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12:10 PM 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.
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: Technovia and BoomTown
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 …
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:
BoomTown Has Yahoo's Qi Lu in Video Sights and Flubs It!
Stephen Shankland / CNET   Delicious founder leaves Yahoo
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
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.
Frank Harris / Google News Blog:
Testing... testing... is this on?  —  Over the course of the next few weeks, you may notice a few changes to Google News... or maybe not.  You see, we'll be running some experiments on the look and feel of our site, based on an accumulation of user research and feedback, as well as the evolving state of online journalism.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Study: Social networks may subvert ‘digital divide’  —  Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have reputations as time-sucking procrastination tools, but a new study from the University of Minnesota says au contraire.  —  Social networks build beneficial technological, creative …
Discussion: The Social Times
Emel Mutlu / Inside AdWords:
Google Website Optimizer Service Plans  —  You may know that the Google Website Optimizer is a great tool to help you improve the effectiveness of your website, but you might not know where to start.  Or perhaps you're in the middle of a test, but need some guidance.
Alden DeSoto / Official Google Website Optimizer Blog:
New Plans for More Flexible Service
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 …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google “Sometimes” Case Sensitive When Searching + The Rest  —  Over the past several months, we have been hearing report after report that Google is changing the search results based on the case sensitivity of the search phrase.  Matt Cutts of Google in May was confused by my reports …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
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Discussion: Open Source, eWeek and The Register
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Discussion: Mashable! and WebProNews
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AlwaysOn conference payola: only $1,000 a minute! 1/3rd the cost of DEMO's payola!
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Matt Cohler Exit Interview
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
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Discussion: Joe Duck
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