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12:05 AM ET, February 11, 2008

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Times of London:
Yahoo! set to revive merger talks with AOL after rejecting hostile takeover  —  Yahoo! is seeking to restart merger talks with AOL as a means of defending itself against the $45 billion (£23 billion) hostile bid approach from Microsoft, The Times has learnt.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yahoo and AOL: Desperation squared  —  The Times is reporting that Yahoo wants to restart merger talks with AOL as a way of avoiding the clutches of Microsoft, a move that — if true — is roughly equivalent to screaming “we're totally desperate” from the rooftops of Yahoo headquarters.
Discussion: ParisLemon
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Why a Yahoo! and AOL Merger Will Never Happen  —  Yahoo! and AOL are back at the table discussing a merger, supposedly, as both companies are caught between a rock and a hard place.  — Yahoo! is being targeted by MSFT in an unsolicited $45B takeover bid.  — AOL is persona non grata at Time Warner.
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily:   Yahoo is talking to AOL - This could work.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X1 QWERTY with Windows Mobile and HSUPA  —  It's here, the XPERIA X1 QWERTY from Sony Ericsson.  Yes, full QWERTY to make the most of that Windows Mobile 6 operating system.  SE's new XPERIA brand will focus on multimedia and mobile web communication.
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Sony Ericsson puts ‘your life in a clamshell’ with the new Z770 web-enabled phone
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Sony Ericsson strengthens Cyber-shot™ phone range with two …
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson puts music first in the W980 Walkman® phone …
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
HarperCollins Will Post Free Books on the Web  —  In an attempt to increase book sales, HarperCollins Publishers will begin offering free electronic editions of some of its books on its Web site, including a novel by Paulo Coelho and a cookbook by the Food Network star Robert Irvine.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Random House To Start Selling By The Chapter; HarperCollins To Post Free Books Online  —  This is not the first time both book publishing heavyweights have pushed online sampling...old wine in a new bottle, if you ask me.  — Random House: This experiment is more interesting of the two …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:   Publisher Tests Selling By the Chapter
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft's Yahoo! Acquisition is Bold.  And Dumb.  —  Please, Yahoo!: fight to stay independent.  Or at least tear yourself apart and pop a couple of poison pills to go out on your own terms before this goes much further.  Yeah, I've got your double-suck cake for you: one layer Yahoo!, one layer Microsoft.
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Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
So, What Now for Microsoft and Yahoo? More Fancy Footwork
Discussion: LiveSide and Breakout Performance
Philg / Philip Greenspun's Weblog:
Microsoft is 2000 times less effective than Google; Yahoo Board seems to be insane
ongoing:
XML People  —  XML is ten years old today.  It feels like yesterday, or a lifetime.  I wrote this that year (1998).  It's really long.  —  The title was originally Good Luck and Internet Plumbing but the filename was “XML-People” and I decided I liked that better.  I never got around to publishing it, so why not now?
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
How Sticky Is Membership on Facebook?  Just Try Breaking Free  —  Are you a member of Facebook.com?  You may have a lifetime contract.  —  Some users have discovered that it is nearly impossible to remove themselves entirely from Facebook, setting off a fresh round of concern over the popular social network's use of personal data.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Apple applies for trademark extension relating to gaming  —  Might Apple have interest in gaming beyond its pokey iPod gaming offerings?  Maybe, when you consider that the company has recently applied to expand its trademark into the realm of gaming.  The new filing was made on February 5 …
Discussion: MacRumors and Digg
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Roy Furchgott / New York Times:
Many Obstacles to Digital TV Reception, Study Says  —  Nearly six million people with digital receivers may still lose TV signals when digital-only broadcasts begin next February, a new study says.  —  The study by Centris, a market research firm in Los Angeles, found gaps in broadcast signals …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Help wanted.  Desperately.  —  Newspapers have lost more than half of their print recruitment revenues since the category hit an all-time high of $8.7 billion in 2000, the peak of the Internet bubble.  —  Though final numbers aren't in for 2007, print recruitment revenues will be lucky …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The Future of Firefox: Chris Blizzard speaks at SCALE  —  At the Southern California Linux Expo, Mozilla evangelist and board member Chris Blizzard gave a presentation on the future of Firefox.  He discussed Mozilla's long-term goals, demonstrated some of the impressive integration improvements …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Record Label Quits, Uploads Albums onto The Pirate Bay  —  Dependent Records, an independent record label from Germany recently decided to shut its doors and upload all its albums onto The Pirate Bay.  Interestingly, a year ago the the CEO of the label mentioned piracy as one of the main reasons why they decided to quit.
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Bluetooth SIG to add 802.11 support for heavy lifting  —  Last November, we covered the Bluetooth SIG's decision to adopt WiFi technology as a stopgap measure while the organization waits on UWB technology to become readily available.  The Bluetooth SIG formalized the move this weekend …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Bluetooth to piggyback on Wi-Fi
Discussion: Engadget
 
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