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5:20 AM ET, June 20, 2008


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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
It Gets Worse: Joshua Schachter Leaving Yahoo  —  We just got confirmation from Joshua Schachter, the founder of delicious, that he has decided to resign from Yahoo!.  Mike Arrington just spoke to him and he said that the recent news coming out of Yahoo! pressed his decision to leave now.
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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Planned Yahoo Reorganization May Spark Executive Departures  —  As Yahoo Inc. attempts to move beyond its takeover battle with Microsoft Corp., the company is planning a reorganization that is sending ripples through its executive ranks.  —  Yahoo executives are discussing a plan …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here's the Detailed Details of the New Yahoo Reorg  —  Company in crisis?  Employees morale plummeting?  Shareholders in revolt?  Stock slumping?  Barbarians at the gate?  —  What a perfect time for a Yahoo reorganization!  —  BoomTown now has the rough outlines of the sweeping management changes …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
At Yahoo, the Exodus Continues  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For more than two years, executives and other senior employees have been leaving Yahoo at a steady, persistent trickle.  —  The trickle has turned into a flood.  In a matter of days after Yahoo's announcement last week that merger talks …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Is Yahoo's Peanut Butter Man Toast?
Discussion: broadstuff and Valleywag
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Has Yahoo's Qi Lu in Video Sights and Flubs It!
Discussion: Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The A.P. Has Violated My Copyright, And I Demand Justice  —  As far as I can tell, the Associated Press is sticking by its ridiculous and unlawful assertion that “direct quotations, even short ones” are copyright infringements and result in lawsuit threats and DMCA takedown notices.
Staci D. Kramer /
AP Says Drudge Retort Excerpt ‘Matter’ Closed; No Official Policy Announced  —  Hard to believe that all of the discourse (public and private) on how the AP handled the way its material was being used by the Drudge Retort boils down to this for now—a non-response response following …
Discussion: Lost Remote and BuzzMachine
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
How Digg Handles DMCA Takedowns
Discussion: E-Media Tidbits
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Matt Cohler Exit Interview  —  Early Facebook executive Matt Cohler announced his departure today to join top tier venture fund Benchmark Capital.  I spent nearly half an hour this afternoon talking to him about his decision to join Benchmark Capital, his predictions for Facebook …
Discussion: Tech Beat
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Seesmic Hijacks Comments With Threaded Replies  —  If content was king in old media, conversation is king on the Web.  That is why everybody wants to control the conversation.  Video commenting startup Seesmic is no exception.  People can post short videos on Seesmic that other people can follow, just like on Twitter.
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Yahoo releases Delicious plug-in for IE  —  Investors and industry watchers may have their eyes on Yahoo's executive departures and coming reorganization, but for most people involved with Yahoo are just users of the company's technology.  —  Which is why it's interesting that Yahoo released …
Discussion: Startup Meme
Nick Nguyen / delicious blog:
Internet Explorer now officially more
Discussion: Yahoo! Search Blog
Deal Journal:
The Incredible Shrinking Venture-Capital Industry  —  The technology bubble popped years ago, but the downsizing of the venture industry continues.  —  There were 844 venture firms investing in U.S. companies last year, 40 fewer than in 2006, according to the latest data from VentureSource …
Selling big business on the iPhone  —  Apple is taking a new corporate-friendly tact with the iPhone as it tries to convince companies that it means business about meeting their needs.  —  (Fortune) — Steve Jobs has won over legions of new customers since he returned to Apple …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Professor: Web 2.0 an awkward fit for the academic world  —  YouTube may make a lousy place to hold a class, but that doesn't mean that the YouTube experience isn't shaping the expectations of students, especially those engaged in online learning.  Those expectations are not being met by universities …
Discussion: Joe Duck and The Chronicle
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Amazon Said To Be Preparing a PayPal Killer.  Wait, It Already Tried That.
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Forget the New York Times: Google Should Buy The AP
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DOJ Has Windows 7, Why Not You?
Discussion: Computerworld and Zero Day
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Huffington Post to expand into local news across the US
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