Firefox 3 Today: Firefox Download Day to Set a Guiness World Record  —  Firefox 3 will be released today which makes today Firefox Download Day 2008.  —  To build its user base, Mountain View-based Mozilla will attempt a Guinness World's Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Download Squad and TG Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati Launches Blog Ad Network, Technorati Media  —  Blog-focused advertising networks are all the rage right now, with both Federated Media and Glam pulling down big valuation financing rounds in the last few months based on very early growth metrics.  Other startups, like Six Apart …
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
To avoid Flash lock-in, Apple looks at SproutCore  —  Apple, continuing its reliance on open-source technologies, is using an open-source project called SproutCore to provide rich Internet applications like its new MobileMe service.  —  The idea is to use to keep Apple from being …
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3: New front in the browser war  —  Mozilla plans to release Firefox 3 on Tuesday, and the open-source project is opening a new front in the browser wars.  —  As the Web transforms from a static repository of content into a foundation for applications such as word processors and graphics editors …
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BBC:
Firefox aims for download record
Discussion: Open Source
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
The History of Firefox 1.0 to 3.0 in Screenshots
Discussion: Digg
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Microsoft to Build Search Technology Center in Europe  —  Ever since the Yahoo! acquisition deal fell through, many have wondered what Microsoft will do to make headway in the search market.  Shortly after, they launched Cashback, which seemed to indicate a dedication to build search internally.
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebProNews
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Plans for European Search Technology Center to Deepen Investments in Live Search  —  European research and development center of excellence designed to help Microsoft disrupt the search and advertising marketplace.  —  At the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Glam Media to Announce Acquisition  —  Glam Media, the largest U.S. Web property aimed at women, plans to announce Tuesday that it has acquired London-based digital-marketing firm Monetise Ltd. to jumpstart its global ad-selling.  Within a year, Glam says it will have ad operations up and running …
Discussion: Startup Meme and paidContent.org
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Glam Media Buys UK Ad Firm Monetise
Discussion: VentureBeat
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Brightcove refreshes with brand new service and new focus  —  Today Brightcove, one of the first RIA companies and one of the first to use Flex, announced that they've overhauled their service and dubbed it Brightcove 3.  The primary goal of the new Brightcove is to provide better support for …
Discussion: Beet.TV
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Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson brings out the photographer in us all unveiling its first ever 8.1megapixel camera phone and a stylish snapshot phone  —  17 June 2008 The new C905 Cyber-shot™ and S302 Snapshot camera phones from Sony Ericsson allow consumers around the world to capture and share vivid photos whatever …
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tradingmarkets.com:
Local investors to rescue Philly wi-fi  —  Jun 17, 2008 (The Philadelphia Inquirer - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — ELNK |  PowerRating — A group of local investors will rescue the city's trailblazing wireless network from what seemed like imminent shutdown …
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Chris Brennan / Philly.com:   Wireless Philadelphia may survive after all
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
11 Search Trends That May Disrupt Google  —  My first post for ReadWriteWeb (nearly a year ago) started with the premise that search was “game over”, that Google had won and the only opportunity left was (re)search - i.e. what one does after the basic search.
 
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John Leyden / The Register:
MySpace wins $6m judgment against Spam King
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
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Business Wire:
EA Extends Expiration Date for Take-Two Offer to July 18, 2008
Devin Leonard / Fortune:
Music blogs' network effect
Discussion: paidContent.org
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
FAQ: XP deathwatch, T minus 2 weeks
Discussion: Slashdot and Engadget
Bill Ray / The Register:
Microsoft chases satnav market
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Demand for Data Puts Engineers in Spotlight
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