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10:55 PM ET, July 13, 2008

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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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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
How To Effectively Quit Blogging and Still Send Traffic to Your Startup  —  Last week marked the apparent end of one man's blogging career.  Most believe that it is a hoax but I know that this individual would never use trickery or magic potions to get more traffic to his startup.
Discussion: ParisLemon, The Inquisitr and WinExtra
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.
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Richard Baguley / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
iPhone 3G Screens Are Brighter And More Yellow
Discussion: Gizmodo and Elliott C. Back
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 …
Discussion: Profy.Com
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Jack Loftus / Gizmodo:
Pulling a Wozniak: Apple App Store Developers Furious Over Crafty …
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?
Discussion: Mercury News and Gizmodo
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 …
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
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
Toby Padilla / Last.fm:
Last.fm for iPhone and iPod Touch  —  We are pleased to announce the launch of Last.fm on the iPhone and iPod Touch!  Sam Steele, our iPhone development army of one, has been cranking away at a full blown Last.fm app on Apple's mobile platforms for months now and the results are nothing short of insanely great.
Discussion: The Inquisitr and Mashable!
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,” …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
New iPhone Will Jumpstart Demand for Wireless Broadband  —  It was over a decade ago when I got my first broadband connection — by today's comparison a very slow DSL connection from my then-local provider, Verizon Communications, which went by the name of Bell Atlantic.
Discussion: Social Media and NewTeeVee
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nephrologist To Mac Blogger: The Unlikely Career Path Of MacRumors' Arnold Kim  —  When MacRumors founder/editor Arnold Kim announced he was quitting his day job to work on his Apple news site full-time, we figured he was giving up programming, or Web design, or something Mac-focused.  Nope!
New York Times:
Yahoo Again Spurns a Microsoft Offer  —  Yahoo said Saturday night that it had rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft, together with the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, to buy the Internet company's search business.  —  The proposal, made Friday evening by Mr. Icahn and Microsoft's chief executive …
Discussion: Ars Technica and ZDNet.com.au
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DealBook:
Yahoo Rejects Microsoft-Icahn Search Proposal
 
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