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10:10 AM ET, April 25, 2008

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Shows Gains, but Also Weaknesses  —  Microsoft's pursuit of Yahoo may have run into some bumps, but its big software business is humming along smoothly.  —  The company reported quarterly earnings Thursday that slightly surpassed Wall Street's expectations, and it provided …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Increased piracy hurt Microsoft's quarter
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft earnings watch: more Yahoo bluster, Xbox business profitable
Discussion: BBC NEWS, Forbes and paidContent.org
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The New Yahoo: Sticky, Viral, And Most Of All, Friendly  —  Yahoo's CTO Ari Balogh and Chief Architect (Platforms) Neal Sample filled in a few more details today around their new Yahoo Open Strategy (called YOS internally).  —  Background  —  Yahoo wants to turn itself …
IDG News Service:
3G IPhone Due on June 9, Analysts Say  —  The 3G iPhone will be announced June 9, the likely date of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, analysts said in research notes on Thursday.  —  The 3G iPhone will be the “first of an impressive wave of new products” …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple's iPhone a ‘bandwidth hog’
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Fox News:
Mexican Embassy: Official Fired After Getting Caught With White House BlackBerries  —  Whether he was up to no good or simply desperate to play BrickBreaker, a Mexican press attaché was caught on camera pocketing several White House BlackBerries during a recent meeting in New Orleans …
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Comprehensive list of low-cost ultraportables  —  Over the past six months or so, Asus, Everex, and HP have managed to bring low-cost ultraportable notebooks to market.  But dozens of other computer makers have promised to bring out their own mini-notebooks.
Villu Arak / About Skype:
Skype Tests Software for Mass-Market Mobile Phones  —  LUXEMBOURG, April 24, 2008 - Following recent moves to extend Skype™ conversations to a wide variety of new mobile and wireless devices, Skype is taking another major step as it continues to merge its internet communications software with mobile phones.
Websense Security Labs:
Google's ‘Blogger’ under attack by streamlined Anti-CAPTCHA operations for spam  —  Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker™ technology has discovered that spammers, in their recent tactics, have targeted Google's well-known blog publishing system “Blogger” aka “Blogspot” …
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Open Source Model Is About Organization, Not Who Signs Your Paycheck  —  Nick Carr points out a report from the Linux Foundation that finds that most contributions to the Linux kernel come from people who work at companies.  Nick Carr says this is a sign of a “shift from the volunteer …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Marc Andreessen: Bill Gates Ain't So Bad  —  Question: When is Bill Gates not the devil?  Answer: When he's saving the world from total technical chaos.  That's according to internet golden child Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Ning.  —  “[Bill Gates] made an unbelievable contribution,” …
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Battelle Casts, but Andreessen Doesn't Take the Bait
Discussion: Forbes
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Faster - Why Constant Stress is Part of Our Future  —  A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran a weekend piece entitled In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop, which focused on the stressful nature of blogging.  Using our friend Marc Orchant's death and Om Malik's heart attack as examples …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
AOL Buys Fantasy Football Site Fleaflicker  —  AOL has acquired Fantasy Football site Fleaflicker for an undisclosed amount, Mediapost reported.  The site will be added to AOL Sports, whose existing fantasy football offerings were described as “modest” by Bill Wilson, VP for programming at AOL (NYSE: TWX).
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechCrunch
Mike Dano / RCR Wireless News:
Report: AT&T Mobility to sell $100 femtocells  —  Carrier inked contract with femto vendor ip.access  —  According to a report from research and banking firm ThinkPanmure, AT&T Mobility plans to sell up to 7 million femtocells from ip.access Ltd., a picocell and femtocell infrastructure vendor based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
XP SP3 performance gains - Nothing to write home about  —  Those who believed that Windows XP Service Pack 3 would provide the aging OS with a performance boost may well be disappointed.  My benchmark tests show that the application of XP SP3 makes negligible difference to system performance.
Todd Sampson / The MyBlogLog Blog:
MyBlogLog hCard & vCard: More Microformats, More Portable Data  —  Those of you that follow MyBlogLog on Twitter got an early preview of a new feature the MyBlogLog team rolled out today.  (To badly paraphrase Ferris Bueller, “If you aren't on Twitter, I highly recommend setting an account up.
Discussion: Mashable! and The Blog Herald
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Court Says Keyword Metatags Don't Matter—Standard Process v. Banks  —  Standard Process, Inc. v. Banks, 2008 WL 1805374 (E.D. Wis. April 18, 2008)  —  SEOs and SEMs have known for years that most search engines ignore or give minimal acknowledgement to keyword metatags.
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Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Developers question open mesh
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Spike Milligan goes mobile
Sarah Milstein / O'Reilly Radar:
A Successful Experiment  —  During Web2Open yesterday …
Discussion: BoomTown and Spark Minute
Zach Behrens / LAist:
An iPod Disco Makeout Closet: Welcome to the Porta-Party
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Smashes 12,000,000 BitTorrent Users
Discussion: Digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Qwest finally jumps on the fiber bandwagon with 20Mbps DSL
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Between black and white: the state of grayware on the PC
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Study: Teens say e-text isn't writing
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
A Radio Interview with Marissa Mayer
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
Firefox reached 29% share in Europe
Discussion: VentureBeat
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Video Comments? No Thanks - 5 Reasons They Don't Work
Fred / A VC:
From Messes To Successes  —  I was emailing with a top technology …
Discussion: ben barren
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
Changing The Internet's Architecture Isn't So Easy
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Delay seen for RIM's new BlackBerry
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Filtering Google Searches By Freshness
 

 
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