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1:15 PM ET, May 25, 2006

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Reuters:
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. …
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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
Associated Press:
Yahoo and eBay in multiyear partnership
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.
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Windows Media Photo Specification  —  Windows Media Photo is a new file format for continuous-tone still images that surpasses the limitations of existing image formats.  Windows Media Photo supports a wide range of features including:  —  Multiple color formats for display or print
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.
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.
Discussion: Engadget
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Bloomberg:
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 …
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: Digital Micro-Markets and Techdirt
hosting.mansellgroup.net:
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
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Vonage IPO: A New Way To Piss Off Your Customers  —  I don't mean to jump on the sick-horse-kicking bandwagon, but it appears Vonage has invented a new kind of leverage.  The company reserved about 14% of its IPO shares for its customers.  In other circumstances, this might be seen as a perk: Buy the service, get hot stock.
 
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Net neutrality fans pressure U.S. Senate
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Starbucks downscales its Hear Music strategy
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft folds new features into mapping service
Sylvia Carr / CNET News.com:
Mozilla CEO: Why we're still shunned by corporate IT
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Colin Campbell / next-gen.biz:
Doubts Over Pre-owned PS3 Bombshell