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11:00 AM ET, February 6, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Decision Time For Yahoo  —  The dust is settling on Microsoft's $31 per share offer to acquire Yahoo, and the options left open to the company are fairly well understood at this point.  There will almost certainly be no White Knight or other buyout offer coming to the table - the sorry state of the debt markets is assuring that.
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Adversary Rises Instinctively at Yahoo Bid  —  More than a decade ago, Andrew S. Grove, then the chief executive of Intel, aptly described the hypercompetitive mentality of Silicon Valley in his book title, “Only the Paranoid Survive.”  —  Now, the anxious efforts by Google …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Mark Evans:   Could Anyone Buy Google?
Economist:
The Microhoo! hoo-hah  —  Microsoft's controversial bid for Yahoo!
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Google Likely Out, And Happy  —  After dominating the U.S. wireless spectrum auction for months, from influencing the terms of the auction to bidding, it looks like Google is off the hook.  —  Nine days into the closely watched Federal Communications Commission auction …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Is Verizon gaming Google in US wireless auction?
Discussion: Electronista, broadstuff and Bits
Wall Street Journal:
Google Aims to Crack Chinese Market  —  Two years after Google Inc. began a big push in China, Baidu.com Inc. continues to dominate the country's Internet search market, thanks in significant part to a controversial and legally risky offering: searches for free, unlicensed music downloads.
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Helio launches location-based entertainment with Buzzd  —  Helio, the U.S. arm of SK Telecom, is offering location-based entertainment on its cell phones in a partnership with Buzzd.  The Buzzd service delivers editorially-driven reviews of nearby locations.  Here's a link to video and the release is below:
Tom Foremski / IMHO:
MySpace: Will its socialist-like approach to its social app developers succeed?  —  MySpace kicked off its developer program Tuesday by providing API's and development tools to tens of thousands of developers, with some unique diistinctions, and restrictions, that it hopes will result in high quality apps.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher and VC Cafe
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Notes from tonight's MySpace Developer Platform launch
Discussion: Snipperoo
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirated by iTunes, Artist Turns to BitTorrent  —  The Flashbulb, aka Benn Jordan, became so outraged when he discovered that iTunes was effectively pirating his music, that he uploaded copies of his latest album to BitTorrent.  TorrentFreak caught up with Benn to learn more about the decision …
Discussion: Digg
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Video site Revver shopping itself for a song  —  Revver, a YouTube competitor that made a name for itself by paying video producers, has fallen on hard times.  —  The company's staff has dwindled to less than half the size it was 18 months ago, according to former employees.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Latest From Jerry: Stay Focused, Yahoos!  —  Yet another employee letter to Yahoos from CEO Jerry Yang has now become public, thanks to Yahoo being required to file these things with the US Securities & Exchange Commission.  It makes you wonder why Yahoo (and Microsoft) …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googlers Launch Instructional Video Site Howcast, Raise $8 Million A Round  —  A New York City startup called Howcast is launching today that wants to be the YouTube of instructional videos.  In fact, the three founders—Jason Liebman, Daniel Blackman and Sanjay Raman …
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
Why Social Applications Will Thrive In A Recession  —  Is a recession coming?  Don't ask me — I'm not an economist, and even the economists don't really know.  But if it's anything like the last recession, advertising will plummet and experimental media will crater.
Discussion: The Social Times
NaviGadget:
nuviphone first videos  —  The two videos from the nuviphone debut in NY is now available for public.  —  Nuviphone Intro  —  Nuviphone Scenario  —  This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 at 7:47 pm and is filed under garmin, gps navigation, phones.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
How a BitTorrent Tracker Owner Hides from the MPAA/RIAA  —  Apart from The Pirate Bay guys, most tracker administrators are acutely aware of the risks they expose themselves to, and do everything they can to hide in the shadows.  We speak to a tracker owner to find out the kind of measures …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Mashable!
Susan Bratton / Association for Downloadable Media:
Mark Your Calendar - ADM Will Debut Standards & Guidelines April 16th  —  The ADM is busily preparing to present our 1.0 version of Advertising and Sponsorship Standards and Guidelines for Traffic Measurement to present at our upcoming event, 9 am - 11:45 am PST in San Francisco at the ad:tech Expo.
Discussion: Podcasting News and Mashable!
 
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Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Apple beats Microsoft, Motorola in Q4 phone sales
Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Firefox patch imminent
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AOL revenue continues to slide; Who are these 9.3 million AOL access subscribers?
Jim Offner / LinuxInsider:
Going Offline With Yahoo's Zimbra 5.0 Suite
Nokia:
Nokia astonished by intention of NRW to attempt to recall subsidies from 1999
Discussion: Engadget, SMS Text News and Reuters
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
DRM Ignorance is Expensive
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CNET News.com:
Let viewers set the pace of your PowerPoint presentations
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
In CBS Test, Mobile Ads Find Users
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Sarah Lai Stirland / Threat Level:
Silicon Valley Donations: Microsoft Loves Hillary; Google, Obama
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs
Bill Ray / The Register:
Turning a Nokia phone into a hotspot
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Pictures: The Black Nokia N82 is official, finally!
allAfrica.com:
Africa: Google Starts Recruitment Plan to Up Clout
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Facebook featured on new iPhone ad
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Verizon Rejects Hollywood's Call to Aid Piracy Fight
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
CNN Hits The Wall for the Election
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Begins Suggesting Friends?
 

 
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