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9:40 PM ET, April 22, 2008

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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo's first quarter good; Not good enough for a higher Microsoft bid; Yang wants more  —  Updated: Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang said he was “open to all and any alternatives including a sale to Microsoft” following the company's first quarter results.  The brief comments indicate Yahoo hasn't ruled …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q1 Earnings Released, Revenues and Earnings Above Expectations  —  Update: Erick is live blogging the earnings call.  —  Yahoo released Q1 financials moments ago, and blew through expectations.  Total revenue for the quarter was $1.8 billion, net revenues were $1.35 billion.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Q1 Results Just Good Enough  —  Summary: Yahoo has done what it needed to do: report a solid quarter in the high end of the range.  The results were not a blow-out and certainly could have been higher.  However, they should be enough to allow Yahoo to maintain its current Microsoft stance: no deal unless you raise price.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Yahoo Toots Its Horn as It Falls Further Behind
Discussion: Digital Daily
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Profit Tops Expectations
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo Q1 Solid, With Revs Ex-TAC $1.352B; Non-GAAP EPS 11c …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
EBay Files Suit Against Craigslist  —  SAN FRANCISCO — All is not well in eBay's extended family.  —  EBay, based in San Jose, Calif., filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the state of Delaware against Craigslist, the online classified advertising company in which it owns a minority interest.
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Business Wire:
eBay Files Corporate Governance Suit to Protect its Investment in craigslist  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—In order to safeguard its four-year financial investment in craigslist, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY - News)(www.ebay.com) today filed a lawsuit in the Court of Chancery of the State …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
eBay Finally Loses Cool: Sues Craigslist Over “Stake Dilution”  —  eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) and Craigslist, never the happy brethren, have barely tolerated each other over the years since the former bought a stake in the online classifieds phenom in 2004.  The two compete head on …
Discussion: The Register and HipMojo.com
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft to nuke MSN Music DRM keys  —  Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN Music store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit to which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up access to the music they paid for.
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
My Dear John Letter from MSN Music
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   Microsoft further reducing MSN Music support
InfoWorld:
FCC: Comcast blocking was widespread  —  Comcast's slowing of peer-to-peer traffic appeared to be more widespread than the company has disclosed, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday.  —  FCC chairman Kevin Martin, testifying before a Senate committee …
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K.C. Jones / InformationWeek:
FCC Chief Says Comcast Blocked Traffic Even During Slow Times
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us:
You Can Run, But You Can't Hide from FriendFeed  —  I'm working from the press room at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and my pal Marshall Kirkpatrick asked me if I have tried MySocial 24×7, a new tool for keeping up with your FriendFeed firehose.  —  Marshall wrote about it here.
Discussion: The Last Podcast and louisgray.com
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Take Your Friends' Activities Wherever You Go With MySocial 24X7
Discussion: David Risley and Webware.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   MySocial 24×7 Is An Excellent Tool For FriendFeed Junkies
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google sued over advertising program  —  A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court accuses Google of deceiving its customers into paying for ads they didn't expressly request.  —  When participating in Google's online auction-based advertising system, customers specify what they would be willing …
StreetInsider.com:
Sony Corporation of America to Acquire Gracenote  —  Sony Corporation of America (SCA) announced today that it has signed a merger agreement with Gracenote, Inc. Sony will pay approximately $260 million plus other contingent consideration.  —  “Gracenote is a global leader in technology …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Sony Buys Media Metadata And Tech Firm Gracenote For $260 Million Plus
Gary Wolf / Wired News:
Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn?  Surrender to This Algorithm  —  The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade.  Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods …
Discussion: Lifehacker and Digg
Mason Inman / New Scientist:
To defeat a malicious botnet, build a friendly one  —  Beating the “botnets” - armies of infected computers used to attack websites - requires borrowing tactics from the bad guys, say computer security researchers.  —  A team at the University of Washington, US, want to marshal swarms of good computers to neutralise the bad ones.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Secret Life  —  Forget Steve Jobs.  —  The time to get the scoop on Apple's (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) next move is not when its charismatic founder is pitching the faithful on the computer and gadget maker's next product.  It's when his minions—Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook …
Latests Alerts From Websense Security Labs:
Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code: Mass Attack JavaScript injection - UN and UK Government websites compromised  —  Websense® Security Labs has been tracking a recent development of the malicious JavaScript injection that compromised thousands of domains at the start of this month, just 2-3 weeks ago.
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Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:   Javascript injection claims UN and UK government sites
David / Signal vs. Noise:
Are you sure you want to be in San Francisco?  —  Techies, VCs, and the press are always swooning over the glory of the Bay area.  This is where all the excitement, the money, and the people are, they say.  And that's true to the extent that your great big idea fits the current cultural mold of that environment.
Discussion: The Social Times
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
I Want to Believe in Ultimate Extras … This afternoon, Microsoft PR sent e-mail about the release of new Ultimate Extras.  I rushed to Windows Update, but they weren't there.  Even when I find them—surely they will be available—how much extra will they be?
Discussion: Engadget
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Ex-Googlers working on stealth social search  —  Nathan Stoll, former product lead of Google News, has been quietly working on a new social search service he started with the help of two other Google refugees, CNET News.com has learned.  The site, called Mechanical Zoo, is poised to launch in beta next month.
 
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Widgetbox launches portable widget directory for iPhone users
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Linden Lab selects Mark Kingdon as new CEO
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Computers for the people  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Designing …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Dharmesh / Inside Windows Live Messenger:
i'm Initiative donates $1.3M in its first year
Jeremy Kirk / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Figures Show Some Users May Like Adware
Discussion: DSLreports
InfoWorld:
Microsoft rewriting applications for hosted offerings
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TBS To Mac Users: No Seinfeld For You!
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Investors put $184 million in 23 virtual worlds in the first quarter
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Cryptography expert: Lots of security software is ‘snake oil’
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The new Live Search Products is here!
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Futurist's music widget goes titsup 2.0
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Shame On You, John Edwards: The Exploitation Of Web Culture
Discussion: WinExtra and techPresident
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Netflix, consumer electronics partnerships near
Discussion: last100 and Engadget HD
Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com:
Apple looks toward iPhone chat app
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Intel Mash Maker: Mash-ups for the masses
 

 
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Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
Netflix, again, can't win any major Emmy awards. What's going on?

 
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