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Yahoo! Search blog:
Great Tastes That Go Great Together  —  I've been a big fan of, the social bookmarking service Joshua Schachter created, for quite a while now.  So much so that when Dave Taylor recently asked for "experts" to help explain What's so cool about, I was glad to masquerade as an expert.
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
A Delicious Eight Months  —  On April 14th, we closed an investment in Delicious.  We wrote about our initial investment here.  —  Eight months later, Delicious has been sold to Yahoo!.  The news is on the Delicious blog.  —  We are thrilled to see Joshua Schachter …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:  - Yahoo Acquires  —  I just got off an instant message conversation with Joshua Schachter, the founder of  I was asking him for any comment on the Yahoo acquisition rumors and he pointed me to the blog.  —  Yahoo has acquired
Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo! buys  —  Yahoo continues with its Web 2.0 makeover.  The company snapped up the bookmarking service today, according to a post by founder Joshua Schachter on his website.  "We look forward to bringing you new features and more servers in the future," he writes.
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Tag It: Acqusition, Yahoo Acquires  —  Even developing their own MyWeb 2.0 (tag, save, share service) and the Yahoo 360 set of services, Yahoo still wants more assets in the community building, tagging, and folksonomy arena.  Accordingly, we've learned that has now been acquired by Yahoo.
Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
Social Media Consolidation Act 8: Yahoo takes out  —  First, I apologize for my complete silence over the past week or so, but I have been completely swamped by a number of things - that I can't talk about yet, and I have just returned from Paris where I spoke at the excellent Les Blogs 2.0 organized by my buddy Loic.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo! buys  —  Yahoo! has bought social bookmarking site for an undisclosed amount.  Joshua Schachter posted an announcement to the blog and mentions Yahoo!'s ability to help scale and keep pace with it's growing user base and site usage.
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Burp!  —  Yahoo eats  —  There's an 'icky' in 'sticky'.  —  Just a thought.  —  It's alive!  —  Syndication and the Live Web Economy is my latest in Linux Journal.  (And just under the wire for the Syndicate conference that starts Monday.)  One point: … And another:
Greg Yardley / Greg Yardley's Internet Blog: acquisition shows community valuable
Heather Green / Blogspotting:   Yahoo Snaps Up
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Mark Ward / BBC:
Sony BMG repents over CD debacle  —  Technology correspondent, BBC News website  —  Sony BMG is rethinking its anti-piracy policy following weeks of criticism over the copy protection used on CDs.  —  The head of Sony BMG's global digital business, Thomas Hesse, told the BBC that the company was "re-evaluating" its current methods.
BBC:   Anti-piracy CD problems vex Sony
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
CD Copy Protection: The Road to Spyware
mobile jones:
The Carnival of the Mobilists Volume1 Issue8  —  Presenting: The Carnvial of the Mobilists.  This week's CoM features some outstanding observations, analysis and commentary across a range of important topics on mobility.  I'm excited by the number of contributions and quality of articles in this week's CoM.
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
Comcast Seeks Edge In Phone Service  —  Comcast Corp. next week plans to roll out Internet phone service in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland to try to steal customers from Verizon Communications Inc.  —  U.S. cable and phone companies are increasingly competing directly by trying …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Google sucks, there I said it  —  I wonder if it's Google or me, but I can't seem to get behind anything they do these days.  The latest abomination is "web clips" inside Gmail.  Everything about it is irritating.  —  First, why can't they call it RSS.  That's what it's called.  Not good enough for Google.
Washington Post:
Smartbomb  —  The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution  —  After immersing themselves in the video game culture by attending gaming conventions, interviewing its inventors and entrepreneurs, along with researching the history of the industry and its influence …
Discussion: Kotaku
Mark Boslet /
Advertisers Welcome Possible Microsoft-AOL Deal  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. (Dow Jones)-Internet advertisers say they welcome the added competition a Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) pact with Time Warner Inc.'s (TWX) AOL Web site might bring the market.  —  But they don't appear likely to shift large amounts advertising …

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