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5:50 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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Microsoft Is Open to Yahoo Deal if Board Is Replaced
Discussion: CNET News.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yahoo: Night of the Living Dead
Discussion: I4U News
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.
Discussion: Macenstein, PhoneDog.com and IntoMobile
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
Frenzied demand for Apple's new 3G iPhone
Discussion: The Open Road, Inquirer and I4U News
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:   iPhone ‘sellout’: deliberate ploy?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple-Rogers falling out: A story too good to be true?  —  Daniel Smith, a Canadian sales and marketing consultant with an eclectic blog called Smithereens, posted on Saturday what he called “a very plausible rumour” about the launch at of Apple's iPhone 3G on the Rogers Communications network.
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
Segway CTO Joins Apple: The Beginning Of The Jobs Transition?
Discussion: Crave and Engadget
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.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Leaked Photo of Aluminum MacBook Pro Case  —  Well what do we have here?  The curious shot above was recently born on a Chinese blog and has since began making quite a trip around the internet.  Allegedly picturing a prototype of the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro case …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
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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.
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.
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 …
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Flash Lite runs on the iPhone  —  Adobe Flash is already running on an iPhone, well, Flash Lite does just that thanks to Belgian designer/coder Thomas Joos.  —  Joos has managed to port Flash onto an iPhone in order to run an event guide he had prepared for a local music festival.
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
Hope for Flash on iPhone? New Mac version runs 3 x faster
Discussion: Hardware 2.0, TG Daily, MacUser and eWeek
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: WebProNews and HipMojo.com
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
The New WSJ.com: More Readers, Who Are Less Interested  —  Last year Rupert Murdoch reversed himself and decided not to make the online version of the Wall Street Journal free.  That looks like a good call: WSJ.com has been posting huge growth this year, even as it has kept its pay wall up.
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
 
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
NBC to use Olympics to see how people use media
eMarketer:
Local Online Video Ads, Dollars
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's iPhone Enterprise Opportunity “Larger Than Thought,” Goldman Says
Discussion: Electronista and Macsimum News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here Comes The iPhone App Store
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
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Discussion: The Open Road and Webware.com
The Center for Social Media:
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
TmoNews:
National T-mobile 3G launch on October 1st?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mobile ad company Admob is about to mint moneyto