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8:05 AM ET, July 30, 2009

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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Yahoo committed seppuku today.  —  The once proud warrior of the internet space laid down its sword, knelt at the feet of Microsoft and gutted itself today.  There was no honor in this death, it was one brought by the shame of losing to Google and a lack of faith in one's ability to compete in the space they created.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal, In Simple Terms  —  What a day!  Still trying to digest all the news about the Yahoo Microsoft search deal?  So are we.  While answers are still coming in, here's what we know so far.  —  In a nutshell, what just happened?
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Audio: Ballmer and Bartz discuss partnership, Google, and f-bombs  —  TechFlash today interviewed Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz about a wide range of topics related to their newly announced partnership — including competition from Google, future acquisitions …
Spencer E. Ante / Business Week:
Microsoft-Yahoo: Antitrust Hurdles Loom
Discussion: Business Week and NPR Blogs
Saul Hansell / Bits:
In Search, Microsoft's Gain Is Not Google's Loss
Discussion: TechCrunch and Profy
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Ballmer's email on Yahoo assures Microsoft workers about jobs
Ben Charny / Digits:
Will Apple CEO Headline CES '10?  —  Those snubbed by Apple CEO Steve Jobs take heart.  He won't return calls from Gary Shapiro, who heads the world's largest consumer electronics industry trade group.  —  Bloomberg News  —  Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple, at an October 2008 press conference.
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TMZ.com:
Steve Jobs — Big Man on Campus ... Again  —  Steve Jobs is back to an Apple a day — and we've got the proof.  —  TMZ obtained this photo of the Apple co-founder leaving company headquarters in Cupertino, California around 3:00 PM today.  —  It's the first time we've seen Jobs …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
AT&T: Don't Blame Us For The iPhone's Google Voice Ban  —  The outcry over the Google Voice ban on the App Store is still going strong, with hundreds of news stories, developer posts, and complaints putting the story in and out of Twitter's top trends for nearly three days running.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Nokia N97 ‘Mini’ gets pictured in the wild?  —  We've already heard talk of a Nokia N97 Mini (or Mini N97, if you will) from folks who should know what the situation is, and it looks like things have now gotten more interesting still, with some seemingly legitimate pictures of the rumored device finding …
MacNN:
Stunning Nano-Phone Surfaces in Patent  —  A belated US Patent via an Australian filing mysteriously surfaced this month revealing a stunning nano-phone concept in development at Apple.  The design involves a very sophisticated yet complicated dual-surface user interface.
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Details on presidential motorcades, safe house for First Family, leak via P2P  —  Lawmakers eye bill to ban P2P use on government, contractor networks  —  Computerworld - Details about a U.S. Secret Service safe house for the First Family — to be used in a national emergency …
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Reuters:
Lawmaker urges regulations for file-sharing
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Researchers exploit flaws in SSL and domain authentication system  —  LAS VEGAS - Two researchers have separately uncovered flaws in the way domain names are verified on the Internet that could allow attackers to impersonate a site and steal information from unsuspecting Web surfers.
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Rob Kerr / Inquirer:
Windows Mobile becomes Windows Phone  —  What's in a name after all?  —  AT AN EVENT to show off upcoming Christmas goodies, Microsoft let slip to the INQ that Windows Mobile 6.5 is to be re-christened Windows Phone.  —  This, says Vole, is an effort to unboggle the minds of the consumer with all the …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What If: The New New York Times  —  Like everyone else I've watched the print media world fall apart over the last few years.  The poster child for that industry is the New York Times, of course, and their many missteps in recent memory have been well chronicled.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   AOL Newsroom Now Has (Wow) 1,500 Writers
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nintendo comes down to earth as sales and profits plummet in June quarter  —  Nintendo has defied gravity during the recession, seeing strong sales and profit growth that have been the envy of the industry.  But in its first fiscal quarter that ended June 30, the company saw a sales drop 40 percent and profits fall 60.6 percent.
Discussion: Bloomberg, PC World and Softpedia News
Timothy / Slashdot:
Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — “I've Had Enough”  —  The Slashdolt writes “After a stern criticism from Linus, the long-time kernel hacker Alan Cox has decided to walk away as the maintainer of the TTY subsystem of the Linux Kernel, stating '...I've had enough.
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Google Dumps Another Half-Million Free Titles In Sony's eBook Store  —  Sure, their authors are all dead, and they're already technically free anyway, but another 500,000 properly formatted, lovingly .EPUBed public domain titles have arrived in Sony's ebook store, courtesy of Google …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Mint.com data: Economy may be bouncing back  —  Economic forecasts?  National numbers on consumer spending?  Who needs them when we've got user data from personal finance site Mint.com?  —  Okay, so we're not talking about data that represents the US public as a whole …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Roger McNamee: Judgment Day  —  “You know the beautiful thing: June 29, 2009, is the two- year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone,” Elevation Partners (which owns a huge portion of Palm) co-founder Roger McNamee told Bloomberg in March.  “Not one of those people will still be using an iPhone a month later.”
Discussion: WebOS Arena and all things Pre
 
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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Taiwan Semi Sales, Profit Forecast Beats Estimates on Rebound
Discussion: Financial Times and Reuters
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Microsoft launches UK online TV player
Discussion: BBC, Times of London and Guardian
Wall Street Journal:
Marriage-Maker Claims Are Tied in Knots
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big Content: ludicrous to expect DRMed music to work forever
Discussion: TeleRead and Boing Boing
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Humans central in Spinvox patents
Discussion: dot.life and smstextnews.com
Reuters:
Foxconn suicide turns spotlight on counterfeiting
Christina Warren / Download Squad:
WizeHive: Collaboration tool for busy people
Discussion: Zoho Blogs and CNET News
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Shareholders Transfer $2.9 Billion To Microsoft Shareholders
internetnews.com:
Spam Learns a New Language
Discussion: The Register