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4:05 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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Exit Door Blown Open: Garlinghouse Leaving; Reorg Plans Still Fluid  —  Yahoo's (NSDQ: YHOO) senior management exodus is picking up steam by the minute: next to go is Brad Garlinghouse, the head of Yahoo's communications and communities group—and author of the infamous …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Who's Next to Go at Yahoo as Reorg Looms?
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, who is currently Facebook's VP of Product Management …
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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 News.com
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
Discussion: paidContent.org
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 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 …
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
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 …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Is Amazon Getting Ready To Take On PayPal?  —  from the and-would-it-be-effective?  dept  —  Plenty of other companies have tried to take on PayPal and discovered that it was a lot harder than it looked.  Even though there are a lot of folks dissatisfied with PayPal, most attempts to compete with it have fallen flat.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Is Amazon Planning To Go Head-to-Head With PayPal?
Discussion: Mashable!
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.
Discussion: CNET News.com and VentureBeat
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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