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6:25 PM ET, April 10, 2008

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Fred / A VC:
We Need A New Path To Liquidity  —  Watching all these machinations between Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, AOL, News Corp/MySpace, and their ilk makes me sick.  They are playing around with Internet assets like they are toys.  And meanwhile the services we have come to rely on like Flickr …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Goes Scorched Earth  —  What a day.  I can't say neither side is throwing punches any longer in the epic fight over what's left of Yahoo.  Microsoft and Yahoo are done, for the most part, with sternly worded letters.  —  Yesterday Yahoo made two announcements/leaks.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
There is an Alternative Path to Liquidity, VCs just ignore it
Discussion: Valleywag
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
WHY I DELETED MY TWITTER ACCOUNT  —  It's no big deal.  I liked Twitter.  But I found it too easy.  —  I think my time would be better spent drawing cartoons and writing books.  —  That's just how I feel.
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Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:   In Defense Of Twitter (Not That It Needs Defending, But ... )
Ted Rheingold / Spidey Senses:
Twitter is to Blogging what Telegrams were to Airmail
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com:   Is Hugh MacLeod about to be a trend story?
John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft Introduces Tool for Avoiding Traffic Jams  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Thursday plans to introduce a Web-based service for driving directions that incorporates complex software models to help users avoid traffic jams.  —  The new service's software technology, called Clearflow …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Blockbuster eyes streaming to TVs  —  Apple TV is getting some competition from Blockbuster.  —  The home video giant is developing a set-top device for streaming films directly to TV sets and is expected to announce the offering sometime this month.  —  Blockbuster declined comment …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Aliph Jawbone 2 exposed  —  So there are a couple of big complaints about Aliph's otherwise-lauded Jawbone noise canceling Bluetooth headset: one, it's rather porky, and two, the charge connector is about as reliable as a Comcast installation appointment.  Hang tight, though …
Discussion: Gizmodo, DVICE, IntoMobile and Electronista
Chris Mills / Opera Labs:
Opera Mini for Android  —  Introduction  —  This article takes a look at one of Opera's latest and greatest projects - the creation of an Opera Mini version that will run on Google's Android open mobile development platform.  Over the course of the article, we'll explain why we created it …
AppleInsider:
Filing: Apple conceptualized smart MVNO system ahead of iPhone  —  In the years and months leading up to the release of its iPhone handset, Apple Inc. considered forming its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) system which would interface with multiple primary wireless carriers …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Ad Industry Bans Targeting People With Cancer; Ads to Widows and Orphans Allowed  —  UPDATED |  11:46 AM If you've got AIDS, cancer or erectile dysfunction a group of big advertising networks are going to promise not to remember that you read sites about those topics and remind you …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
IBM's racetrack memory seeks 100x boost in density  —  Don't make computers seek out data.  Make the data move to where it can be used.  —  That, roughly, is one way to describe the racetrack memory concept, which IBM argues could one day lead to memory that could hold 100 times more data …
Discussion: Ars Technica, TG Daily and Electronista
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo's largest investor doubles down  —  Yahoo's largest institutional investor nearly doubled its stake in the Internet search pioneer, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.  —  Capital World Investors increased its Yahoo stake to 10.1 percent …
MacTalk News:
Australian iPhone Release Info Given to Resellers by Apple Australia  —  Rumours have been rampant for months since the launch of the iPhone in the USA back mid-2007 regarding Australia's chance to taste the iPhone.  There have been many dates and leaks of false info, so much so that some people …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Not productive enough?  Turn off the Internet  —  Four weeks ago I had 5,250 emails in my inbox.  Today?  10.  —  What's the difference?  I've been on lots of airplanes in the past month.  Why is that important?  Because in airplanes there's no Internet.  Nothing to distract you.
Discussion: Capitol Valley and Bloggers Blog
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Keeping Network Solutions from cashing in on your subdomains  —  Earlier this week, a report at TechCrunch pointed out that a number of subdomains at GotGame.com pointed to generic Network Solutions pages with spammy text links.  A number of observers across the Internet found other sites …
Underwire / Wired:
Flickr Users Cry Mutiny Over New Video Feature  —  Flickr users are revolting.  Again.  —  Several groups protesting this week's addition of video to Yahoo's popular photo-sharing site have sprung up to object to the new feature.  —  One group, We Say No to Videos on Flickr …
 
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Dave Walker / Tech Digest:
Sony gets artistic with its Bravia E4000 TV range
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's Falco: Yes, We Might Merge With Yahoo; No, I Can't Say How …
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