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12:35 AM ET, June 20, 2008

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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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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.
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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.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Beet.TV
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Planned Yahoo Reorganization May Spark Executive Departures  —  As Yahoo Inc. attempts to move beyond its takeover battle with Microsoft Corp., the company is planning a reorganization that is sending ripples through its executive ranks.  —  Yahoo executives are discussing a plan …
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Is Yahoo's Peanut Butter Man Toast?  —  Oh, BoomTown had to say it, didn't I?  —  But, as SVP Brad Garlinghouse's fate is still uncertain at Yahoo, his edge-of-your-seat situation is the latest wrenching dramatic shift at a company that can't seem to stop the producing them.
Discussion: broadstuff and Valleywag
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
At Yahoo, the Exodus Continues  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For more than two years, executives and other senior employees have been leaving Yahoo at a steady, persistent trickle.  —  The trickle has turned into a flood.  In a matter of days after Yahoo's announcement last week that merger talks …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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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.
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 …
Andrew Donoghue / CNET News.com:
Red Hat unveils fully open-source hypervisor  —  BOSTON—Linux specialist Red Hat has announced it is developing an embedded hypervisor product that it claims will complement, rather than compete with, its existing virtualization strategy.  —  Launched here on the first day of the company's …
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InfoWorld:   Red Hat Summit panel: Who ‘won’ OOXML battle?
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 …
eMercedesBenz:
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 …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and SlashPhone
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 …
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 …
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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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: The Chronicle
Seattle Times:
General Motors recharges on future of electric car
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Engadget
Business Wire:
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Who are you gonna believe? Todd Sullivan or your lyin' eyes?
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Joe Brockmeier / openSUSE News:
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Intel's Classmate PC adds some Sugar
Discussion: Techdirt, CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Chris Maxcer / LinuxInsider:
Security Wonks Reveal Holes in Firefox Straight Out of the Gate
Discussion: eWeek and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon Said To Be Preparing a PayPal Killer.  Wait, It Already Tried That.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Hears the MSN Music
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Forget the New York Times: Google Should Buy The AP
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
DOJ Has Windows 7, Why Not You?
Discussion: Computerworld and Zero Day
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Wiki Providers Come Together to Offer Universal Edit Button
Sean Cooper / Engadget Mobile:
Rogers' and FIDO's iPhone 3G pricing and data plans revealed?
 

 
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