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10:50 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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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Declining Value Of Redundant News Content On The Web
New York Times:
Yahoo Chief Says Microsoft Was the Stubborn One
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Ends Microsoft's Yahoo Search
Discussion: The Register
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Holders Turn Up Heat After Microsoft Deal Talks Fail
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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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
August Said to Be Target for New iPhone in Europe  —  BERLIN — Apple plans to begin selling the long-awaited, faster 3G version of its best-selling iPhone by the August summer holidays in some European countries, a person close to the situation said, as part of an expanded rollout of the device …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and The Register
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Apple forced into iPhone contracts U-turn
Discussion: iLounge
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
iPhones for Vodafone: Apple's biggest deal yet
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 and WinExtra
Microsoft:
Zune Expands Beyond Music to Deliver Integrated All-in-One Entertainment Experience  —  New software updates bring popular television shows to online store, enhancements to online music community and subscription service.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Zune, the company's …
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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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Brian Prince / eWeek:   McAfee, Yahoo Partner on Web Security
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Flag Malware Sites In Search Results
Discussion: CNET News.com
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?
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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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Top-shelf Googler heads to Facebook
Discussion: BoomTown and Valleywag
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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Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
HTC unveils new HTC Touch Diamond, “not too big, not too small”
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
More Displays.  More 3D.  More to Love: VMware Fusion 2.0 Public Beta 1 Now Available  —  The VMware Fusion team is proud to announce VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1.  —  This public beta, a free download, boasts a handful of industry firsts for Mac virtualization, including true multi-display support …
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 …
BBC:
Free satellite TV service begins  —  A free satellite television and radio service from the BBC and ITV is being launched across the UK.  —  Freesat is available to 98% of homes, including those that are unable to receive Freeview through a TV aerial.  —  It will carry 80 digital TV …
Discussion: p2pnet and Engadget
Marty Graham / Wired News:
Monster.com Founder Starts Social Networking Site for the Dead  —  Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor helped you find a job, and helped ease you into middle age.  Now he wants to help you build the last web page you'll ever need.  —  Tributes.com is scheduled for a soft launch in June.
Google News Blog:
Related Searches in Google News  —  We're excited to share with you a new feature of Google News: related searches.  Now, when you do a search in Google News, we'll show a list of related searches at the bottom of the search results page.  We think that this feature can be useful …
 
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Inside Higher Ed:
Mysterious Multiplication of Copyright Complaints
Discussion: p2pnet
Bill Ray / The Register:
SplashPower splashes down in Fulton Innovation
Discussion: Hacking Cough
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
@ CBS Radio Presentation: New Play.It Media Player Offers …
Discussion: MediaFile
Will Drewry / Google Online Security Blog:
Contributing To Open Source Software Security
Windows Live Hotmail Technical Support Blog:
Responding to Customer Feedback - Disabling DAV
Discussion: LiveSide
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Google holds Verizon's feet to fire on 700MHz open access
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry 9000 Review - eBay Purchased Device Emerges!!
John R. Quain / New York Times:
Microsoft to Put Voice-Activation Software in Hyundais
Discussion: DailyTech and Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Newspapers likely to be free in the future: survey
Discussion: Romenesko
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
That Didn't Take Long: Verizon Wireless Trying To Get Out Of Open …
Discussion: Telecompetitor and WinExtra
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
At Rearden Commerce, Addiction is Job One ($100 Million Round …
Discussion: Portfolio.com
Virtual Earth,An Evangelist's Blog:
Twisney  —  Here's a unique mashup - Twisney - Virtual Earth …
Discussion: LiveSide
Ryan Stewart:
Unhelpful Rhetoric and Adobe's Place in the Open Web
Discussion: Asa Dotzler and Open at Adobe
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What To Do With Failed Startup IP?
Mark / dive into mark:
The day the music died  —  This is a letter I sent to my father …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
The iPhone Gets Its Own Photo Sharing Site