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10:35 AM ET, April 28, 2008


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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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple beefs up iMac line  —  Apple on Monday updated its iMac lineup with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.  —  Among the tweaks to the iMac line: The iMac has 2GB of memory standard on most models and offers a 3.06 GHz Intel processor on the 24-inch iMac with more video memory as an option.
Discussion: Gearlog and Electronista
Marc Andreessen /
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will The Microsoft Hammer Fall This Week? … That three week deadline expired on Saturday.  So what happens next?  —  Citigroup's Mark Mahaney says in an April 25 report there is a 45% chance of a merger at a price somewhat higher than the initial bid, a 40% chance that Microsoft will go hostile …
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 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Google Prototype for a Precision Image Search  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google researchers say they have a software technology intended to do for digital images on the Web what the company's original PageRank software did for searches of Web pages.  —  On Thursday at the International World Wide Web Conference …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Experiments With Next Generation Image Search
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 …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
All the rage in Europe: Firefox market share climbs higher  —  European web metrics company Xiti has published browser market share statistics for March.  The data indicates that the open source Firefox web browser has climbed to almost 29 percent market share in Europe, where it is still steadily increasing in popularity.
Discussion: CNET
Stuart J. Johnston / Washington Post:
Hackers Focus Efforts on Firefox, Safari
Discussion: Switched, TechSpot, and Digg
1Q 2008 HIGHLIGHTS  —  Consolidated Results  — 57 cents in EPS and 61 cents in adjusted EPS before discontinued operations (non-GAAP), compared with 1Q 2007 EPS of 51 cents and 54 cents, respectively.  — $23.8 billion in revenues, up 5.5 percent; $4.3 billion in operating income, up 14.1 percent.
Discussion: DSLreports
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft internal memo details Windows 7-Windows Live ties  —  In January, I mentioned an internal Microsoft memo I had seen which provided details of how Microsoft plans to more tightly integrate its Windows 7 operating system with Windows Live services.  Today, I'm providing the text …
Discussion: Microsoft2
Adobe discontinues GoLive  —  Adobe on Monday announced that its venerable visual Web site creation tool GoLive has been discontinued.  The company has ceased development and sales of GoLive effective Monday, April 28, 2008.  —  GoLive started life as CyberStudio, an early What You See Is What You Get …
Discussion: MacUser
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Reluctantly, a Daily Stops Its Presses, Living Online  —  With print revenue down and online revenue growing, newspaper executives are anticipating the day when big city dailies and national papers will abandon their print versions.  —  That day has arrived in Madison, Wis.
The Real McCrea:
The Evolution of My Social Media Interactions  —  Tonight, Louis Gray shared his “media consumption workflow”...  As my regular readers know, I am a proponent of the notion that we are in the midst of a profound transformation in media, a seismic shift as the Web become “social.”
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Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Black Duck buys Koders
Discussion: eWeek
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Nokia decks execs as it counts cost of free music
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Valeria Maltoni / Conversation Agent:
Citizen Journalists and Responsibility
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
iTunes Store May Capture One-Quarter of Worldwide Music by 2012
I'm Not Actually a Geek:
Early Adopters: Attention Is Migrating to FriendFeed
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Take a Picture of an Ad, Earn a Reward
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
FM Media Looks To Invest In Content Companies And Tie Up Multi-Year Ad Contracts
 Earlier Items: 
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
Read RSS Newsfeeds In Style With “Times”
Discussion: SurfBits
Daniel E. Slotnik / New York Times:
Cartoons of a Racist Past Lurk on YouTube
Fred / A VC:
Aggregation Wins - Not So Fast
Discussion: broadstuff and My Blog Posts
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Says Yes With Mesh
Jennifer Guevin / CNET
EU launches second test satellite for Galileo
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Golden Years of Television Find New Life on the Web
Discussion: Clickety Clack, broadstuff and Digg
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Users Demand Expertise at How-To Web Sites
Sarah Lacy:
Twitter Raises $20 M? That's News, Why?

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