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12:45 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.
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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.
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!
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 …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Microsoft Doesn't Want Your App Startup
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
How Digg Handles DMCA Takedowns
Discussion: E-Media Tidbits
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 …
Ryan Shrout / PC Perspective:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB Preview - G92b at 55nm … NVIDIA Dumps on the Parade  —  YANL  —  I started a term when the 9800 GTX was first released known as YANL: Yet Another NVIDIA Launch.  Basically it's a derogatory term poking fun at a company that produces a LOT of different brands and products …
Discussion: DailyTech, HEXUS.net and Engadget
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Nvidia chip matches AMD manufacturing process
Discussion: PC Perspective
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.
Discussion: TechConsumer
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.
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.
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
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 …
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
Closure of Chinese Online-Video Site Sparks Concern  —  A leading Chinese online-video site backed by several high-profile foreign investors has been quietly shuttered, raising questions about the future of the once-promising industry in the world's most populous Internet market.
Discussion: paidContent.org and NewTeeVee
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
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: Open Source, eWeek and The Register
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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.
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Alden DeSoto / Official Google Website Optimizer Blog:
New Plans for More Flexible Service
 
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Jeremy Caplan / Time:
The iPhone's Next Frontier: Porn
CNET News.com:
Broadband Speed Test
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
A Day After ‘Launch,’ Major-Label Tunes Scarce on Qtrax
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
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One in three IT staff snoops on colleagues
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
On The Criminality Of WiFi Piggybacking...
Bloomberg:
CD sales falling faster than digital music sales rise
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Matt Cohler Exit Interview
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