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. …
Discussion: The Social Software Weblog, The 360, SearchViews, Digital Micro-Markets and Search Engine Journal
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog: Yahoo, eBay partner
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets: Yahoo & eBay vs. Microsoft, Google?
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
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: Alice Hill's Real Tech News and The Test Bed
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
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, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and Gizmodo
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?
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 …
Discussion: TechSpot, Datamation IT News Blog, Digital Micro-Markets and Techdirt
Justin Mann / TechSpot: MPAA sued for using hacker to steal private files
Chris Nerney / Datamation IT News Blog: Spy vs. Torrentspy
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 …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: The Army of Davids Expands
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
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft lays plans for 'Vistagami' tablets — With the first Origami devices out the door, Microsoft is setting its sights on the next generation of tiny tablet PCs—products known within the company as "Vistagami" devices. — The new minitablets are likely to resemble the first of the ultramobile PCs …
Discussion: Engadget, Incremental Blogger and Life On the Wicked Stage
Evan Blass / Engadget: Microsoft already planning "Vistagami" UMPCs
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Vistagami? — Yeah, you read the title right.
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
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
Pupils perform 'alarming' feat — A high-pitched alarm which cannot be heard by adults has been hijacked by schoolchildren to create ringtones so they can get away with using phones in class. — Techno-savvy pupils have adapted the Mosquito alarm, used to drive teenage gangs away from shopping centres.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile, MIT Advertising Lab, Boing Boing and ringtonia.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile: "Stealth ringtone" can only be heard by teens
Ilya Vedrashko / MIT Advertising Lab: Can Ultrasonic Teen Repellent Be Used in Advertising?
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Kids turn "teen repellent" sound into teacher-proof ringtone
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 …
Discussion: Things That, Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life and InsideMicrosoft
Plaxo Teams With JAJAH to Add Click to Call to Plaxo Smart Address Book — Plaxo Members Can Now Enjoy the Benefit of Simple, Cheap Calls Without Headphones, Microphones, or Software Downloads — Plaxo(R), Inc., creator of the smart address book, today announced Plaxo Click to Call …
Discussion: 21talks and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Nuno Bastei / 21talks: Jajah has an European cousin: Talkety
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: SiliconBeat and alarm:clock euro
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Is Sequoia jumping on the green-tech bandwaggon?
Valerie Thompson / alarm:clock euro: IPO Will Give Trolltech's Trolls A New Reason To Dance