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12:05 PM ET, June 20, 2007

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Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
News Corp explores swap of MySpace site for Yahoo! stake  —  News Corporation has discussed swapping MySpace, its internet social networking unit, with Yahoo! in return for a 25 per cent stake in the enlarged group.  —  The discussions remain tentative and could collapse after the departure …
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Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Five steps to a Yahoo turnaround  —  After 18 months of floundering, Yahoo finally swallowed a bitter pill Monday and replaced Chief Executive Terry Semel with co-founder Jerry Yang.  —  But just promoting "Chief Yahoo" Yang and giving Semel a ticket back to his old stomping grounds …
New York Times:
After Shake-Up, What Now for Yahoo?  —  Should Yahoo stop trying to beat Google at its own game?  Should it step up the pace and grow even larger through mergers and acquisitions?  —  As Jerry Yang takes over as Yahoo's chief executive, all eyes are on the next steps that Mr. Yang …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is MySpace Worth $12 billion?  —  It sure as hell might be.  We've gotten independent confirmation of rumors circulating yesterday that discussions between Fox and Yahoo, where Yahoo would effectively buy MySpace for 25% of the stock in the combined entity, have occured.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Rumors Of The Decline Of MySpace Are Exaggerated
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Apple:
YouTube Live on Apple TV Today; Coming to iPhone on June 29  —  Best YouTube Experience on a Mobile Device  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ users will be able to enjoy YouTube's originally-created content on their iPhones when they begin shipping on June 29.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
iPhone to feature special YouTube player
Discussion: MacUser
Michael Gartenberg:   YouTube on Apple TV and surprise, the iPhone as well
Knox / MacRumors:
YouTube Live Today on Apple TV & Coming to the iPhone [Update]
Discussion: MethodShop and digg
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Microsoft to change Vista after Google complaint  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) has agreed to modify its Windows Vista operating system in response to a complaint that its computer search function put Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Details on Microsoft's antitrust search changes for Vista SP1  —  Word spread quickly last night that Microsoft would capitulate to Google's concerns over the way search is integrated into Windows Vista, but the details were light.  We contacted Microsoft for the skinny on the changes, and this is what the company had to share with us.
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Agrees to Vista Change
Discussion: Microsoft (MSFT)
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Microsoft Gives In To Google
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Veoh TV: Turning the Web Into TV  —  Dmitry Shapiro is tired of hearing about Joost, the peer-to-peer Internet TV service launched by the founders of Skype.  "Joost is your old man's TV," sneers Shapiro, the CEO of competing Web video service Veoh.  By that, he means that Joost is merely replicating …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Veoh Launching New Online TV Service; Takes Streams From Content …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Nokia:
Nokia organizes for the converging marketplace  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that it will introduce a new company structure from January 1, 2008.  The move, driven by Nokia's strategy, is aimed at creating an organization aligned with the opportunities Nokia sees for future growth …
Discussion: All About Symbian and IntoMobile
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John Blau / InfoWorld:
Nokia rolls phone groups into single division
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Think Secret:
Bluetooth headset charging port remains on iPhone dock  —  Earlier this year, word leaked that the iPhone's dock would include a small port for charging Apple's tiny bluetooth headset.  Think Secret sources that have been playing with recent preproduction iPhone units report that the port remains on the dock.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple iPhone dock revealed: charges Bluetooth headset too?
Discussion: The Apple Core
BBC:
Blackberry ban for French elite  —  French government officials have been ordered not to use handheld Blackberry devices amid fears that foreigners could spy on them, reports say.  —  Workers in the French president's and prime minister's office have been told their e-mails risk falling into foreign hands, Le Monde newspaper reports.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
More sharing  —  We're pleased to announce that we've acquired the assets of Zenter, a company that provides software for creating online slide presentations.  —  You've heard us talk a lot about using the web to improve group collaboration and information sharing.
USA Today:
iPhone mania nears fever pitch  —  LOS ANGELES — Christopher Parr won't go so far as to bring his sleeping bag to his local AT&T store to be first in line for Apple's coveted iPhone when it goes on sale next week.  —  But he will be there opening night to plunk down $599 for the combination iPod …
Lessig News:
Required Reading: the next 10 years  —  During my keynote at the iCommons iSummit 07, I made an announcement that surprised some, but which, from reports on the web at least, was also not fully understood by some.  So here again is the announcement, with some reasoning behind it.
Alex E / MyStoreSpace.com Company Blog:
MyStoreSpace launches at eBay Live!  (But My Google Shirt rains on the parade)  —  Saturday, June 16th was quite an eventful day for our two-man startup.  My co-founder and I attended the eBay Live! conference in Boston to promote the launch of MyStoreSpace.com, our next-generation web store builder …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Getty Is Primed To Acquire Pump  —  Seattle rock trio the Presidents of the United States of America haven't had a hit since their novelty song "Peaches" reached the top 40 in 1996 with the infectiously silly refrain "millions of peaches, peaches for me."  —  These days, singer …
 
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Jaiku/Twitter/Facebook/Kyte/ Plaxo = something happening you should pay attention to
Brian D Crecente / Kotaku:
PC: Spore Slip Sliding Away
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Security study pokes holes in advanced authentication claims
Susan Crawford blog:
Moving Slowly in the Fast Lane
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft Research demonstrates laptop-compatible multi-touch displays.
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Sprint Won't Abandon WiMax, Executive Reveals
Discussion: Engadget and dslreports.com
Forbes:
Vivendi's Universal Music has 'short extension' to EU iTunes deadline UPDATE
Discussion: Apple 2.0
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
EMI has DRM free sales boom
Lewis Page / The Register:
Jack Straw: let MPs use handhelds, laptops in Commons
Discussion: Gadget Lab
cellular-news:
Monstermob Share Price Slumps on Plans to Delist from Stock Market
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 2: When the VCs say "no"
Discussion: MYBLOG by Ouriel
PR Newswire:
Huge Growth Occurs In Online Video Use And It's Not All User-Generated Videos
Relaxer / Enemy Territory:
A WORD ABOUT IN-GAME ADS
Metroxing / TWO A DAY:
ZDNet Really, Really, Really Hates Apple & the iPhone
 

 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, with publishing groups opposing Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

 
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