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2:30 PM ET, June 4, 2008

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Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
Yahoo! Address Book API Delivered  —  We're excited to announce the public release of the Address Book API.  I say public release because while the API is newly launched here on YDN, it's been up and running with some of the most contact-aware applications on the Internet, including Plaxo and LinkedIn.
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Yahoo opens address book interface  —  Fulfilling a second major part of its promise to make the internal workings of its Web site more extroverted, Yahoo is opening the interface for its address book for outside use.  —  The move could mean that Yahoo, struggling under business pressures …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Opens Address Books to 3rd-Party Developers
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Yahoo boasts new ad deals, joins CBS' online video network  —  Impeccably timed to suit president Sue Decker's keynote at the Advertising 2.0 conference in New York, Yahoo announced Wednesday that it has inked advertising deals with two major clients: discount retail giant Wal-Mart and interactive ad agency Havas Digital.
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Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC 08?  —  TUAW has received some information that suggests Apple may be working to seed developers with an early build of Mac OS X 10.6 at this year's WWDC.  10.6 will not include any new significant features from 10.5; instead, Apple is focusing solely on “stability and security.”
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Softbank iPhone Deal Announced With 1-Button Press Release  —  With less than a week to go before Apple CEO Steve Jobs's June 9 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address and the expected debut of the 3G iPhone-and perhaps the Apple App Store and Mac OS X 10.6 as well-the company …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Third-party iPhone applications to arrive Monday
Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo's Yang Is Holding Out  —  Though beset by restive shareholders and pressure from Carl Icahn, Yang has his reasons to push for a better deal from Microsoft  —  For more than a month, Yahoo (YHOO) co-founder and Chief Executive Jerry Yang has endured a withering attack by shareholders …
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
A Tour of Risky Web Sites  —  Just over 4% of all Web sites are dangerous, according to a new report.  But all bad sites aren't created equal: Cyber bad guys are more likely to build their sites where it's easy to do so.  —  The report out today from McAfee, a tech-security company that's trying …
Discussion: WebProNews, AppScout and WebGuild
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Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:   New report identifies most dangerous Web domains
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube Annotations  —  YouTube added a new feature for video creators: annotations.  “Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos.  Use them to add background information about the video, create stories with multiple possibilities …
Business Wire:
WhitePages.com Plans to Accelerate Connection Initiative through Snapvine Acquisition  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—WhitePages.com, a leading website for finding contact information, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Snapvine, a Seattle-based company …
Discussion: Download Squad and paidContent.org
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WhitePages.com To Buy Snapvine for Around $20 Million
Vanity Fair:
How the Web Was Won  —  Fifty years ago, in response to the surprise Soviet launch of Sputnik, the U.S. military set up the Advanced Research Projects Agency.  It would become the cradle of connectivity, spawning the era of Google and YouTube, of Amazon and Facebook, of the Drudge Report and the Obama campaign.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Crowd Science: Google Analytics For Demographics  —  Crowd Science, a new demographics service that aims to help online publishers maximize their audience and ad revenue, has launched today in an invite-only beta.  The site compares itself to Google Analytics, but explains that it focused on …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Sony's PS3 to Get In-Game Ads  —  Sony Corp. reached an agreement that will allow advertisements distributed over the Internet to be inserted into PlayStation 3 videogames, a boost for what could become a significant new revenue source for games companies.  —  Sony's games division is expected …
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
Why noise will be tackled by scaling down the social media conversation  —  If anything web 2.0 technology has provided us the capabilities to have a continuous 24×7 public conversation on the web.  There are blogs, communication services like Twitter, content services like YouTube …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft expands Search and Give charitable search engine program  —  Microsoft is expanding its Search and Give program which lets you pick a charity to receive some cash every time you use the company's search engine.  The program has been around for over a year and has raised more than $250,000 …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Celebrity MySpace Hacking - Paris Hilton & Lindsay Lohan's Private Pics (GALLERY)  —  Some Canadian hackers were so curious about the private lives of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan that they managed to hack into their MySpace profiles.  After obtaining very personal images …
 
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
NASA and Google Announce New Research & Duopoly Center
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile intros unlimited family plan
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Learning from Vista: Windows 7 driver testing to begin early
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Verismo Box Plugs Web into Your TV
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Windows Live Expo joins the Windows Live deadpool
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Take a look inside, it's my Last.fm In A Box
Discussion: Mashable! and Vendorprisey
Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Confirms New Throttling Tests …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Big Daily's ‘Hyperlocal’ Flop
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS: We'll Combine CNET/CBS Sales Teams.  But We're Stumped By Wallstrip
Discussion: Valleywag
Mike Speiser / Laserlike:
Reinventing online advertising: Exploiting the Achilles' heel …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Nvidia Tegra Videos Show Quake III at 35fps, 3D UI Running Like Butter
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Keep your hands off of our technology, say Mac users
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Study: .gov web sites should focus on RSS, XML—not redesigns
NeoSmart Technologies / The NeoSmart Files:
Firefox 3 is Still a Memory Hog
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Facebook Platform a Claytons Open Source Effort?
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The HTC Touch Pro