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8:40 AM ET, May 6, 2008

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Robert Hof / Business Week:
Why Yahoo Shares Lost Only 15%  —  The bottom didn't fall out of the stock after Microsoft yanked its bid.  One reason, says CEO Yang: “We have more alternatives” than before the offer  —  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images  —  When Microsoft (MSFT) pulled its sweetened, $33-a-share offer …
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New York Times:
Yahoo Chief Says Microsoft Was the Stubborn One  —  SAN FRANCISCO — People involved in relationships that end abruptly often have grossly conflicting accounts of what went wrong.  On Monday, Jerry Yang gave his version.  —  In an interview, Mr. Yang, Yahoo's co-founder and chief executive …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Declining Value Of Redundant News Content On The Web  —  Microsoft withdrawing its offer to buy Yahoo is a sufficiently large story to demonstrate the problem of redundant news content on the web.  Google News is currently tracking about 2,000 versions of this story.
Discussion: broadstuff
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google, From Stirrer to Spoiler, Ends Microsoft's Yahoo Search
Discussion: The Register
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Yahoo's Tumbling House Of Cards
FOXBusiness.com:
Yahoo! Shareholders to File Amended Complaint in Pending Class Action …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jenna Bilotta / Official Google Reader Blog:
Share anything.  Anytime.  Anywhere.  —  Have you ever wanted to share something that you were reading, but you didn't want to go through the hassle of subscribing to a whole feed for a single interesting article?  And what about sharing content from sites with no feeds?
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google Reader sharing = kind of lame
Discussion: WinBeta
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Gets More Social: Now With Notes
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We Lost A Blogging Giant Today: Duncan Riley Leaves TechCrunch  —  Today was Duncan Riley's last day at TechCrunch, and he will be greatly missed.  —  Duncan joined us exactly one year ago and was our most prolific writer, covering tech and startup news seven days a week.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Signing Off, And What Does A TechCrunch Writer Actually Use?  —  This is my last post at TechCrunch as a full time writer (I may yet do the occasional guest post).  It's exactly 12 months to the day since I started writing here and the date seemed like a good time to go.
Discussion: Profy.Com
Matt Craven / The Blog Herald:
Podcast 2008.2: An exclusive interview with Duncan Riley on his exit from TechCrunch
Discussion: WinExtra and ProBlogger Blog Tips
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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Apple forced into iPhone contracts U-turn
Discussion: iLounge
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Google's PR Head Elliot Schrage Heads to Facebook  —  The Googlefication of Facebook continues, as Elliot Schrage, the search giant's vice president of global communications and public affairs, takes the title of vice president of communications and public policy at the popular social networking site.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg Hires Another VP From Google: Elliot Schrage  —  Mark Zuckerberg loves to hire folks from Google.  His poaching started in earnest last year, and includes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, CFO Gideon Yu, and others.  The latest is Elliot Schrage, Google's vice president of global communications and public affairs.
Yahoo! Search Blog:
A Safer Way to Search  —  Today, we're announcing the beta release of SearchScan, a new feature from Yahoo! Search that helps protect users from viruses, spyware and spam.  We've heard from users that security and privacy continue to be major concerns when they are online.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Flag Malware Sites In Search Results  —  Tomorrow Yahoo will launch a partnership with McAfee and will integrate their Site Advisor malware scanning product into Yahoo search.  —  The most dangerous websites are simply being removed from search results.
Discussion: eWeek and CNET News.com
Susan Stellin / New York Times:
Free Wi-Fi, but Not for All  —  The battle between free and paid wireless Internet access is starting to look like a draw.  Or more accurately, a third variation is winning — a combination of the two.  —  Travelers want to log on everywhere at no charge, while hotels …
Mark / dive into mark:
The day the music died  —  This is a letter I sent to my father to explain what it means that Microsoft is pulling support for MSN Music.  Tech issues like this often bubble up into the media that he reads, but they are rarely explained well.  My father assumes I have an opinion on such stories, and he is rarely wrong.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
That Didn't Take Long: Verizon Wireless Trying To Get Out Of Open Spectrum Requirements  —  from the not-hard-to-see-that-coming dept  —  We noted recently that Verizon Wireless' new PR campaign around its “open” network offerings seemed open in name only, and it appears that the same concept …
Discussion: WinExtra and IP Democracy
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What To Do With Failed Startup IP?  —  Jaisen Mathai, a Yahoo engineer, asks a good question: What can we do with failed startup intellectual property that might help the community?  —  The large majority of most startups fail, and a lot of them have software, patents and other intellectual property …
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Live in London: ‘HTC Touch Diamond’ announcement  —  Doug Aamoth here in London at the HTC announcement.  Hit the jump for more.  —  VIDEOS TOO!  —  12:00 - Peter Chow takes the stage.  Introduces a guy from Orange and a guy from Microsoft.  Talks about the HTC Touch and the TouchFLO interface.
 
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Chicago Tribune:
Motorola shareholders' questions still unanswered
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Marty Graham / Wired News:
Monster.com Founder Starts Social Networking Site for the Dead
Ryan Stewart:
Unhelpful Rhetoric and Adobe's Place in the Open Web
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Tina Wood / Channel 10:
Zune Spring Update Version 2.5 - the info
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Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Zune Eases Sharing To Close iPod Gap
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How Much Is Linden Lab Making From Second Life, Anyway?
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
The iPhone Gets Its Own Photo Sharing Site
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Five New Twitter Tools You Should Know
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Allen & Co. Pitching LinkedIn At $1 Billion
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
The coming of .NET  —  This is the second part of a three-part …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Slashdot
Why The Lucky Stiff / hackety org:
Sneaking Ruby Through Google App Engine (and Other Strictly Python Places)
Discussion: The Tao of Mac
Jordan Golson / Gizmodo:
New Boston Apple Store Largest In the World
Discussion: MacUser, Tech Blog and MacDailyNews