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12:20 AM ET, April 23, 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 …
Jim / craigslist blog:
Tainted Love  —  Ebay has filed suit against craigslist and its board of directors:  —  http://news.ebay.com/releasedetail.cfm?  ReleaseID=305980  —  We are surprised and disappointed by Ebay's unfounded allegations, which came to us out of the blue, without any attempt to engage in a dialogue with us.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
eBay Finally Loses Cool: Sues Craigslist Over “Stake Dilution”
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Amanda Fehd / Associated Press:   Craigslist fires back, says eBay lawsuit smells fishy
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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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Yahoo Toots Its Horn as It Falls Further Behind
Discussion: New York Times and Digital Daily
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
VMware placates Wall Street with 70 per cent Q1 revenue surge
Discussion: eWeek
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
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Twitter Japan launches, with ads  —  Twitter Japan launched Tuesday evening California time, and unlike the English-language version of the popular microblogging site, it will feature ads from the get-go.  —  In a conversation Tuesday evening, Joi Ito, of Digital Garage …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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Joi Ito's Web:
Twitter Japan is a go!  —  In January, my company Digital Garage invested in Twitter and announced plans to work together with Twitter to create a Japanese version of the service.  That service just went live.  —  It's still part of the main Twitter service, but the UI will be in Japanese.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Asiajin
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Japan
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Mesh Revealed—Sync All Apps And All Files To All Devices (As Long As They're Windows)  —  Ray Ozzie first hinted at it during a keynote speech last March.  But tonight Microsoft is finally launching a preview beta of Live Mesh, a new Windows Live platform for syncing files and …
Discussion: Scobleizer, Channel 9 and CNET News.com
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ten things to know about Microsoft's Live Mesh
Discussion: VentureBeat and CNET News.com
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 SheGeeks
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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 …
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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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Sony Buys Gracenote for $260M
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Search Wikia takes a step closer to the promise of ‘search meets Wikipedia’  —  When the guy behind Wikipedia launches a search engine, the world is going to watch.  And watch they did when Jimmy Wales unveiled Search Wikia in January — perhaps a little too closely.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Wikia Search Launches Major Enhancements to Search Alpha
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 …
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Importance of a Good Name: Ditching SimulScribe For PhoneTag  —  Too often in the rush of trying to launch something new, entrepreneurs pay too little attention to coming up with a good name for their product or company.  It might start off as a part-time project and they just want to get it up and running.
Discussion: The Trademark Blog and Zoli's Blog
 
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Riva Richmond / CNN:
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Google offers Search, Feed, and Translation APIs to Non Ajax Usage
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Discussion: SMS Text News
John Fontana / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Targets Low-Cost PC Market
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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
Discussion: WinExtra and techPresident
Gary Wolf / Wired News:
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Discussion: Lifehacker and Digg
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Discussion: The Social Times
 

 
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