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 …
Discussion: Charles Hudson's Weblog, Coop's Corner, paidContent.org, Dogster Inc. Company Blog, Marksonland, ContentBlogger, Homotron.net, Information Arbitrage, Furrier.org, BuzzMachine, Deal Journal, RealityCrunch, SmoothSpan Blog, Epicenter, STARTUP CHATTER, Ars Technica, broadstuff, Micronet's blog, Feld Thoughts, InformationWeek, PE Hub Blog, Tech Sanity Check, Alice Hill's Real Tech News, Between the Lines and Internet Evolution
Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog: Reactions to Fred Wilson's Post on Liquidity - We Have a Price Gap
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner: Microhoo machinations: Clemenza was right
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org: Google-Yahoo-Microsoft: Analysts React To The Latest Twists
Ted Rheingold / Dogster Inc. Company Blog: Profitable Again for Two Straight Quarters
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage: On A New Path to Liquidity — Fred Wilson just put …
Heidi Moore / Deal Journal: Yahoo and the AOL Feint?
Rick Diculous / RealityCrunch: Step 1 On Path To Liquidity - Make Stuff People Buy
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter: Reports: Microsoft, News Corp. Team Up in Unholy Alliance
Donna Bogatin / STARTUP CHATTER: NO Deals: Etsy, Twitter, Disqus Lose Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Sales
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica: Yahoo's new, bold anti-Microsoft plan: clusterfoooock!
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: NO SUCH THING AS A FREE (LIQUID) LUNCH
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts: 96 Comments And Still Going
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek: Yahoo's Latest Last Stand
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog: VC Post of the Year
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Punch and Counter-Punch in Microsoft / Yahoo! Battle: News Corp. and AOL Involved
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Yahoo Moves: Strategic or Insane?
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.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, BoomTown, TG Daily, Deal Journal, IT News Digest, Traffick, Texas Startup Blog and BloggingStocks
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: An Alternative For MSFT: Buy AOL and MySpace
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: MicroHoo: Jesus Is Coming, Look Busy
Mark Raby / TG Daily: Yahoo opens up as acquisition target
Dennis K. Berman / Deal Journal: Microsoft-News-Yahoo: Traffic Jam Ahead?
Andy Moon / IT News Digest: Yahoo is trying to fend off the Microsoft deal as more players enter the picture
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Yahoo-AOL “Surgical Merger” Not as Crazy as It Sounds
Alexander Muse / Texas Startup Blog: How to prevent your investors from selling!
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: News Corp (NWS) steps into Yahoo! (YHOO) deal
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's Falco: Yes, We Might Merge With Yahoo; No, I Can't Say How Many Of You Will Be Fired — AOL CEO Randy Falco (TWX) sets employees at ease about that distracting AOL-Microsoft-Yahoo-News Corp chatter. (YHOO) (MSFT). No comment yet on how many thousands of AOLers will be fired if the Yahoo merger goes through.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: AOL's Falco Gets Something Right
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag: Falco's takeaway from the Yahoo mess: what people actually want is AOL
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Sorting out the whole Microsoft-Yahoo melee — For anyone trying to track the recent flurry of activity surrounding Microsoft's Yahoo acquisition bid, here's a company-by-company guide, including highlights from Wall Street analysts' notes to clients today. — Yahoo: Trying to avoid or sweeten Microsoft's original offer.
Discussion: Forbes, Silicon Alley Insider, The Tech Report, Valleywag and DealBook
Brian Caulfield / Forbes: Yahoo!'s Dangerous Game
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: MySpace-MSN-Yahoo? No Thanks (And Why Does MSFT Need NWS To Raise Bid?)
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Yahoo talks with AOL, Microsoft mulls joint bid with News Corp.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
There is an Alternative Path to Liquidity, VCs just ignore it
There is an Alternative Path to Liquidity, VCs just ignore it
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag: Fred Wilson: VC needs “a new path to liquidity,” the 100-word version
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. — [UPDATE:] This story seems to have made it onto the front page of Techmeme.
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews: Gaping Void Drops Twitter Account: Big Mistake
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The Decline And Fall of Western Civilization Part III: The Twitter Years
Steve Borsch / Connecting the Dots: We'll miss you Hugh....
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Why I didn't delete my Twitter account
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Hugh MacLeod Commits Twittercide
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: The Gadarene rush from Twitter
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web: Fickr user revolt; Why I deleted my twitter account
Andrew / Changing Way: Twitter: Last Year's Thing?
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: There's a gapingvoid on Twitter
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Twitter Quitter Not Bitter
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: It's a damn Twitter account - not the end of the world
Ted Rheingold / Spidey Senses: Twitter is to Blogging what Telegrams were to Airmail
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com: Is Hugh MacLeod about to be a trend story?
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
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: Slimmer, Hotter Aliph Jawbone 2 Bluetooth Headset Gets FCC'd
Peter Pachal / DVICE: Jawbone 2: Bluetooth style gets an upgrade
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 …
Discussion: Business Technology, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Electronista, Search Engine Land, Lifehacker, John Cook's Venture Blog, Download Squad, localmobilesearch.net, Gizmodo, Switched, p2pnet, Mashable!, LiveSide, WinBeta, Guardian Unlimited, jkOnTheRun, AppScout, All Points Blog and Slashdot
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: And 880 is jammed after the crash of another driver trying …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Four Year Effort Culiminates In “ClearFlow” Traffic On Microsoft Live Search Maps
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Avoid traffic with Windows Live Maps
Greg Sterling / localmobilesearch.net: Microsoft Seeks Routing Edge with ‘ClearFlow’
Paul Glazowski / Mashable!: Microsoft Implements ‘Clearflow’ Traffic Artificial Intelligence in Live Maps
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide: New version of Live Search Maps today, NY Times reveals
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Artificial Intelligence to route round traffic jams
Brian Heater / AppScout: Microsoft Tackles Traffic With Clearflow
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: Microsoft Enhances Traffic Modeling on Live.com
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 Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Blockbuster Should Buy Redbox
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Blockbuster set to announce streaming set-top box
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Blockbuster Working On Apple TV-Killer
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Blockbuster Goes All Vudu With Plans For Its Own Set-Top Box
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!: Blockbuster: Yet Another Set-Top Box?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Blockbuster announcing streaming set-top box this month?
Steve O'Hear / last100: Blockbuster to launch set-top box?
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org: Blockbuster Working on Direct-To-TV Streaming Device; Similar To Netflix
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Blockbuster Plans Movie-Streaming Set-Top Box
Shelly Palmer / MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer: 2008 04-10 MediaBytes: Yahoo …
Scott Kirsner / CinemaTech: One more set-top box, this one from Blockbuster
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: Report: Blockbuster (BBI) Wants Into The Box Business, Too
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: Blockbuster Announcing a Media Streamer This Month?
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Nvidia CEO goes on Intel rant — Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang let rip with a diatribe against Intel at Nvidia's financial analyst day on Thursday. Huang cited frustration with Nvidia's market share struggle with Intel and recent Intel comments stating that discrete graphics cards will become “unnecessary.”
Discussion: TG Daily
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
NVIDIA CEO: “We're Going to Open a Can of Whoop Ass”
NVIDIA CEO: “We're Going to Open a Can of Whoop Ass”
Julio Franco / TechSpot: Nvidia's CEO bold statements, “opening a can of whoop ass”
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 …
Discussion: InfoWorld, The Register, CrunchGear, dailywireless.org, mocoNews.net, CNET News.com, The Boy Genius Report and IntoMobile
Bill Ray / The Register: Opera tunes itself for Android
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear: Opera tooling Android-native version of Opera Mini
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Opera Browser on Android
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net: Opera's Mobile Browser May Find A Home On Android
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News.com: Opera Mini preview for Google Android
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report: Opera for Android gets previewed
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Opera Mini ported to Google's Android
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 …
Discussion: Capitol Valley, Thomas Hawk's Digital … and The Register
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
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop: Apple may have planned its own iPhone network
Google C.E.O. Taps Quattrone as Adviser in Yahoo Battle — Look who Google's turned to for help. — Frank P. Quattrone is advising Eric E. Schmidt, Google's chief executive, as the Internet giant figures out its next step in the takeover struggle between Yahoo and Microsoft, people briefed on the matter told DealBook.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, BloggingStocks, Silicon Alley Insider and Valleywag
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google CEO to MicroHoo: We'll Bank on Frank
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 …
Discussion: WebProNews and Gadgetopia
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews: Network Solutions In Another Controversy
Deane Barker / Gadgetopia: Network Solutions is Pure Evil
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 …
Discussion: DygiScape and Silicon Alley Insider
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider: A National “Do Not Target” …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Windows is ‘collapsing,’ Gartner analysts warn — The researchers damn Windows in current form, urges radical changes — Computerworld) Calling the situation “untenable” and describing Windows as “collapsing,” a pair of Gartner analysts yesterday said Microsoft Corp. must make radical changes …
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog and The Mac Observer