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3:45 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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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:
Who's Next to Go at Yahoo as Reorg Looms?
Discussion: Guardian and Silicon Alley Insider
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tracking Former Yahoo Execs - Where Are They Now?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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, 31, who is currently Facebook's VP of Product Management …
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Senior executive Matt Cohler leaves Facebook  —  Matt Cohler, a senior Facebook executive and one of the early employees of the social networking phenom, is leaving to become a general partner with Benchmark Capital.  —  Cohler has distinguished himself in recent years as consigliere …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Matt Cohler leaves for Benchmark Capital
Discussion: CNET
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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iTunes store: 5 billion songs; 50,000 movies per day  —  Apple issued two nice round numbers on Thursday.  —  First, it announced that the number of songs purchased and downloaded from the iTunes store since it opened on April 28, 2003 has passed the 5 billion mark.
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 …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo addresses e-mail concerns with new domains  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. is offering free e-mail accounts under two new designations in an effort to attract Web surfers unhappy with their current addresses.  —  It will be the first time that Yahoo has offered e-mail accounts under umbrellas …
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.
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bebo: Facebook Redesign's Could Screw Us (TWX)  —  How do you get the army of developers who've made apps for Facebook to go to work for you?  Emulate Facebook.  That's what Bebo, AOL's $850 million baby, did last year when it unveiled a clone of Facebook's own platform.
Discussion: The Social Times
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SocialMedia Pays Out $8 Million To Facebook App Developers
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 …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Friendster's growth in Asia could make it the top social network in the world, once again  —  In the current international land-grab among leading social networks, Facebook is overtaking MySpace as the largest social network in the world.  But there's a big caveat — Asia …
Discussion: Mark Evans
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook in France: Bonne chance
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Social Times
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.
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
iPod touch shortages suggest new iTouch in September  —  There are those among you who enjoy constantly pointing out your disappointment with the iPod touch.  There are plenty of iPod touch users out there, this writer included, that are perfectly happy with the device.
Discussion: Moonwatcher
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
iPod touch supplies seeing shortages, changes due by September
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 …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Netflix killing extra queues to “improve” service  —  Each Netflix account allows the creation of additional profiles, and the DVDs in your subscription plan can be divvied up among them.  Unfortunately for its users, the mail-rental outlet has decided to kill the profile feature in just a couple of months …
Christina Holsberry / Facebook Blog:
Welcome to Facebook, homeschoolers  —  Back in September 2006, we decided to open up Facebook to everyone.  Well, almost everyone.  —  We realized Facebook would be most useful if more people were allowed to join, but we also weren't willing to compromise the security of the site by removing …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Oppenheimer Says AT&T iPhone Subsidy Is $325
Discussion: VentureBeat
Wireless modems not just modems anymore
Discussion: Gearlog
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Radeon HD 4850 - Another GPU that fails to keep up with the aging 8800 GTS
Discussion: TG Daily, and Engadget
Andrew Donoghue / CNET
Red Hat unveils fully open-source hypervisor
New York Magazine:
The Microfame Game
Discussion: Profy.Com and Gawker
David Meyer / CNET
WiMax Forum certifies first 2.5GHz products
Discussion: eWeek and Electronista
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Samsung Instinct Touchscreen Cellphone Gets Affordable $129 Price Tag
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
VCs price True Knowledge at £20m pre-money.  Is this the UK's Powerset?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Aims to Hang Up Dish Network Debt
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Is Amazon Getting Ready To Take On PayPal?
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Semantic search startup TextDigger unearths a business model …
Sam / Go Big Always:
Anatomy of the Enterprise Octopus
Associated Press:
China denies Microsoft monopoly reports
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Internet-a-Gogo: Airlines to Offer In-Flight Access
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Your boss shouldn't read your text or e-mail messages without an OK, court says

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Peter Sterne / Politico:
As Gawker traffic stalls, writers told to work faster

Committee to Protect Journalists:
Somalia, Iraq, and Syria top CPJ's list of places where journalists are killed with impunity

Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
By end of 2015, McClatchy expected to scale back national coverage and close its five foreign bureaus in Beijing, Mexico City, Istanbul, Berlin, and Irbil, Iraq

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