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11:56 AM ET, April 26, 2008

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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 …
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
A Hostile Bid Could Be Over Fast  —  Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell promised Thursday that the software giant will provide an update on its bid for struggling portal Yahoo! next week.  —  Translation: Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) Chief Executive Steve Ballmer …
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Yang's power play
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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: TechSpot and CIO.com
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Department of Homeland Security website hacked!  —  The sophisticated mass infection that's injecting attack code into hundreds of thousands of reputable web pages is growing and has even infiltrated the website of the Department of Homeland Security.  —  While so-called SQL injections are nothing new …
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Pirate Bay gets a new name: Liberty Bay?  —  Perhaps it's a blatant F.U. to content creators everywhere or maybe it's just an F.U. to Rockstar, but the Pirate Bay has gone out of its way to temporarily rename itself “Liberty Bay” in honor of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV.
Discussion: Kotaku
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
New in Google Docs: Insert Videos, Edit CSS  —  There are so many updates at Google Docs, that you'll need many hours to explore them and start to use them.  —  You can now access your browser's contextual menu by pressing Shift while right-clicking.  This might be useful if you want to search …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Dave Young / Official Google Docs Blog:
Introducing Speaker notes and YouTube videos
Discussion: Mashable!
Andrew Chang / Official Google Docs Blog:
View your presentations and spreadsheets offline, too
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How We Use Twitter for Journalism  —  How useful can communication limited to 140 characters be for serious journalism?  It turns out that the short messages you find on Twitter have proven wildly useful for some writers penning larger pieces.  —  Here at ReadWriteWeb we've …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The second-gen iPhone: 3G, GPS, only slightly thicker  —  So we've got it on authority that the second-gen iPhone is already well into testing, and numerous units are floating around in super secret pockets.  A trusted source got a chance to check one out, here's what we've heard.
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Jonathan Schwartz: A top blogger sees end to blogging  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Sun Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz rightly gets credit for pioneering the corporate blog as a tool to reach customers, employees, and others.  But pretty soon the novelty of his methods will wear off, he predicted.
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Lenovo To Make Windows XP Available Until 2009  —  Hewlett-Packard will also provide Windows XP to business customers that want to downgrade from Windows Vista after June 30.  —  In the latest sign that computer makers are bucking Microsoft's decision to retire Windows XP at the end of June …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Presdo, The Magical Online Scheduler  —  I want you to stop what you are doing right now and go try Presdo.  It is a deceptively simple online scheduling assistant that is a prime example of what a modern Web app should be.  It only shows you what you need to see at the moment that you need to see it.
Aaron Besson / MyTriniPhone.com:
iPhone Video Recorder version 1.1.6 - Full feature Update  —  Don't ask what I am doing up so late, but as usual I decided to check my Installer on my iPhone for any late night App updates, I know they usually come late at night.  I guess the devs are up late too.
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Liveblog: Telegraph Developers Weekend  —  2.45PM: After an interesting lunch, in which attendees were also given tours of our newsroom, the attendees are breaking up into training sessions with Adobe, Apple and Google.  It's time for me to go but the attendees will spend this evening …
 
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Heather Green / Business Week:
Does She Look Like a Music Pirate?
Discussion: p2pnet and Digg
Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
GPS market at turning point with sliding prices, demand off
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
RSS Needs An Easy Button
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Report: Google unworried about Yahoo ad deal's antitrust issue
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Desktop Clutter Art A Go-Go
Discussion: Digg
Kristin McAllister / Dayton Daily News:
Dayton woman sues man for sending her nude photos
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AOL Sites Break Traffic Records in March
Pdp / GNUCITIZEN:
QuickTime 0day for Vista and XP
Discussion: InformationWeek
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Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Hardy Heron Makes Linux Worth Another Look
Discussion: Digg
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Social Tools for the Office Worker: How to Subvert I.T. and Play at Work
Computerworld:
Researcher finds new way to hack Oracle database
Discussion: Slashdot
Josh Quittner / Time:
The Photoshop Guys Revealed!
Discussion: Netly News and Valleywag
Kurt Kleiner / New Scientist:
Happy spamiversary! Spam reaches 30
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
WordPress founder talks traffic, new features to Web 2.0 crowd
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Student ‘Twitters’ his way out of Egyptian jail
Discussion: /Message
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Fake Steve Jobs lights up Web 2.0 Expo
Discussion: VentureBeat and broadstuff
 

 
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