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2:05 PM ET, June 21, 2007

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Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Who should buy Yahoo?  Handicapping 5 likely suitors  —  At least Yahoo can't complain this week about Google grabbing all the headlines.  —  While Google has been dishing out the usual morsels of news - tweaks to Google Video, YouTube and Google Office - everyone else can't stop talking about Yahoo.
Discussion: Apogee Weblog
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Between the Lines:
YFace: Yahoo's missing piece
Discussion: TechCrunch
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Buying a High School and College Sports Network
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
It's Official: Yahoo Acquires Rivals.com; Not Official But True …
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:   Yahoo! Acquires Rivals: Seemingly Smart Content Move, But Where's The Peanut Butter?
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Internet radio to go silent on June 26?  —  If you depend on the sounds of Internet radio to get you through your workday, don't be surprised if your headphones pipe out little more than dead air next Tuesday.  —  In protest of the elevated royalty fees Webcasters are poised to begin owing …
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kurthanson.com:
Plans for "Day of Silence" rapidly taking shape
Discussion: p2pnet
Agence France Presse:
'Blog', 'cookie', 'wiki' top list of hated Internet words: poll  —  LONDON (AFP) - "Blog", "netiquette", "cookie" and "wiki" have been voted among the most irritating words spawned by the Internet, according to the results of a poll published Thursday.  — EU body to expand Web search probe, write to Google
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Sony, Nintendo forbid AO-rated Manhunt 2  —  Console-makers confirm policies preventing licensed third parties from releasing Adults Only games on their systems, effectively banning the Rockstar title.  —  When Take-Two Interactive yesterday confirmed that the Entertainment Software Rating Board handed …
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BBC:
Banned video game is 'fine art'
Discussion: Kotaku
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Two top Google engineers leave — to Benchmark Capital  —  Two more high-level Google engineers have left the Googleplex — this time to join well-known venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.  —  Bret Taylor (left) and Jim Norris (right), two of the masterminds behind Google Maps and several …
Forbes:
EU says Apple has responded to iTunes deadline; EU 'studying it carefully'  —  BRUSSELS (Thomson Financial) - The European Commission said Apple Inc responded to a midnight deadline yesterday in relation to antitrust concerns over the pricing of songs on its iTunes online music store.
USA Today:
AT&T girds for iPhone launch on June 29  —  For consumers eager to get their hands on an Apple iPhone, here's the good news: It will be available in all 1,800 AT&T phone stores at 6 p.m. sharp on June 29.  —  The bad news?  "We fully expect one or more of our stores to run out of stock …
Discussion: iLounge
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CNNMoney.com:
AT&T hires extra 2,000 for iPhone launch
Discussion: CNET News.com and Macsimum News
Tony Smith / The Register:
LG locates Google phone in Europe  —  Receive the days biggest stories by email, sign up here  —  It's here, it's the Google phone.  Yes, LG's KU-580 handset, which incorporates Google Search, Google Mail and Google Maps - watch out, iPhone - has come to Europe.  —  LG's KU-580: Google'n'Chocolate
Discussion: WebProNews
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Kim Tae-gyu / koreatimes.co.kr:
LG Unveils Genuine Google Phone
Business Wire:
Strategy Analytics: M-Payment Bright Future  —  Verizon Wireless Leads as US Market Follows Japan and Korea to Mobile Wallet  —  BOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Strategy Analytics Wireless Media Strategies team applauds the decision by Verizon Wireless to expand the utility of mobile phones …
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Houston Chronicle:
Amp'd Mobile's Use of Lender's Cash OKed
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and mocoNews.net
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
The Pirate Bay Launches Image Hosting  —  Us pirates know that The Pirate Bay team has been working on several new projects, with one of them becoming a competitor to YouTube.  For now though, we've been blessed with BayImg, a unique image hosting service from TPB.
Michael Tiemann / Open Source Initiative:
Will The Real Open Source CRM Please Stand Up?  —  Dana Blankenhorn's story How far can open source CRM get? has finally pushed me to respond to the many people who have asked "When is the OSI going to stand up to companies who are flagrantly abusing the term 'open source'?"  The answer is: starting today.
Google:
A New Way to Pay - Google Expands Pay-Per-Action for Google AdWords™  —  Google announced today the worldwide expansion of its pay-per-action advertising beta.  Pay-per-action is a new pricing model that allows advertisers to pay only when a pre-defined action is completed on their site …
Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
Short Descriptions Now Live  —  Ad descriptions longer than 70 characters on Yahoo! in the U.S. will now be cut off  —  Starting today, ads that appear in U.S. Yahoo! Search results with descriptions longer than 70 characters will be cut off ("truncated") at the nearest complete word, followed by an ellipsis.
Miguel de Icaza:
Implementing Silverlight in 21 Days  —  The past 21 days have been some of the most intense hacking days that I have ever had and the same goes for my team that worked 12 to 16 hours per day every single day —including weekends— to implement Silverlight for Linux in record time.  We call this effort Moonlight.
Discussion: Channel 9
USA Today:
Tech blogs go from hobbies to businesses  —  ATHERTON, Calif. — "Om (Malik) and I love scotch," Michael Arrington says.  "But we never drink anymore."  —  The two friends no longer have the time or energy, in part because they're too busy competing with each other.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google says Vista search changes not enough  —  As we reported yesterday, Microsoft's "capitulation" to Google's antitrust complaint isn't as much a capitulation as the mainstream media was reporting.  We inspected Microsoft's joint filing and found that Microsoft is not going to allow …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Danal, another mobile payments company, launches  —  Danal, a company that wants to let young people use cellphones to make payments without owning a credit card, is about to launch in the U.S. with a separate subsidiary, according to the WSJ.  —  It lets you buy downloadable music or other digital goods …
Discussion: alarm:clock
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Tip of the hat, wag of the finger  —  I'm shamelessly stealing the title of one of Stephen Colbert's segments.  Some consider Colbert the greatest living American.  See, I can joke around.  —  First, a tip of the hat to Robert Scoble.  Scoble did a great interview about the paid search side …
 
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
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Discussion: paidContent.org
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Social Nets Sit on Goldmine of Behavioral Data, Says Jupiter
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