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2:20 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
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.
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).
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
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 …
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) …
Discussion: Zoho Blogs, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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).
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).
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 and Electronista
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
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
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blockbuster starts selling video games and consoles
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Xobni's Secret Project: Merge Outlook With Yahoo Mail
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
STEC Reportedly Wins MacBook Air Solid-State Drive Biz
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
InfoWorld:
AMD Business Class plan to help SMBs shave costs
PC World:
1Password Integrates PhishTank Support
Web Site Optimization:
Average Web Page Size Triples Since 2003
Discussion: Slashdot and Valleywag
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
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On Managing A Community
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
Macworld:
Adobe discontinues GoLive
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