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6:25 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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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.
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 …
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo earnings rise on Alibaba stake
Discussion: The Register
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Earnings Beat Estimates
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Liveblogging Yahoo Q1 Do-Or-Die Earnings Call
Discussion: paidContent.org
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
Business Wire:
eBay Files Corporate Governance Suit to Protect its Investment in craigslist
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Gina Keating / Reuters:
EBay sues Craigslist over alleged stake dilution
Discussion: Capitol Valley and Valleywag
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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John Dunbar / Associated Press:
Senators debate future of Web
Discussion: Reuters and The Constant Observer
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft pulling plug on MSN Music DRM  —  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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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   Microsoft further reducing MSN Music support
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
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
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 …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Futurist's music widget goes titsup 2.0  —  Didn't see that coming...  Find out how to eradicate 99.7% of spam  —  Music's best-known “futurist” has admitted his latest business idea has flopped and the service will close.  Gerd Leonard of “Music 2.0” fame, who popularised the phrase …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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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.
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.
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Shame On You, John Edwards: The Exploitation Of Web Culture  —  It must seem like a small thing to the folks at John Edwards now-mothballed campaign for the Democratic nomination, but it pains me that the staff, and John Edwards, simply dropped out of the Twitterverse without even a parting goodbye.
Discussion: WinExtra and techPresident
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
 
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SugarCRM on line one  —  Fair play to SugarCRM for landing …
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com
Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com:
Apple looks toward iPhone chat app
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Wall Street Journal Editor Expected to Resign
Dterry / Techland:
Web 2.0 goes to work
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