In the news on April 21: Microsoft and Yahoo are gettin’ ‘hot and heavy’; the Chinatown-Soma subway should cost us, oh, another $278 million; and maybe, we’ve finally got a better way to search for images on Google.


Is ‘hot and heavy’ the way you would describe Microsoft-Yahoo negotiations? Yes. All Things Digital

Traveling from Chinatown to SOMA on the subway will take another 2 years and $278 million. SocketSite

SF-based Xoom makes a deal with Colombia for more wire transfer reach. SF Business Times

Chip designer Broadcom making a hostile $764 million takeover bid for network gear maker Emulex. Chron

Palo-Alto based Aricent will sell multimedia encoders and decoders to Sony Ericsson to be used in a new series of cellphones. SF Business Times


O3D: It’s Google’s way of bringing 3d graphics to you. CNET

Comcast expands its DOCSIS 3.0 in Bay Area, including South SF, San Mateo, Palo Alto, and more. Broadband

Do we finally have a good way to search for images? Google it. SF Business Times BBC

Want a way to do more internet stalking? You got it with Firefox’s Identify extension. CNET

At last… an iPhone copy-paste. CNET

Google’s Summer of Code: Bringing students and open-source together. CNET

As Earth Day approaches, green tech to watch. CNET


Are our home prices a reflection of our misfortunes? Chron

Adieu, Thai Corner Express on Market. Curbed Socket

The Infinity (that big, shiny building in SOMA) uses buyers to sell. Chron

The price reductions of SF homes begins to slow. Chron

Image: O3D in action

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