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4:30 AM ET, June 11, 2008

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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo: Severance Plan Not ‘Nuts’; Not Easily Revoked; And It Wouldn't Cost Microsoft $2.4 Billion  —  Following the latest twist in the shareholder lawsuit against Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), and Carl Icahn's continued jabs, Yahoo has filed an FAQ with the SEC, detailing everything you wanted …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs Under Stress-Whither Weiner?  —  Yahoo's board has been meeting today and, doubtlessly, its directors had a lot to talk about (more on that later!).  —  Of course, there's the obvious topic of having to figure out how best to deal with the noisy stylings of billionaire investors Carl Icahn …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo facing possible trial before Icahn showdown
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Stealth Startup Glassdoor.com Launches: Employment Conditions  —  Sausalito, CA based stealth startup Glassdoor.com, the subject of months of speculation has launched and offers an employment conditions service.  —  Glassdoor.com has impeccable backing, with CEO and Founder Robert Hohman previously …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
At Glassdoor, Find Out How Much People Really Make At Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, And Everywhere Else.  —  The idea behind Glassdoor is simple: You tell me your salary, and I'll tell you mine.  The stealth startup, which raised $3 million from Benchmark Capital last March, just went live.
Business Technology:
Steve Jobs's Appearance Grabs Notice, Not Just the IPhone  —  Apple's iPhone 3G got most of the headlines on Monday after the product was announced at an Apple technical conference in San Francisco.  But blogs and other Internet news sites also took note of a gaunt-looking Steve Jobs.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google intentionally blocking PayPal from App Engine?  —  After anonymously bashing PayPal in Australia, it's not a huge surprise that Google was caught intentionally blocking AppEngine users from using PayPal too.  Could it have been a innocent mistake?  Sure, but the circumstance and timing are extremely suspicious.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google App Engine “Accidentally” Blocks PayPal
Discussion: Valleywag
Associated Press:
France to block offensive content  —  PARIS — France is joining at least five other countries where Internet service providers block access to child pornography and to content linked to terrorism and racial hatred, the French interior minister said Tuesday.  —  The agreement will take effect in September.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Inside the 3G iPhone Money Machine  —  A lot has been written about the new 3G iPhone, its price and its impact.  Now it's time to shift attention to the most important question about this device: How much money will it make for Apple and its carrier partners?
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Heej Hwang / The Official Google Blog:
A new flavor of Google Trends  —  The latest version of Google Trends is now live!  If you've used it in the past, you know that Google Trends can be used to see how popular certain search terms are across geographic regions, cities, and languages.  With our latest update …
Dawn Chmielewski / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Disney puts movies online for free  —  “The Wonderful World of Disney,” the venerable prime-time TV show originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, is getting its geek on.  —  For the first time, Disney.com plans to stream full-length movies online.  The films will air on TV …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Result Offers You to “Skip Intro”  —  Oh, sweet.  You know when you look for some company homepage to get their support email address or something, and then the page will start with a super great 3D animation that will take a minute to load... before you can actually find the info you wanted?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Metallica to bloggers: don't review our music  —  Given all that Metallica has done, said, and been through in the last 20 years, what could they still do that would lead bloggers to ask, “What the hell is wrong with Metallica?”  In this case, the answer is fairly pedestrian but still dumb: censor bloggers.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It's Made This Guy Smarter  —  I will admit, I was entirely biased upon reading this story from Nick Carr, who has a knack for writing pieces that get a lot of attention by baiting his hook with contrarian link chum.  Heck, he's really good at it, and I have a lot of respect for Nick.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Techdirt
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Game On: Plurk API Available Tomorrow  —  Fast growing microblogging platform Plurk will have an API available from tomorrow.  —  Plurk first came to prominence at the beginning of June after constant issues with Twitter saw many start looking for alternatives.
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Ars at WWDC: Exclusive preview of mobile NetNewsWire  —  After yesterday's exhibition of iPhone third-party applications developed primarily by companies who had never programmed for the Mac before, we here at Ars were champing at the bit to get a peek at a few applications written by grizzled Mac veterans and see how they stacked up.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
AddyDugdale / Gizmodo:
AT&T Memo to Retail Managers Shows iPhone 3G Policy  —  We knew it wouldn't be long before someone from AT&T leaked a policy memo vis-a-vis the iPhone 3G's July 11 launch.  As well as all the mobile provider's pricing details from yesterday, the document contains a bit more info …
Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
ABC Likely to Reshape ‘World News’ Webcast  —  Walt Disney Co.'s ABC News is close to scrapping the current format of its daily “World News” Webcast, an online version of the evening news anchored by Charles Gibson, which the network trumpeted as a major step into its digital future when it launched two years ago.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Lost Remote
 
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Jonathan Cohen / Reuters:
Pearl Jam and Verizon go mobile for live bootlegs
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO joining forces with FunnyorDie
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent.org
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Funambol To Offer An Open-Source Competitor To MobileMe . . . As An iPhone App
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Kaspersky to try to crack code used in ‘blackmailer’ virus
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Last.fm Re-design: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Discussion: Last.fm, Mashable! and Last.fm
Bill Virgin / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Will you read Microsoft's obit here?
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Record Store Owner Calls People Who Pay To Download ‘Idiots’
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Revealing Sony Ericsson C905 aka Shiho
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
HP Voodoo silicon mimics MacBook Air, ThinkPad
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Safari 4 to include SSB feature and fastest JavaScript ever
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
AOL Radio: Now with CBS
Leonard David / USA Today:
Virgin Galactic will roll out mega-mothership
Discussion: Switched and Engadget
Leigh Holmwood / Guardian:
BBC to build web page for every TV show, says Jana Bennett
Discussion: WatchingTV Online and PDA
Jiajun Zhu / Google LatLong:
Street View turns 1, keeps on growing
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Friendfeed will Change Journalism, PR and Marketing
Discussion: Web Strategy
John Markoff / Bits:
Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down?