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6:40 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 …
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
Yahoo Chief Yang Open to Bids, Even From Microsoft  —  Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jerry Yang said he would be open to another bid from Microsoft Corp. or other companies at a price he considers appropriate.  —  Yahoo continues to speak with other companies about ways to increase its value …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Yahoo (YHOO) Blew The Microsoft (MSFT) Deal, Part 1  —  The most interesting story to emerge since Microsoft (MSFT) withdrew its bid for Yahoo (YHOO) is that the companies are disputing the circumstances of Microsoft's $33 offer.  This is important for three reasons:
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Declining Value Of Redundant News Content On The Web
Discussion: broadstuff
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Tumbling House Of Cards
Discussion: Tech Ticker
FOXBusiness.com:   Yahoo! Shareholders to File Amended Complaint in Pending Class Action …
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  —  Google has launched a couple of new features for Google Reader, including the ability to share items with friends even when they aren't in an RSS feed — through a bookmarklet like the ones that Facebook and about a gazillion other sites have …
Discussion: WinBeta
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Gets More Social: Now With Notes
Discussion: Mashable!
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
Discussion: Valleywag and Startup Dunia
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
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We Lost A Blogging Giant Today: Duncan Riley Leaves TechCrunch
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
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: CNET News.com
Vodafone:
Vodafone to Offer Apple's iPhone in Ten Markets  —  Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe.  Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal …
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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 …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Zune Eases Sharing To Close iPod Gap  —  Microsoft Corp., trailing Apple Inc. badly in the market for portable music and video players, is introducing a new technology that will let users of its Zune portable devices legally share portions of their song libraries with other Zune users.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft adds NBC, other TV shows to Zune
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 Arrington / TechCrunch:
Allen & Co. Pitching LinkedIn At $1 Billion  —  Allen & Co. Managing Director Dave Wehner is out pitching a LinkedIn venture capital round at a whopping $1 billion valuation, multiple sources say.  This is a story we've been working on and isn't fully baked yet, but VentureBeat started speculating …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
The iPhone Gets Its Own Photo Sharing Site  —  Natuba is a new photo sharing site that targets iPhone users with an emphasis on mobile uploading.  It comes from Richard Yoo, a former CEO of Rackspace and Serverbeach.  —  iPhone users with Natuba accounts can add their snapshots to the site by emailing them to a special address.
 
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