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2:00 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, the markets gave an initial answer: plenty.  —  At 12:20 p.m., Yahoo's shares were off about 14 percent …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Who Is Buying Yahoo Shares Today?  —  At least in the short term, many Yahoo shareholders are regretting that they didn't sell their stock last week, when it looked like discussions with Microsoft might result in a buyout.  —  Yahoo shares plunged this morning after Microsoft abandoned the talks, opening at $23.03.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Yahoo (YHOO) Blew The Microsoft (MSFT) Deal, Part 1  —  The most interesting story to emerge since Microsoft (MSFT) withdrew its bid for Yahoo (YHOO) is that the companies are disputing the circumstances of Microsoft's $33 offer.  This is important for three reasons:
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo: ‘Ok, So Now What?’ …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
T-Mobile clears everything up: 3G rollout (with data) is on in NYC  —  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.
Discussion: Techland, Electronista and TmoNews
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Finally, T-Mobile Launches a U.S. 3G Network  —  T-Mobile USA, the company known for its ultra-affordable voice plans, is launching its 3G Network in New York City, ushering in what we hope will be competition in the market leading to the lowering of 3G data costs for mobile phone users.
Discussion: MuniWireless
Arn / MacRumors:
T-Mobile Confirms 3G iPhone in Austria?  —  According to Austrian newspaper Der Standard, T-Mobile Austria has confirmed the 3G iPhone.  According to the article, T-Mobile announced at press conference in Vienna that the 3G (UMTS) version of the iPhone will soon be available and that Austria will be the test market for the new phone.
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Sun Delivers OpenSolaris, NetBeans Updates  —  The company adds PHP support to NetBeans, ships NetBeans 6.1 and releases OpenSolaris.  —  Sun Microsystems is kicking off this JavaOne week with a host of news around its OpenSolaris operating system and NetBeans IDE.
Discussion: GigaOM and VentureBeat
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Heather Havenstein / Computerworld:
Sun debuts OpenSolaris; OS to be served up on Amazon EC2
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Google Accuses Verizon of Planning to Dodge 700 MHz Open Access Rules  —  On Friday, Google urged the FCC to block Verizon Wireless' $4.7 successful bid for the C Block band of spectrum in the recently completed 700 MHz auction unless Verizon is forced to agree that open access rules apply to handsets it provides its own customers.
Discussion: Capitol Valley
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Karl / DSLreports:
Google Realizes Their 700Mhz Win Wasn't Much of One …
Discussion: WebProNews
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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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
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.
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
AP launches news service geared for iPhone  —  NEW YORK - 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.  —  AP had announced the Mobile News Network at its annual meeting April 14 in Washington.
Mark Davis / Official Google Blog:
Moving to Unicode 5.1  —  Google has just begun supporting Unicode 5.1, less than one month after it was released.  It's now available in search, so people speaking languages such as Malayalam can now search for words containing the new characters in Unicode 5.1.
 
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Includes Chinese Handwriting Recognition in iPhone 2.0 Beta
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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US court orders online advertiser to use ‘negative keywords’
Discussion: Slashdot
New Scientist:
Eye-tracking interface means gamers' looks can kill
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Vid-Biz: Accenture, CBS, Family Guy
Discussion: Business Wire and TVWeek.com
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
“Grand Theft Auto” simplifies song purchasing
Discussion: Kotaku
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Free AT&T WiFi for iPhone users not currently accessible
Discussion: Computerworld
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Zune spec spot “Music is life”
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