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12:45 AM ET, April 27, 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,
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
MicroHoo: The 411  —  In the interests of getting Yahoo and Microsoft to make nice before all hell breaks loose on Monday, BoomTown is here to help.  —  Sources tell me Yahoo's board might gather Sunday to consider their options, although plans are still in flux.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo-Microsoft Fight Heads for a Deadline
Discussion: Outside the Lines
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Next Move in the Microsoft-Yahoo Battle: Analysts, Wall Street …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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 …
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 …
Palluxo!:
LEAKED: Apple to Licence Haptic Technology for iPhone  —  Apple Inc is in talks with Immersion Corporation to licence Haptic Technology for its iPhone.  Immersion Corporation on Thursday announced that they have appointed former Apple executive Clent Richardson to the position of President and CEO.
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Twitpitch Is The Future  —  I am shifting permanently to twitpitching as the sole medium for companies to pitch me.  I debuted the idea in the past few weeks, leading up to Web 2.0 Expo (see Web 2.0 Expo Meeting Scheduling: Twitpitch Me! and As Bad As It Gets: The Case For Twitpitches, Part II ).
Discussion: louisgray.com and WinExtra
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 …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Docs Lives to Share the Words  —  Mike Riversdale wrote the best article I've read about Google Docs.  “Google Docs ... so what - the ONE reason why you should care” doesn't talk only about Google Docs, it's also about Zoho, wikis or any other tool that lets you write, collaborate and share your documents.
Discussion: Googling Google
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: GigaOM and Data Center Knowledge
WordPress.com:
Possibly an Announcement  —  Blog posts can be a total tease.  You get to the end and you're ready for more, but all that's there is maybe some post navigation, and if you're lucky a few comments.  If your appetite was whetted by the awesome post you just read there's no place for you to go …
louisgray.com:
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.
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New Orphaned Works Act would limit copyright liability
Will Smith / Maximum PC:
First Look: The Phantom Lapboard
Discussion: Kotaku, Slashdot, Engadget and Gizmodo
Peggy Anne Salz / msearchgroove:
PODCAST: Juice Wireless Morphs Into A Mobile Search Service …
Discussion: Mashable!
Anupreeta Das / Reuters:
Google optimistic regulators won't bar Yahoo: source
Ryan / WordPress:
WordPress 2.5.1  —  Version 2.5.1 of WordPress is now available.
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Does She Look Like a Music Pirate?
Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
GPS market at turning point with sliding prices, demand off
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Pirate Bay gets a new name: Liberty Bay?
Discussion: Mashable! and Kotaku
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Liveblog: Telegraph Developers Weekend
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hundreds of Thousands of Microsoft Web Servers Hacked
 

 
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