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
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: Open Source Culture, Smalltalk Tidbits … and SocialTwister.com
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Source Culture: Crowdsourcing, Open Source, and Web 2.0
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: The Army of Davids Expands
House panel votes for Net neutrality — WASHINGTON—A bill that seeks to prevent broadband providers from offering an exclusive high-speed lane for video and other services has taken a step closer to becoming law. — By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines …
Discussion: paidContent.org, Linux Journal, dailywireless.org and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Doc Searls / Linux Journal: Localizing the Broadband Battle
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
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: More on the Spaces URL change
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
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: RIAA's next moves in Washington — It must be a good time to be at the helm of the Recording Industry Association of America. — The RIAA, the primary trade association for the American recording industry with a $27.7 million annual budget, is enjoying a string of recent political and legal victories.
Discussion: Techdirt and Geek News Central …
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
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
Bob Russell / MobileRead Networks: Just what we needed - another picture format
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
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
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: Zatz Not Funny, Gizmodo, eHomeUpgrade and LawGeek
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Cablevision Sued over Planned Network DVR Service
Jason Schultz / LawGeek: Hollywood sues Cablevision over remote DVR service
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?
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Review: Sony Vaio VGN-UX50 handheld PC — It's rare that a new product causes as much of a buzz as that surrounding Sony's take on the UMPC that was announced here in Tokyo on May 16. Looking at the VGN-UX50 handheld PC in the flesh, as we have been doing for the last week, makes it easy to understand at least a little of the hype.
Discussion: Engadget, Ubergizmo and jkOnTheRun
Ryan Block / Engadget: Vaio UX reviewed
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Digital World Tokyo reviews the Sony UX
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.
Discussion: 21talks and VoIP Watch
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: SightSpeed now rings on mobile phones
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Dan Farber on the New SightSpeed
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?
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