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1:40 AM ET, July 14, 2008

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Reuters:
Microsoft, Icahn offered Yahoo $2.3 bln annual revenue  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (NasdaqGS:MSFT - News) and billionaire investor Carl Icahn's joint proposal for Yahoo Inc (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News), which was rejected on Saturday, included $2.3 billion in guaranteed annual revenue …
Discussion: BoomTown, paidContent.org and Pulse 2.0
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo search deal boost as big as a bread box?  —  How much better is better?  —  While Microsoft and Carl Icahn's joint-proposal was rejected by Yahoo on Saturday, some components of the transaction remained the same and others were given growth hormones, according to sources familiar with the companies.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis' First New Email Post  —  Jason Calacanis announced on Friday that he was retiring from blogging.  There was a very mixed reaction to the news, with most believing it to be a publicity stunt.  Jason said in his farewell post that instead of blogging, he would instead be posting …
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Macenstein:
Developers furious over App Store “Line Cutting”  —  There's a bit of bad blood brewing between developers of iPhone Apps these days.  It seems several different companies have renamed their iPhone games to begin with either a space, a quotation mark, or some other symbol so that they appear …
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Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Pulling a Wozniak: Apple App Store Developers Furious Over Crafty …
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Tip: Updating iPhone to 5A347 reduces yellow tinge  —  Many of our readers have noted that their new iPhone 3Gs purchased this past Friday had screens that were exhibiting a much yellower hue than their original iPhones, even when updated to the latest firmware using iTunes.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Unwired View and iPhone Atlas
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Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
Opinion: How Microsoft can turn the negative Vista PR tide  —  Things have been awfully tough for Microsoft over the past year.  Aside from all of its woes with Yahoo and Jerry Yang, the company has faced a PR nightmare on the Vista front.  —  It's being hammered from all sides by companies …
Discussion: Boing Boing Gadgets
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Buy.com Deal With EBay Angers Sellers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The golden era of the small seller on eBay, hawking gewgaws and knickknacks from the basement or garage, is coming to a noisy and ignominious end.  —  Consumers appear to be tiring of online auctions, and rivals like Amazon.com …
Dan Ackerman / CNET News.com:
E3 2008: game over for the Electronic Entertainment Expo?  —  This week brings us the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo — the video game trade show better known as E3.  This is E3's 14th year, and my 10th time attending the show.  But despite booming game sales and a firm foothold …
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Glenn Chapman / Agence France Presse:   Video game makers to duel in E3 arena
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Sun, Fujitsu unveil quad-core SPARC64 chip, servers  —  Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu have announced a quad-core version of the SPARC64 processor and servers to that will use the chip.  —  Fujitsu—which manufactures and designs the SPARC64 processor—along with Sun unveiled the M4000 …
Discussion: eWeek
Michael Falcone / New York Times:
In House, Tweets Fly Over Web Plan  —  WASHINGTON — It began with a twitter from one of Capitol Hill's best-known technophiles.  —  “I just learned the Dems are trying to censor Congressmen's ability to use Twitter Qik YouTube Utterz etc — outrageous and I will fight them,” …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Exclusive: First Live Pics of the BlackBerry Thunder!  —  This just in, you are now looking at the first live images of the BlackBerry Thunder and its touchscreen keyboard!!  —  The first pics and screenshots we have seen of the BlackBerry Thunder have been awesome, but it's nice to finally …
Jeff Carlson / TidBITS:
Send SMS for Free via AIM on iPhone  —  I expected that iPhone 3G service from AT&T would be more expensive compared to the original iPhone - $30 per month for data on top of voice service, a $10 increase), but the telco slipped in a poison profit pill by removing SMS text messaging from the plan.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Steve Wozniak out of line at iPhone store?  —  Steve Wozniak sits with friends before he allegedly got up to cut in line at a San Jose Apple store  —  Steve Wozniak helped create Apple.  He's worth millions.  He's a hero to geeks the world over.  —  Would he really pretend to wait in line for Apple gadgets?
Xbox.com:
Xbox 360 Console Now Offers Triple the Storage  —  Redmond, Washington—Microsoft is giving consumers more gigabytes for their buck.  The company today announced an Xbox 360® console with triple the storage space of the original console, but for the same price of $349 (U.S.) estimated retail price.
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:   Microsoft cuts price of Xbox 360
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
New iPhone Will Jumpstart Demand for Wireless Broadband
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