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3:20 PM ET, June 14, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey Microsoft, How 'bout We Do That First Deal You Offered?  —  The devil is in the details, and the details of the Yahoo-Google search advertising deal reveal the desperate, possibly neurotic state of Yahoo these days.  Quite simply, it looks to me like Yahoo is effectively paying Google off to step in and …
Discussion: Technosailor
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Not Bluffing  —  Look, it might be the biggest poker bluff in history and analysts are once again chattering that Yahoo's ad outsourcing deal with Google might force Microsoft back to make another offer for the Internet portal.  —  Sorry to be the skunk at Carl Icahn's garden party, but BoomTown doesn't think so.
Discussion: /Message and Tech Trader Daily
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Google-Yahoo Deal Raises Antitrust Fears
Discussion: New York Times
Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
AT&T: no iPhone 3G tethering for you!  —  With the iPhone 3G's significantly faster data transfer rates and ability to perform voice and data functions simultaneously, potential buyers have become intoxicated with the idea of tethering the device: using it as a cellular modem for laptops …
Michael Wolf / GigaOM:
Why the Home Network Needs More Than Just Wi-Fi  —  Let's be honest: When it comes to the networked home, most analysts, press and consumers mainly think Wi-Fi.  This is for good reason, of course, as Wi-Fi has been phenomenally successful as a consumer technology.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Lost in E-Mail, Tech Firms Face Self-Made Beast  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The onslaught of cellphone calls and e-mail and instant messages is fracturing attention spans and hurting productivity.  It is a common complaint.  But now the very companies that helped create the flood are trying to mop it up.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google-Yahoo deal good news for IM, but...  Instant-messaging power users, rejoice: a barrier between two previously isolated realms of online chat is coming down.  —  A minor sidelight in the Yahoo-Google search ad deal announced Thursday is that the two companies “agreed …
Robert Holmes / TheStreet.com:
AT&T Mulls Surcharge for High DSL Use  —  AAPL (The Telecom Connection PICK) CMCSA NFLX T TWC  —  AT&T T is considering a surcharge for customers who go above the normal amount of downloaded data on the Internet.  —  AT&T spokesman Michael Coe says that given the trends the company is seeing …
Jeffrey L. Wilson / LAPTOP Magazine:
Exclusive Hands-On With the Qosmio G55: First Gesture Control Laptop  —  Toshiba is looking to redefine desktop replacement notebooks in a a big, big way, and we're the very first to bring you a hands-on with the groundbreaking Qosmio G55, which will go on sale next month for $1,549.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Engadget and Gizmodo
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Interview with Microsoft's Robbie Bach, part 2, on Xbox 360  —  The biggest business in Robbie Bach's Entertainment & Devices Group at Microsoft is the Xbox 360 video game business.  After many years of losses, the game business is poised to turn a profit, as is the E&D group itself, for the fiscal year ending June 30.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Technorati Raises $7.5 Million, Crashes  —  Technorati, the once-promising, but has-been blog search engine, has raised $7.5 million of a $10 million Series D round, PE Hub reports, citing a regulatory filing.  Returning to invest more: Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mobius Venture Capital, and FG Incubation, which runs Technorati Japan.
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
More Cash For Technorati: Blog Searcher Gets $7.5 Million …
Discussion: Pulse 2.0, ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
Cameron Wilmot / TweakTown:
TweakTown's VIDEO unboxing of ASUS Eee PC 1000H!  —  TWEAKTOWN EXCLUSIVE We got word that the ASUS Eee PC 1000 and 1000H was to begin selling on Wednesday this week in Taiwan and we instantly set about trying to buy one.  —  The new 10-inch Intel Atom powered sub-notebooks with 802.11n wireless …
Tebyte:
Fennec: development of the younger brother of Firefox 3 mobile intensifies  —  BLOCKBUSTER Total Access - Choose the Plan that Fits into your Budget  —  Mozilla is preparing to publish the final version of the Firefox browser 3 and began a more intensive phase of development of Firefox Mobile …
Discussion: Unwired View and Crave
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Breaking news- eReader for the iPhone in the works  —  I read so many ebooks and I do it using the great reader application eReader.  I have over 350 books in my eReader bookshelf and was happy to hear from the Fictionwise founder that they would continue to develop versions of eReader for different platforms.
Tech-On! : tech news:
New Fuel Cell System ‘Generates Electricity with Only Water, Air’  —  Kouji Kariatsumari, Nikkei Electronics  —  Genepax Co Ltd explained the technologies used in its new fuel cell system “Water Energy System (WES),” which uses water as a fuel and does not emit CO2.
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Tech Report, Engadget and Digg
 
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