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8:45 PM ET, June 19, 2008


 Top Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Executive Structure Crumbles: Lu, Garlinghouse and Makhijani To Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.  Three more execs will be leaving, say sources close to the company: EVP Qi Lu, SVP Brad Garlinghouse and SVP Vish Makhijani.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Qi Lu Departure a “Blow” to Yahoo; Makhijani Out Too, Garlinghouse Not Quite Yet  —  As BoomTown reported earlier today, well-regarded top Yahoo techie Qi Lu (pictured here) will be leaving the company, in a move to be announced today or tomorrow by the troubled Internet company.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Three More Managers Leaving Yahoo  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The trickle of senior executives leaving Yahoo has turned into a flood.  —  People close to the company confirmed on Thursday that three more senior executives — Qi Lu, Brad Garlinghouse and Vish Makhijani — are leaving.
Mark Evans:
How Did Yahoo Lose its Way?  —  The rapid and alarming decline of the Yahoo Empire is sad and troubling.  —  It's troubling to see Yahoo go from being a vibrant and dynamic company into an entity that lacks a vision of what its wants to be and who it wants to serve.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Is Yahoo's Peanut Butter Man Toast?
Discussion: broadstuff
Rafat Ali /   Updated: Yahoo's Exit Door Blown Open: Garlinghouse,Makhijani …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Oppenheimer Says AT&T iPhone Subsidy Is $325  —  AT&T (T) is paying a subsidy of $325 for the new Apple (AAPL) iPhone 3G, according to Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner.  He notes that the typical smartphone gets a subsidy of about $200.  The new phone will be sold at retail for $199 for 8 GB of memory, or $299 for 16 GB.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook's Matt Cohler to Benchmark  —  In a move BoomTown is still trying to noodle over, longtime Facebook exec Matt Cohler (pictured here) will be leaving the social networking site to become a general partner at Benchmark Capital.  —  Cohler, who is currently Facebook's VP of Product Management …
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
I'm Joining Craigslist in July  —  I wasn't really looking for a new job a few months ago when I received an email from Eric Scheide (see Team Bios), the CTO at craigslist.  He mentioned that they were looking for someone with MySQL experience and asked if I knew anyone.  This sort of thing happens all the time.
Carl Icahn / The Icahn Report:
Corporate Democracy is a Myth  —  Recently, there has been a great deal of outrage concerning the huge pay and severance packages awarded to a number of CEOs.  There has been much criticism of the fact that CEOs earn 520 times that of the average worker.  A great deal has been made of the …
Discussion: Tech Confidential and PE Hub Blog
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
Netflix Community Blog:
Profiles feature going away  —  As a Netflix product manager I'm tasked with the wonderful job of helping members find movies they'll love.  But today my job is more challenging as we've decided to terminate the profiles feature on September 1.  Please know that the motivation is solely driven …
Discussion: and AppScout
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Mozilla Investigates Firefox Bug, Talks Security  —  With the release of Firefox 3.0, the Web browser wars are heating up - and security is a key battleground.  —  When Mozilla's Firefox 3.0 hit desktops this week - to the tune of some 8.3 million within the first 24 hours of its release …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Chris Maxcer / LinuxInsider:   Security Wonks Reveal Holes in Firefox Straight Out of the Gate
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.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Huffington Post to expand into local news across the US  —  The Huffington Post is planning to expand into local news across the US, founder Arianna Huffington said last night, beginning with a site edited for the community of Chicago.  —  Huffington said the Chicago site would aggregate news …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Wiki Providers Come Together to Offer Universal Edit Button  —  Leave it to people in the wiki market to know how to collaborate.  Nearly 20 different wiki providers have teamed up to offer a new Firefox extension that will notify users whenever they are on a page that is publicly editable …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
DOJ Has Windows 7, Why Not You?  —  Windows 7 already is being reviewed by U.S. government technical appointees, something many Microsoft executives probably couldn't have much imagined happening a year ago.  —  Under terms of Microsoft's November 2001 Justice Department settlement …
Discussion: Zero Day
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Hears the MSN Music  —  In April, Microsoft sent Dr. John Letters to former MSN Music customers informing them that DRM servers would shut down on August 31.  The shutdown would mean that sooner or later—when, depending on individual circumstances—former MSN Music customers would no longer be able to listen the tunes.
Discussion: Digital Noise
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
OMG!  UM Finds Web 2.0 Breeding Consumers 2.0, Social Media Attains Critical Mass  —  Text messaging, blogging and social networking have reached critical mass, with more than half of adults now relying on at least one of these so-called Web 2.0 platforms for communicating with friends …
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