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11:35 PM ET, June 15, 2008

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Jerry / The Secret Diary of [Steve Jobs] Jerry Yang:
The first great battle of the Internet is over, and I'm delighted to announce that we've finished in second place  —  Look, I would never admit this to anyone in public, but the truth is that our deal with Google marks the end of the first great battle of the Internet era — call it Internet 1.0 — and we've lost.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
NYTimes Article Reverberates Through Yahoo; Who's Their Next CEO?  —  When blogs and regional newspapers trash Jerry Yang it's one thing.  But when the New York Times does it, people really notice.  Public lynchings like this are few and far between from that bastion of traditional journalism.
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
The Great Blog Weeding of 2008  —  It's coming folks.  —  It is inevitable.  —  Just as the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening it is coming.  —  It is the event that over a period of time; which I believe has already started, when blogs - both big and small will fall by the wayside.
Discussion: RexBlog.com
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
MySpace Might Have Friends, but It Wants Ad Money  —  When the News Corporation added MySpace to its portfolio nearly three years ago, it expected that if its base of 16 million users kept growing — and each user kept adding friends, sharing photos and swapping flirty messages — the advertising dollars would roll in.
Discussion: Pulse 2.0
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic  —  Some people use the Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers.  Others are online all day, downloading big video and music files.  —  For years, both kinds of Web surfers have paid the same price for access.
Jennifer Chappell / TreoCentral:
Palm Update for Treo 700wx coming this Summer  —  Overview  —  Thanks to coolgirl, we've become aware of some upcoming updates for the Treo 700wx, Sprint Centro, and the Verizon Treo 755p (see Centro and 755p details here).  Some internal training slides have been leaked onto the internet that detail the updates.
Danieleran / Roughly Drafted:
Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore  —  Daniel Eran Dilger  —  Regular readers will recall that when Safari for Windows shipped, I suggested Apple was likely looking to move its Mac OS X Cocoa development model into the Windows arena in order to broaden Cocoa's visibility and adoption.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Can we advance open source by sacrificing software freedom?  —  This week's Directions Symposium topic is mobile Linux, so drop into the Symposium to discuss this post with Intel engineers who are contributing free software to projects like moblin.org.  —  The relationship of mutual benefit …
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Rogue Computers Used in Ad Fraud  —  The bane of online advertisers is click fraud, in which people or computers click on ads solely to generate a payment.  —  And just as spammers have adapted to evade detection, the people who commit click fraud are adopting increasingly sophisticated techniques …
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft stops Windows Live VOIP services from July  —  Last year Microsoft announced that the existing VOIP partnership with Verizon would be terminating in 2008.  Currently this service allows Windows Live Messenger users to call friends and family using regular landlines and mobile phones …
Discussion: Latest Geek Stuff and VoIP Watch
Michael Barkoviak / DailyTech:
Palm Expects to Ship 2 Million Centro Smartphones  —  Palm hopes to keep seeing its Centro smartphones fly off store shelves  —  Palm Inc. may be stuck in a rut and facing difficult financial times, but it hopes selling 2 million units of the Centro smartphone in 2008 will help turn things around.
Discussion: Mobility Site
Nikon Rumors:
Nikon D90 - is this what's coming tomorrow?  —  A reader emailed me this picture of a Nikon D90:  —  For comparison here is the D80 - look at the differences.  Too much details for PS job.  This looks like the real thing:  —  and now compare the build in flash (below is the D80:  —  A PS-ed D300?
Discussion: Engadget
 
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 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
Time to take on the file sharers  —  On 9 June, BBC commentator …
Ryan Spoon:
Why I'm Turning in my Blackberry for an iPhone 3G
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louisgray.com:
Why Disqus Is Winning the Web Comment Battles, and What's Next
Anand Rajaraman / Datawocky:
India's SMS GupShup Has 3x The Usage Of Twitter And No Downtime
TechCrunch:
Why Kyte.tv will kill Qik and Flixwagon in cell phone video space
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