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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q1 Earnings Released, Revenues and Earnings Above Expectations  —  Update: Erick is live blogging the earnings call.  —  Yahoo released Q1 financials moments ago, and blew through expectations.  Total revenue for the quarter was $1.8 billion, net revenues were $1.35 billion.
Tom Pfeiffer / Reuters:
Yahoo results won't affect Microsoft offer: Ballmer  —  SKHIRAT, Morocco (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) will hold firm on its $43.2 billion offer for Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research), regardless of whether Yahoo's quarterly results impress or disappoint investors …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Q1 Results Just Good Enough  —  Summary: Yahoo has done what it needed to do: report a solid quarter in the high end of the range.  The results were not a blow-out and certainly could have been higher.  However, they should be enough to allow Yahoo to maintain its current Microsoft stance: no deal unless you raise price.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Yahoo Toots Its Horn as It Falls Further Behind  —  Yahoo did just well enough in the first quarter for it to be able to hold its head up high as it tries to justify its continued rejection of Microsoft's hostile bid.  The company's earnings, after special charges, were 11 cents a share …
Discussion: Digital Daily
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Profit Tops Expectations
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo Q1 Solid, With Revs Ex-TAC $1.352B; Non-GAAP EPS 11c …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
EBay Files Suit Against Craigslist  —  SAN FRANCISCO — All is not well in eBay's extended family.  —  EBay, based in San Jose, Calif., filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the state of Delaware against Craigslist, the online classified advertising company in which it owns a minority interest.
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Business Wire:
eBay Files Corporate Governance Suit to Protect its Investment in craigslist  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—In order to safeguard its four-year financial investment in craigslist, eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY - News)(www.ebay.com) today filed a lawsuit in the Court of Chancery of the State …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
eBay Finally Loses Cool: Sues Craigslist Over “Stake Dilution”  —  eBay (NSDQ: EBAY) and Craigslist, never the happy brethren, have barely tolerated each other over the years since the former bought a stake in the online classifieds phenom in 2004.  The two compete head on …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
InfoWorld:
FCC: Comcast blocking was widespread  —  Comcast's slowing of peer-to-peer traffic appeared to be more widespread than the company has disclosed, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday.  —  FCC chairman Kevin Martin, testifying before a Senate committee …
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K.C. Jones / InformationWeek:
FCC Chief Says Comcast Blocked Traffic Even During Slow Times
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
DRM sucks redux: Microsoft to nuke MSN Music DRM keys  —  Customers who have purchased music from Microsoft's now-defunct MSN Music store are now facing a decision they never anticipated making: commit to which computers (and OS) they want to authorize forever, or give up access to the music they paid for.
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   Microsoft further reducing MSN Music support
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google sued over advertising program  —  A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court accuses Google of deceiving its customers into paying for ads they didn't expressly request.  —  When participating in Google's online auction-based advertising system, customers specify what they would be willing …
Gary Wolf / Wired News:
Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn?  Surrender to This Algorithm  —  The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade.  Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods …
Discussion: Lifehacker and Digg
StreetInsider.com:
Sony Corporation of America to Acquire Gracenote  —  Sony Corporation of America (SCA) announced today that it has signed a merger agreement with Gracenote, Inc. Sony will pay approximately $260 million plus other contingent consideration.  —  “Gracenote is a global leader in technology …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Sony Buys Media Metadata And Tech Firm Gracenote For $260 Million Plus
Latests Alerts From Websense Security Labs:
Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code: Mass Attack JavaScript injection - UN and UK Government websites compromised  —  Websense® Security Labs has been tracking a recent development of the malicious JavaScript injection that compromised thousands of domains at the start of this month, just 2-3 weeks ago.
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Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:   Javascript injection claims UN and UK government sites
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Take Your Friends' Activities Wherever You Go With MySocial 24X7  —  These days when I've got a hunger for some data I go to FriendFeed more often than I go anywhere else.  It's great to be able to see all my friends' activities across multiple networks in one place.
Discussion: The Last Podcast and David Risley
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySocial 24×7 Is An Excellent Tool For FriendFeed Junkies
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
David / Signal vs. Noise:
Are you sure you want to be in San Francisco?  —  Techies, VCs, and the press are always swooning over the glory of the Bay area.  This is where all the excitement, the money, and the people are, they say.  And that's true to the extent that your great big idea fits the current cultural mold of that environment.
Discussion: The Social Times
One Laptop Per Child News:
Walter Bender Resigned from One Laptop Per Child!!  —  When I posted that Walter Bender is the former President of Software and Content for One Laptop Per Child, I thought he had just moved to Deployment.  Now I've heard an even more shocking development:  —  Walter Bender resigned from OLPC!
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Secret Life  —  Forget Steve Jobs.  —  The time to get the scoop on Apple's (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) next move is not when its charismatic founder is pitching the faithful on the computer and gadget maker's next product.  It's when his minions—Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook …
Mason Inman / New Scientist:
To defeat a malicious botnet, build a friendly one  —  Beating the “botnets” - armies of infected computers used to attack websites - requires borrowing tactics from the bad guys, say computer security researchers.  —  A team at the University of Washington, US, want to marshal swarms of good computers to neutralise the bad ones.
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.
 
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