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4:50 PM ET, June 26, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More on Yahoo's Reorg: Dietzen Is Garlinghouse Replacement  —  As BoomTown reported last night, the Yahoo reorg will be unveiled later this morning, with the slate of execs that this column outlined last week in its gory-oops, I mean, glorious-detail.  —  Sources said a more substantial …
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Realignment to Support Core Strategies  —  Centralizes Audience Product Development; Forms New U.S. Region;  —  Realigns Technology Organization  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Yahoo Regroups With SAAS, Cloud Computing Focus
Discussion: Gartner, Forbes and BoomTown
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.
InfoWorld:
ICANN opens way for new top-level domains
Agence France Presse:
Internet body approves domain name big bang
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Internet group paves way for hundreds of new domains
Discussion: The Tech Report
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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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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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft tries to go where VMware isn'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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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 …
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.
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 …
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Ruben Bicho / Reuters:
Microsoft to buy Portuguese mobile software company
Discussion: Download Squad
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 …
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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Jacqueline Emigh / BetaNews:
RIM denies delays for its 3G BlackBerry Bold phone
Discussion: CrunchGear and Electronista
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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AMD:
AMD Expands The Ultimate Visual Experience™ Combining …
Discussion: DailyTech and The Tech Report
Brian Heater / Gearlog:
Garmin Intros New GPS Dog Collar
Discussion: PR Newswire, DVICE, Engadget and Gizmodo
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Continues to Destroy All Competitors in Declining Video Market
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Kevin Kingsbury / Wall Street Journal:
Chrysler Vehicles to Offer Wi-Fi
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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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Sorry, Ask.com — I Still Don't Think You're Focused On Core Search
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Inventor of the Internet takes aim at BitTorrent
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