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10:55 AM ET, June 11, 2008

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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.
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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 …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
And, The Really Big Thing About The New iPhone Is...  GPS.  Geo-anything.  Location based services.  —  Now that the dust over the iPhone 3G launch has settled, it seems that people have divided into two camps; one is welcoming the new features, claiming that the perfect phone just got more perfect …
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Google Co-Founder Books a Space Flight  —  Space tourists are getting their own ride.  Space Adventures, a Virginia company that arranges passage for wealthy explorers to ride on Russian Soyuz rockets to the International Space Station, plans to buy a Soyuz flight all its own in 2011, with the option of buying more.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Exec Spec Swirling Again; Weiner Returning From Paternity Leave But Will He Stay?  —  It's Yahoo's (NSDQ: YHOO) version of the plagues—Carl Icahn, shareholder lawsuits, another round of speculation about top-level execs and a report that a major internal announcement is on tap Wednesday.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More on Whither Weiner  —  Yesterday, writing about executive stress at Yahoo, BoomTown posted about the swirling speculation around the fate of Jeff Weiner, the Network division EVP, who many at Yahoo think will soon be headed out the door after his recent paternity leave of four weeks.
Discussion: Valleywag
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs Under Stress-Whither Weiner?
Discussion: paidContent.org
Junko Yoshida / EE Times:
The truth about last year's Xbox 360 recall  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Microsoft Corp. announced a mammoth global recall of its Xbox 360 a year ago, the software giant never disclosed the exact source of the game console's heat problem that led to the fiasco.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Kotaku
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Says an Icahn Win Triggers Plan  —  Yahoo Inc. asserted that a severance plan that investor Carl Icahn has called excessively expensive would be triggered if the activist investor is successful in his bid to take control of the company's board.  —  The Web giant also said Tuesday …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Real racing in the virtual world  —  Sat on the start grid, foot poised over the accelerator, you wait for the row of red lights to extinguish.  —  Alongside you are top names like Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.  The cars' engines are screaming and everyone is poised to go.
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Learning 2.0: The Threat (and promise) of Social Interaction  —  The mere threat of social interaction changes our behavior...if you know your work is going to be put on public display, you'll be much more motivated to make it good.  —  There is a moment in every blogger's life when they realize that yes …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: MSLO CEO Lyne Steps Down; Millard and Marino Named Co-CEOs  —  Susan Lyne has stepped down from her posts as Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia's (NYSE: MSO) president and CEO.  In her place, MSLO is promoting Wenda Harris Millard, president of media, and Robin Marino …
Red Hat:
Red Hat Puts Patent Issue to Rest  —  The lawsuit was originally filed by Firestar Software, Inc. ("Firestar") in 2006 in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas (Civil Action No. 2-06CV-258).  It alleged violation of U.S. Patent No. 6,101,502 ("'502 patent"), which relates to a method …
Discussion: CNET News.com and OStatic blogs
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.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Decides It Doesn't Want To Play In Classifieds, Shutters Live Expo  —  Microsoft's Live Expo was an interesting mix of listings and social networking features.  But it was an experiment that Microsoft has decided it doesn't want to continue, like Book Search.  Expo is closing down on July 31.
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
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft helps launch Zignals stock-trading site
Discussion: Startup Meme
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
French ISPs Agree To Censor The Web
InfoWorld:
Intel waiting for a hit product to get MID market rolling
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
‘Fifth Major’ Label Merlin Finally Bears Down On Subscription Music Services
Discussion: Variety
Kurt Kleiner / New Scientist:
Shoal of robot fish casts a wider net
Discussion: CNET News.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba's 1.8-inch 160GB disk hits 5400RPM for netbooks
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
The incredible shrinking Apple CEO
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
OmniFocus for iPhone: Location-Aware Contexts and More
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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO joining forces with FunnyorDie
Discussion: paidContent.org and NewTeeVee
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Funambol To Offer An Open-Source Competitor To MobileMe . . . As An iPhone App
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Last.fm Re-design: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Discussion: Last.fm, Last.fm and Mashable!
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It's Made This Guy Smarter
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