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7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2008

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Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Yahoo turns to News Corp., leaving Microsoft jilted at the altar  —  Yahoo didn't like Microsoft's advances, despite the ostensibly sweet buyout offer of $44.6 billion, or $31 per share.  So management is looking around for other sweethearts that could keep it from falling under the control of big, bad Mr. Softy.
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Brian Heater / AppScout:
Yahoo! to News Corp: Help
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
Ian / IanSchafer.com:
So What Happened At YouTube's Videocracy Event?  —  YouTube trotted out all their heavy hitters for their Videocracy event in NYC last night.  —  Here are some highlights of what they said:  —  For Content Partners/Creators  —  Get ready for active sharing.  —  Get ready for upgraded video editing tools.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
What's Next for YouTube (Video Editing, Recommendations, Advertiser Analytics)
Discussion: Cost Per News
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft researchers make me cry  —  It's not often that I see software that really changes my world.  It's even rarer that I see software that I know will change the world my sons live in.  I can count those times pretty easily.  The first time I saw an Apple II in 1977.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
LiveUniverse Buys Revver for More than a Song  —  Troubled video site Revver was bought by Brad Greenspan's LiveUniverse last night for a price “many multiples more” than the $500,000 to $1.5 million reported recently, according to a source close to the deal.
Business Wire:
Clear Channel Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results  —  SAN ANTONIO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU - News) today reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007.  —  Fourth Quarter 2007 Results
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internetnews.com:
SCO Plans Rebound Thanks to $100M Lifeline  —  The Unix vendor aims to rise from the ashes — and possibly continue its controversial legal claims.  —  Embattled Unix vendor SCO may get a new lease on life, thanks to a $100 million infusion aimed at helping it emerge from bankruptcy and pursue its controversial legal claims.
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog, Valleywag and Slashdot
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Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Red Hat's JBoss dons BlackTie to target BEA Tuxedo  —  San Francisco - Red Hat on Thursday revealed a JBoss middleware project aimed at displacing BEA's Tuxedo transaction-monitoring engine, which has a significant legacy install base.  —  At its JBoss World conference in Orlando …
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
PR Wire Service to Journalists & Bloggers: We Don't Need You  —  We received an interesting email today from Business Wire, a press release wire service that Warren Buffett bought in March 2006.  Currently Business Wire is ranked about #32 on the Techmeme Leaderboard, which puts it above some top tech blogs …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
New York Times Plans to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs  —  After years of resisting the newsroom cuts that have hit most of the industry, The New York Times will bow to growing financial strain and eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs this year, the executive editor said Thursday.
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Indiana Jones 4 trailer, now in Quicktime HD!  —  Today is one of the best days I've ever had here at CrunchGear.  So far I've written about a new Star Wars movie, the new Star Trek movie, and now I'm really, really happy to give you the new Indiana Jones movie's teaser trailer in HD.
Discussion: TechCrunch and ParisLemon
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
PS3 takes on Slingbox  —  Sony has talked up the multimedia capabilities of the PlayStation 3 since before it was launched - but it is only now that those promises are being met.  —  Later this year Sony will launch an add-on that will let PS3 owners watch digital TV via their console …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and last100
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft reorg: Who's in; who's out  —  On February 14, Microsoft announced a corporate reorganization affecting many of its divisions.  —  As with any Microsoft early-year reorg — which typically occur after the company's fiscal mid-year reviews — there are winners and losers.
Discussion: Microsoft, LiveSide and Bink.nu
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Indie coffeehouses tell Starbucks: Bring on your free Wi-Fi  —  Smaller chains and solo shops brew wireless access their own way  —  Computerworld) Like many indie cafes, Seattle's Bauhaus Books and Coffee has long relied on free Wi-Fi to help bring in customers.
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Generate KML With Google Spreadsheets  —  As people geotag more information they need more advanced ways to share it.  The way that offers the most control, flexibility and portability is KML, but KML is not easy to work with.  (It should be noted that GeoRSS, the other popular geodata format …
Discussion: Google LatLong
 
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Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
VirtualBox: Move over Parallels and Fusion, it's Sizzlean!
InfoWorld:
Most analog cellular to fade away on Monday
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 failure rate at 16 percent?
Discussion: 1UP.com, Macworld and GoNintendo
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google cheers anti-Comcast legislation
Electronista:
PS3 said to outsell Xbox in 2008, crack 20m in 2011
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Xbox 360 red ring of death repair kit from Team Xecuter
Discussion: Gizmodo
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Analyst expects new Nintendo, Microsoft hardware by2010
Discussion: GamePro.com and All News Feeds
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report:
GeForce 8 graphics processors to gain PhysX support
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MSNBC:
U.S. to launch missile at broken spy satellite
Electronista:
Apple files patent for “podmap” podcasts
Katrina Chan / Motley Fool:
How Much Is Facebook Really Worth? … Given the buzz surrounding …
Discussion: The Social Times and Mashable!
Ryan Block / Engadget:
AT&T Centro confirmed for next week
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Utah Law Proposed To Hide Police Misconduct So It Doesn't Get On YouTube
Discussion: KUTV-TV and Digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Assetbar Aims to Bring Scalability to Social Web Apps - RSS Reading is First Up
Discussion: louisgray.com
Steven Saviano / Official Google Docs Blog:
Google Docs, will you be my valentine?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
If You Can't Let Go, Twitter  —  SOMETIMES, you just have to trust your relatives.