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3:05 PM ET, June 19, 2008

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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 (www.itunes.com). iTunes is the number one music retailer …
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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.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
The music industry abuses us and we're to blame
Discussion: MacDailyNews
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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and HipMojo.com
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tracking Former Yahoo Execs - Where Are They Now?
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Who's Next to Go at Yahoo as Reorg Looms?
Discussion: Guardian and Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Matt Cohler leaves for Benchmark Capital  —  Matt Cohler, Facebook's vice president of product management, is leaving the social networking company to become a general partner at Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital.  —  This announcement follows the departure …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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 ymail.com and rocketmail.com already lead to the Yahoo Mail landing page …
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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
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SocialMedia Pays Out $8 Million To Facebook App Developers
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
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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.
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 …
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 …
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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Netflix killing extra queues to “improve” service
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DigiTimes:
3G iPhone component suppliers to see expanded revenues in 3Q08, says paper
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Macsimum News
Andrew Donoghue / CNET News.com:
Red Hat unveils fully open-source hypervisor
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The Microfame Game
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David Meyer / CNET News.com:
WiMax Forum certifies first 2.5GHz products
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
VCs price True Knowledge at £20m pre-money.  Is this the UK's Powerset?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Is Amazon Getting Ready To Take On PayPal?
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Semantic search startup TextDigger unearths a business model …
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Anatomy of the Enterprise Octopus
Associated Press:
China denies Microsoft monopoly reports
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