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1:25 AM ET, April 23, 2008

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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 …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ten things to know about Microsoft's Live Mesh  —  Microsoft took the wraps off Live Mesh at 9 p.m. PDT on April 22, just ahead of the service's official debut at the Web 2.0 Expo this week.  —  (Here's a bunch of screen shots of what testers can expect to see when Microsoft kicks off its Live Mesh tech preview later this week.)
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Details of Microsoft's ‘Live Mesh’ service  —  What exactly was Ray Ozzie talking about when he mentioned a “device mesh” at Microsoft's Mix08 conference in March?  The company is filling in some of the details tonight with the announcement of its “Live Mesh” service.
Dan / Channel 9:
Ray Ozzie: Introducing Live Mesh  —  In his first Channel9 interview, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect sits down with Jon Udell to talk about Live Mesh, a new technology and platform that enables synchronization and storage “to the cloud.”  You'll hear about the history of Live Mesh …
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Microsoft unveils Live Mesh, but there are still some holes
Discussion: LiveSide
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:   Redmond casts Mesh to catch developers
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Ray Ozzie delivers with Live Mesh
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TomsTechBlog.com
John Markoff / New York Times:   Microsoft Reveals a Web-Based Software System
Nic Fillingham / Channel 10:
Hands on with Live Mesh
Discussion: Threads watched
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:   FAQ: Making sense of Live Mesh
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
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
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
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: Geek Gestalt and Twitter Blog
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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 …
Robert Sanzalone / CenterNetworks:
Live Report From Japan: Twitter Goes Live With Japanese Localization
Discussion: Mashable! and Asiajin
Forbes:
Apple Buys Chip Designer  —  Apple has agreed to spend $278 million in cash to buy a boutique microprocessor design company that could create a chip for its flagship iPhone, and possibly iPod products as well.  —  The 150-person chip company, P.A. Semi, was founded in 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   With Future iPhones In Mind Apple Buys A Chip Start-up
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 …
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 …
 
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