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5:55 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  —  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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Tom Pfeiffer / Reuters:
Yahoo results won't affect Microsoft offer: Ballmer  —  SKHIRAT, Morocco (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) will hold firm on its $43.2 billion offer for Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research), regardless of whether Yahoo's quarterly results impress or disappoint investors …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q1 Earnings Released, Revenues and Earnings Above Expectations  —  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.  Net Income was $542 million, or $0.37 per share.
Discussion: EarningsCast!
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo Q1 Solid, With Revs Ex-TAC $1.352B; Non-GAAP EPS 11c; Outlook In Line; Is It Good Enough?  —  Yahoo (YHOO) reported decent first quarter results; whether they are good enough to change the balance of power in its battle for control of the company with Microsoft (MSFT) is not clear.
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Earnings Beat Estimates  —  Yahoo reported its quarterly earnings today, beating previous analyst estimates.  It's probably the most important earnings report Yahoo has ever had to make, since a weak showing would almost certainly lead investors to agree to a speedy acquisition by Microsoft at its current $31 per share offer.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Liveblogging Yahoo Q1 Do-Or-Die Earnings Call
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
M&A Game: Yahoo, Show Your Cards
Discussion: CNET News.com and Valleywag
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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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
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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Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Xooglers Launch Social Search Engine Mechanical Zoo
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
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 …
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
One Laptop Per Child News:
Walter Bender Resigned from One Laptop Per Child!!  —  When I posted that Walter Bender is the former President of Software and Content for One Laptop Per Child, I thought he had just moved to Deployment.  Now I've heard an even more shocking development:  —  Walter Bender resigned from OLPC!
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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 …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Intel Mash Maker: Mash-ups for the masses  —  Intel wants to make the whole Web editable, just like a single Wikipedia page.  —  The chip giant on Tuesday will make a beta available of Intel Mash Maker, a free browser extension that allows users to modify Web pages and combine information from different sources.
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Netflix, consumer electronics partnerships near  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. online DVD rental company Netflix Inc on Monday said it expects to soon announce three partnerships, similar to its set-top box alliance with LG Electronics Inc, that will let subscribers watch films streamed directly from the Web to TVs.
Discussion: last100 and Engadget HD
Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com:
Apple looks toward iPhone chat app  —  At its iPhone SDK event last month, Apple touted an adaption of AOL's instant-messaging client for the iPhone.  Now comes news of Apple's own patent application for a chat feature.  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published the application …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Webomatica, BetaNews and Gizmodo
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Photobucket shares interface, matches Flickr  —  Photobucket, is making a significant change aimed to weave the widely used photo-sharing site more tightly into the Web 2.0 fabric.  —  The company is releasing an application programming interface (API) for its site, said Chief Executive Alex Welch.
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft pulling plug on MSN Music DRM
Damaster / LiveSide:
The new Live Search Products is here!
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
“Vista Capable” lawsuit back in business after appeal denied
Discussion: TechSpot and Electronista
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
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Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Javascript injection claims UN and UK government sites
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PC World:
LaCie Bumps Rugged Hard Disk up to 500GB
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hands-on with the Lucky Dragon phone
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Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory:
SugarCRM on line one  —  Fair play to SugarCRM for landing …
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com
Dterry / Techland:
Web 2.0 goes to work
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft finally takes the beta tag off its Salesforce competitor
Discussion: eWeek, Microsoft and Computerworld
The Technium:
The Reality of Depending on True Fans
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Eee!  A New Cellphone!  —  These are topsy-turvy times for electronics makers.
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