Around the Web 8.13.08: Apple on fire, Yahoo nearly finished tamping out Carl Icahn

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-- Apple will let Best Buy become the first outside retailer to sell iPhones, so someone else can deal with all the crazies in line. That company is really on fire. LAT

-- No really, Apple is really actually on fire! CNet

-- Yahoo is close to naming ex-Viacom chief Frank Biondi and ex-Nextel Partners chief John Chapple as the remaining Carl Icahn-approved board members. WSJ

-- Georgia government websites are still being attacked from Russian servers, and they were under attack well before the shooting started. NYT


-- And if it’s not the Russians or organized crime or both, then maybe it’s kids. CNet

-- Many Apple users can’t watch clips of the Olympics. Thanks, Microsoft and NBC! Web Scout

-- Facebook platform marketer Benjamin Ling is leaving the company for parts unknown, suggesting turmoil. VentureBeat

-- Yahoo will now let anybody write programs that take advantage of your physical location. ReadWriteWeb

-- L.A.-based TV ad agency Spot Runner is reorganizing, laying off 50 but hiring as well. PaidContent

-- Networking equipment maker Brocade Communications scoffs at alleged recession, tops earnings estimates. Associated Press via CNN

-- Joseph Menn