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1:05 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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft: Does a Yahoo proxy war add up?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will The Microsoft Hammer Fall This Week?
Discussion: WebProNews
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  —  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: PC World, Gearlog, TG Daily 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 …
Verizon:
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.
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Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon: 8.5 Million Broadband Customers - 6.7 million DSL, 1.8 million FiOS
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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).
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
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).
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
GTA IV: entertainment's future  —  When Niko Bellic steps into a New York cityscape next week, he does so with the potential to become a defining figure of our times.  —  This grim-faced ex-soldier will visit prostitutes and casually run down pedestrians, helping to redefine …
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BBC:   Grand Theft Auto receives acclaim
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
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
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
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
 
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Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Zoho adds VB macros, pivot tables to its Web spreadsheet
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Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Photoshop guru leaves Adobe for Microsoft
Om Malik / GigaOM:
At SwitchAbit, Twittergram Shares a Common Future
Discussion: THINK / Musings
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Product Search Gets More Useful
Discussion: Googling Google
The PhoneBoy Blog:
iSkoot Will Fix The Encryption Issue On Nokia S60 Client
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
New Jersey Court Says Independent Investigators Can Review E-Voting Machines
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Satellite Is Sexy Again
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Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Broadband 2.0 Poised to Reshape Web, TV
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Black Duck buys Koders
Discussion: Linux-Watch.com and eWeek
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: MacUser and Macsimum News
Daniel E. Slotnik / New York Times:
Cartoons of a Racist Past Lurk on YouTube
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Link by Link: Reluctantly, a Daily Stops Its Presses, Living Online
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Says Yes With Mesh
 

 
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