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3:10 PM ET, July 7, 2008

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PR Newswire:
Microsoft Statement Regarding Carl Icahn Letter  —  REDMOND, Wash., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Microsoft Corp. today issued the following statement:  —  In the past week we have had the opportunity to discuss with Carl Icahn the prospects for a possible agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo!.
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Suzy Jagger / Times of London:
Yahoo! re-enters merger talks with Time Warner  —  Yahoo! spent the July 4 bank holiday weekend in discussions with its lead adviser, Goldman Sachs, and potential bid partners including Time Warner to defend itself from a break-up by Microsoft.  —  The online search engine is seeking …
PR Newswire:
Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!  —  SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY CARL C. ICAHN AND HIS AFFILIATES FROM THE STOCKHOLDERS OF YAHOO! INC. FOR USE AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Signals It Would Rather Talk To An Icahn-Controlled Yahoo  —  Dissident Yahoo shareholder Carl Icahn and Microsoft have been talking to each other (as has everyone else involved in a possible Yahoo deal, including Yahoo and AOL over the weekend).  In a letter to shareholders …
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Statement in Response to Carl Icahn's Latest Open Letter  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company, today issued the following statement in response to Carl Icahn's latest open letter to Yahoo! stockholders:
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft (MSFT) to Yahoo (YHOO) Shareholders: Fire Board and We Might Buy Company
Discussion: Tech Beat
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, Carl and Steve: If You Want Our Yahoo Vote, You Need To Give Us More Details
Discussion: Deal Journal
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yahoo: Night of the Living Dead
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Next (Real) Challenge: July 22 Q2 Earnings Report
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Frenzied demand for Apple's new 3G iPhone  —  Demand for the new 3G version of the iPhone has outstripped supply, and O2, Apple's exclusive UK mobile phone partner, says it has run out of stock for customers wanting to pre-order the device before it goes on general release on Friday.
Discussion: The Open Road, Inquirer and I4U News
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
iPhone ‘sellout’: deliberate ploy?
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
‘Scrabble’ on Facebook: Too little, too late  —  Electronic Arts, the video game giant that owns the rights to digital versions of the board game Scrabble, has announced that later this month, it will launch a Facebook application version of the game in conjunction with Hasbro.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Official Facebook Version of Scrabble Spells Doubt For Scrabulous
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Why you'll have a long wait for Microsoft's next OS  —  The recent buzz over Microsoft's efforts to build a completely new OS from scratch has led to some wild speculation.  The silliness reached its apex last weekend in the New York Times, where San Jose State University business professor …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Might Microsoft's Midori be ‘Cairo’ revisited?
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Leaked Photo of Aluminum MacBook Pro Case  —  Well what do we have here?  The curious shot above was recently born on a Chinese blog and has since began making quite a trip around the internet.  Allegedly picturing a prototype of the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro case …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
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Arn / MacRumors:
Leaked Aluminum MacBook Pro Case Photo?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple-Rogers falling out: A story too good to be true?  —  Daniel Smith, a Canadian sales and marketing consultant with an eclectic blog called Smithereens, posted on Saturday what he called “a very plausible rumour” about the launch at of Apple's iPhone 3G on the Rogers Communications network.
Steve O'Hear / last100:
Hope for Flash on iPhone?  New Mac version runs 3 x faster  —  It's something Mac users have lived with for years: the version of Adobe's Flash Player for OSX runs much less efficiently than its Windows counterpart.  Perhaps then, we shouldn't have been all that surprised …
Discussion: eWeek, TG Daily and MacUser
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Flash Lite runs on the iPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone Enterprise Opportunity “Larger Than Thought,” Goldman Says  —  Goldman Sachs checks in with its cadre of IT executives and measures their appetite for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone: 17% of 100 execs surveyed (that'd be 17 execs, we guess) said they expected to support the iPhone 3G within the next year.
Discussion: Electronista and Macsimum News
BlackBerry Sync:
BlackBerry Thunder Exclusive Shots (Meet the media player...)  —  That's right folks an anonymous tipster has sent us shots of the highly anticipated BlackBerry Thunder.  The Thunder also known as BlackBerry 9500 will feature a huge 360x480 touch display and will apparently run on OS 4.7.
TmoNews:
National T-mobile 3G launch on October 1st?  —  Once and a while we will ask our users to take an article with a grain of salt.  We're going to up the ante here, and tell you to take this one with a whole damn bucket of salt.  That said, we have some exciting T-mobile news to bring you don't we?
 
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