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6:15 AM ET, April 28, 2008

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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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Experiments With Next Generation Image Search  —  Two Google scientists presented a paper (pdf embedded below) at the World Wide Web Conference in Beijing last week that outlines their vision for the future of image search.  —  Notably, the new image search technology …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Says Yes With Mesh  —  Back in the good old days, big software companies did big things.  Little companies tiptoed around in the shadow of the platform makers, gaining enough speed to liftoff and attract enough attention to survive long enough to be acquired.
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Steve Gillmor / The Gillmor Gang:
Gillmor Gang 04.25.08  —  The Gillmor Gang - Marc Canter …
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Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Confronts Tough Choice on Yahoo  —  Steve Ballmer is facing one of the biggest decisions of his career: Walk away from Microsoft Corp.'s $42.7 billion acquisition offer for Yahoo Inc. or launch the largest hostile takeover battle in tech-industry history.
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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 …
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Twitter gets another round of funding  —  Tweet and ye shall have.  —  A source familiar with the negotiations tells me that Twitter signed a term sheet for “either $15 million or $20 million” last week.  We're still trying to find out who is in, but the word is that it's largely an inside round …
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Sarah Lacy:
Twitter Raises $20 M? That's News, Why?
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
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 …
I'm Not Actually a Geek:
Early Adopters: Attention Is Migrating to FriendFeed  —  Based on the reaction to a recent post about Twitter early adopters, it's clear there's an appetite to understand when trends emerge and applications migrate across the technology adoption lifecycle.  —  To that end, there are important updates about FriendFeed.
Discussion: WinExtra
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Fred / A VC:
Aggregation Wins - Not So Fast  —  I was thinking about the twin techs tonight while I was doing the dishes.  That being Techcrunch and Techmeme.  I was thinking about the chart that shows how Techmeme has overtaken Techcrunch because it's better to read a link heavy page that aggregates …
Discussion: broadstuff
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Take a Picture of an Ad, Earn a Reward  —  Two men's magazines are trying to engage their readers more — by increasing their cellphone bills.  —  Rolling Stone and Men's Health are both testing programs in which readers can take cameraphone pictures of icons on ads, then send them to a certain number.
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Golden Years of Television Find New Life on the Web  —  Is there still money to be made from “Matlock”?  —  Within the last few months, television distributors have opened up their libraries of classic content online, making thousands of episodes of programs like “The Twilight Zone” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” available free.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
FM Media Looks To Invest In Content Companies And Tie Up Multi-Year Ad Contracts  —  I spent much of last week away from the Web 2-point yawn crowd.  Instead, I was at my favorite conference, New Communications Forum held this year in Sonoma county.  —  I was speaking on two panels …
Bob Rudis / The Apple Blog:
Read RSS Newsfeeds In Style With “Times”  —  From Google Reader to NetNewsWire to Vienna, RSS readers have become somewhat of a commodity, with all of them providing a similar feature set and the same approach to getting your fill of feeds.  Then, along comes Dustin MacDonald who …
 
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
iTunes Store May Capture One-Quarter of Worldwide Music by 2012
Discussion: Podcasting News and Mashable!
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Reluctantly, a Daily Stops Its Presses, Living Online
Daniel E. Slotnik / New York Times:
Cartoons of a Racist Past Lurk on YouTube
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News.com:
EU launches second test satellite for Galileo
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AMD launches ‘business class’ Phenom, Athlon chips
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News.com and TG Daily
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Users Demand Expertise at How-To Web Sites
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Demotes News Feed Preferences
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Why Sharing is Great
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumors: Apple working on iTunes controller for iPhone
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pivotal Canadian BitTorrent Showdown Looming
Discussion: Mashable!
Andrea Rodriguez / Associated Press:
Bloggers offer glimpse of uncensored Cuba
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft: Pondering the alternatives to Yahoo
Discussion: BoomTown and WebGuild
Clay Shirky / Here Comes Everybody:
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
What CPM is your app making? Data from Facebook Developers