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11:05 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.
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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?  —  The perfect time to get out the Rubik's Cube for yet another Yahoo reorganization!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
There Can Be Only Two (Maybe Three)!  —  Oh, Scott!  Oh, Tapan!  Want an extra office?  Perhaps a giant sword?  —  Of the four powerful direct reports to former Yahoo Network division head Jeff Weiner-Front Door and Network Services' Tapan Bhat, Brad Garlinghouse, who heads Yahoo's communications …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo The Failure: Myth Versus Reality  —  As SS Yahoo appears to be sinking, let me be the contrarian about her future.  I admit, I find it as hard to believe as anyone that Yahoo has much life left in it after all executive departures this week, plus the latest news of Delicious founder Joshua Schacter going.
Discussion: BoomTown
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Has Yahoo's Qi Lu in Video Sights and Flubs It!
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:   Delicious founder leaves Yahoo
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
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 …
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Fortune:
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 …
Discussion: Phones Review and BloggingStocks
Apple:
About the security content of Safari 3.1.2 for Windows  —  This document describes the security content of Safari 3.1.2 for Windows, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose …
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The Independent:
Facebook faux pas: The geek's guide to netiquette  —  Social networking is a minefield for manners - should you poke your boss?  Can you have too many friends?  Rhodri Marsden shares his golden rules  —  A recent survey revealed that almost two thirds of people using social networking …
Charles Miller / BBC:
Making Microsoft  —  From schoolboy to software titan, Bill Gates on how it all started  —  As Bill Gates prepares to end his full-time work at Microsoft, he tells the BBC in an interview that it wasn't just what Microsoft did, but what his rivals didn't do that let Microsoft get ahead.
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.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Microsoft rules out post-Yahoo buying spree  —  Microsoft will not try to make up for its failed move on Yahoo with a spate of other internet acquisitions, according to the top executives behind its online strategy.  —  Speculation about Microsoft's next move has been rife since Yahoo …
Verne Kopytoff / San Francisco Chronicle:
New eBay strategy angers small sellers  —  For years, eBay Inc. espoused an egalitarian view that all of its sellers should be treated equally.  —  But these days, the online marketplace is increasingly taking an opposite tack by offering discounts to its biggest sellers, hoping to lure more of their business.
Discussion: Leigh's Blitherings
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Red Hat opens Network...now how about a community?  —  Red Hat has been talking about open sourcing its Network for well over a year.  Today, it finally did it.  —  However, code by itself is only moderately interesting.  What we need now is a thriving community around “Project Spacewalk,” as Red Hat calls the Network project.
Discussion: eWeek and The Register
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Our Congress Has Failed Us: Gives In On Telecom Immunity  —  We mentioned the rumored “compromise” bill concerning telecom immunity earlier this week, and now it appears that leaders of both the House and the Senate have agreed to wording in the bill which will be brought to the floor today.
eMercedesBenz:
Mercedes-Benz Hearts The Apple iPhone: New Cradle Allows Full Integration Into The Vehicle Architecture  —  Let's be honest: when Apple unveiled the iPhone last summer, they forever changed the mobile market.  Not only did they have Apple fanboys lined up half-a-week in advance to get their hands …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
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
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Internet Explorer now officially more del.icio.us
 
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Frank Harris / Google News Blog:
Testing... testing... is this on?
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Study: Social networks may subvert ‘digital divide’
Alden DeSoto / Official Google Website Optimizer Blog:
New Plans for More Flexible Service
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google “Sometimes” Case Sensitive When Searching + The Rest
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
One tonne ‘Baby’ marks its birth
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
One in three IT staff snoops on colleagues
MSRC:
MS08-030 Re-released for Windows XP SP2 and SP3
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
On The Criminality Of WiFi Piggybacking...
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
CD sales falling faster than digital music sales rise
Discussion: Mashable! and WebProNews
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
AlwaysOn conference payola: only $1,000 a minute! 1/3rd the cost of DEMO's payola!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Matt Cohler Exit Interview
Prashant Malik / Facebook Blog:
Inbox Search  —  This month, we're rolling out Inbox search …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Professor: Web 2.0 an awkward fit for the academic world
Discussion: Joe Duck
The Macalope:
Who are you gonna believe? Todd Sullivan or your lyin' eyes?
Discussion: Todd Sullivan's and CrunchGear
Deal Journal:
The Incredible Shrinking Venture-Capital Industry
 

 
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