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7:20 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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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.
Discussion: Download Squad, Bits and AppScout
Microsoft:
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):
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Confirmed: Yahoo To Test Google AdSense For Search Ads  —  Yahoo has confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that it will be testing Google's paid search ads alongside its own for the next two weeks and involving no more than 3 percent of Yahoo's search pages in the United States.  From the Yahoo statement
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
It's True: Yahoo Will Test Outsourcing Search Ads to Google
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
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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.
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 …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
New RIAA Argument: Throwing A Promo CD In The Garbage = Unauthorized Distribution  —  from the next-up:-picking-your-nose=distribution dept  —  Last summer, the EFF sued Universal Music Group, after UMG had eBay takedown the sales of certain CDs.  The CDs were promotional CDs …
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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
UMG Says Throwing Away Promo CDs is Illegal
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
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 …
Nate Westheimer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's App Engine: Aiming At Facebook, Not Amazon  —  There's no shortage of stories about Google's newly launched App Engine, but almost all of them get it wrong — because they compare the new service to Amazon's EC2 and S3 services (AMZN).  —  If the Silicon Valley echo chamber wants …
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
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day  —  Anyone who's been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I'm bullish on mobile social networking.  —  The space is wide open at this point - no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Enterprise Takes A Page From Salesforce—Launches Its Own App Marketplace  —  Google is obviously making big moves into the enterprise.  In February, it relaunched JotSpot as Google Sites under the enterprise group, and next week it is expected to announce deeper integration of Google Apps …
 
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out P2P Lending Might Run Afoul Of Securities Law As Well
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Colin Barker ZDNet.co.uk / ZDNet:
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Mozilla Fennec takes browser fight to handhelds
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CNNMoney.com:
Cell phone alert system proposed
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Research Reveals Internet “Black Holes”
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Teen iPhone share seen doubling as iPod, iTunes flatten
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 Earlier Items: 
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Mac security not so much about the Mac  —  SAN FRANCISCO …
Discussion: The Mac Observer
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Defendants: RIAA's private eyes are watching us—illegally
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Last.fm's Free Music ‘Boosts Sales’; Unlimited Services ‘To Kick In By 2012’
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Legg Mason Wades Into the Yahoo Fray
Discussion: Tech Tracks and CNET News.com
BBC:
BBC announces Nintendo Wii deal
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Symbian Smart Phones World:
Exclusive: Latest update on the hotly anticipated Nokia Tube …
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