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12:45 PM ET, May 5, 2008

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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 …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs' Reaction: “I Need Some Prozac”  —  Be careful what you wish for, Jerry Yang.  —  Because after talking to a dozen Yahoo (YHOO) execs over the weekend after the Microsoft (MSFT) takeover deal cratered, most of whom are vice presidents or above, I have to say that your stock drop …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Stock Plunges After Microsoft Backs Off  —  After Microsoft withdrew its $33-a-share offer for Yahoo on Saturday, the question was how far Yahoo's stock would drop.  On Monday morning, the markets gave an initial answer: plenty.  —  Shortly before 11 a.m., Yahoo's shares were off about 16 percent …
Wall Street Journal:
Giving Up on Yahoo, Microsoft Rethinks Its Internet Options  —  Software Giant Cites Divide Over Price; The Google Factor  —  Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Jerry Yang didn't really want Microsoft Corp. to buy his company.  By Saturday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer didn't want that either …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo: ‘Ok, So Now What?’ …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
After Deal Dies, Yahoo Weighs Its Next Move
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Yahoo Shareholder on What Might Have Been
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Can Be Liberated - Here's How  —  Over the last few days a number of popular bloggers have complained, loudly, that it's time to ditch Twitter and move to a decentralized version of the service that won't go down every time usage spikes.  Generally services like Twitter …
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Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:   Can a Company Recover from a Lack of Business Model?
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Killing Twitter Before It Can hurt Us
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry “Niagara”: The 3G-less BlackBerry 9000  —  So you know how we've been talking about the BlackBerry 9000's ridiculously high selling price?  Well, it looks like RIM is gearing up to launch a 3G-less BlackBerry 9000 so to speak.  It looks pretty similar but there are also a few changes …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Hoping For Ungodly Returns: Christian Video Sharing Site GodTube Gets $30 Million Funding  —  GodTube, one of the fast growing Christian online video sharing and social networking sites, has received a big $30 million funding round from hedge fund GLG Partners, paidContent.org has learned.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amazon Now Serving OpenSolaris on EC2  —  During our on-stage chat at Startup Camp, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz hinted at some big news involving Amazon and its web services.  Today, the company officially announced:  — Sun's OpenSolaris OS will be available …
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Sun's ‘Project Copy Linux’ goes commercial
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Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
AP launches news service geared for iPhone  —  AP and member newspapers launch mobile news service geared for Apple's iPhone  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and more than 100 of its member newspapers are launching a service Monday that will make news stories available on Apple Inc.'s iPhone and other mobile devices.
Todd Bishop / San Francisco Chronicle:
Apple takes a bite of tech industry cash  —  The biggest cash pile in the technology industry historically has belonged to Microsoft Corp., but now it has some company, and it's a familiar name: Apple Inc.  —  Microsoft has reduced its cash balance to $26.3 billion through large stock buybacks, dividends and acquisitions.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
What's happening at LinkedIn?  Is it getting bought?  —  Something's up at business social network LinkedIn.  The Mountain View, Calif. company's board meeting last week went way over the scheduled time, and sources tell us there's some “good” news coming.
Discussion: WebProNews and Socialized Software
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Mobile TV Spreading in Europe and to the U.S.  —  BERLIN — Every day in Switzerland, 40,000 people watch a 100-second television news broadcast on their cellphones.  In Italy, a million people pay as much as 19 euros each ($29) a month to watch up to a dozen mobile TV channels.
Times of India:
China mounts cyber attacks on Indian sites  —  NEW DELHI: China's cyber warfare army is marching on, and India is suffering silently.  Over the past one and a half years, officials said, China has mounted almost daily attacks on Indian computer networks, both government and private, showing its intent and capability.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
T-Mobile clears everything up: 3G rollout (with data) is on  —  Great news, T-Mobile USA fans — the roller coaster ride is finally over.  After we thought T-Mobile's 3G network was but moments away from launching, we soon found that data may be left out.  Oddly enough, a few reports hailing …
Discussion: GigaOM and TmoNews
Matt / Xobni:
Xobni Launches Public Beta  —  Today is an exciting day for everyone at Xobni.  After seven months of invite-only beta, and over two years of product development, we're proud to announce that Xobni is now publicly available for anyone to download.  Xobni can be downloaded for free here.
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Yahoo shares fall nearly 20 percent on open
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
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David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs Stakes Out the TV Den
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