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12:55 PM ET, May 7, 2008

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Larry Alder / Official Google Blog:
Investing in the future of the open Internet  —  As you may have read, Google, Comcast, Intel Capital, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Trilogy Equity Partners have entered into an agreement to invest $3.2 billion in a new wireless broadband company.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
$3.2 Billion WiMax Deal Goes Through.  Take Cover.  —  The deal to combine Sprint Nextel's and Clearwire's fledgling WiMax businesses that was rumored last March is finally expected to go through.  Comcast and Intel are supposed to put in $1 billion each; Time Warner, $550 million; Google …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Sprint, Clearwire Make It Official, Form WiMax Venture  —  Sprint (S) and Clearwire (CLWR) this morning made it official, an announced the combination of their two projects to launch a nationwide wireless broadband service using WiMax technology.  —  The WSJ had most of the terms in their story yesterday …
Discussion: Techland
Clearwire News Room:
Sprint and Clearwire to combine WIMAX businesses, creating a new mobile broadband company  —  Intel, Google, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to Invest  —  $3.2 Billion in Combined Company, at Target Price of $20.00 per Share  —  Formation of New Company Brings Together …
Michelle Chapman / Associated Press:
Clearwire, Sprint Nextel to form $14.55B wireless company
Discussion: The Tech Report
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
It's official: Sprint, ClearWire merging WiMAX operations
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Bill Gates says Microsoft going ‘independent’ way  —  TOKYO - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday the company isn't pursuing other deals following the withdrawal of its $47.5 billion takeover bid for Yahoo.  —  He said in Tokyo that the company put “a lot of effort” …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Corporate Development Strategy Changing Daily  —  Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told the press in Tokyo yesterday that the company “isn't pursuing other deals following the withdrawal of its $47.5 billion takeover bid for Yahoo.”  Their experience dealing with Yahoo, apparently, has put them off acquisitions altogether.
Discussion: Associated Press
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Project Granola-Facebook Tastier Than Yahoo?
Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Considering 250GB Cap, Overage Fees  —  Insider provides details of new ‘protocol agnostic’ solution  —  A Comcast insider tells me the company is considering implementing very clear monthly caps, and may begin charging overage fees for customers who cross them.
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:   Comcast mulling metered access, 250GB monthly bandwidth caps
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Board: Still Room for Schmidt?  —  The Google CEO's spot on Apple's board could go from awkward to untenable as the search giant's mobile push brushes up against the iPhone  —  Until now, having Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt sit on Apple's (AAPL) board of directors has made a lot of sense.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
A $500 Million Week for Grand Theft Auto  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Grand Theft Auto IV, the latest iteration of the hit video game franchise, racked up first-week sales of $500 million, Take-Two Interactive, the game's publisher, plans to announce on Wednesday.  The report exceeded the sales expectations of analysts.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Live Mesh to get more competition — from Sun  —  At the opening day of JavaOne on May 6, Sun officials began laying out their vision for a future cloud-computing platform, code-named Hydrazine, that Sun plans to field against competitive offerings from Microsoft, Google, Amazon and others.
Discussion: Wide Awake Developers and eWeek
Zero / WabiSabiLabi's blog:
Partnership announcement with OneShield Security  —  WSL is proud to announce a partnership with OneShield Security for the production of a UTM appliance.  The appliance will intergrate a 0day preemtpive engine, based on the knowledge coming from WSL's marketplace and will be based …
Discussion: InfoWorld
CNN:
Viacom Chairman: Won't Tolerate Piracy By Video Sharing Web Sites  —  SEOUL -(Dow Jones)- Sumner Redstone, executive chairman of Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIAB) and CBS Corp. (CBS), Tuesday called on Internet operators to step up protection of content providers' copyrights and reiterated …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Brightkite: A bright future for mobile social networking?  —  “Do you have a Brightkite invite yet?”  —  I was asked that question at least three times at last month's Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, one of those gatherings where an invitation to the latest private-beta social network is a coveted status symbol.
Michael Perry / Reuters:
Pope goes digital to better connect with youth  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict will text message thousands of young Catholics on their mobile phones during World Youth Day in Sydney in July, hoping going digital will help him connect better with a younger audience.
 
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
FORA.tv Raises $4 Million Round from Hearst, Adobe, Others
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
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Web 2.0, Please Meet Your Host, the Internet
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
$1 Billion of Cash Flow For Yahoo-Google Search Deal? Keep Dreaming
Discussion: CNET News.com
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Apple rolls out 5th beta of iPhone SDK, UIKit still in flux
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BT Fusion rises again
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Test: Does Your ISP Slow Down BitTorrent Traffic?
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Mozilla's Tower of Babel, Powered by Mindtouch
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