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Microsoft to Yahoo!: Surrender or else

Microsoft has told Yahoo! that it has three weeks to walk down the aisle - or it will strong-arm the reluctant bride into marriage. If this ends in a proxy battle, Microsoft will almost certainly return with a lower offer than the $44bn bid originally tabled on February 1.
Drew Cullen, 06 Apr 2008
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CTIA '08: The Works

FCC boss quashes Skype open access plea 01/04/08 When Verizon says that its entire wireless network will soon be open to any device and any application, the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission believes the mega-telco is telling truth.
Team Register, 06 Apr 2008
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Ubuntu unpwned as CERN prepares to destroy Earth

Comments Distressingly-named Los Angeles law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner is suing Apple for "deceptively" marketing the new 20-inch iMac. This provoked a spray of Apple spittle from readers, and a bit of a tussle:
Robin Lettice, 06 Apr 2008
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Cyberwar threat way down the agenda at NATO conference

For all its hype the threat cyberwarfare merited less than 100 words in a summary of discussions between heads of state at NATO conference last week.
John Leyden, 06 Apr 2008
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Strung out hackers and BBC beanbags

On Saturday the BBC-sponsored Over The Air: the 48-hour race to create innovative mobile applications wound up with 21 teams presenting applications they had hacked together.
Bill Ray, 06 Apr 2008