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3:10 PM ET, April 28, 2008

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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
If Microsoft goes fully hostile on Yahoo  —  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.  However, I have not seen a detailed analysis …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will The Microsoft Hammer Fall This Week?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft: Does a Yahoo proxy war add up?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Richard Waters / Financial Times:   Microsoft faces critical decision over Yahoo
Apple:
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple beefs up iMac line
Discussion: TG Daily, Gearlog and Electronista
David Carr / New York Times:
At Journal, the Words Not Spoken  —  On Wednesday night, employees of The Wall Street Journal gathered in the Grill Room at the World Financial Center to bid farewell to Stuart Karle, the former general counsel of The Journal, a tenacious defender of journalism who is regarded as a reporter's lawyer.
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Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
U.S. newspaper circulation falls 3.6 percent
Discussion: paidContent.org
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Murdoch's ‘Head of Content’
Discussion: Gawker
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).
Content Consumer:
The Great Ubuntu-Girlfriend Experiment  —  Introduction  —  I've toyed with Linux since 2002, when I first installed Mandrake.  With the latest release of Ubuntu, I was interested to see how far Linux had come since then in terms of being used easily by the mainstream.
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).
Discussion: The Social Times
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 …
DigiTimes:
Foxconn to assemble 3G iPhones with shipments to total 24-25 million units, says paper  —  Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reportedly landed orders for the assembly of second-generation iPhones from Apple supporting 3G, with shipments to begin in June this year …
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.
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
When Young Teachers Go Wild on the Web  —  Public Profiles Raise Questions of Propriety and Privacy  —  It's almost like Googling someone: Log on to Facebook.  Join the Washington, D.C., network.  Search the Web site for your favorite school system.  And then watch the public profiles …
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Broadband 2.0 Poised to Reshape Web, TV  —  The advent of DSL and cable modems gave rise to a slew of popular web services, produced multibillion dollar companies and reshaped consumers' daily lives — all with relatively wimpy “broadband” connections that top out at a mere 3 to 6 megabits per second (Mbps).
Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Zoho adds VB macros, pivot tables to its Web spreadsheet  —  Zoho continues its quest to build the most comprehensive online productivity suite, adding support for macros and pivot tables in its spreadsheet, Zoho Sheet.  —  The new version includes support for Visual Basic (VB) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitturly Cracks The TwitterMeme Nut  —  People who hang out on Twitter a lot know that quite often big news breaks there first.  A recent example - when Chinese hackers took down SportsNetwork, the news was on Twitter well before we covered it.  —  But so far, unless you're lucky enough …
Discussion: Scripting News
 
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Mary Jane Irwin / Forbes:
Twittering King  —  Last week, Scott Beale tried snapping …
Ben Kunz / Business Week:
The Real Threat to Google
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Verizon Climbs; Q1 Nearly In Line; Strong Wireless, FiOS
Discussion: Digital Daily, Verizon and GigaOM
DigiTimes:
Asustek plans to make Eee an independent brand, 10- and 11-inch Eee PCs on the way
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blockbuster starts selling video games and consoles
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
STEC Reportedly Wins MacBook Air Solid-State Drive Biz
PC World:
1Password Integrates PhishTank Support
Web Site Optimization:
Average Web Page Size Triples Since 2003
Discussion: Slashdot and Valleywag
 Earlier Items: 
Duncan Martell / Reuters:
AMD launches first computer brand
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Engadget
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Dancing tot's mom faces setback in YouTube-Prince case
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Ars Technica
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Intel lands Cray
Discussion: CNET News.com and Electronista
Chrisbrogan Com / chrisbrogan.com:
On Managing A Community
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Product Search Gets More Useful
Discussion: Googling Google
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Satellite Is Sexy Again
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft internal memo details Windows 7-Windows Live ties
Discussion: Microsoft2
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Nokia decks execs as it counts cost of free music
Discussion: mocoNews.net and hypebot
 

 
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