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4:30 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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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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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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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Apple's $110 Mil./Year Movie Business
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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 …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Icahn: Corporate Democracy Is A Myth  —  Investor Carl Icahn's blog - the Icahn Report - is now live.  There are now 7 posts on the site, one from today, and the rest dated over the last week.  (Maybe he's been practicing, or something.)  All of the posts revolve around Icahn's complaints about corporate governance.
Discussion: Docu-Drama and TG Daily
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Carl Icahn / The Icahn Report:
Corporate Democracy is a Myth
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
BLOG DROUGHT COMES TO AN END FOR ICAHN
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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!
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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