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6:35 AM ET, May 14, 2008

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Jim / craigslist blog:
Unlawful and Unfair  —  We filed a complaint in California today, charging eBay with unlawful and unfair competition, misappropriation of proprietary information, deceptive passing-off, business interference, false advertising, phishing attacks, free-riding, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and breaches of fiduciary duty.
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Amanda Fehd / Associated Press:   Craigslist countersues eBay, saying it broke antitrust laws
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Craigslist Files Countersuit Against eBay
Discussion: New York Times and Techdirt
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok, Wired, Let's Do This.  —  A week ago Wired Magazine voiced its displeasure over our syndication partnership with the Washington Post. … When I read this I thought “WTF?” (with an emphasis on the “F").  Wired is a competitor to TechCrunch, but we've been on friendly terms with them for years now.
Discussion: My Blog Posts and The Raw Feed
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Post, TechCrunch Mum on Syndication Deal
Discussion: Valleywag
CNBC.com:
Icahn May Launch Proxy Fight with Yahoo  —  Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is considering launching a proxy fight at Yahoo, according to people who have spoken with Icahn.  —  Icahn has declined to comment.  —  Late last week, Icahn began building a significant position in Yahoo …
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Wall Street Journal:
Icahn Enters Microsoft-Yahoo Fray  —  Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has amassed a stake in Yahoo Inc. and is leaning toward launching a proxy contest to unseat at least part of Yahoo's board, according to one person familiar with the situation.  —  Mr. Icahn has bought roughly 50 million …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Dum...dum...dum...dum... dum...dum... AAAGH!
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps Adds Real Estate Search  —  As a Google employee recently said, “Google Maps is evolving from a driving directions and business search tool, to a comprehensive representation of all the world's information, on a map.”  That's why Google Maps started to integrate different layers …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook to Launch Jabber/XMPP Support for Chat  —  Facebook will announce momentarily via their developer blog support of Facebook chat via Jabber and XMPP.  These are two of the primary standards for instant messaging protocol on the web.  The new format will enable developers …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
MySpace Wins Largest Anti-Spam Award in History  —  MySpace has informed us that on Monday it was awarded $234 million in statutory damages, the largest anti-spam sum ever made under CAN-SPAM and apparently ever under any law.  This is also the first time damages have been awarded under the California Anti Phishing Act.
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
MySpace tells AP it has won $234M spam judgment
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
MacBooks will take 50% of notebook market share within a year  —  I saw an interesting blog post this week regarding how Apple is immune to the innovator's dilemma (for those unfamiliar with the term).  First, I don't think the company is immune at all, I think that OS X and MacBooks …
Discussion: Moonwatcher
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
MSI Wind Revealed: 10-Inch Mini-Notebook to Hit U.S. in June  —  The mini-notebook market has no shortage of compelling systems, especially with this week's release of the Eee PC 900 here in the U.S. And with models from both Acer and Dell on the way, how can a lesser-known brand stand out in the crowd?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Apple Won't Buy Adobe  —  This one's pretty simple.  —  First, Steve Jobs wants Apple to feel like a small, focused company.  They're not a small company, of course — Apple's most recent quarterly filing states they have 21,600 employees — but that's what Jobs wants it to feel like.
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Marc Andreessen Isn't So Impressed With Google Friend Connect  —  Marc Andreessen doesn't fear Google — even though the search giant unveiled a service that's poised to put the competitive squeeze on his startup, Ning.  —  Google Friend Connect, a service announced yesterday …
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta program frustrates testers  —  The first Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta build was released in November 2007.  The release brought the ability to sign into Messenger from up to four computers at once, the ability to choose customized sounds for your sign …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
comScore: Yahoo! Buzz Overtakes Digg in April  —  Digg is in big trouble.  We already know that Yahoo! Buzz, a beta social news service by Yahoo!, can drive a large amount of traffic and comments to websites.  We also know the ongoing problems at competitor digg, which continue to be skated around by digg management.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
What is blocking Vista users from recording NBC shows?  —  Some users of Windows Vista Media Center say they were blocked from recording NBC Universal TV shows American Gladiator and Medium on Monday night.  —  “Restrictions set by the broadcaster and/or originator prohibit recording of this program …
 
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Vcmike / VCMike's Blog:
Why Polaris is Backing Sprout
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Lewis Page / The Register:
Kiwi airliners converted into giant iPod docks
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Torrent2exe turns any torrent file into a single-source BitTorrent client
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Get Vista's Best Features in XP
Discussion: Digg
Portfolio.com:
Deep in the Valley: Digging and Baby-Sitting.
Discussion: SarahLacy.com and ben barren
Eric Berlin / Online Media Cultist:
Are social news sites like Digg useful anymore?
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
HTC Diamond Keyboard Hacked and Available...
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Official Gmail Blog:
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Business Week:
EarthLink closing Philadelphia Wi-Fi network
Discussion: Engadget
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
IBM's Cell blade boosted by memory and floating point gains
Discussion: Computerworld
Steve O'Hear / last100:
iPhone who? Opera Mini gets speedy update
Schwieb:
Mac Office 2008 SP1
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook pulls ‘stalker list’ tool after Gawker exposes it
Discussion: Portfolio.com and All Facebook
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Delusions Of Nathan Myhrvold
Nick Nguyen / delicious blog:
Internet Explorer and del.icio.us