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8:05 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.
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 …
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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Delicious founder leaves Yahoo  —  Joshua Schacter, the founder of the Delicious social-bookmarking service Yahoo acquired in 2005.  —  “Just time to move on, I think,” Schacter said in an e-mail, but didn't share further details.  —  The Internet company also confirmed on Thursday evening …
Discussion: Beet.TV
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
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Qi Lu Departure a “Blow” to Yahoo; Makhijani Out Too, Garlinghouse Not Quite Yet
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
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.
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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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?
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Announcing openSUSE 11.0 GM
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon Said To Be Preparing a PayPal Killer.  Wait, It Already Tried That.
Discussion: Mashable!, WinExtra, Techdirt and Voices
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Hears the MSN Music
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Forget the New York Times: Google Should Buy The AP
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
DOJ Has Windows 7, Why Not You?
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Huffington Post to expand into local news across the US
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Corporate Democracy is a Myth

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