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4:07 PM ET, April 24, 2008

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Memo to Yahoo: Incoming-Duck and Cover!  —  And, as BoomTown wrote yesterday, so the war of attrition for Yahoo begins.  —  Not with a bang, but a whimper.  And so much whine, I am considering serving up a nice plate of cheese to all players.  —  But while the first moves by Microsoft …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Does Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer need an intervention?  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may need an intervention before this obsession with Yahoo-which is really about an obsession over Google-spins out of control.  —  We're about to hit a second milepost in what is a frenetic week …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Does The Google-Yahoo Advertising Test Amount To Collusion?
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo SearchMonkey Launches Into Private Beta  —  Yahoo is letting a limited number of beta testers into its SearchMonkey developer platform, a service announced in February that allows site owners to customize their Yahoo search result listings.  (Although it does not allow them to change …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Yahoo rolls out the welcome mat to developers; Plots major profile integration
Neal Sample / Yodel Anecdotal:
Developer welcome mat
Discussion: Groundswell and VentureBeat
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
How would Microsoft Live Mesh mesh with Yahoo's Y! OS?
Discussion: Forbes
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:   Yahoo rewiring itself from the inside out
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Ballmer: You want XP, we'll keep XP  —  The death of Windows XP may have been greatly exaggerated.  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company could re-evaluate its plans to phase out Windows XP by June 30, if customers demand that it stick around.  So far, they have not.  —  “XP will hit an end-of-life.
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Aoife White / Associated Press:
Microsoft not ruling out Windows XP extension  —  LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium - Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer offered a glimmer of hope on Thursday to fans of the company's Windows XP operating system, saying the company may reconsider its decision to stop selling it soon.
Discussion: CrunchGear, InfoWorld and MacDailyNews
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Microsoft could keep XP if customers want it: CEO  —  LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium (Reuters) - Microsoft could re-think plans to phase out its Windows XP operating system by June 30 if customers show they want to keep it but so far they have not, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said.  —  “XP will hit an end-of-life.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Turmoil Not Finished: Engineering VP Lee Mighdoll Out  —  Blaine Cook isn't the only high-profile engineer to leave Twitter in recent weeks.  Lee Mighdoll, brought on in early January as the startup's VP of engineering and operations, is also out.  —  “After three months …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
VP Lee Mighdoll Out At Twitter, Business Plan Still MIA
Discussion: Mark Evans and WinExtra
Phil Libin / Evernote Blog:
Thanks a Million - Open Registration Today Only  —  The new Evernote closed beta is about two months old and we've just passed an important milestone: our first one million notes!  During this time, we've made lots of improvements to the service and we'll be announcing a few more big things in the next couple of weeks.
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
I resigned from Pulvermedia  —  Just wanted to share the news that I have resigned as a director from PulverMedia.  —  And I am not able to say anything else nor can I address any questions about this.
Discussion: GigaOM and VoIP Watch
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
CNET and Yahoo Broadly Expand Editorial and Ad Relationship  —  When it reports its first-quarter earnings this afternoon, CNET Networks (CNET) will also announce a much expanded editorial and advertising relationship with Yahoo (YHOO) that will give the tech news site broad distribution on the highly trafficked Internet portal.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
MySpace Apps Are Go For All Users  —  MySpace officially opened its Application Gallery to all users this morning after launching it in public beta last March.  In that time over 1,000 applications have been approved and added to the gallery and there have been over 2.1 million application installs across the site.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The Heron has landed: Ubuntu 8.04 officially released  —  Version 8.04 of the Ubuntu Linux distribution was officially released today.  Ubuntu is released every six months with many new features and the latest versions of popular desktop software applications.
Crave at CNET UK:
iRiver E150, E200 to go aluminium and lose speakers  —  We've just had some top-secret, hot-off-the-press exclusive news about iRiver.  You know the E100 we just reviewed?  It's going to be getting a serious overhaul for the next version, to be known as the E150 or the E200.
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
Searching on a map just got a whole lot easier on Yahoo! Local  —  We have seen countless users struggle to find what they're looking for in a specific area or neighborhood using current local search and online maps products (ahem...ours included).  The results may be spread over too wide an area or not in a specific enough area.
 
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