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5:00 PM ET, April 28, 2008

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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
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.
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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 …
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: Gearlog and Electronista
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).
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Rumor: New Sidekicks on the way  —  TmoNews seems to have the inside scoop that there may be two new Sidekicks being announced in late July.  The SK Gekko is slated for July 27th and the Sidekick Aspen should surface on the 30th.  It's unclear whether or not these are new devices or anything else, really.
Discussion: Electronista
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TmoNews:
Jackpot! Here comes the new Sidekick
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report and Gizmodo
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.
Nokia:
Beautiful to use: Nokia unveils three new handsets that merge modern functionality with classic and sophisticated looks  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled a trio of mobile devices that balance stunning and sophisticated looks with the latest in mobile functionality.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google forges ahead with next generation of image search  —  Search giant Google wants to push forward with a new, improved form of image search that's based on visual characteristics, not just text.  Last week, two of the company's scientists presented a paper outlining a system they're calling VisualRank.
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).
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 …
Ben Kunz / Business Week:
The Real Threat to Google  —  As more consumers browse the Web on their cell phones, the No. 1 search engine must cope with less space to place ads  —  Google's biggest threat may not be Microsoft (MSFT) or Yahoo! (YHOO).  —  No, one of the most formidable challenges facing Google (GOOG) is likely sitting in your pocket or purse.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
 
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Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Security expert: Don't blame Microsoft for mass site defacements
Nicole / Microsoft Office Labs:
Project: Search Commands
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Warner Bros. TV Unveils Online Programming Slate; WB Gets Second …
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Bungee integrates with the power of Amazon EC2
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Launching The SAI 25: The World's Most Valuable Digital Startups
DigiTimes:
Asustek plans to make Eee an independent brand, 10- and 11-inch Eee PCs on the way
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
STEC Reportedly Wins MacBook Air Solid-State Drive Biz
Web Site Optimization:
Average Web Page Size Triples Since 2003
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 Earlier Items: 
Duncan Martell / Reuters:
AMD launches first computer brand
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Dancing tot's mom faces setback in YouTube-Prince case
Discussion: Ars Technica and NewTeeVee
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Dell, Lenovo to offer Windows XP beyond June 30 cutoff
Discussion: GMSV, Microsoft Watch and TG Daily
Chrisbrogan Com / chrisbrogan.com:
On Managing A Community
Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Zoho adds VB macros, pivot tables to its Web spreadsheet
David Carr / New York Times:
At Journal, the Words Not Spoken
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitturly Cracks The TwitterMeme Nut
Discussion: Scripting News
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
When Young Teachers Go Wild on the Web
 

 
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