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! (YHOO:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) and eBay (EBAY:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) cut an alliance Thursday to fight the growing threat posed by Google (GOOG:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take).
Yahoo and eBay in multiyear partnership — MAY. 25 8:41 A.M. ET Yahoo Inc. and eBay Inc. Thursday announced plans for a multiyear advertising partnership to extend customer reach on the Web, sending shares of both companies up in premarket trading. — The agreement calls for Yahoo to become …
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
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: Search Engine Lowdown and Search Engine Journal
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: JP Morgan: Yahoo and eBay "Most Likely" Large-Caps to Couple
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.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft, Alec Saunders .LOG, Thomas Hawk's Digital …, Digital Inspiration, M-Dollar and JD on EP
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft: MICROSOFT TAKING ON JPEG; ABOUT DAMN TIME!
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Microsoft vs. JPEG
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: After PDF, Microsoft eyeing JPG File Format
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
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
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
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: Techdirt and Digital Micro-Markets
Nick / Rough Type:
The death of Wikipedia — Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that "anyone can edit," was a nice experiment in the "democratization" of publishing, but it didn't quite work out. Wikipedia is dead. It died the way the pure products of idealism always do, slowly and quietly and largely in secret, through the corrosive process of compromise.
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Nick Carr is the New Dave Winer
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Realistic expectations for Wikipedia
GeekyGirl Dawn Foster / Open Source Culture: Wikipedia: Premature Death or Evolution?
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: The great Wikipedia debate
Matt Asay / Open Sources: Open source publishing is Lulu
Mwelch / Business Filter: The great Wikipedia debate
Steve Bryant / InterMedia: Today in Hyperbole: Wikipedia is Dead
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: Wikipedia, De-skilling, and The Wisdom Of Darts
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: The death of Wikipedia — Wikipedia died last Friday, according to Nicholas Carr.
Charles Ar / Guardian Unlimited: Wikipedia is dead, says Nick Carr; and it's hard to disagree (updated)
Delicategenius / Delicate Genius Blog: Wikipedia and it's evolution
John Dowdell / JD on EP: Wikipedia ain't dead: Nicholas Carr goes all parrot-y …
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Attention Deficit Disorder
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 …
Discussion: Engadget 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.
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
Sylvia Carr / CNET News.com:
Mozilla CEO: Why we're still shunned by corporate IT — Mozilla, maker of the open-source Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail client, says a reliance on proprietary technologies is still an obstacle for IT directors looking to deploy open source in the enterprise.
Discussion: Open Sources
Aman Batheja / Dallas Star-Telegram:
Dell plans to open first store in Dallas — Dell will open its first store this summer, in Dallas, an experiment that could be a turning point in the history of the Round Rock-based computer maker. — The store, at NorthPark Center, will not carry inventory, Dell spokesman Venancio Figueroa said.
Discussion: Rational rants, Gizmodo, Digital Inspiration and BetaNews