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6:30 AM ET, July 14, 2008


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Wall Street Journal:
New Rejection from Yahoo Sets The Stage for Ugly Fight  —  A new joint offer from Microsoft Corp. and investor Carl Icahn to break up Yahoo Inc. — firmly rejected by Yahoo — sets the stage for an intensified proxy battle as fewer options for compromise among the combatants remain.
New York Times:
In Bid for Yahoo, Microsoft Turns More Aggressive  —  By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN  —  Shareholders searching for détente in the battle between Yahoo and Microsoft are unlikely to find it in Microsoft's new proposal to buy Yahoo's search business, one the Internet company swiftly rejected on Saturday.
Microsoft, Icahn offered Yahoo $2.3 bln annual revenue  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (NasdaqGS:MSFT - News) and billionaire investor Carl Icahn's joint proposal for Yahoo Inc (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News), which was rejected on Saturday, included $2.3 billion in guaranteed annual revenue …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Yahoo search deal boost as big as a bread box?
Discussion: Slashdot and Coop's Corner
Brad Stone / New York Times: Deal With EBay Angers Sellers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The golden era of the small seller on eBay, hawking gewgaws and knickknacks from the basement or garage, is coming to a noisy and ignominious end.  —  Consumers appear to be tiring of online auctions, and rivals like …
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Hypenotized by Apple  —  Watching the cloud of hype around last week's release of the new iPhone, I was struck by the way Apple's psychological influence over the tech industry continues to grow.  I'm having trouble thinking of any recent technology product, let alone a smartphone …
Discussion: All About Symbian
Jeff Carlson / TidBITS:
Send SMS for Free via AIM on iPhone  —  I expected that iPhone 3G service from AT&T would be more expensive compared to the original iPhone - $30 per month for data on top of voice service, a $10 increase), but the telco slipped in a poison profit pill by removing SMS text messaging from the plan.
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Viacom After YouTube Employee Info?  —  Another day, another wrinkle in the ongoing Viacom v. YouTube legal soap opera.  This time, Viacom has YouTube employees in its sights.  To recap:  — First, a judge ordered YouTube to hand over its user viewing data to Viacom.
Karl Bunyan / Inside Facebook:
Here's How Your App Will Look When the Facebook Redesign Launches  —  With potentially only a day before the beta launch of Facebook's redesign (it will go live sometime this week), many developers are starting to see how their applications will look and operate within the new system.
Discussion: Lonely CEO Media
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Is Digg Looking to Sell to the Guardian?  —  Over the past couple of weeks, I am noticing a trend on Digg even more than normal.  Mainstream newspaper sites are making it to the frontpage more than ever before.  The Engadget, Ars Technica and Gizmodo trifecta haven't owned the frontpage as they did previously.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis' First New Email Post  —  Jason Calacanis announced on Friday that he was retiring from blogging.  There was a very mixed reaction to the news, with most believing it to be a publicity stunt.  Jason said in his farewell post that instead of blogging, he would instead be posting …
Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
Opinion: How Microsoft can turn the negative Vista PR tide  —  Things have been awfully tough for Microsoft over the past year.  Aside from all of its woes with Yahoo and Jerry Yang, the company has faced a PR nightmare on the Vista front.  —  It's being hammered from all sides by companies …
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets and Digg
Brooke Crothers / CNET
Nvidia cuts prices on GTX 260, 280 graphics boards  —  Nvidia has slashed the price of products with its newest GTX 260 and 280 graphics processors only a few weeks after it launched the chips, in response to stiffer competition from Advanced Micro Devices' ATI unit.
Developers furious over App Store “Line Cutting”  —  There's a bit of bad blood brewing between developers of iPhone Apps these days.  It seems several different companies have renamed their iPhone games to begin with either a space, a quotation mark, or some other symbol so that they appear …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Profy.Com and Digg
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Pulling a Wozniak: Apple App Store Developers Furious Over Crafty …
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