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Around the Web 7.2.08: Microsoft still circling Yahoo, Henry Nicholas set for trial, PS3 site hacked

July 2, 2008 | 10:46 am
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

-- Microsoft's pursuit of Yahoo isn't done: It has been talking with News Corp. and Time Warner about a combined bid that would give it Yahoo's search business, while telling dissident investor Carl Icahn to keep the pressure on with his proxy fight against Yahoo's board. WSJ

-- The Justice Department, for that matter, is also still in pursuit of Yahoo. It upgrades a probe of Yahoo's search deal with Google for possible over-sharing. WashPost

-- Broadcom co-founder Henry Nicholas will face a stock manipulation trial before he faces any brain-cell manipulation trial. LAT

-- Exactly whom is your 4-year-old supposed to have a reunion with? Another creepy tale of personal-information databases. LAT

-- Is the government tracking your cellphone movements? Inquiring minds want to know. WashPost

-- Microsoft Office to be rentable starting this month for $70 a year. The Corner Office will cost more. InfoWorld

-- Michael Robertson's Linspire, developer of the desktop operating system formerly known as Lindows, is no more. CNet

-- Sony's U.S. website for the PlayStation 3 has been hacked by scam artists, a security firm says. PS3 Daily

-- College kids already have all the free music they need. Now they're peer-to-peer stealing textbooks. Ars Technica

-- IPod docking at the gym, coming soon. apcmag via Digg

Photo: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer describing the one that got away. Credit: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

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