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8:20 AM ET, July 13, 2008

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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft/Icahn Search and Restructuring Proposal  —  Yahoo! Suggests Microsoft Make A Proposal To Acquire Whole Company  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, confirmed today that it has rejected a joint proposal from Microsoft Corporation …
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Rejects New Offer From Icahn And Microsoft; Says: ‘Just Buy Us Already For $33 Per Share’  —  An oddly timed announcement indeed... or not, given that the initial deal fell through on a Saturday evening.  In a just-released statement, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) says on Friday it received …
Discussion: BoomTown and Electronista
New York Times:
Yahoo Again Spurns a Microsoft Offer  —  Yahoo said Saturday night that it had rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft, together with the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, to buy the Internet company's search business.  —  The proposal, made Friday evening by Mr. Icahn and Microsoft's chief executive …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Microsoft Offer, Quickly Rejected  —  Yahoo rejected a new Microsoft offer to acquire Yahoo's search business earlier this evening.  The offer, which apparently was made on Friday in cooperation with Yahoo investor Carl Icahn, was a variation on Microsoft's previous offer …
Reuters:
Yahoo rejects joint Microsoft, Icahn proposal
Discussion: DealBook and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Google, Viacom now clashing over YouTube employee records  —  Viacom wants to know which videos YouTube employees have watched and uploaded to the site, and Google is refusing to provide that information, CNET News has learned.  —  This dispute is the reason the two companies and lawyers representing …
Discussion: Lockergnome and Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Issue Of Trust Is With Google, Not Viacom  —  Earlier this month Louis L. Stanton, the senior judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered Google to hand over YouTube user log data to Viacom to help Viacom determine damages in their ongoing billion dollar litigation with Google.
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:   Viacom: Easy Tiger, We Don't Want Your Data
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Gphone For Real?  —  For a long time there were quite a few rumors about Google making a Gphone, its own hardware device.  In the end it came out with Android, a software platform that it is promoting in partnership with 50 odd companies.  The platform is still under development …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gphone May Really Happen, And Ammunition Group May Be Designing It  —  2007 was the year of speculation of a Google Phone, or Gphone.  Handset manufacturer HTC was the center of attention around most of the rumors.  But Google eventually squashed those rumors by announcing the Open Handset Alliance and Android.
Discussion: Bloggle
Dan Cox / Mediaweek:
Google Co-founders Talk Tech
Randall Stross / New York Times:
So the iPhone Has Problems.  What About the Stock Options?  —  FRIDAY was supposed to be another day of triumph for Steven P. Jobs, Apple's co-founder, chief executive and master mesmerist.  But when the latest iPhone — the 3G — arrived in stores around the world, systems became overwhelmed …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
iPhone 3G- brought to you by Microsoft  —  Things have settled down now since my trek to the Apple store in the late afternoon yesterday to see if they had any iPhone 3Gs left in stock.  They did and I picked up a black 16 GB unit and it's now properly synced up and charging as we speak.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 price cut and new 60-gigabyte model  —  Microsoft came through tonight with a press release announcing its $50 price cut for the Xbox 360 Pro (with a 20 gigabyte hard drive) model, which drops from $349 to $299 in the U.S. and Canada.  It is pretty much on par with what everybody predicted, including us.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
European retailers sell out at iPhone 3G launch  —  European retailers were sold out of the new iPhone 3G before stores in the US even opened on Friday, thanks in part to strong marketing from Apple's mobile partners.  —  The initial sales surge not only blew through stores' inventory …
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Macworld:
iPhone 3G: Hands-on reviewer's notebook
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