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8:15 PM ET, July 7, 2008

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PR Newswire:
Microsoft Statement Regarding Carl Icahn Letter  —  REDMOND, Wash., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Microsoft Corp. today issued the following statement:  —  In the past week we have had the opportunity to discuss with Carl Icahn the prospects for a possible agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo!.
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PR Newswire:
Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!  —  SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY CARL C. ICAHN AND HIS AFFILIATES FROM THE STOCKHOLDERS OF YAHOO! INC. FOR USE AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Major Yahoo Investor Leans Toward Backing Carl Icahn Too  —  Microsoft's not the only one possibly backing billionaire investor Carl Icahn in his quest to unseat Yahoo's leadership and board-major Yahoo investor Gordon Crawford told Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang in a face-to-face meeting last week …
Suzy Jagger / Times of London:
Yahoo! re-enters merger talks with Time Warner  —  Yahoo! spent the July 4 bank holiday weekend in discussions with its lead adviser, Goldman Sachs, and potential bid partners including Time Warner to defend itself from a break-up by Microsoft.  —  The online search engine is seeking …
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Statement in Response to Carl Icahn's Latest Open Letter  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company, today issued the following statement in response to Carl Icahn's latest open letter to Yahoo! stockholders:
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, Carl and Steve: If You Want Our Yahoo Vote, You Need To Give Us More Details
Discussion: Deal Journal
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Yahoo: Night of the Living Dead
Joseph Menn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Carl Icahn plans to run a full Yahoo slate
Discussion: Digital Daily
BBC:
Microsoft still keen on Yahoo bid
Discussion: TechSpot
Josh Chandler / Josh Chandler's Blog:
Twitter to buy Summize.com!  —  So one of my sources close to the deal has informed me that Twitter will be buying Summize.com the Twitter conversation search engine.  Summize is one of my favourite search engines for Twitter, I even used it for recent tweets like this one
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter May Buy Summize  —  Twitter may buy Virginia-based Summize, a Twitter search engine, says Jason Calacanis.  A source close to Twitter says that the two companies have been in discussions around a merger over the last couple of weeks, but won't comment on whether an actual sale has occurred, or the terms.
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 3G Store Displays, Demo Units, Apple Retail Launch [Update]  —  Preparations are underway for the iPhone 3G launch this Friday at AT&T and Apple stores nationwide.  Gizmodo posts photos of oversized iPhone 3G store displays (pictured above) that demonstrate the functionality of the iPhone.
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BlackBerry Sync:
BlackBerry Thunder Exclusive Shots (Meet the media player...)  —  That's right folks an anonymous tipster has sent us shots of the highly anticipated BlackBerry Thunder.  The Thunder also known as BlackBerry 9500 will feature a huge 360x480 touch display and will apparently run on OS 4.7.
Robby Stein / Gmail Blog:
Remote sign out and info to help you protect your Gmail account  —  Your email account can contain a lot of personal information, from bank alerts to love letters.  Email that, I'm sure, you don't always want other people to see.  We understand how important your Gmail accounts are to you …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Lifehacker
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
It's the Beginning of the End for the TV Biz, Says Analyst  —  The TV and video business is about to face a nasty downturn, and it could happen faster than most people expect — like, over the next two years.  So says Lehman Brothers analyst Anthony DiClemente, who published an alarmingly bearish report …
Discussion: Contentinople and NewTeeVee
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Analyst Whacks Entertainment Industry: Major Cannibalization Set To Begin... Now
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (955179)  —  Vulnerability in the ActiveX Control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft is investigating active, targeted attacks leveraging a potential vulnerability in the ActiveX control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Behind the scenes: Steve Jobs meets the Segway  —  The news that Doug Field, Segway's chief technology officer, has left the company for Apple, is one of those high-level personnel changes one feels obliged to comment on.  —  “So that's what MobileMe is all about,” wrote one wag on The Mac Observers' Apple Finance Board.
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
Segway CTO Joins Apple: The Beginning Of The Jobs Transition?
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
‘Scrabble’ on Facebook: Too little, too late  —  Electronic Arts, the video game giant that owns the rights to digital versions of the board game Scrabble, has announced that later this month, it will launch a Facebook application version of the game in conjunction with Hasbro.
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Frenzied demand for Apple's new 3G iPhone  —  Demand for the new 3G version of the iPhone has outstripped supply, and O2, Apple's exclusive UK mobile phone partner, says it has run out of stock for customers wanting to pre-order the device before it goes on general release on Friday.
Discussion: The Open Road, Inquirer and I4U News
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
One Subpoena Is All It Takes to Reveal Your Online Life  —  Whenever questions are raised about privacy, big online companies talk about how benign their plans are for using data about their customers: Much data is anonymous, they say, and even the information that is linked to individuals …
Discussion: Unit Structures
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
A Chinese YouTube Disappears, Along With Millions Of Western Dollars.  Next?  —  For the past year, three sites—Tudou, Youku and 56.com—have been battling to become the “YouTube of China,” soaking up nearly $200 million in venture capital funding along the way.
Discussion: Epicenter, WebProNews and HipMojo.com
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Why you'll have a long wait for Microsoft's next OS  —  The recent buzz over Microsoft's efforts to build a completely new OS from scratch has led to some wild speculation.  The silliness reached its apex last weekend in the New York Times, where San Jose State University business professor …
 
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