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1:25 PM ET, April 28, 2008

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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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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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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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will The Microsoft Hammer Fall This Week?
Discussion: WebProNews
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 …
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.
Discussion: TeleRead, TechBlog, Slashdot and Digg
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 …
Verizon:
Verizon Reports Continued Strong Growth in 1Q 2008  —  Wireless Delivers Industry-Leading Fundamentals; FiOS Growth Accelerates; Sales of Strategic Services to Large Businesses Continue to Increase  —  1Q 2008 HIGHLIGHTS  —  Consolidated Results  —  57 cents in EPS and 61 cents …
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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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Tim Arango / New York Times:
Murdoch's ‘Head of Content’
Discussion: Gawker
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).
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).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Experiments With Next Generation Image Search
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Nokia decks execs as it counts cost of free music  —  Doing a Hoover?  —  Exclusive Nokia faces a crippling financial bill for its strategy of bundling free music with handsets, which will give users unlimited song downloads with Nokia phones.  —  The world's biggest label, Universal Music …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and hypebot
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
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).
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Dell, Lenovo to offer Windows XP beyond June 30 cutoff  —  Microsoft may have decided to give XP Home (only for ultra-low-cost PC use) to OEMs at least through June 2010, but OEMs and customers have been warily eying Window XP's June 30, 2008, expiration date.
Discussion: Christopher Null
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Intel lands Cray  —  Intel has busted into Cray, securing a deal with the high performance computing specialist to slot Xeon processors in future systems.  —  Cray's latest line of hardware remains centered around AMD's Opteron processors.  But now Intel will join the fold …
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Web Site Optimization:
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Duncan Martell / Reuters:
AMD launches first computer brand
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Dancing tot's mom faces setback in YouTube-Prince case
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Black Duck Buys Koders
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Multimedia mobiles give wallpaper a pasting
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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On Managing A Community
Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Zoho adds VB macros, pivot tables to its Web spreadsheet
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Photoshop guru leaves Adobe for Microsoft
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At SwitchAbit, Twittergram Shares a Common Future
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Product Search Gets More Useful
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Satellite Is Sexy Again
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
GTA IV: entertainment's future
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft internal memo details Windows 7-Windows Live ties
Discussion: Microsoft2
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
All the rage in Europe: Firefox market share climbs higher
Discussion: CNET News.com and Digg
Macworld:
Adobe discontinues GoLive
Discussion: Compiler, MacUser and Macsimum News
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Reluctantly, a Daily Stops Its Presses, Living Online
 

 
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