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11:20 AM ET, June 21, 2008

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Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
MySpace versus Facebook: Analysis of both traffic and ad revenue, using Google Trends  —  (above, Facebook beating MySpace in Australia with the crossover at Oct 07)  —  MySpace versus Facebook  —  As some of you know, I've previously written about the MySpace versus Facebook topic, both a year ago in the post Wanna bet?
Discussion: Webware.com and Search Engine Land
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Blows Past MySpace In Global Visitors For May
John C Abell / Epicenter:
Dear Yahoo, I Quit!  Signed, [Your Name Here]  —  You know you wish you could quit Yahoo.  —  It's a drag now that the Microsoft balloon has burst.  Like that was gonna make working here anything like the good old days when you could buy a Maserati on yesterday afternoon's pop.  —  The upside to Icahn?
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Guardian:
Yahoo turmoil continues with loss of more executives  —  Yahoo lost another two influential executives yesterday as the company continued to lurch from crisis to crisis following the board's decision to reject Microsoft's $47bn (£24bn) takeover bid.  —  The latest departures include …
Discussion: broadstuff
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Executive exodus leaves Yahoo in a pickle
Discussion: DSLreports and BoomTown
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Evolution of Gmail chat  —  Often, the features we launch seem so simple that you might think they're the result of blatantly obvious design decisions.  In fact, every feature is subjected to a healthy dose of scrutiny within the Gmail team, and usually that includes rapidly iterating …
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
AP/Drudge Retort “Resolution” Leaves Fair Use Questions Unanswered  —  AP and the Drudge Retort have resolved their copyright issue — but do bloggers, journalists, and others remain on thin ice?  —  This week I've been covering what appears to be an assault by the Associated Press on the principle of fair use.
Discussion: Joe Duck
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Jerry / The Secret Diary of [Steve Jobs] Jerry Yang:
Confession: Sue Decker hits me, and I'm too ashamed to seek help  —  It's true.  It's been going on for a while now, but lately it's getting worse.  I keep having to go into meetings and tell people I walked into a door.  Some of them, I think, are starting to suspect the truth.
Mmpc / Microsoft® Malware Protection Center:
Taterf - all your drives are belong to me!!!1!one!  —  As you all probably know by now, this month in MSRT was a very significant release for Gamers everywhere with the addition of a variety of password stealers directly targeting Online games.  The main targets are mostly based in Eastern Asia …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Network World
Joseph Menn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
NebuAd hires like spyware, acts like spyware  —  At least five high-ranking employees at NebuAd, a Silicon Valley start-up that snoops on Web surfers on behalf of their Internet service providers, are veterans of one of the more notorious spyware companies around, Claria Corp.
Discussion: Lockergnome
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Cade Metz / The Register:   NebuAd looks to ‘spyware’ firm for recruits
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Microsoft without Gates  —  The challenge isn't replacing Bill.  That's already happened.  Ballmer's big issues now: growth, Google, and those pesky Apple ads.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Steve Ballmer was sobbing.  He repeatedly tried to speak and couldn't get the words out.
Jonathan Simon / Official Google Webmaster …:
Get Cooking with the Webmaster Tools API  —  As the days grow longer and summer takes full stage, many of us are flocking to patios and parks to engage in the time-honored tradition of grilling food.  When it comes to cooking outdoors, the type of grills used span a spectrum from primitive to high tech.
Waxy.org:
Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture  —  With its vibrant oversized photographs and minimalist design, the Boston Globe's The Big Picture weblog launched on June 1 to instant global acclaim.  It's designed, programmed, and written by Alan Taylor …
Discussion: Boston Globe
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report:
Rogers makes new BlackBerry plans official  —  Rogers has just released a slew of new BlackBerry data plans for your emailing and browsing pleasure.  There's still no unlimited BIS option, which is a bit confounding given the upcoming unlimited iPhone Data plan, but this is Rogers after all, so we're not terribly shocked.
Discussion: Gadgetell, Electronista and Bus error
 
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Lending Club Update: SEC Filing for $600 Million in Member Payment Dependent Notes
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Product leaks just lead to trouble & headaches for all
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Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Fastest-ever flashgun captures image of light wave
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Citi's Mahaney: If Google Wants To Stay On Top, It Needs To Ramp …
Discussion: eWeek
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple, HP sued over custom configuration ordering systems
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