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1:55 AM ET, May 5, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Prepares For A Black Monday  —  As everyone digests yesterday's extraordinary news around Microsoft's withdrawal of their Yahoo bid, the big rumor around the valley is that Yahoo is frantically trying to negotiate a deal with Google to outsource search advertising and get it announced before the markets open tomorrow.
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Jerry Yang / Yodel Anecdotal:
Ok, so now what?  —  The last 13 weeks have been a remarkable time here at Yahoo!.  We've been living under the microscope in a way we never have before.  There has been greater attention than ever on our strategy and our ability to execute against it.  Some even questioned whether Microsoft's …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Yahoo Shareholder on What Might Have Been  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo's second-largest shareholder said in an interview Sunday that he would have considered selling to Microsoft for slightly more than the $33 a share the company offered, yet for less than the $37 a share that Yahoo's board insisted on.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:   Yang betting on Y!Open to save Yahoo!
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Yahoo's AOL, Google deals still in the works
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Yahoo, News Corp talks have “cooled”: source
Anupreeta Das / Reuters:
Dissident Yahoo shareholder plans vote campaign
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
After Deal Dies, Yahoo Weighs Its Next Move
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Does Ballmer Need To Go?  —  Microsoft's dramatic decision this weekend to withdraw its offer for Yahoo and not pursue a hostile bid raises a whole host of questions.  What happens to Yahoo now?  What happens to Microsoft?  Or is this just a tactic to drive down the price of Yahoo's shares …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ballmer's Out? When Pigs Fly!
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Ballmer now looking for other companies to not buy
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
At Amazon, Sun Coming Out From the Cloud  —  Sun Microsystems is getting ready to talk about its cloud computing efforts, including some kind of a deal with Amazon for its Amazon Web Services, according to CEO Jonathan Schwartz, who delivered a short keynote at Startup Camp in San Francisco.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Sun adds support for Amazon Web services, targets start-ups
Discussion: InfoWorld and CNET News.com
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Publisher Tested the Waters Online, Then Dove In  —  It may be a niche publisher, but the International Data Group has been working out the answers to some big mainstream questions.  The biggest one: Can print media survive the transition to the Internet?  —  The question has taken on new urgency lately.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Facebook Apps: Why they're focused on fun instead of utility  —  There's recently been some discussion that Facebook apps are silly and pointless, as proven by the categorization of apps on Facebook.  The question is, why is this true?  —  Ben Rattray from Change.org recently sent me a great e-mail …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Xobni launches email organizer for Outlook  —  Xobni, the San Francisco company we raved about last year that offers a way to better organize your email from Outlook, is launching publicly with its test version.  —  Its key feature is a sidebar in your inbox that shows you profiles of the people you're corresponding with.
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Yoono now offering an elegant solution to social networking clutter  —  Note: Yoono is in private beta.  We've got invites set aside for Webware readers.  To get yours see the link at the end of the post.  —  Tonight Yoono, a browser add-on for discovering and sharing Web content …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
The Ala Carting of Video on the Net - Will it lead to disaster ?  —  Craig Moffett of Bernstein Research wrote an amazing report entitled And Now for the News...The Emperor Has No Clothes".  If you can get a copy, read it.  Starting with the disappointing but expected news that journalism …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Lycos Cinema: More Social Than Hulu, But With A Lot Less Content  —  Lycos might be one of the last names you'd expect to see associated with the online video darlings YouTube and Hulu.  The search-engine-cum-internet-portal that rose to international popularity in the late 90s before crashing …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Xconomy
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
4 million iTunes songs disappear, speculations abound  —  Last week, Apple's iTunes Store turned 5 years old.  Now the blogosphere is buzzing with the fact that Apple said they had over “10 million” songs in their library, then later changed the page to say “6 million.”
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0
 
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