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7:35 PM ET, June 24, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sources: Microsoft And Yahoo Talks Back On  —  We've got multiple sources at both Yahoo and Microsoft telling us that official talks are back on between the two companies.  But we're hearing something different than CNET - the talks are about a full buyout again, not a sweetened search-only deal.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Dangerous Stock Dip (Hey, Microsoft, Don't Blow It!)  —  Right now, Yahoo shares are flirting with a dangerous threshold of below $20 a share-at this moment, shares are at $20.88.  —  Of course, the last time Yahoo (YHOO) went under the $20 level is when Microsoft (MSFT) …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft and Yahoo In Talks: Two Sources Say “Search Only, Not Buyout”  —  Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) are talking again, say TechCrunch, CNET, and an SAI source.  —  TechCrunch's sources say the two are talking about a full buyout.  One of our sources was highly skeptical of this.
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Welcoming Bijan and Jeff  —  We're happy to announce two new members of our investment team: Bijan Sabet with Spark Capital in Boston and Jeff Bezos of Bezos Expeditions in Seattle.  Bijan has also accepted a seat on our board of directors.  We're looking forward to the guidance and advice both will bring to Twitter.
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Amazon.com's Call Option on Twitter
Emel Mutlu / Inside AdWords:
Introducing Google Ad Planner  —  If you're a media planner at an ad agency, you know that planning an online display buy can be challenging, particularly in scaling your campaign's reach while keeping it relevant for your target audience.  Plus, how do you keep track of the millions of sites …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Google Ad Planner Getting Its Data From The Google Toolbar?
Ian Dumych / Download Squad:
Tiny XP Rev 09: Windows XP with cuise control  —  Installing or reinstalling Windows can be a real hassle.  Although Windows XP comes with a basic set of drivers, there's a good chance you'll have to dig out the driver disc for some of your hardware, or scour the Internet for the appropriate files.
Discussion: InfoWorld and Computerworld
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Pledges Windows XP Support Through 2014
Discussion: TechSpot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Symbian, iPhone & the New Mobile Reality  —  Nokia, already a stakeholder in mobile OS maker Symbian, has announced that it will buy the remainder of the company and throw all the assets into a new platform called the Symbian Foundation, which will unite all the flavors of Symbian into a single …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Microsoft expanding Mac team ahead of new products  —  Microsoft's Mac Business last week kicked off the largest hiring spree in its history as the group prepares to accelerate development of a new wave of software products for Apple users.  —  “The Mac BU at Microsoft is growing …
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Eric A. Taub / Bits:
The High-Tech Job Capital Is...The Big Apple?  —  If you're looking for a tech job in the United States, the best place to go is not Silicon Valley.  —  It's New York.  —  According to a report released today from AeA, a tech industry trade group, New York and its surrounding metropolitan area leads …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
New York: More Geeks Here Than Silicon Valley
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Does Your Gmail Suck Too?  —  A few months ago, at the insistence of some of my team members, we switched from Zimbra to Google Apps for our own domain offering.  The argument was that Google's quality of service, thanks to its great infrastructure, would be great and that we could also use Google Docs for easy sharing of information.
Tnkgrl / tnkgrl Mobile:
MacBook Air SuperDrive for all  —  So like me, you have a MacBook Air SuperDrive... It's affordable, it's functional, it's sexy.  If only it was usable with other Macs and PCs!  —  Well rejoice :) I have successfully hacked my MBA SuperDrive to work with other Macs and PCs.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
After Steve Jobs: Handicapping Apple's back bench  —  “You know, I think it wouldn't be a party,” Steve Jobs told Fortune in February, describing the future of his company if, as he put it, Jobs got hit by a bus.  “But there are really capable people at Apple. ...
Josh / Redeye VC:
The Death of Stealth Mode  —  D Seeing how attacking startup lawyers seems to be en vogue this month, let's put this post in the category of “Things I wish lawyers told their startup clients.”  —  Here's a situation I see all the time:  —  A pre-launch, stealth-mode company just closes a seed round of funding.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Suit accuses Google of trade secret theft  —  LimitNone, a small software development company, is seeking nearly $1 billion in damages in a lawsuit that accuses Google of reneging on a partnership with the small company and misappropriating its trade secrets for its Google Apps online service.
Discussion: TechSpot
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Twellow: The People Search That Twitter Should've Built  —  Twellow is a great new search tool and directory for discovering Twitter users that could fundamentally change the way people use the microblogging service.  —  Launched by the same people behind the tech news site WebProNews …
Discussion: David Risley
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Visa Flashes Its Credit Card On Facebook: $2M Ad Spend, Plus Promotional App  —  Forecasters like eMarketer may be predicting that social nets might not rake in as many ad dollars as previously thought, but Facebook is betting that deals like the one that kicked off today with Visa will help make it more attractive to advertisers.
 
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Jason Perlow / Between the Lines:
ProxMox: The high-performance virtualization server for the rest of us
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Full text: An epic Bill Gates e-mail rant
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Announcing the “Internet for Everyone” campaign
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
AT&T Creates CDN Unit; What About Acquisitions?
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Finding SQL Injection with Scrawlr
Fawn Johnson / Wall Street Journal:
Judge Tells Microsoft, Make System Documents Public
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Digital politics: The future is broadband, not Facebook
Gerry / Canonical Blog:
Ubuntu MID Edition 8.04 achieves its first public release
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Sarah Lacy:
What LinkedIn Doubters Need to Know
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Testers give Microsoft's Entity Framework a no-confidence vote
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Recording Industry Calls Radio ‘A Kind Of Piracy’
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
The Ad J.C. Penney Doesn't Want You to See
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SearchMe Launches Stacks, Gets Serious About Search Relevance
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Inside the Latest iPhone
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates' big send-off
Discussion: eWeek and Gizmodo
 

 
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