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2:40 PM ET, July 21, 2008

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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle their pending proxy contest related to the Company's 2008 annual meeting of stockholders.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo, Icahn settle proxy fight: Assessing winners and losers  —  Updated below: Yahoo and billionaire investor Carl Icahn have settled their looming proxy war.  —  According to a statement Monday, Yahoo's board of directors will be expanded to 11 members and one of those seats will go to Icahn.
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
‘Microhoo’ saga isn't over yet
Discussion: paidContent.org
Saul Hansell / Bits:
A Truce for Yahoo, but the War May Not Be Over
Discussion: Search Engine Land and TechSpot
New York Post:
APPLE-A-DAY TALK  —  INVESTORS AWAIT EARNINGS & JOBS' HEALTH REPORT  —  Industry concerns about Steve Jobs' health have not gone away more than a month after the Apple CEO appeared dramatically thinner at the firm's annual developers' conference, fighting what insiders at the time were calling a “bug.”
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs' Health Worries Won't Go Away.  Time For A Succession Plan (AAPL)  —  Concerns about Steve Jobs' health aren't going away.  Today's NY Post quotes a “Wall Street source” who says hedge fund managers are still freaked out after seeing Jobs' rail-thin appearance at the iPhone launch event last month.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The personal computer industry is poised to sell tens of millions of small, energy-efficient Internet-centric devices.  Curiously, some of the biggest companies in the business consider this bad news.
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
To Prevent Upskirts, Japanese iPhone 3G Always Alerts When Taking Photos  —  An upskirt warning poster in a subway station outside Tokyo.  Photo by Jeff Epp.  —  The iPhone 3G in Japan has a special feature unique to that country: The camera always makes a conspicuous “shutter” …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Friendfeedization Of Facebook  —  As Facebook continues to roll out the full version of its new user profiles, it's becoming clear that their primary goal isn't, as they said in May, to simply create a cleaner user experience and allow developers to have more meaningful engagement points with users.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Universal: “Fair use” is still infringing  —  Stephanie Lenz's YouTube video of her tot dancing to an old Prince song was pulled down at the request of Universal last year after the music label said that the clip infringed on its copyright.  Not content with simply having Universal retract its claim …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Universal Says It Can Ignore Fair Use In DMCA Takedowns
Discussion: Digg
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Fallon Will Start ‘Late Night’ on the Web  —  LOS ANGELES — With a new round of shake-ups in late-night television set to begin next year, Lorne Michaels has decided to try to get a jump on things by starting NBC's next edition of “Late Night,” with its new host Jimmy Fallon, as a nightly entry on the Internet.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
NBC Figures Out The Web: It's A TV Training Ground
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Lori Grunin / Crave: The gadget blog:
Panasonic improves sensor for LX3 enthusiast compact camera  —  One of the main complaints with the Lumix DMC-LX2, Panasonic's enthusiast pocket camera, was the high noise level of its 10-megapixel sensor.  So we're heartened that for its replacement, the LX3, Panasonic decided to stick …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Panasonic Lumix Camera Summer Sequels: FZ28 18x Zoomer, 14.7 …
Discussion: Crave and Gearlog
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Like Its Users, The New Facebook Is All Grown Up  —  Yesterday, we told you that Facebook would be launching its new design today and briefly highlighted the coming changes.  Today we've received the official word from the Facebook team that the new profile is indeed live.
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Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews:
New Facebook Design Opens
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is iPhone The New Gaming Platform?  —  Last July, at the time of the launch of the new iPhone, we asked the question, where are the iPhone games?  Looks like we have an answer: they are coming, and in a big way.  Of course, you can already buy Tetris and grab Tap Tap Revenge, the No. 1 free app …
MacNN:
Apple sells out of iPhones in all but 3 locations  —  In less than 10 days since its problem-plagued launch, Apple has sold out of stock of iPhones in all of its stores except three, including every state except New York, California, and New Hampshire.  Apple notes that on Monday none …
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Journalism.org:
THE CHANGING NEWSROOM  —  Meet the American daily newspaper of 2008.  —  It has fewer pages than three years ago, the paper stock is thinner, and the stories are shorter.  There is less foreign and national news, less space devoted to science, the arts, features and a range of specialized subjects.
Guy Dixon / PC Authority:
Computer mouse heading for extinction  —  Are the Wii MotionPlus and iPhone examples of how we'll be using PCs in years to come?  Experts say the humble input device being usurped by touch screens and facial recognition.  —  The computer mouse is set to die out in the next five years …
Discussion: TechSpot and Gizmodo
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
The computer mouse set to die out in the next five years?  Don't bet on it!
Giles Turnbull / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Are you affected by MobileMe mail outage?  —  What's up with MobileMe email?  In recent days we've been hearing from a lot of very unhappy MobileMe subscribers.  They're unhappy because their email accounts have been inaccessible.  —  David told us: “Some MobileMe mail users have been without mail access for four days straight now.”
Albert Wenger / Union Square Ventures:
10gen  —  My love for computers and software started as a teenager growing up in Germany.  I fondly remember my Apple II which followed my TI 59.  I early on discovered that I could earn money with my programming skills and wound up doing some after school work for Siemens.
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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Tony Smith / The Register:
iPhone 2.0 unlock tool released, tested
Discussion: The Open Road and Digg
Tim Arango / New York Times:
News Flash From the Cover of Esquire: Paper Magazines Can Be High Tech, Too
Discussion: Switched
Jack Davis / Docu-Drama:
Less than a year after IPO, VMware to offer option exchange()
Discussion: Computerworld
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Nokia vs Apple in The Internet Mobile Device Market
BBC:
Google 'UK's top consumer brand'
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Oyster card hack to be published
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