Yahoo, eBay form Web advertising alliance — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (NasdaqNM:YHOO - News) and Web auctioneer eBay (NasdaqNM:EBAY - News) on Thursday announced a partnership designed to boost their position against Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT - News) and Web search leader Google Inc. …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog: Yahoo, eBay partner
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Yahoo & eBay vs. Microsoft, Google?
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: JP Morgan: Yahoo and eBay "Most Likely" Large-Caps to Couple
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Yahoo, EBay Announce Web Partnership — Yahoo and eBay, two giants of Internet commerce, announced a "strategic alliance" today clearly aimed at rivals Google and Microsoft in the ongoing war for billions of dollars in market share on the Worldwide Web. — The companies, in a joint statement …
Jonathan Berr / TheStreet.com: Yahoo!, eBay in Search, Ad Pact
Yahoo and eBay in multiyear partnership
Yahoo and eBay in multiyear partnership
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and Screenwerk
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: eBay & Yahoo Partner On Graphical Ads, Other Areas
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Yahoo! + eBay Alliance Confirmed
Jeff Howe / Wired News:
The Rise of Crowdsourcing … 1. The Professional — Claudia Menashe needed pictures of sick people. A project director at the National Health Museum in Washington, DC, Menashe was putting together a series of interactive kiosks devoted to potential pandemics like the avian flu.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and SocialTwister.com
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: The Army of Davids Expands
Erling Ellingsen / Medallia Blog:
SmackBook Pro … I usually keep two 20" screens side by side on my desk, so I can code on one and test on the other. I find I can work much faster if I can just make a change in Eclipse, and by the time I turn my head to the other screen, the tests have already run.
Discussion: Lifehacker, Gizmodo, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and THE RAW FEED
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft shows off JPEG rival — SEATTLE—If it is up to Microsoft, the omnipresent JPEG image format will be replaced by Windows Media Photo. — The software maker detailed the new image format Wednesday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference here.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: MICROSOFT TAKING ON JPEG; ABOUT DAMN TIME!
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: After PDF, Microsoft eyeing JPG File Format
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Microsoft vs. JPEG
Windows Media Photo Specification
Windows Media Photo Specification
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, Alice Hill's Real Tech News and The Test Bed
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: And when we're through with JPEG, we'll reinvent the wheel
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Windows Media Photo to Challenge JPEG?
Marc Delehanty / The Test Bed: Microsoft takes on JPEG with new WMP format
MSN Spaces Now Largest Blogging Service Worldwide — comScore Media Metrix rankings show more than 100 million unique visitors connected with each other through Microsoft's MSN Spaces in April. — REDMOND, Wash. — May 24, 2006 — MSN® Spaces is the most widely used blogging service worldwide …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: MSN SPACES OFFICIALLY NUMBER ONE
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: MSN Spaces Has Beaten Blogger
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
MPAA accused of hiring a hacker — The Motion Picture Association of America hired a hacker to steal information from a company that the MPAA has accused of helping copyright violators, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. — The lawsuit (click for PDF), filed in U.S. District Court …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: What do you mean you thought it was a good idea to draw up a contract?
Justin Mann / TechSpot: MPAA sued for using hacker to steal private files
Chris Nerney / Datamation IT News Blog: Spy vs. Torrentspy
Michael Astor / Associated Press:
Google to shut down Orkut communities — RIO DE JANEIRO — Google (GOOG) said Wednesday that it has agreed to shut down some communities on its popular Orkut social networking site because the Brazilian government says they advocate violence and human rights violations.
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog
Hitwise Data Shows Overall Visits to Video Search Sites Up 164% — New York, May 24, 2006 -According to Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service, the market share of Internet visits to the 10 leading online video sites has increased by 164 percent in the past three months …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Screenwerk and Search Engine Watch Blog
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Will Fox Buy YouTube?
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog: YouTube Dominant, Now an Acquisition Target?
Nintendo Forecasts Annual Profit Drop on Stronger Yen (Update2) — May 25 (Bloomberg) — Nintendo Co., the world's biggest maker of handheld video-game players, said profit will fall 34 percent this fiscal year as a stronger yen cuts the value of overseas assets and curbs gains from the sale of new consoles.
Discussion: Joystiq and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: Wii won't be more than $250 says Nintendo
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Wii Pricing comes out
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Cablevision sued over planned DVR service — MAY. 25 12:29 A.M. ET Hollywood studios and TV networks are asking a federal court to stop a video recording service that Cablevision Systems Corp. planned to start offering next month. — The companies sued Cablevision, the nation's sixth …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Zatz Not Funny and LawGeek
Sprint eyes media options, talks to Sling Media — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. is talking to media technology developer Sling Media Inc. and other companies to help it make its mobile entertainment services more appealing, an executive said on Wednesday.
Om Malik / GigaOM: Sprint Likes Place Shifting
Gert Stahl / G-Stahl.com:
MacBook's vent blocked — This is either the most self-explanatory observation or something Apple's production process has overlooked. In the first case I hope you forgive me:) — Just as many other MacBooks, mine got really hot and that got me a bit concerned.
Ryan Block / Engadget: MacBooks packin' heat due to covered up vent?
Lilly Rockwell / Austin American-Statesman:
Starbucks downscales its Hear Music strategy — AUSTIN, Texas — Dean Teffer comes to Starbucks for the coffee, often lugging his laptop and work with him. — Hunched over a table, Teffer, 35, doesn't even glance at the four CD-burning kiosks behind him. And why should he?
Discussion: Techdirt, Coolfer and Digital Music News
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SightSpeed 5.0 beta adds new video codec — SightSpeed released a beta download of its 5.0 version (it's confusingly labeled version 4.6) of its IP video and voice service last night, with a bunch of new features, listed below. The highlight of the beta is a new codec that improves video clarity and resolution.
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: SightSpeed now rings on mobile phones
ABRY vs. Providence: The Resolution — Ever since ABRY Partners first sued Providence Equity Partners for financial fraud, I've felt that the case would be lose-lose for all involved. Were ABRY to be vindicated by verdict, it still could have been considered a litigious firm that conducted lackluster due diligence.
Discussion: alarm:clock euro and SiliconBeat
Valerie Thompson / alarm:clock euro: IPO Will Give Trolltech's Trolls A New Reason To Dance
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Is Sequoia jumping on the green-tech bandwaggon?