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10:15 AM ET, June 20, 2008


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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
It Gets Worse: Joshua Schachter Leaving Yahoo  —  We just got confirmation from Joshua Schachter, the founder of delicious, that he has decided to resign from Yahoo!.  Mike Arrington just spoke to him and he said that the recent news coming out of Yahoo! pressed his decision to leave now.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here's the Detailed Details of the New Yahoo Reorg  —  Company in crisis?  Employees morale plummeting?  Shareholders in revolt?  Stock slumping?  Barbarians at the gate?  —  The perfect time to get out the Rubik's Cube for yet another Yahoo reorganization!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
There Can Be Only Two (Maybe Three)!  —  Oh, Scott!  Oh, Tapan!  Want an extra office?  Perhaps a giant sword?  —  Of the four powerful direct reports to former Yahoo Network division head Jeff Weiner-Front Door and Network Services' Tapan Bhat, Brad Garlinghouse, who heads Yahoo's communications …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Has Yahoo's Qi Lu in Video Sights and Flubs It!
Discussion: Valleywag
Stephen Shankland / CNET   Delicious founder leaves Yahoo
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Is Yahoo's Peanut Butter Man Toast?
Discussion: broadstuff and Valleywag
Staci D. Kramer /
AP Says Drudge Retort Excerpt ‘Matter’ Closed; No Official Policy Announced  —  Hard to believe that all of the discourse (public and private) on how the AP handled the way its material was being used by the Drudge Retort boils down to this for now—a non-response response following …
Discussion: Lost Remote and BuzzMachine
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The A.P. Has Violated My Copyright, And I Demand Justice  —  As far as I can tell, the Associated Press is sticking by its ridiculous and unlawful assertion that “direct quotations, even short ones” are copyright infringements and result in lawsuit threats and DMCA takedown notices.
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
How Digg Handles DMCA Takedowns
Discussion: E-Media Tidbits
Selling big business on the iPhone  —  Apple is taking a new corporate-friendly tact with the iPhone as it tries to convince companies that it means business about meeting their needs.  —  (Fortune) — Steve Jobs has won over legions of new customers since he returned to Apple …
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Phones Review
Charles Miller / BBC:
Making Microsoft  —  From schoolboy to software titan, Bill Gates on how it all started  —  As Bill Gates prepares to end his full-time work at Microsoft, he tells the BBC in an interview that it wasn't just what Microsoft did, but what his rivals didn't do that let Microsoft get ahead.
The Independent:
Facebook faux pas: The geek's guide to netiquette  —  Social networking is a minefield for manners - should you poke your boss?  Can you have too many friends?  Rhodri Marsden shares his golden rules  —  A recent survey revealed that almost two thirds of people using social networking …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Seesmic Hijacks Comments With Threaded Replies  —  If content was king in old media, conversation is king on the Web.  That is why everybody wants to control the conversation.  Video commenting startup Seesmic is no exception.  People can post short videos on Seesmic that other people can follow, just like on Twitter.
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Yahoo releases Delicious plug-in for IE  —  Investors and industry watchers may have their eyes on Yahoo's executive departures and coming reorganization, but for most people involved with Yahoo are just users of the company's technology.  —  Which is why it's interesting that Yahoo released …
Discussion: Startup Meme
Nick Nguyen / delicious blog:
Internet Explorer now officially more
Deal Journal:
The Incredible Shrinking Venture-Capital Industry  —  The technology bubble popped years ago, but the downsizing of the venture industry continues.  —  There were 844 venture firms investing in U.S. companies last year, 40 fewer than in 2006, according to the latest data from VentureSource …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
About-face: Apple patches Safari ‘carpet bombing’ bug  —  In what amounts to a major about-face, Apple has patched the Safari “carpet bombing” vulnerability that led to a Safari-to-Internet Explorer remote code execution combo threat.  —  After insisting for weeks that the issue …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
DOJ Has Windows 7, Why Not You?
Discussion:, Computerworld and MacRumors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Matt Cohler Exit Interview  —  Early Facebook executive Matt Cohler announced his departure today to join top tier venture fund Benchmark Capital.  I spent nearly half an hour this afternoon talking to him about his decision to join Benchmark Capital, his predictions for Facebook …
Verne Kopytoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
New eBay strategy angers small sellers  —  For years, eBay Inc. espoused an egalitarian view that all of its sellers should be treated equally.  —  But these days, the online marketplace is increasingly taking an opposite tack by offering discounts to its biggest sellers, hoping to lure more of their business.
Mercedes-Benz Hearts The Apple iPhone: New Cradle Allows Full Integration Into The Vehicle Architecture  —  Let's be honest: when Apple unveiled the iPhone last summer, they forever changed the mobile market.  Not only did they have Apple fanboys lined up half-a-week in advance to get their hands …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Microsoft rules out post-Yahoo buying spree  —  Microsoft will not try to make up for its failed move on Yahoo with a spate of other internet acquisitions, according to the top executives behind its online strategy.  —  Speculation about Microsoft's next move has been rife since Yahoo …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
One tonne ‘Baby’ marks its birth  —  The four remaining members of the Baby team will be honoured in Manchester  —  Sixty years ago the “modern computer” was born in a lab in Manchester.  —  The Small Scale Experimental Machine, or “Baby”, was the first to contain memory which could store a program.
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Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
One in three IT staff snoops on colleagues
MS08-030 Re-released for Windows XP SP2 and SP3
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
On The Criminality Of WiFi Piggybacking...
CD sales falling faster than digital music sales rise
Discussion: Mashable! and BloggingStocks
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
AlwaysOn conference payola: only $1,000 a minute! 1/3rd the cost of DEMO's payola!
Prashant Malik / Facebook Blog:
Inbox Search  —  This month, we're rolling out Inbox search …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Professor: Web 2.0 an awkward fit for the academic world
Discussion: Joe Duck
 Earlier Items: 
The Macalope:
Who are you gonna believe? Todd Sullivan or your lyin' eyes?
Discussion: Todd Sullivan's and CrunchGear
Joe Brockmeier / openSUSE News:
Announcing openSUSE 11.0 GM
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Ben Heck Mods Atari 7800 into Portable Retro-Gaming Wonder
Discussion: Tech Blog, Joystiq and Engadget
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon Said To Be Preparing a PayPal Killer.  Wait, It Already Tried That.
Discussion: Mashable!, WinExtra and Techdirt
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Forget the New York Times: Google Should Buy The AP
Discussion: Beyond Search
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Huffington Post to expand into local news across the US
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Wiki Providers Come Together to Offer Universal Edit Button
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Oppenheimer Says AT&T iPhone Subsidy Is $325