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1:55 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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Icahn, Ballmer pair up, talk Microhoo; Push to boot Yang and Yahoo's board  —  Updated: Activist investor Carl Icahn and Microsoft are now in cahoots to toss Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and the company's board of directors.  —  Icahn says in a letter that he has been chatting up Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer along …
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
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Next (Real) Challenge: July 22 Q2 Earnings Report
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear and p2pnet
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone Enterprise Opportunity “Larger Than Thought,” Goldman Says
Discussion: Macsimum News
Daniel Smith / Smithereens:
Apple Flips Rogers the Bird A Week Before Canadian iPhone Launch?
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?
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets and CrunchGear
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.
Fred / A VC:
Three Statistics That Lie  —  I love the line about lies; “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics”.  You can use numbers to tell any story you want.  —  In the realm of web statistics, there are three numbers that are great to use if you want to tell lies.  They are:  — RSS subscriber numbers
David Bauder / Associated Press:
NBC to use Olympics to see how people use media  —  NEW YORK - NBC is using the Olympics as a “billion-dollar research lab” to get a sense of how people are using different media platforms to experience the Beijing Games that begin Aug. 8.  —  Besides giving advertisers a clearer picture …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Drew Cullen / The Register:
O2 starts 3G iPhone stampede - and runs away  —  O2 today started taking pre-orders on its website for Apple's iPhone 3G - and stopped taking them again within minutes of opening the doors.  —  Customers were told by text message that new iPhones were available to existing customers who upgrade.
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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Mark Harris / Times of London:
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