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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Yahoo to Lead Ad Sales in Microsoft Search Deal  —  Online Ad Business Braces for Shakeup as Pact Gives Bing Nearly 30% of Market to Rival Google's 65%  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Microsoft and Yahoo tomorrow are expected to announce the search pact earlier reported by Advertising Age …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Struck-Will Be Announced Within Next 24 Hours  —  Multiple sources close to the situation said that the online search and advertising deal between Microsoft and Yahoo has been struck and will be announced within the next 24 hours.  —  While it is not clear if the actual papers …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo's Bing Deal Puts Delicious, BOSS & More at Risk  —  Multiple reports tonight say that Microsoft and Yahoo! will announce a deal tomorrow wherein Microsoft's Bing will become the new Yahoo! search engine and Yahoo! will sell ads against those search results on its site.
Discussion: LiveSide, TechCrunch, BoomTown and PC World, Thanks:atul
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo To Get 110 Percent of Search Revenue in First Two Years of Deal With Microsoft  —  Oh, the details keep rolling in about the terms of the Yahoo-Microsoft online advertising and search deal, which is expected to be announced sometime tomorrow.  —  According to several sources close to the situation …
Discussion: paidContent and Geek News Central, Thanks:kiranpatch
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
With Microsoft search deal Yahoo risks becoming AOL  —  Yahoo and Microsoft are expected to announce their long overdue search pact to seal an 18 month courtship.  While outsourcing search technology to Microsoft makes a lot of short-term financial sense the strategic impact remains to be seen.
Discussion: eWeek
Business Week:
Yahoo Gives In to Microsoft, Gives Up on Search
Discussion: digg.com
Biz / Twitter Blog:
New Front Page!  —  Today we're trying a redesigned front page for folks who are new to Twitter.com.  If you're a regular around these parts, then you won't notice the new look unless you sign out of your account.  Helping people access Twitter in more relevant and useful ways upon …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
New Twitter Homepage Goes Live With Search Front And Center  —  Twitter has just rolled out the new version of its homepage that new potential users will see, or users who are not logged in will see.  The design has been completely overhauled from the previous version which was fairly cluttered.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Sale Dead in the Water  —  Last month the BitTorrent community was shaken up when GGF publicly announced that it would take over The Pirate Bay and turn it into a legal outfit.  They said they would harvest computing resources from some of its users, money from others …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
iPhone Jailbreaking Could Crash Cellphone Towers, Apple Claims  —  The nation's cellphone networks could suffer “potentially catastrophic” cyberattacks by iPhone-wielding hackers at home and abroad if iPhone owners are permitted to legally jailbreak their shiny wireless devices — that's what Apple claims.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Palm's webOS gets a couple more apps — are the floodgates opening?  —  We're doing our darnedest not to be recklessly optimistic here, but after weeks and weeks of nothing, a few new somethings have sauntered into Palm's App Catalog.  If you'll recall, we actually heard earlier this month …
Discussion: IntoMobile
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The Official Palm Blog:
Get on-the-go restaurant reservations without any reservations
Discussion: SlashGear, Mashable! and all things Pre
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
How To Hijack ‘Every iPhone In The World’  —  On Thursday, two researchers plan to reveal an unpatched iPhone bug that could virally infect phones via SMS.  —  If you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character, Charlie Miller would suggest you turn the device off.
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
iPhone SMS attack to be unleashed at Black Hat
Thanks:atul
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
What if...Microsoft Had a Windows App Store?  —  I continue to think of my iPhone not as a phone but as a personal computer.  Which is why I continue to be so nonplussed about Apple's barring of some applications on the grounds that they compete with its own apps, and others at (reportedly) …
Spiegel Online:
‘Maybe Media Will Be a Hobby Rather than a Job’  —  In a SPIEGEL interview, Chris Anderson, the editor in chief of US technology and culture magazine Wired discusses the Internet's challenge to the traditional press, new business models on the Web and why he would rather read Twitter than a daily newspaper.
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft names new PR chief (again)  —  Microsoft said on Tuesday that it has tapped Frank Shaw, a longtime executive from its Waggener Edstrom PR agency, to serve as the software maker's vice president of corporate communications.  —  Shaw, who has headed the Microsoft account at the agency …
Discussion: Beyond Search
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Frank Shaw / Glass House:
Changing Stride  —  For the past 30 plus years, I've run the same way.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Has Wikipedia Created a Rorschach Cheat Sheet?  —  There are tests that have right answers, which are returned with a number on top in a red circle, and there are tests with open-ended questions, which provide insight into the test taker's mind.  —  The Rorschach test, a series …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
It Was AT&T  —  I just posted the following correction to today's earlier piece on the Google Voice/App Store thing:
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Pigs Fly As Facebook And Google Work Together On An Android App  —  Well, we never thought it would happen because of its intense rivalry with Google, but Facebook is almost ready to launch an official app for Android phones.  Hints are already popping up here and there, but I've been able to confirm it.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Former MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe Raising Money For New Venture  —  Just three months ago MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe found out he was being abruptly and rudely replaced by Owen Van Natta.  So what does the guy who built the biggest site on the Internet from scratch do next?
Discussion: TechFlash
Casey Ho / Google Mobile Blog:
The Iterative Web App: Links Got Shorter and Smarter  —  On April 7th, we announced a new version of Gmail for mobile for iPhone and Android-powered devices.  Among the improvements was a complete redesign of the web application's underlying code which allows us to more rapidly develop …
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Yahoo Mobile site gets iPhone overhaul, syncing  —  Yahoo has been busy.  Last week, it announced a new customizable homepage you can personalize by adding favorite Yahoo services and social networking modules.  On Tuesday, Yahoo unveiled a new iPhone-optimized design for the iPhone's Safari browser …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
The Case Against the Case Against Google  —  Is Google too powerful?  The Justice Department's Christine Varney thinks so.  As Fred Vogelstein reports in Wired, the attorney who represented Netscape during the federal government's long-running Microsoft antitrust case sees the tech world's newest giant …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
EU Vista, XP users will also get to vote IE off the island  —  Upon closer inspection, Microsoft's browser ballot proposal for the EU is much more drastic than one would expect.  Users will choose from up to 10 different browsers.  And it won't be limited to Windows 7 users …
Discussion: Engadget and Maximum PC all
Ben Sheffner / Ars Technica:
Tenenbaum P2P trial features prophetic warnings of doom  —  Joel Tenenbaum downloaded and distributed thousands of songs without paying for them, and continued to do so for years after he was sued by the major record labels for this very activity, charged Tim Reynolds, the record labels' lead attorney …
Larry Magid / CNET News:
Netgear & OpenDNS to block porn from the cloud  —  There are lots of Internet filtering products on the market that enable parents to block certain types of websites such as pornography, hate sites or sites that promote alcohol or drug use.  Most of these products run on PCs or Macs …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
AMD spinoff lands top chip company as customer  —  Globalfoundries, the manufacturing concern spun off from Advanced Micro Devices, plans to announce Wednesday that it has signed up STMicroelectronics—its first true outside customer.  —  Globalfoundries was created last year in order …
Discussion: internetnews.com and PC World
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
YC-Funded HighlightCam Makes It Easy To Remotely Watch Babies, Pets And Burglars  —  Live video monitoring systems are great — except for the fact that someone actually has to be watching for them to be of much use.  Even if that doesn't mean watching it live, that means pouring over hours …
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
U.S. supercomputing lead rings Sputnik-like alarm for Russia  —  Russia's President says country's ranking ‘very difficult’ when compared with America's  —  Computerworld - Russia's launch of Sputnik in 1957 triggered a crisis of confidence in the U.S. that helped drive the creation of a space program.
Discussion: kremlin.ru
 
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