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7:50 PM ET, April 26, 2008


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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Senior Yahoos To Jerry: Please, Please, Please Sell to Microsoft  —  Senior Yahoos “dread” the prospect of Microsoft (MSFT) withdrawing its bid, Kara Swisher says, fearing the dull thud as Yahoo's stock crashes to $20.  Specifically, Kara says, having chatted with her Yahoo (YHOO) sources,
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Next Move in the Microsoft-Yahoo Battle: Analysts, Wall Street, and SAI Readers Weigh In  —  At 1PM ET today, the sand in Microsoft's hour-glass runs out.  Yahoo's (YHOO) three-week grace period will be over, and all eyes will be on Microsoft's next move.  —  We asked Microsoft whether …
Discussion: BoomTown and Tech Trader Daily
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Why it's time to dump the Web 2.0 sobriquet once and for all  —  Maybe it's a throwback to my childhood recollections of “duck and cover” school drills, but this nuclear winter Andreessen thing is still rattling around in my head.  —  First, the gloomy view: The economy is slowing …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
BlackBerry's Quest: Fend Off the iPhone  —  STEVE JOBS, Apple's chief executive and field general, has Napoleonic dreams of global conquest for his 10-month-old wonder gadget, the iPhone.  So it may be fitting that he's encountering his most serious resistance in a city called Waterloo.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Missed Twitter Questions from Jonathan Schwartz Interview at Web 2.0 Expo  —  In the Jonathan Schwartz interview at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco yesterday, I screwed up.  After learning we weren't set up for audience Q&A with microphones, I thought, “well then, I'll just suggest …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
PC makers find ways to extend XP's life  —  Facing a June 30 deadline to stop selling PCs with Windows XP, the world's largest computer makers are getting creative.  —  Taking advantage of the “downgrade rights” offered as part of the Windows Vista license agreement, Hewlett-Packard and Dell …
Discussion: OSNews, Computerworld and BetaNews
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Lenovo To Make Windows XP Available Until 2009
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Rackspace Files IPO, Will Set Price Via Auction  —  Web hosting provider Rackspace filed for an initial public offering with the SEC last night, as we predicted it would.  The company will try to raise $400 million, and it intends to set the IPO price through an auction, much like Google did.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
What's Your Twitter Noise Ratio?  —  The many thousands of people who use Twitter do so in wildly different ways.  Some use it to deliver minute by minute updates of their daily activity.  Others use it to hold conversations with friends and peers using the service.
Discussion: SEO and Tech Daily and broadstuff
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hundreds of Thousands of Microsoft Web Servers Hacked  —  Hundreds of thousands of Web sites - including several at the United Nations and in the U.K. government — have been hacked recently and seeded with code that tries to exploit security flaws in Microsoft Windows to install malicious software on visitors' machines.
Discussion: VoIP Blog, Beyond Search and TechSpot
Heather Green / Business Week:
Does She Look Like a Music Pirate?  —  Inside Tanya Andersen's private war with the recording industry.  Hint: She's winning  —  When Tanya Andersen opens the door to her modest apartment in suburban Portland, Ore., her Maltese-terrier mix, Tazz, runs over and wags his tail in a friendly hello.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo, P2P Blog, p2pnet and Digg
Peggy Anne Salz / msearchgroove:
PODCAST: Juice Wireless Morphs Into A Mobile Search Service & Reveals Advertising Ambitions; Will More Social Networking Destinations Catch On?  —  In-Brief: On the heels of wins with T-Mobile USA and India's Tata Teleservices, MSG gets the inside track on Juice Wireless …
Discussion: Mashable!
Will Smith / Maximum PC:
First Look: The Phantom Lapboard  —  If you've followed the PC gaming scene for a while, you'll no doubt remember the vaporous Phantom console.  It promised to bring PC gaming to the living room, but the only thing we were excited about was the killer lap-friendly keyboard-and-mouse controller that they'd rigged up—the Lapboard.
Discussion: Kotaku, Slashdot, Gizmodo and Engadget
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