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11:05 AM ET, June 4, 2008

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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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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Ads: Partnership With Havas Digital; Video And Display On Walmart.com  —  Day-to-day life goes on at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), as the company comes out with a couple of ad announcements this morning timed to coincide with Sue Decker's appearance at Advertising 2.0.
Business Wire:   Yahoo! and Havas Digital Announce Multi Year, Global Advertising Partnership
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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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.6 to show at Apple developer event, drop PowerPC
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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 …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Third-party iPhone applications to arrive Monday  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the App Store in March, and third-party applications delivered through the store should arrive Monday.  —  (Credit: Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks)  —  The era of officially sanctioned iPhone applications should kick off on Monday.
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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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Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Softbank to offer iPhones in Japan  —  TOKYO - Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp. said Wednesday it has a deal with Apple Inc. to sell the iPhone later this year — the first such agreement in Japan for the hit cell phone.  —  Softbank spokesman Naoki Nakayama said no further details …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
The HTC Touch Pro  —  Call it Raphael no longer!  HTC has officially thrown the cover off its Touch Pro today — the QWERTY slider sibling of the recently-unveiled Touch Diamond — which should cover the bases for those who loved the Diamond's keen looks but decided they'd go our of their gourds without …
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 …
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Mary Jane Irwin / Forbes:
Sony Set To Open Up To In-Game Advertisers
Adam Howorth / Apple:
Apple Premieres Movies on the iTunes Store in the UK  —  Apple® today announced that movies from major film studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International …
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BBC:   Movies on iTunes come to the UK
Tom Conrad / Pandora:
From the lab: Pandora Desktop Beta  —  We've always wanted to find a simple way to deliver Pandora as a desktop application — it's probably been on our to do list longer than any single feature.  Today we're dipping our toe into those waters for the first time with the release of a Beta version of Pandora Desktop.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Pandora Hits the Desktop With AIR. *Thud*
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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.
Lori Grunin / Webware.com:
Flip Video's mighty Mino  —  Although it was recently outed by B&H, Wednesday marks the official unveiling of Pure Digital's Flip Video Mino, the latest camcorder from one of the leaders of the low-res, straight-to-Web capture pack.  Thinner and smaller than its popular sibling …
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NeoSmart Technologies / The NeoSmart Files:
Firefox 3 is Still a Memory Hog  —  One of the biggest “improvements” that Mozilla claims has made its way into Firefox 3 is improved memory usage, in particular, the vanquishing of memory leaks: … We're sorry to have to break it to you, but if you thought it was too good to be true you were right.
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Facebook Platform a Claytons Open Source Effort?  —  Ive received two emails from Bob Bickel suggesting that Facebook's decision to open source its platform is a claytons effort.  Bob suggested that I print them in full so I have:  —  “Facebook continues to look like the Microsoft …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Trouble at eBay  —  “I think [fixed prices] will disappear online, simply because it is possible - cheap and easy - to vary prices online.”  That was MIT Media Lab's Patti Maes in 1999, at a time when eBay's business was booming and auctions were seen as the future of ecommerce.
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: AppScout
Business Wire:
Oklahoma City Now Operational With World's Largest Municipal Wi-Fi Mesh Network  —  OKLAHOMA CITY—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The City of Oklahoma City unveiled its wireless network — the largest city owned and operated municipal Wi-Fi mesh network in the world — Tuesday, June 3.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Adify exec: Social networks eating away at CPM value
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
U.S. Internet will shrink to 2 strong players: report