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3:40 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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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Leave  —  It's only been a few hours since we posted the ex-Yahoo Exec tracking spreadsheet, but it's already seriously outdated.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:
Qi Lu Departure a “Blow” to Yahoo; Makhijani Out Too, Garlinghouse Not Quite Yet  —  As BoomTown reported earlier today, well-regarded top Yahoo techie Qi Lu (pictured here) will be leaving the company, in a move to be announced today or tomorrow by the troubled Internet company.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Is Yahoo's Peanut Butter Man Toast?  —  Oh, BoomTown had to say it, didn't I?  —  But, as SVP Brad Garlinghouse's fate is still uncertain at Yahoo, his edge-of-your-seat situation is the latest wrenching dramatic shift at a company that can't seem to stop the producing them.
Discussion: broadstuff and Valleywag
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here's the Detailed Details of the New Yahoo Reorg
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Updated: Yahoo's Exit Door Blown Open: Garlinghouse,Makhijani …
Discussion: Bits and Quintura blog
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Lost Remote
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 …
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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
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.
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.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Hears the MSN Music  —  In April, Microsoft sent Dr. John Letters to former MSN Music customers informing them that DRM servers would shut down on August 31.  The shutdown would mean that sooner or later—when, depending on individual circumstances—former MSN Music customers would no longer be able to listen the tunes.
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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
Carl Icahn / The Icahn Report:
Corporate Democracy is a Myth  —  Recently, there has been a great deal of outrage concerning the huge pay and severance packages awarded to a number of CEOs.  There has been much criticism of the fact that CEOs earn 520 times that of the average worker.  A great deal has been made of the …
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 …
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
BoomTown Has Yahoo's Qi Lu in Video Sights and Flubs It!
Discussion: Valleywag
Prashant Malik / Facebook Blog:
Inbox Search  —  This month, we're rolling out Inbox search …
Seattle Times:
General Motors recharges on future of electric car
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Engadget
The Macalope:
Who are you gonna believe? Todd Sullivan or your lyin' eyes?
Discussion: Todd Sullivan's
Joe Brockmeier / openSUSE News:
Announcing openSUSE 11.0 GM
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Intel's Classmate PC adds some Sugar
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OMG!  UM Finds Web 2.0 Breeding Consumers 2.0, Social Media Attains Critical Mass
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Chris Maxcer / LinuxInsider:
Security Wonks Reveal Holes in Firefox Straight Out of the Gate
Discussion: eWeek and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon Said To Be Preparing a PayPal Killer.  Wait, It Already Tried That.
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Forget the New York Times: Google Should Buy The AP
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
DOJ Has Windows 7, Why Not You?
Discussion: Computerworld and Zero Day
Netflix Community Blog:
Profiles feature going away
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Huffington Post to expand into local news across the US
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Wiki Providers Come Together to Offer Universal Edit Button
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