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WSJ: Yahoo, Microsoft talks no longer active

Updated below: The Yahoo-Microsoft talks are apparently no longer active, according to the Wall Street Journal, which just updated its story. The Journal reports: Microsoft and Yahoo in recent months discussed a possible merger of the two companies or some kind of match-up that would pair their respective strengths, say people familiar with the situation.

May 4, 2007 by


Podcast: gShare, Silverlight, Justin TV and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss gShare, which purports to integrate Google 'Office' and Microsoft Office, and the Silverlight announcements from MIX07. David also talks about the promise of Mozilla's Thunderbird 2.

May 4, 2007 by Dan Farber


Florida ends experiment with touch screen voting

Yesterday, the Florida Legislature voted 118-0 to spend $28 million to scrap touch screen voting machines and replace them with optical-scan paper ballots. Most Florida counties already use the paper ballot system, but 15 had opted to use the touch screen systems.

May 4, 2007 by Phil Windley


YouTube sharing revenue with select contributors

GigaOm is reporting that YouTube will start paying some of its contributors, as CEO Chad Hurley of the independently run Google company has been promising. Here is what Om had to say:YouTube is going to start helping some of its indie video content creators make money, starting tomorrow.

May 3, 2007 by Dan Farber