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1:20 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 …
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 …
Fred / A VC:
Where Will YHOO Close Today?
Saul Hansell / Bits:   Who Is Buying Yahoo Shares Today?
Joseph Weisenthal /
Yahoo: ‘Ok, So Now What?’ …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
After Deal Dies, Yahoo Weighs Its Next Move
Discussion: BoomTown and Mini-Microsoft
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: MacRumors, Electronista and TmoNews
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
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 …
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 …
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
Karl / DSLreports:
Google Realizes Their 700Mhz Win Wasn't Much of One …
Discussion: WebProNews
Rafat Ali /
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, has learned.
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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.
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
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.
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
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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The way of the DB Dodo
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Mobile TV Spreading in Europe and to the U.S.
David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs Stakes Out the TV Den
Discussion: CrunchGear
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
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