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5:11 PM ET, April 24, 2008

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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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Associated Press:
Microsoft CEO hints at XP stay of execution  —  The operating system is set to be pulled off shelves this year but Steve Ballmer says that could change with ‘customer feedback.’  —  LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium (AP) — Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer offered a glimmer of hope on Thursday …
Discussion: GigaOM, InfoWorld and MacDailyNews
InfoWorld:
Update No change in Windows XP plan despite Ballmer comment
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?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo rolls out the welcome mat to developers; Plots major profile integration  —  Yahoo took the wraps off of its Open Strategy (Y!OS) on Thursday at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco.  —  For Ari Balogh, Yahoo's CTO, the keynote was a coming out party.  Dan Farber, on scene at the Web 2.0 Expo, quotes Balogh:
Discussion: eWeek
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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
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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geeksugar:
Inside Scoop: Apple to Unveil New iMacs Next Week!  —  Our Apple tipsters haven't let us down before, so we know that this hot-off-the press news is definitely fact and not fiction.  Stay tuned, because next week (most likely Tuesday) Apple will be introducing new iMacs to their product line-up!
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
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
VMware Fusion 1.1.2 Launches: Enhanced MacBook Air, Time Machine Support.  Adds Simplified Chinese Localization.  —  The VMware Fusion team would like to announce the general availability of VMware Fusion 1.1.2, a free update for all VMware Fusion users.  You can download this newest version here.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Filtering Google Searches By Freshness  —  One of the more useful Google advanced search features is the date filter, which limits results to recent pages.  Results can be limited to the past day, week, month, year, etc.  Google's Matt Cutts and GoogleOperatingSystem wrote about it late last year.
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
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Image is everything: Google serves up mobile image ads  —  The number of users accessing the web from mobile devices is quickly growing.  Where people are, advertisers follow.  As such, Google has launched mobile image advertisements, according to its mobile blog.
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Cowon joins the post-bamboo era  —  Bamboo is so yesterday.  While the eco-quotient of that reputedly sustainable material remains the subject of some debate, a few manufacturers are headed for other forested regions to make their wares with finishings of the wood-grass variety.
24/7 Wall St.:
The Mac: Apple's (AAPL) Achilles' Heel  —  Most analysts thought that the good news out of Apple (AAPL) was that Mac sales were up 51% to 2,289,000.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  —  iPod sales sales have slowed considerably.  They were up only 8% in the quarter. to 10,644,000.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Lights.  Camera.  Cellphone Action.  —  Who says cellphones are good only for talking?  Today they are bringing together two unlikely brand names: Nokia and Spike Lee.  —  Mr. Lee, the director, is teaming up with Nokia, the cellphone maker, to direct a short film comprised …
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
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Google Movies in India: Find Films Playing in your City & Showtimes
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Eric Taub / Bits:
Blu-ray: Do Consumers Care?
Crave at CNET UK:
iRiver E150, E200 to go aluminium and lose speakers
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Listening to the Audience (Twitter) at Web 2. Expo: The Balance …
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
Facebook Chat in your Firefox sidebar
Discussion: Webware.com and Download Squad
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Microsoft's Tellme launches its best app ever...for BlackBerry
Frank Reynolds / FindLaw Legal News:
New Backdating Suit Takes Another Bite at Apple, CEO Jobs
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The Heron has landed: Ubuntu 8.04 officially released
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
Searching on a map just got a whole lot easier on Yahoo! Local
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
MySpace Apps Are Go For All Users
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
CNET and Yahoo Broadly Expand Editorial and Ad Relationship