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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Microsoft Talks Have Concluded  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that discussions with Microsoft regarding a potential transaction — whether for an acquisition of all of Yahoo! or a partial acquisition — have concluded.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google/Yahoo Search Partnership Announcement At 1:30 This Afternoon  —  Update: The announcement has been made.  Details can be found here.  —  Yahoo and Google will make a joint announcement at 1:30 California time this afternoon, we've heard from a reliable source close to one of the companies.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Issues Statement Regarding Yahoo!  —  Microsoft Corp. issued the following statement today regarding Yahoo!  —  REDMOND, Wash. — June 12, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today issued the following statement:  —  “In the weeks since Microsoft withdrew its offer to acquire Yahoo! …
Business Wire:
Yahoo! to Strengthen Competitive Position in Online Advertising Through Non-Exclusive Agreement With Google  —  Agreement Advances Yahoo!'s Open Strategy; Enhances Ability to Compete in Converging Search and Display Marketplace  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo to announce reorg, Google ad deal  —  Yahoo's long-awaited deal to show Google ads on search results and an unrelated executive reorganization in its technology group could be announced today, CNET News.com has learned.  —  The Google deal, tested for two weeks in April …
Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Ends Talks With Microsoft, Nears Search-Ad Deal with Google  —  Microsoft Corp. has definitively abandoned its pursuit of a deal with Yahoo Inc., opening the way for Yahoo to complete a search advertising pact with rival Google Inc. Yahoo shares plunged more than 10% on the news.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo-Microsoft Talks Off, CONFIRMED: Yahoo-Google Have Reached Search Deal  —  UPDATE: An SAI source confirms that Yahoo and Google have reached a search deal.  The source believes that the deal will start small and ratchet up over time depending on its success.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo ends all talks with Microsoft, shares plunge
Discussion: Tech Confidential and Neowin.net
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Talks With Microsoft Conclude; Google Search-Ad Deal Coming
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Yahoo: Microsoft Talks Are Over
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft Statement: We Weren't Interested In Rebidding
Discussion: Light Reading
Miguel Helft / Bits:
More Top Yahoos Heading for the Exits  —  A pair of senior Yahoo executives is leaving the beleaguered Internet company, continuing a steady exodus of executives that began more than two years ago.  —  The latest to leave are Jeff Weiner, executive vice president of the network division …
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Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Leaving Yahoo!  —  It seems that word has started to leak out, so I might as well remove any speculation or ambiguity.  In the next few weeks, I'll walk the halls at Yahoo! as an employee one last time and turn in my purple badge.  After 8.5 years of service and a better experience …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Weiner Will Leave Yahoo, but Might Not Be Replaced
Discussion: CNET News.com, Valleywag and WebProNews
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Loses Two More: Fayyad and Zawodny
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Qik Demos iPhone Video Streaming Service  —  Not to be outdone by Flixwagon, who announced their own iPhone video streaming service this morning, Qik sent us a video demonstration of their own upcoming product for doing exactly the same thing.  —  The feature isn't available yet …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Logo Spotted in the Wild  —  Could the purple logo to the right represent a new Yahoo branding initiative?  Or just a photoshop hit job?  —  Ben Sweat, a product manager at Snap, claims to have spotted it at the top of the Yahoo homepage in Firefox 3 this morning (see shot below).
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Valleywag
Microsoft:
Interactive Entertainment Business Leadership Team Positioned to Drive Next Wave of Growth and Audience Expansion  —  Microsoft announces new leadership roles for Shane Kim and Phil Spencer and the departure of Jeff Bell.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced a new leadership structure …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Canadian DMCA Introduced (Finally); Pretends US Lobbyists Had Nothing To Do With It  —  Well, it had to happen sooner or later.  Originally slated for the end of last year, an uproar from tens of thousands of concerned citizens in Canada, made Industry Minister Jim Prentice delay the bill.
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Market Wire:
Government of Canada Proposes Update to Copyright Law: Balanced …
Discussion: The Register
Opera:
Opera redefines Web browsing yet again  —  New Opera 9.5 is beautifully engineered as the centerpiece of a Web experience without boundaries  —  Opera Software today released to the world the final public release of its flagship Web browser, Opera 9.5.  Opera's cross-device expertise …
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Phil Schiller's iPhone 3G Has Front Camera or Greasy Fingerprint  —  Gizmodo readers and conspiracy theorist aficionados Nathan Ziehnert & Friends have spent a few hours analyzing the footage from the WWDC08 keynote like CSI agents investigating the Zapruder film.
Discussion: TG Daily
 
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