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12:55 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 …
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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.
New York Times:
Yahoo Again Spurns a Microsoft Offer
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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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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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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 …
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
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
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
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 …
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?
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
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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