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1:15 AM ET, April 29, 2008


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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 …
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
What Twitter brings to the party  —  To this point, I have avoided getting into the conversations weighing the value and future of Twitter, FriendFeed, and the latest generation of community communications services.  They clearly represent an evolution of instant messaging and the triumph of the feed.
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
Twitter: Where Nobody Knows Your Name - Yet ?
Discussion: The Real McCrea
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Much Is Twitter Worth?  —  Yesterday CNET's Charles …
Discussion: Webomatica and The Social Web
Mathew /   Twitter: more mainstream than it looks
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cox Buys Ad Network Adify For $300M  —  Heard through the electronic grapevine and haven't been able to confirm: Cox Enterprises, the privately-held parent of Cox Newspapers and Cox Communications, is buying Adify, one of few remaining online ad networks of significant scale.  Supposed Purchase price: $300 million.
Rafat Ali /
Online Ad Network Adify Sold To Cox Communications For $300 Million Plus Earnout
Discussion: alarm:clock
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ad Platform Adify Sold To Cox Enterprises For $300 Million (Updated: Confirmation)
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 …
Wendy Tanaka / Forbes:
Microsoft's Hostile Play
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Hans Reiser Guilty of First Degree Murder  —  OAKLAND, California — Jurors found Linux programmer Hans Reiser guilty of first degree murder on Monday, concluding he killed his estranged wife in 2006.  The verdict followed a nearly six-month trial and nearly three days of deliberation
Jake Coyle / Associated Press:
MySpace unveils new karaoke feature  —  NEW YORK - You're sitting at home online and suddenly you get an irresistible urge.  You absolutely have to belt out R. Kelly's “I Believe I Can Fly” and share it with the world.  —  You now have that ability, thanks to the new MySpace Karaoke …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Two Years Later, MySpace Karaoke Launches
Discussion: Mashable!
3GHz iMac's CPU overclocked, not next-gen  —  The 3.06GHz processor and fellow chips in Apple's new iMacs are part of a special run of Intel's existing technology rather than an early introduction of Centrino 2 technology, Intel has confirmed with Electronista.
Discussion: MacUser, CrunchGear and Engadget
Apple Updates iMac
Greg Sandoval / CNET
RIAA files copyright suit against Project Playlist  —  The recording industry has filed a lawsuit alleging that Project Playlist, the company that provides an embeddable music player most often used at MySpace and Facebook, has violated its copyright.  —  According to a copy of the complaint obtained …
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).
Tom Foremski / IMHO:
Where's the next new thing in Silicon Valley?  —  Excellent article by Jeff Nolan, an ex-VC, writing in on venture capital investments and locating the next big thing.  —  Incrementalism and “The New New Thing” - With all the venture capital moving around in the Silicon Valley, where is the real innovation?
Nathan McFeters / Zero Day:
Developers at fault?  SQL Injection attacks lead to wide-spread compromise of IIS servers  —  There's been a lot of noise and violent thrashing over the last couple days regarding a flaw that was originally believed to be a flaw in Microsoft's IIS (Internet Information Server) …
Discussion: TG Daily
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).
Erica Ogg / CNET
Lenovo's 11-inch IdeaPad now available  —  Lenovo first introduced its new consumer notebook line, IdeaPad, back at CES in January.  Now, the smallest—and arguably best-looking—of the bunch is set to ship to consumers very soon.  —  The U110, Lenovo's foray into consumer-oriented ultraportable notebooks …
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechSpot
Greg Sandoval / CNET
MySpace wins suit against ‘spam king’  —  Sanford Wallace, the so-called spam king, has often been accused of sending annoying messages that are typically ignored by the recipient.  Perhaps he considered a series of court orders as something he could blow off.  —  If he did he was wrong.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Blodget Says Facebook Is Only Worth $9 Billion, Hypothetically Speaking  —  Putting a value on private companies is hard enough for insiders and venture capitalists who have full access to the company's financial statements.  When outsiders try to do it, even well-informed ones, it is nothing more than a guessing game.
Chris Lynn / socialTNT:
“Top Tech Bloggers Define Web 2.0″  —  Last week, all eyes were on San Francisco.  Up north in Sonoma, the NewComm Forum debated how to incorporate social media technologies with communications (Step 1: Add socialTNT to RSS reader).  Down in the city, the tech community rallied around the Web 2.0 Expo.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Yelp Lets Businesses Fight Back  —  Local businesses have a love/hate relationship with review site Yelp: The site sends new customer leads to the businesses reviewed.  But businesses can also be reviewed (and trashed) without even knowing Yelp exists.  —  Businesses like Oakland coffee …
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Malware authors turn to EULAs to protect their work
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Hospital techies urge limits on ‘white space’ Wi-Fi
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