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9:45 PM ET, April 28, 2008


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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Twitter: Where Nobody Knows Your Name  —  So I was in Washington, D.C., this past weekend for a lovely wedding, traveling back to a city where I started my career and worked for 15 years after college.  —  And I conducted a little experiment among the more than 100 folks gathered for the wedding …
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Twitter: Where Nobody Knows Your Name - Yet ?  —  Props to Kara Swisher for prompting me to open Ecto and work on a blog post, something I have not done in a long long time (almost 5 months since this announcement of my Seesmic investment).  I won't even apologize to my 122K RSS subscribers …
Discussion: The Real McCrea
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
What Twitter brings to the party  —  To this point, I have avoided getting into the conversations weighing the value and future of Twitter, FriendFeed, and the latest generation of community communications services.  They clearly represent an evolution of instant messaging and the triumph of the feed.
Mathew /
Twitter: more mainstream than it looks
Discussion: The Social Web
Apple Updates iMac  —  Now with Faster Processors & Faster Graphics Option  —  Apple® today updated its all-in-one iMac® line with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the most powerful graphics ever available in an iMac.  With prices starting at just $1,199 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Another reason Microsoft should give up on Yahoo: Morale  —  Companies (at least publicly traded ones) are beholden to shareholders.  But they also are beholden to their employees.  And while most Softies are afraid to state for the record that they think Microsoft should abandon its takeover of Yahoo …
Marc Andreessen /
If Microsoft goes fully hostile on Yahoo  —  [Revision 1.1; see change log at the end of the post.]  —  We have seen extensive press coverage of Microsoft's pursuit of Yahoo over the last few months, including notably excellent coverage from Silicon Alley Insider and the Wall Street Journal.
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
New FAS-FAX: Steep Decline at ‘NYT’ While ‘WSJ’ Gains  —  NEW YORK Print circulation continues on its steep downward slide, the Audit Bureau of Circulations revealed this morning in releasing the latest numbers for some of the country's largest dailies in the six-month period ending March 31, 2008.
Nat Ives / AdAge:   The Newspaper Death Watch
Warner Bros. Television Group Unveils New Digital Initiatives, Including the Launch of and  —  The Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) today unveiled two new broadband destinations and other key components of its multiplatform digital media business strategy at a New York press conference.
Nathan McFeters / Zero Day:
Developers at fault?  SQL Injection attacks lead to wide-spread compromise of IIS servers  —  There's been a lot of noise and violent thrashing over the last couple days regarding a flaw that was originally believed to be a flaw in Microsoft's IIS (Internet Information Server) …
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
Massive Attack: Half A Million Microsoft-Powered Sites Hit With SQL Injection
Discussion: One Microsoft Way, and Slashdot
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Exclusive Video: Psystar in the Wild  —  It's alive.  Reader Patrick (Whiskeyfrown) is lucky enough to be using one of the few Psystar Open Computing machines that have made it into the wild, and he was generous enough to make a video showing the machine (including the connections in the back to the monitor to show that it's legit).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Morgan Stanley's March Internet Trends Report: Social Applications Dominating  —  Morgan Stanley's Internet Trends report from last month takes a big turn from previous reports - the focus is nearly 100% on social applications and how they are taking over the Internet (Yahoo apparently read it).
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Hans Reiser Guilty of First Degree Murder  —  OAKLAND, California — Jurors found Linux programmer Hans Reiser guilty of first degree murder on Monday, concluding he killed his estranged wife in 2006.  The verdict followed a nearly six-month trial and nearly three days of deliberation
Greg Sandoval / CNET
RIAA files copyright suit against Project Playlist  —  The recording industry has filed a lawsuit alleging that Project Playlist, the company that provides an embeddable music player most often used at MySpace and Facebook, has violated its copyright.  —  According to a copy of the complaint obtained …
Chris Lynn / socialTNT:
“Top Tech Bloggers Define Web 2.0″  —  Last week, all eyes were on San Francisco.  Up north in Sonoma, the NewComm Forum debated how to incorporate social media technologies with communications (Step 1: Add socialTNT to RSS reader).  Down in the city, the tech community rallied around the Web 2.0 Expo.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Xobni's Secret Project: Merge Outlook With Yahoo Mail  —  E-mail startup Xobni may or may not be in acquisition talks with Microsoft (they say no), but they do have a nifty project up their sleeves that Microsoft would be interested in, especially if its proposed Yahoo deal ever goes through.
Discussion: Valleywag and VentureBeat
Erica Ogg / CNET
Lenovo's 11-inch IdeaPad now available  —  Lenovo first introduced its new consumer notebook line, IdeaPad, back at CES in January.  Now, the smallest—and arguably best-looking—of the bunch is set to ship to consumers very soon.  —  The U110, Lenovo's foray into consumer-oriented ultraportable notebooks …
Discussion: TechSpot and Gizmodo
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Yahoo! pimping malware from banner ads
Discussion: TechSpot
Jake Coyle / Associated Press:
MySpace unveils new karaoke feature
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Just the FAQs: Departing EA Chief Creative Officer Tells Level …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Democrats vote for Microsoft
Anne Broache / CNET
Hospital techies urge limits on ‘white space’ Wi-Fi
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Want a plug-in hybrid? Get in line for a battery
Discussion: Valleywag
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Verizon Shows How to Make Money by Cutting Prices
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Nokia N810 WiMAX edition priced like we told you a month ago
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Google forges ahead with next generation of image search
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Discussion: LinuxInsider
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The Real Threat to Google
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