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3:55 PM ET, June 24, 2008

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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 …
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Nokia:
Mobile leaders to unify the Symbian software platform and set the future of mobile free  —  Foundation to be established to provide royalty-free open platform and accelerate innovation  —  London, UK - Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and NTT DOCOMO announced today their intent to unite Symbian OS …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Nokia Acquires Symbian; Takes on Google's Android  —  Nokia isn't finished with its acquisition spree just yet.  Tonight the Finnish company announced a plan to acquire the 52 per cent of Symbian it doesn't already own and make the platform open source.  Nokia clearly aims to challenge Android …
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Nokia to acquire Symbian Limited to enable evolution of the leading …
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”
Discussion: Digital Daily
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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Ray Pellecchia / NYSE:
New York Stock Exchange Today Launches NYSE Realtime Stock Prices  —  The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYX), today will introduce NYSE Realtime Stock Prices, a new data product that enables Internet and media organizations to buy real-time …
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Google Finance gets real-time NYSE ticker updates
Discussion: WebProNews
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
The Ad J.C. Penney Doesn't Want You to See  —  An award-winning ad made for J.C. Penney that the retailer is trying to distance itself from can still be readily found online.  The witty but racy ad, apparently made by Epoch Films for ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi in the vein …
Discussion: The Stalwart, HipMojo.com and Gawker
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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan / Wall Street Journal:
J.C. Penney Faults Fake Ad on YouTube
Discussion: Ars Technica and Gawker
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.
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Orgies and apple pie: Google Trends used in obscenity case  —  In the US legal system, judges and juries have to walk a fine line when they weigh the difference between illegal obscenity and content that's protected by the First Amendment.  The controlling precedent is the Supreme Court's decision …
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AdAge:
Yahoo-Google Deal Runs Into Resistance  —  Fear of Higher Prices, Less Competition, Loss of Privacy Among Concerns Raised by Advertisers and Lawmakers  —  WASHINGTON (AdAge.com) — Yahoo's agreement with Google for online search ads may be generating some pricing and antitrust worries from advertisers …
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 …
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. ...
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Gates' big send-off  —  REDMOND, Wash.—If you ask Bill Gates what life will be like when he stops working full time at Microsoft, he'll have to get back to you.  —  That's because, a week away from the transition, he still hasn't slowed down his pace.  If anything, things have picked …
Discussion: eWeek and Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SearchMe Launches Stacks, Gets Serious About Search Relevance  —  New Sequoia-backed visual search engine SearchMe launched a bunch of new features today - new video and image search engines as well as a new visual bookmarking tool called stacks.  —  The main new feature, stacks …
 
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Recording Industry Decries AM-FM Broadcasting as ‘A Form of Piracy’
Discussion: Techdirt and Medialoper
Mark Rutherford / CNET News.com:
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Discussion: Cleantech.com and Ubergizmo
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Pledges Windows XP Support Through 2014
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NYT:
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Make Vista Use Multiple Cores to Speed Boot Time
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
AT&T Makes Its CDN Move
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Google's Gmail verboten in Germany
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Animoto Now Available For Commercial Use
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Room For Yet Another TV-On-The-Web Service? …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
Cisco Extends Virtualization Reach
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A perfect fusion of features and services - the Nokia N78 now available in US
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Inside the Latest iPhone
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