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12:25 PM ET, April 26, 2008

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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Next Move in the Microsoft-Yahoo Battle: Analysts, Wall Street, and SAI Readers Weigh In  —  At 1PM ET today, the sand in Microsoft's hour-glass runs out.  Yahoo's (YHOO) three-week grace period will be over, and all eyes will be on Microsoft's next move.  —  We asked Microsoft whether …
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
A Hostile Bid Could Be Over Fast
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Pirate Bay gets a new name: Liberty Bay?  —  Perhaps it's a blatant F.U. to content creators everywhere or maybe it's just an F.U. to Rockstar, but the Pirate Bay has gone out of its way to temporarily rename itself “Liberty Bay” in honor of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV.
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Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
The Pirate Bay Is Unapologetically Now Liberty Bay  —  While we wouldn't expect much in the way of apology or shame from the folks running mega-popular Swedish torrent tracker The Pirate Bay—that's not their style—we were just a bit surprised to see how timely and frank the site's home page was …
Discussion: Reuters and Mashable!
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hundreds of Thousands of Microsoft Web Servers Hacked  —  Hundreds of thousands of Web sites - including several at the United Nations and in the U.K. government — have been hacked recently and seeded with code that tries to exploit security flaws in Microsoft Windows to install malicious software on visitors' machines.
Discussion: TechSpot
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Department of Homeland Security website hacked!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How We Use Twitter for Journalism  —  How useful can communication limited to 140 characters be for serious journalism?  It turns out that the short messages you find on Twitter have proven wildly useful for some writers penning larger pieces.  —  Here at ReadWriteWeb we've …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
New in Google Docs: Insert Videos, Edit CSS  —  There are so many updates at Google Docs, that you'll need many hours to explore them and start to use them.  —  You can now access your browser's contextual menu by pressing Shift while right-clicking.  This might be useful if you want to search …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Dave Young / Official Google Docs Blog:
Introducing Speaker notes and YouTube videos
Discussion: Mashable!
Andrew Chang / Official Google Docs Blog:
View your presentations and spreadsheets offline, too
Ryan / WordPress:
WordPress 2.5.1  —  Version 2.5.1 of WordPress is now available.  It includes a number of bug fixes, performance enhancements, and one very important security fix.  We recommend everyone update immediately, particularly if your blog has open registration.  The vulnerability is not public but it will be shortly.
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Jonathan Schwartz: A top blogger sees end to blogging  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Sun Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz rightly gets credit for pioneering the corporate blog as a tool to reach customers, employees, and others.  But pretty soon the novelty of his methods will wear off, he predicted.
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Lenovo To Make Windows XP Available Until 2009  —  Hewlett-Packard will also provide Windows XP to business customers that want to downgrade from Windows Vista after June 30.  —  In the latest sign that computer makers are bucking Microsoft's decision to retire Windows XP at the end of June …
Heather Green / Business Week:
Does She Look Like a Music Pirate?  —  Inside Tanya Andersen's private war with the recording industry.  Hint: She's winning  —  When Tanya Andersen opens the door to her modest apartment in suburban Portland, Ore., her Maltese-terrier mix, Tazz, runs over and wags his tail in a friendly hello.
Discussion: p2pnet and Digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The second-gen iPhone: 3G, GPS, only slightly thicker  —  So we've got it on authority that the second-gen iPhone is already well into testing, and numerous units are floating around in super secret pockets.  A trusted source got a chance to check one out, here's what we've heard.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Presdo, The Magical Online Scheduler  —  I want you to stop what you are doing right now and go try Presdo.  It is a deceptively simple online scheduling assistant that is a prime example of what a modern Web app should be.  It only shows you what you need to see at the moment that you need to see it.
 
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Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
GPS market at turning point with sliding prices, demand off
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Liveblog: Telegraph Developers Weekend
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Report: Google unworried about Yahoo ad deal's antitrust issue
Aaron Besson / MyTriniPhone.com:
iPhone Video Recorder version 1.1.6 - Full feature Update
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Desktop Clutter Art A Go-Go
Discussion: Digg
Kristin McAllister / Dayton Daily News:
Dayton woman sues man for sending her nude photos
AOL Press Releases:
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 Earlier Items: 
Pdp / GNUCITIZEN:
QuickTime 0day for Vista and XP
Discussion: InformationWeek
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Hardy Heron Makes Linux Worth Another Look
Discussion: Digg
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Social Tools for the Office Worker: How to Subvert I.T. and Play at Work
Computerworld:
Researcher finds new way to hack Oracle database
Discussion: Slashdot
Josh Quittner / Time:
The Photoshop Guys Revealed!
Discussion: Netly News and Valleywag
Kurt Kleiner / New Scientist:
Happy spamiversary! Spam reaches 30
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
WordPress founder talks traffic, new features to Web 2.0 crowd