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6:20 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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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.
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.
Rafat Ali /   Updated: Yahoo's Exit Door Blown Open: Garlinghouse,Makhijani …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tracking Former Yahoo Execs - Where Are They Now?
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 …
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Senior executive Matt Cohler leaves Facebook
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Matt Cohler leaves for Benchmark Capital
Discussion: CNET
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.
Tom Neumayr / Apple:
iTunes Store Tops Over Five Billion Songs Sold  —  Apple Renting & Selling Over 50,000 Movies Per Day  —  Apple® today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded over five billion songs from the iTunes® Store ( iTunes is the number one music retailer …
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.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Ymail And Rocketmail?  Sorry, Yahoo, But That's Not Enough to Thwart Gmail  —  At 12 PDT today Yahoo will for the first time start offering free e-mail accounts under two new domains: ymail and rocketmail.  Both and already lead to the Yahoo Mail landing page …
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:
Andrew Donoghue / CNET
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 …
InfoWorld:   Red Hat Summit panel: Who ‘won’ OOXML battle?
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, CNET and PSFK
Jesse Stay / Stay N\' Alive:
Developers Bailing on Twitter … I've been following various development mailing lists lately, and I'm seeing a trend of developers starting to bail on Twitter.  This is a scary thought, because when the developers bail, so will the users.  It all started with a conversation …
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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhone suppliers expect to ship 10 million units in Q3 alone  —  With the simultaneous launch of the iPhone 3G in 22 countries on July 11, Apple's Taiwanese suppiers are anticipating a bigger-than-expected ramp-up in the third quarter of 2008, according to a report Thursday in Taipei-based DigitTimes.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Nate Westheimer / innonate:
BricaBox: Goodbye World! … Today, I'm announcing my plans to close BricaBox, LLC.  —  This decision, which has taken place over the last few weeks, was as complicated as are my feelings about it.  Nonetheless, I can tell you most of this decision revolved around issues of money, traction …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Citi: YouTube Can Generate $500M In 2009 (GOOG)  —  Either Google (GOOG) is figuring out how turn YouTube from money pit into a real business, or it's figured out how to convince everyone else that it's doing so: Estimates for the channel's revenue potential continue to climb.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
DOJ Has Windows 7, Why Not You?
Discussion: CNET
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
China denies reports of Microsoft antitrust investigation
Netflix Community Blog:
Profiles feature going away
Discussion: AppScout
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: Gearlog
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