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11:55 AM ET, April 22, 2008

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New York Post:
MICROSOFT AND MARKETS AWAIT YAHOO! EARNINGS  —  It's D-day for Jerry Yang and his beloved Yahoo!.  —  Not since the first quarter after the marriage of AOL and Time Warner has a quarterly earnings report had so much riding on it as Yahoo!'s does today.  —  With less then a week …
Discussion: paidContent.org and CNET News.com
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO) Earnings Preview: Solid, Not Blowout  —  Yahoo (YHOO) reports earnings after the close.  We will be analyzing the release and conference call live here.  —  As we've noted, we expect revenue and EPS to be in the high end of the company's forecasted range.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Investors guide to Yahoo's first quarter earnings  —  Waiting for Yahoo to roll out its first quarter results this afternoon?  Here's a little more grist for the grill -  —  The New York Post, citing several sources close to Yahoo, reports Tuesday that the Internet pioneer will …
Nokia:
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT joins Nokia Comes With Music  —  Music bundle on Nokia devices to include SONY BMG content  —  London, United Kingdom / Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT has officially joined Nokia Comes With Music, a revolutionary …
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple files for universal iPhone instant messaging patent  —  Apple has set the groundwork for instant messaging on the iPhone and other touchscreen devices with an application for a patent on a universal interface for real-time text chat services.  —  Published in March …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Ex-Googlers working on stealth social search  —  Nathan Stoll, former product lead of Google News, has been quietly working on a new social search service he started with the help of two other Google refugees, CNET News.com has learned.  The site, called Mechanical Zoo, is poised to launch in beta next month.
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter May Not Have To Care About Uptime Any Longer  —  We used to speculate that Twitter's persistent downtime and overall poor service quality could result in a Friendster-type nose dive.  But after a three day weekend outage I realized that in the last two months a subtle shift occured …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:   A new strategy for Twitter outages
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Eee!  A New Cellphone!  —  These are topsy-turvy times for electronics makers.  —  Since the Eee PC burst onto the world's electronics scene last fall, the $400 nearly palm-sized laptop has been a phenomenon.  Its Taiwan-based manufacturer, ASUS, says it has shipped 1 million units worldwide through …
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft finally takes the beta tag off its Salesforce competitor  —  For the past couple of years, Microsoft has been crowing about its hosted CRM service that competes head-to-head with services from Salesforce.com.  It wasn't until today, April 22, however, that Microsoft's offering in this space became generally available.
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Microsoft:   Microsoft Announces General Availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T first quarter on target; Wireless data access revenue strong; iPhone demand solid  —  AT&T said Tuesday that it ended the first quarter with 71.4 million wireless subscribers and a retail churn of 1.2 percent.  —  The telecommunications giant detailed its wireless stats on its first quarter earnings report (statement).
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Upcoming.org Founder Creates Fireball (Fire Eagle + DodgeBall + Twitter)  —  Remember DodgeBall, the early social mobile network that languished after Google bought it?  So does Leonard Lin, a founding member of Upcoming.org who recently left Yahoo, where he organized Hack Days.
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Felix / blog.plazes.com:   Plazes adds Fire Eagle Support
Paul J. Gough / Reuters:
NBC has news for MySpace  —  NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC News and MSNBC.com will provide political news and other content to social networking site MySpace.  —  Terms of the deal weren't announced Monday.  But NBC, MSNBC and MSNBC.com's text and video will populate the “Decision '08” …
Dterry / Techland:
Web 2.0 goes to work  —  By Michael Copeland  —  On the eve of the latest and largest Internet gathering this year, O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Conference and Expo, Forrester Research dropped a report that concludes that companies will spend $4.6 billion on Web2-related technologies by 2013.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Web 2.0 is set for spending boom
Discussion: Open Gardens and Wikinomics
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
Photobucket shares interface, matches Flickr  —  Photobucket, is making a significant change aimed to weave the widely used photo-sharing site more tightly into the Web 2.0 fabric.  —  The company is releasing an application programming interface (API) for its site, said Chief Executive Alex Welch.
The Technium:
The Reality of Depending on True Fans  —  I have been researching new business models for artists working in the low end of the long tail.  How can one make a living in a micro-niche?  Is it even possible, particularly in this realm of no-cost copies?  I proposed the idea …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Intel Mash Maker: Mash-ups for the masses  —  Intel wants to make the whole Web editable, just like a single Wikipedia page.  —  The chip giant on Tuesday will make a beta available of Intel Mash Maker, a free browser extension that allows users to modify Web pages and combine information from different sources.
 
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
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Tweeting for Companies 101
Discussion: Go Big Always
Kelly Olsen / Associated Press:
Samsung chairman resigns in wake of indictment
Daniel Terdiman / Webware.com:
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Web 2.0 Expo Preview: Torture by Information Overload