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: SearchViews, Digital Micro-Markets, Search Engine Lowdown and Search Engine Journal
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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.
Discussion: The Ponderings of Woodrow, CNET News.com, mathewingram.com/work, The Browser, Mark Evans and Paul Kedrosky's …
Woodrow / The Ponderings of Woodrow: Vonage Customers hurt by IPO allocation?...I'm going to need a very small violin
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com: Vonage shares slide on first day
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: Use VOIP to call your broker — and sell
Owen Thomas / The Browser: Vonage IPO disconnects users from wallets
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Early Testers Hit Vista Beta 2 Snags — The first testers managing to download Windows Vista 2 bits are reporting in. They say it's not all smooth sailing, and are encountering everything from driver and app compatibility problems, to red-hot laptops. — SEATTLE - A day after Microsoft …
Discussion: Valleywag, Microsoft News Tracker, Chris Pirillo and Geoff Coupe's Blog
Canon considers halting film cameras — Market for compact and single lens reflex models shrinking — TOKYO - Japan's Canon Inc. said on Thursday that it would consider halting development of new film cameras as it focuses resources on digital models, the latest sign of the rapidly fading role of film in photography.
Marc Perton / Engadget: Canon may quit film camera business