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9:45 PM ET, April 9, 2008

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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo to Test Google Ads As It Mulls Broader Deal  —  Yahoo Inc. said it will carry search advertising from Google Inc. as part of a test effort that could lead to a broader partnership and boost Yahoo's leverage in its ongoing takeover standoff with Microsoft Corp.
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Microsoft Comments on Yahoo! Announcement  —  Microsoft Comments on Yahoo! Announcement  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 9, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) today issued the following statement from Brad Smith, Microsoft's General Counsel, related to an announcement today by Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO):
Business Wire:
Yahoo! to Conduct Limited U.S. Test of Google's AdSense for Search Service  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it will begin a limited test of Google Inc.'s AdSense for Search service, which will deliver relevant Google ads alongside Yahoo!'s own search results.
DealBook:
Yahoo to Announce Test Partnership With Google  —  Another shot has been fired in the increasingly bitter battle between Microsoft and Yahoo.  —  The Internet company said it would begin a limited test of Google's search advertising technology as part of efforts to remain independent from Microsoft.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Yahoo-AOL: Will It Happen Finally?  —  Well, with its announcement of a two-week Adsense trial, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) is finally playing a very public hand with Google (NSDQ: GOOG)—thus raising the stakes even across during Microsoft's (NSDQ: MSFT) three-week deadline.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Jerry Strikes Back, Part 2: Yahoo-AOL May Announce Merger Next Week*  —  The WSJ confirms that a Yahoo-AOL deal may be imminent.  Earlier, Rafat Ali at PaidContent had speculated that the Yahoo-Google search partnership could pave the way for a Yahoo-AOL merger announcement, perhaps as early as next week.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
It's True: Yahoo Will Test Outsourcing Search Ads to Google
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Gartner: Windows collapsing under its own weight; Radical change needed  —  Microsoft's Windows juggernaut is collapsing as it tries to support 20 years of applications and becomes more complicated by the minute.  Meanwhile, Windows has outgrown hardware and customers are pondering skipping Vista to wait for Windows 7.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Ashton Kutcher-backed startup Ooma is falling apart  —  Hold the phone: Voice-over-Internet startup Ooma is flailing, despite — or perhaps because of — a viral-video marketing campaign directed by Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher.  Ooma launched its product, a $400 device which offers unlimited phone calls …
Bret Taylor / Bret Taylor's blog:
We need a Wikipedia for data  —  I just started blogging.  I am not sure what I want to write about, but I think one theme will be “things I want but want someone else to build.”  This article describes one of those things.  —  At Google, I worked on a number of projects that required data from third party data sources.
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Where to Find Open Data on the Web
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
PC World:
First Look: Adobe Media Player  —  Peter Cohen, Macworld.com  —  Leveraging Adobe Interactive Runtime (AIR), Adobe Media Player is a cross-platform compatible media delivery option for user who want to watch video online and, in some cases, download them.  Here's a look at what to expect.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Amazon Handing Out $50 to HD DVD Victims  —  Following up Best Buy's $50 pledge to HD DVD victims, Amazon is also doling out a $50 credit to anyone who bought Toshiba's folly before Feb. 23, 2008.  Naturally, they're encouraging you to use it on a shiny new Blu-ray player …
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Flickr purists gripe about video expansion  —  Shortly after Flickr added videos to its photo-sharing site, a number of users are up in arms.  —  The No Video on Flickr group amassed more than 4,000 members just a few hours after the new feature launched.  —  “I love Flickr …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Stiffs Nonprofits, Launches Second Rate Widget Builder With No Hosting  —  The new Google Gadget Builder for Organizations looks like the easiest way there is to build a widget for webpages or a gadget for iGoogle.  Intended for nonprofit organizations, the Gadget Builder lets widget …
Discussion: Beth's Blog
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Latest iPhone 2.0 beta reveals 3G chipset  —  Hidden away in the latest test firmware for iPhone developers is the mention of the chipset that will power third-generation cellular Internet access in Apple's next generation of the device.  —  Discovered by the creators of the popular ZiPhone jailbreak …
Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs:
Five reasons why Vista beats Mac OS X  — IT TOPICS:Desktop Applications, Enterprise Software & Services, Macintosh & Apple, Operating Systems, Software, Windows & Microsoft  —  The conventional wisdom, that Mac's OS X is superior to Windows Vista, is flat-out wrong.
 
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Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Symantec Acquires Desktop Virtualization Firm
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InfoWorld:
AMD finally ships quad-core Opterons
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
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Gregg Keizer / PC World:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
LTE Jumps Ahead in the Race to 4G
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FBI: Lieberman campaign, not hackers, caused 2006 Web site crash
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Mozilla Fennec takes browser fight to handhelds
Discussion: The Tech Report and IntoMobile
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Research Reveals Internet “Black Holes”
Discussion: uwnews.org, DSLreports and TG Daily
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Enterprise Takes A Page From Salesforce—Launches Its Own App Marketplace
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Mac security not so much about the Mac  —  SAN FRANCISCO …
Discussion: The Mac Observer
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Last.fm's Free Music ‘Boosts Sales’; Unlimited Services ‘To Kick In By 2012’
BBC:
BBC announces Nintendo Wii deal
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Google's App Engine: Aiming At Facebook, Not Amazon
 

 
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