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8:05 AM ET, March 26, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zimbra Desktop To Launch: Full Offline Functionality  —  Zimbra will announce a new offline client application, Zimbra Desktop, later this week.  It will allow Zimbra users to access and use Zimbra's email and other office applications, in the browser, when offline.
Discussion: franticindustries and Ryan Stewart
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Zimbra Desktop Launched - Growing Trend of Offline Access to Web Apps  —  Zimbra, one of the Web Office vendors we've been tracking for a while, will later today announce the launch of Zimbra Desktop - which enables offline access to Zimbra's Ajax-powered collaboration suite.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Coming soon: Offline access to Web applications  —  Zimbra, one of the early Web 2.0 collaboration suites, is announcing offline support for its on demand collaboration suite (see Read/WriteWeb and Techcrunch) tomorrow.  The Desktop Zimbra client (alpha code) will solve the problem of disconnected use …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Print Media Demise, Cont.  —  Lots of fascinating commentary the last few days on the demise of print media:  —  Tim O'Reilly: SF Chronicle in Trouble  —  Jessica Guynn: InfoWorld To Fold Magazine  —  David Lazarus: Here, let me throw myself under this bus
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Print may be dying, but the news is not  —  Rumours of trouble at the San Francisco Chronicle (which came from Tim O'Reilly originally) have sparked much commentary, some of it insightful — and here I have to mention Dave Winer, whom I have had differences with in the past but who makes …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Has the Internet killed newspapers, magazines, music and video?  —  Robert Scoble declares newspapers are dead.  PaidContent says InfoWorld Magazine is dead.  TechMeme has collected lots of blogger stories on the subject.  Disrupted maybe...but not dead.  Napster disrupted the music business and YouTube is disrupting video.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
From Subprime Loans to Failing Newspapers
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Amazon leaks Adobe CS3 pricing, availability dates, code split [u]  —  One of the largest online retailers has let slip the entire launch strategy for Adobe's Creative Suite 3 and its various individual apps — and revealed that PowerPC-based Macs may soon become second-class citizens in the program designer's eyes.
Discussion: Monkey Bites, Gadget Lab and digg
John Markoff / New York Times:
Hot Spectrum Draws Cash, and Ideals  —  It is referred to as the last beachfront property in the wireless world — a prized swath of spectrum that is about to be sold at federal auction.  And it has touched off an intense lobbying effort pitting cellular companies against a variety …
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Mike / Techdirt:
Architect Of The DMCA Admits It Hasn't Worked Out; Suggests New Approach Needed  —  from the not-much-of-an-apology-though dept  —  Michael Geist notes the surprising news that Bruce Lehman, an original architect of what became the DMCA, is basically admitting that the law has been a failure and hasn't worked out at all as planned.
Discussion: digg
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
The Album, a Commodity in Disfavor  —  Now that the three young women in Candy Hill, a glossy rap and R&B trio, have signed a record contract, they are hoping for stardom.  On the schedule: shooting a music video and visiting radio stations to talk up their music.  —  But the women do not have a CD to promote.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Windows weakness can lead to network traffic hijacks  —  WASHINGTON—A problem in the way Windows PCs obtain network settings could let attackers hijack traffic, security researchers said Saturday.  —  The problem occurs because of a design bug in the system used by Windows PCs to obtain proxy settings …
Discussion: One Microsoft Way and Neowin.net
Fred / A VC:
Why Seed Investing Is Less Risky Than Later Stage Investing  —  Ever since I've been in the venture business, some 20 years now, it's been accepted wisdom that early stage, particularly seed stage, investing is inherently more risky than later stage investing.  I guess it depends on how you measure risk.
Discussion: Redeye VC
Raghav 'Rags' Gupta / GigaOM:
Can Social tools save plain ole' Radio?  —  Social networking around music has emerged as a class of Web service.  While terrestrial radio has yet to fully embrace this, music social networking represents a large opportunity for terrestrial radio stations to gain relevance and currency online.
Chris / LiveSide:
Windows Live Core - the Software as a Service platform  —  While Ray Ozzie has been keeping details of his Software as a Service platform quiet, some small bits of information are emerging from other members on his team.  Two of his direct reports, David Treadwell and Amitabh Srivastava …
 
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