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5:15 PM ET, July 21, 2008

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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle their pending proxy contest related to the Company's 2008 annual meeting of stockholders.
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Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
‘Microhoo’ saga isn't over yet
Discussion: paidContent.org
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Lose-lose: Icahn drops proxy fight, Yahoo puts him on board
Saul Hansell / Bits:
A Truce for Yahoo, but the War May Not Be Over
Discussion: Tech Confidential and TechSpot
New York Post:
APPLE-A-DAY TALK  —  INVESTORS AWAIT EARNINGS & JOBS' HEALTH REPORT  —  Industry concerns about Steve Jobs' health have not gone away more than a month after the Apple CEO appeared dramatically thinner at the firm's annual developers' conference, fighting what insiders at the time were calling a “bug.”
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs' Health Worries Won't Go Away.  Time For A Succession Plan (AAPL)  —  Concerns about Steve Jobs' health aren't going away.  Today's NY Post quotes a “Wall Street source” who says hedge fund managers are still freaked out after seeing Jobs' rail-thin appearance at the iPhone launch event last month.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Analysis: Facebook's redesign aimed at Silicon Valley, not everywhere else  —  Is Facebook's redesign aimed at Silicon Valley, not everywhere else?  —  Facebook has finally started integrating its new redesign into its main site.  The company is betting that what users want to do is to publish …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Friendfeedization Of Facebook  —  As Facebook continues to roll out the full version of its new user profiles, it's becoming clear that their primary goal isn't, as they said in May, to simply create a cleaner user experience and allow developers to have more meaningful engagement points with users.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Like Its Users, The New Facebook Is All Grown Up
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Team Blog:
Power Pack 1 - come and get it!  —  The team is pleased to announce that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center!  —  The English version is available now and German, Spanish and French versions will be available on the Download Center soon.
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PC Magazine / eWeek:   Microsoft Windows Home Server Update Arrives
Apple:
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results  —  Revenue Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year Mac Sales Reach All-Time High  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 third quarter ended June 28, 2008.  The Company posted revenue of $7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Mac shipments set an Apple record
Discussion: Byte of the Apple
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The personal computer industry is poised to sell tens of millions of small, energy-efficient Internet-centric devices.  Curiously, some of the biggest companies in the business consider this bad news.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is iPhone The New Gaming Platform?  —  Last July, at the time of the launch of the new iPhone, we asked the question, where are the iPhone games?  Looks like we have an answer: they are coming, and in a big way.  Of course, you can already buy Tetris and grab Tap Tap Revenge, the No. 1 free app …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
To Prevent Upskirts, Japanese iPhone 3G Always Alerts When Taking Photos  —  An upskirt warning poster in a subway station outside Tokyo.  Photo by Jeff Epp.  —  The iPhone 3G in Japan has a special feature unique to that country: The camera always makes a conspicuous “shutter” …
Journalism.org:
THE CHANGING NEWSROOM  —  Meet the American daily newspaper of 2008.  —  It has fewer pages than three years ago, the paper stock is thinner, and the stories are shorter.  There is less foreign and national news, less space devoted to science, the arts, features and a range of specialized subjects.
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Are Web 2.0 startups wasting their time with Web 2.0 early adopters?  —  Cookie cutter go-to-market strategies  —  I run into a lot of startups that have identical strategies for getting to market.  When you talk to them, a lot of them will talk about the same questions:  — When are you launching?
Discussion: WinExtra
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Sony's amazing crapware-free PC  —  Sony is finally taking on its crapware problem.  For the past two months, I've been using an astonishingly light and agile Sony VAIO notebook and loving every minute of it.  The best part of all was that this machine was absolutely, completely …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Twitter took off from simple to ‘tweet’ success  —  SAN FRANCISCO — “What are you doing?”  —  That question is the rocket fuel for Twitter — a hot social-network service that lets you tell people what you are up to at any given moment of the day — via cellphone, instant messenger, or the Web.
Nate True's Weblog:
How to tether your iPhone 3G and browse the web using your 3G connection  —  Thanks to the excellent work of the iPhone Dev Team and the porting work of Jay Freeman as well as the authors of 3Proxy, it is now possible to “tether” your iPhone 3G and use its Internet connection on your laptop.
 
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InfoWorld:
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Hacking with no technology  —  NEW YORK — The typical image …
MacNN:
Apple sells out of iPhones in all but 3 locations
Tim Arango / New York Times:
News Flash From the Cover of Esquire: Paper Magazines Can Be High Tech, Too
Discussion: DailyTech and Geek.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Universal: “Fair use” is still infringing