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10:20 PM ET, April 22, 2008

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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: HipMojo.com
Gina Keating / Reuters:
EBay sues Craigslist over alleged stake dilution
Discussion: Valleywag and Capitol Valley
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
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
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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
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 …
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: TechCrunch and David Risley
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
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 …
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.
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
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.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Search Wikia takes a step closer to the promise of ‘search meets Wikipedia’
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John Fontana / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Targets Low-Cost PC Market
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Twitter Japan launches, with ads
Discussion: Twitter Blog
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
I Want to Believe in Ultimate Extras
Discussion: Engadget
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
Jeremy Kirk / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Figures Show Some Users May Like Adware
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
TBS To Mac Users: No Seinfeld For You!
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Investors put $184 million in 23 virtual worlds in the first quarter
InfoWorld:
Cryptography expert: Lots of security software is ‘snake oil’
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Shame On You, John Edwards: The Exploitation Of Web Culture
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