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5:25 PM ET, July 13, 2008

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Xbox.com:
Xbox 360 Console Now Offers Triple the Storage  —  Redmond, Washington—Microsoft is giving consumers more gigabytes for their buck.  The company today announced an Xbox 360® console with triple the storage space of the original console, but for the same price of $349 (U.S.) estimated retail price.
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Microsoft cuts price of Xbox 360  —  Microsoft on Sunday cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model game console with a 20GB hard drive from $349 to $299.  —  The company also introduced a new Xbox 360 model with a 60GB hard drive.  It will go on sale in stores in the U.S. and Canada for $349 in early August.
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 …
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DealBook:
Yahoo Rejects Microsoft-Icahn Search Proposal
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft/Icahn Search and Restructuring Proposal
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Reuters:   Yahoo rejects joint Microsoft, Icahn proposal
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone 3G and firmware 2.0: the day after  —  So many of you are probably still in your jammies, reveling in the afterglow of yesterday's purchase, repeatedly opening Maps on your glossy new iPhone 3G and watching in exaggerated wonderment as your location is determined with frightening speed and accuracy.
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Macworld:
Apple: iPhone 3G display color warmer by design  —  Since the iPhone 3G was released Friday, many people have commented on the fact that colors on new phone's display appear noticeably different than ones on the original model when placed side by side.  (You can see some great head …
Richard Baguley / wirelessinfo.com Blog:   iPhone 3G Screens Are Brighter And More Yellow
Michael Falcone / New York Times:
In House, Tweets Fly Over Web Plan  —  WASHINGTON — It began with a twitter from one of Capitol Hill's best-known technophiles.  —  “I just learned the Dems are trying to censor Congressmen's ability to use Twitter Qik YouTube Utterz etc — outrageous and I will fight them,” …
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.
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Arn / MacRumors:
MobileMe's Push Services Detailed, No Mac to Mobile Me ‘Push’  —  Apple's MobileMe services are working for most, though there are still sporadic reports of misbehavior.  One point of contention, however, has been the exact behavior of their advertised “Push” services.
Discussion: AppleInsider
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nephrologist To Mac Blogger: The Unlikely Career Path Of MacRumors' Arnold Kim  —  When MacRumors founder/editor Arnold Kim announced he was quitting his day job to work on his Apple news site full-time, we figured he was giving up programming, or Web design, or something Mac-focused.  Nope!
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Exclusive: First Live Pics of the BlackBerry Thunder!  —  This just in, you are now looking at the first live images of the BlackBerry Thunder and its touchscreen keyboard!!  —  The first pics and screenshots we have seen of the BlackBerry Thunder have been awesome, but it's nice to finally …
Discussion: BerryReview.com
John Markoff / New York Times:
On a Small Screen, Just the Salient Stuff  —  WHEN Steven P. Jobs introduced the Apple iPhone 18 months ago, he contended that viewing the Web on it was comparable to browsing on a desktop personal computer.  —  As it turns out, Mr. Jobs may well have understated the quality of the iPhone Web experience.
Discussion: GigaOM
Glenn Chapman / Agence France Presse:
Video game makers to duel in E3 arena  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Blockbuster sequels, slick technology and duels between the big three console makers are expected in Los Angeles next week as video game industry players reveal their newest creations.  —  The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo …
 
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