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11:15 PM ET, June 19, 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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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: Beet.TV
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
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 …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
At Yahoo, the Exodus Continues
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Updated: Yahoo's Exit Door Blown Open: Garlinghouse,Makhijani …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Three more top execs leaving Yahoo; reorg coming
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 Incredibly 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 …
Chris Maxcer / LinuxInsider:
Security Wonks Reveal Holes in Firefox Straight Out of the Gate  —  As Mozilla went after a Guinness World Record for the most downloads in a 24-hour period with its release of Firefox 3, it didn't take security researchers long to drop a bomb on all the browsing fun.
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Brian Prince / eWeek:
Mozilla Investigates Firefox Bug, Talks Security
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
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 …
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.
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 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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