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5:20 PM ET, April 28, 2008

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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
If Microsoft goes fully hostile on Yahoo  —  [Revision 1.1; see change log at the end of the post.]  —  We have seen extensive press coverage of Microsoft's pursuit of Yahoo over the last few months, including notably excellent coverage from Silicon Alley Insider and the Wall Street Journal.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Another reason Microsoft should give up on Yahoo: Morale  —  Companies (at least publicly traded ones) are beholden to shareholders.  But they also are beholden to their employees.  And while most Softies are afraid to state for the record that they think Microsoft should abandon its takeover of Yahoo …
Apple:
Apple Updates iMac  —  Now with Faster Processors & Faster Graphics Option  —  Apple® today updated its all-in-one iMac® line with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and the most powerful graphics ever available in an iMac.  With prices starting at just $1,199 …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Twitter: Where Nobody Knows Your Name  —  So I was in Washington, D.C., this past weekend for a lovely wedding, traveling back to a city where I started my career and worked for 15 years after college.  —  And I conducted a little experiment among the more than 100 folks gathered for the wedding …
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Dan Farber / CNET News.com:
What Twitter brings to the party  —  To this point, I have avoided getting into the conversations weighing the value and future of Twitter, FriendFeed, and the latest generation of community communications services.  They clearly represent an evolution of instant messaging and the triumph of the feed.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Exclusive Video: Psystar in the Wild  —  It's alive.  Reader Patrick (Whiskeyfrown) is lucky enough to be using one of the few Psystar Open Computing machines that have made it into the wild, and he was generous enough to make a video showing the machine (including the connections in the back to the monitor to show that it's legit).
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Xobni's Secret Project: Merge Outlook With Yahoo Mail  —  E-mail startup Xobni may or may not be in acquisition talks with Microsoft (they say no), but they do have a nifty project up their sleeves that Microsoft would be interested in, especially if its proposed Yahoo deal ever goes through.
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Intel lands Cray  —  Intel has busted into Cray, securing a deal with the high performance computing specialist to slot Xeon processors in future systems.  —  Cray's latest line of hardware remains centered around AMD's Opteron processors.  But now Intel will join the fold …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Electronista
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:   Intel links with Cray for supercomputers, denting AMD
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Morgan Stanley's March Internet Trends Report: Social Applications Dominating  —  Morgan Stanley's Internet Trends report from last month takes a big turn from previous reports - the focus is nearly 100% on social applications and how they are taking over the Internet (Yahoo apparently read it).
Discussion: The Social Times
DigiTimes:
Foxconn to assemble 3G iPhones with shipments to total 24-25 million units, says paper  —  Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reportedly landed orders for the assembly of second-generation iPhones from Apple supporting 3G, with shipments to begin in June this year …
TmoNews:
Jackpot!  Here comes the new Sidekick  —  Oh, so we have your attention now?  Well here is what we know.  It seems that there is either one device with two codenames, or two new Sidekick devices coming to T-mobile.  There is evidence for an upcoming device called the “SK Gekko” on July 27th …
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report and Gizmodo
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Rumor: New Sidekicks on the way  —  TmoNews seems to have the …
Discussion: Electronista
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
New FAS-FAX: Steep Decline at ‘NYT’ While ‘WSJ’ Gains  —  NEW YORK Print circulation continues on its steep downward slide, the Audit Bureau of Circulations revealed this morning in releasing the latest numbers for some of the country's largest dailies in the six-month period ending March 31, 2008.
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David Carr / New York Times:
At Journal, the Words Not Spoken
Discussion: paidContent.org and Glass House
Content Consumer:
The Great Ubuntu-Girlfriend Experiment  —  Introduction  —  I've toyed with Linux since 2002, when I first installed Mandrake.  With the latest release of Ubuntu, I was interested to see how far Linux had come since then in terms of being used easily by the mainstream.
Nokia:
Beautiful to use: Nokia unveils three new handsets that merge modern functionality with classic and sophisticated looks  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled a trio of mobile devices that balance stunning and sophisticated looks with the latest in mobile functionality.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Google forges ahead with next generation of image search  —  Search giant Google wants to push forward with a new, improved form of image search that's based on visual characteristics, not just text.  Last week, two of the company's scientists presented a paper outlining a system they're calling VisualRank.
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Broadband 2.0 Poised to Reshape Web, TV  —  The advent of DSL and cable modems gave rise to a slew of popular web services, produced multibillion dollar companies and reshaped consumers' daily lives — all with relatively wimpy “broadband” connections that top out at a mere 3 to 6 megabits per second (Mbps).
Web Site Optimization:
Average Web Page Size Triples Since 2003  —  The size of the average web page has more than tripled since 2003.  From 2003 to 2008 the average web page grew from 93.7K to over 312K (see Figure 1), some 233% (Domenech et al.  2007, Flinn & Betcher 2008).  During the same five-year period …
Discussion: Slashdot, WebGuild and Valleywag
 
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Nokia N810 WiMAX edition priced like we told you a month ago
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Security expert: Don't blame Microsoft for mass site defacements
Nicole / Microsoft Office Labs:
Project: Search Commands
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Warner Bros. TV Unveils Online Programming Slate; WB Gets Second …
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Bungee integrates with the power of Amazon EC2
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Ben Kunz / Business Week:
The Real Threat to Google
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
STEC Reportedly Wins MacBook Air Solid-State Drive Biz
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Dancing tot's mom faces setback in YouTube-Prince case
Discussion: Ars Technica and NewTeeVee
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Dell, Lenovo to offer Windows XP beyond June 30 cutoff
Chrisbrogan Com / chrisbrogan.com:
On Managing A Community
Dan Farber / Webware.com:
Zoho adds VB macros, pivot tables to its Web spreadsheet
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitturly Cracks The TwitterMeme Nut
Discussion: Scripting News
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
When Young Teachers Go Wild on the Web