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10:30 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
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
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Has the Internet killed newspapers, magazines, music and video?
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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 …
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: Gizmodo, Monkey Bites, Gadget Lab and digg
Dave Coustan / Earthling:
Announcing the Helio Ocean  —  This morning Helio announced the details of their new device featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Ocean.  —  It's a dual-slider, meaning that if you slide it one way, a numerical keypad slides out from the bottom, and if you slide it the other way, a nice QWERTY keypad slides out from the side.
Discussion: Gizmodo and hyku | blog
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Maker of Mobile Games Brings Line to BlackBerry  —  Is that BlackBerry owner tapping out a crucial e-mail message, or playing just one more round of Asphalt: Urban GT 2?  —  Gameloft, a leading maker of games for cellphones, plans to announce today that it is bringing its line of mobile games …
Discussion: MoCoNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Build Your Own Justin.tv With Ustream  —  Justin.tv launched a week ago, and is rising steadily in popularity.  It's a simple idea - the site shows live video of Justin, who lives in San Francisco with his buddies and spends his time meeting with local startups and personalities.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and The Webpreneur
Virginiah / infoworlditexecconnect …:
InfoWorld Brand Moves Online  —  The news hit the internet this morning: as of next month, InfoWorld will no longer be distributed in a print edition.  To take maximum advantage of the opportunities for our business going forward, and remove the distraction of maintaining and fretting over a costly …
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: Reel Pop
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: Guardian Unlimited and Lost Remote
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: HipMojo.com and Redeye VC
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Popuri: Lots of Stats For Any Site  —  If you want to see quick statistics on a website, check out newly launched Popuri.  You'll quickly see Google Page Rank, Alexa Rank, number of backlinks on Google, Yahoo and Live.com, Technorati inbound links, del.icio.us bookmarks and number of bloglines subscribers.
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
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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