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5:20 PM ET, June 26, 2008

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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Yahoo Regroups With SAAS, Cloud Computing Focus  —  Yahoo reshuffles its executives and employees into three groups to help the company better target advertisers while supporting search and cloud computing.  —  In the wake of somewhat successfully fending off Microsoft's and Carl Icahn's hungry hearts …
Discussion: Gartner, Forbes and BoomTown
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Icahn battles for Yahoo's gold
Discussion: Electronista
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo reorg centralizes power
Discussion: Coop's Corner and BoomTown
BBC:
Internet overhaul wins approval  —  A complete overhaul of the way in which people navigate the internet has been given the go-ahead in Paris.  —  The net's regulator, Icann, voted unanimously to relax the strict rules on so-called “top-level” domain names, such as .com or .uk.
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Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Web Domains Could Expand Broadly Under New Plan  —  The organization that oversees Internet addresses is expected Thursday to approve a proposal to create an unlimited number of so-called top-level domains — the familiar suffixes like “.com” at the end of Web addresses.
Jason Keenan / ICANN:
Biggest Expansion to Internet in Forty Years Approved for Implementation
Agence France Presse:
Internet body approves domain name big bang
InfoWorld:
ICANN opens way for new top-level domains
Jack Davis / Docu-Drama:
Google's multi-million dollar welcome to new CFO  —  Google finally named a replacement for its outgoing chief financial officer, George Reyes.  He is Patrick Pichette who comes to the search juggernaut after seven years at Bell Canada.  —  So how do you make a new top executive feel at home …
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft tries to hit VMware where they ain't  —  In Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner is wary of building a baseball diamond on his farm, which is already near foreclosure.  But a voice tells him, “If you build it, they will come.”  —  Microsoft has the same vision for its virtualization technology.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, Forbes and BroadDev
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Dell Dock Puts a Little Mac OS X Into Vista Studio Laptops  —  Dell's Studio Laptops will be getting a little touch of the Mac OS when they ship, thanks to the Dell Dock, a launcher that cleans up the Vista desktop in the most charming, albeit derivative, way.  Below you can see “Before” and “After” images of the cleanup:
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Viacom Relaunches Atom.com As (Yet) Another Comedy Site  —  Viacom is going to try to succeed where NBC's Dotcomedy, HBO's ThisJustIn and many others have failed.  They're relaunching Atom Films, which was supposed to be an aggregator of short indie film clips, as Atom.com, an aggregator of short comedy clips.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   Atom Films relaunched as Comedy Central sister site
Brad Stone / Bits:
Judge Ends Facebook's Feud With ConnectU  —  Facebook has finally has closed the book on its long-running, multi-front legal battle with rival college social network ConnectU — but not before a new question was raised about Facebook's supposed $15 billion valuation.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Orders Lots More iPhones; More iPods, Macs (AAPL)  —  Last time FBR Research analyst Craig Berger checked in with Apple's suppliers, he reported that Apple had slightly cut its iPhone build orders, and could cut them again.  —  Good news: Now he says Apple has revised those orders …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Did Facebook Shut Down Slide's Top Friends?  How Very MySpace Of Them  —  MySpace used to be notorious for simply banning third party widgets that didn't play nice ("not playing nice" generally meant any kind of advertisements in the widgets, but it was very arbitrary).  Those days are long gone.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Opens Up The Data Pipe With Full Launch Of Data Availability  —  MySpace was the first of the Big Three to announce tools for third party sites to integrate MySpace user data into their services (called, collectively, Data Availability).  A day later Facebook announced Facebook Connect …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reaches for Clouds and Deepens Mobile Possibilities With Planned MobiComp Acquisition  —  Company's expertise in mobile personal data protection and management to come to Microsoft.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it intends to acquire MobiComp, a company that helped pioneer …
IDG News Service:
Sony Previews ‘Life With PlayStation’  —  Sony is preparing a non-game service for its PlayStation 3 console that at first glance is similar to one available on Nintendo's Wii.  —  Called “Life with PlayStation,” the service will launch with news and weather information channels but is set …
 
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
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David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Mobile Linux standards forum gives up
Discussion: Electronista
Business Wire:
Palm Reports Q4 and FY 2008 Results
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
Sony unleashes three new ES receivers
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Nick Heath / silicon.com:
UK students outsource IT coursework to India
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Brian Heater / Gearlog:
Garmin Intros New GPS Dog Collar
Discussion: PR Newswire, Engadget, DVICE and Gizmodo
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Continues to Destroy All Competitors in Declining Video Market
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Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft updates its Windows roadmap: XP, Vista, and 7
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Xobni, Xoopit, Gmail Labs: Inbox Addons Are Getting Hot
Discussion: eWeek
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Instant message service Meebo sees traffic from its embedded chat rooms on Facebook
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Zero-day flaw haunts Internet Explorer
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Inventor of the Internet takes aim at BitTorrent
Discussion: CNET News.com and p2pnet
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