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8:35 AM ET, September 18, 2007


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Attila Bodis / Official Google Blog:
Our feature presentation  —  In April we announced that we were working to bring presentations to Google Docs.  (Astute readers may recall learning about this even earlier, which caused a bit of excitement around here.)  And today we're unveiling the new Google Docs presentations feature …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Google Presentations Finally Arrives!  —  Oh, god, they finally did it.  —  Smart readers will note that I've been calling Google Docs & Spreadsheets just "Google Docs" for a while, since it became obvious that a name that mentions everything in the suite would probably be shortened to Docs eventually anyway.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Completes Office Triple Play With Presently  —  Google has officially launched the missing piece in Google's online office suite: Presently, a presentation product that competes directly with Microsoft PowerPoint.  —  We've know it's been coming for a long time …
Associated Press:   Google expands online software suite
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Confirmed: Google Presentations
Discussion: Squash and Download Squad
Brad Garlinghouse / Yodel Anecdotal:
Zimbra is so damn cool  —  If you're a student at Georgia Tech or an employee at Digg or, you know just how excellent your email and group calendaring experience is.  That's because it's powered by Zimbra, creator of an innovative Ajax-based mail client that integrates email …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo Acquires Zimbra For $350 million in Cash  —  Yahoo will announce the acquisition of open source online/offline office suite Zimbra this evening, we just heard through a very solid source.  The price: $350 million, in cash, confirmed.  —  Our coverage of Zimbra goes back to 2005.
Sid Yadav /
Yahoo! Acquires Zimbra for $350 Million
Discussion: InfoWorld
Zimbra - Blog:
Yahoo! Acquires Zimbra
Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo buys e-mail software firm Zimbra
Discussion: TechSpot News
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Times to End Charges on Web Site  —  The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight Tuesday night, reflecting a growing view in the industry that subscription fees cannot outweigh the potential ad revenue from increased traffic on a free site.
New York Times:
A Letter to Readers About TimesSelect
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Times deselected  —  TimesSelect is dead.  It was a cynical act doomed from the start.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
The New York Times Company: Ends TimesSelect and Opens up Content for Free
Discussion: PDA
Google AdSense for Mobile unlocks the potential of the mobile advertising market  —  The mobile device is fast becoming the world's most popular gateway to information.  In fact, there are currently more mobile devices worldwide than personal computers and televisions combined.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Google Announces Adsense For Mobile
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Accel and Founders Fund Launch fbFund; To Give Grants To Facebook App Startups  —  During his keynote conversation with Michael Arrington this afternoon at the TechCrunch40 conference, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will be launching a new entity called fbFund with Accel and Founders Fund.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Live from Apple's "Mum is no longer the word" event in London  —  9:17AM BST - We're, ahem, queuing alongside a few dozen other journos outside the Apple Store Regent, iPod touch ads in the window and all.  And guess who just turned up...  The iPhone guy!  You know, the iPhone project manager dude who gave all the online tutorials.
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple event tomorrow at 10:00AM BST / 5:00AM EDT, set your alarms (really!)
Discussion: Apple Gazette and Latest News
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple iPhone hits O2 in the UK on November 9th  —  Ending months of intense, practically insane speculation, Apple just confirmed its first European carrier for the iPhone: O2 is scoring exclusive UK rights to the hotly contested device, and will be launching it on November 9th for £269 including VAT.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
iPhone UK launch live blog
Discussion: last100
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
In core wars, AMD carves out some open field  —  AMD added a triple-core processor to its desktop roadmap and could find itself with some open field in the core wars.  —  The processor, the AMD Phenom, has three brains-computational cores on a single die of silicon.
Discussion: and InfoWorld
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
IAC/Interactive Takes Game Designer Stake  —  IAC/InterActiveCorp today plans to announce it has taken a majority stake in game developer Inc. to anchor a soon-to-be launched gaming site, InstantAction.  —  IAC is hoping the company will help it develop a type of gaming still in its infancy …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace to Discuss Latest Effort to Customize Ads for Members  —  LOS ANGELES — Members of the booming social network Web sites treat their individual profile pages as a creative canvas for personal expression.  —  The social networking companies see those pages as a lush target for advertisers …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Techcrunch40: Day 1 Recap and My Top Picks!  —  Alright, so Day 1 of Techcrunch40 is complete and I wanted to give you my thoughts and feedback on the day overall, the organization, and the startups.  —  Hera are some other sites with excellent coverage from the event:  — ReadWriteWeb
Nokia delivers simplicity and productivity with stylish new Nokia E51  —  Stylish smartphone performer comes equipped with essentials for business and private life  —  London, UK - Nokia today bolstered its Nokia Eseries portfolio of business devices with the introduction of the new Nokia E51 device.
Discussion: All About Symbian and IntoMobile
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Offer Office Software Free in Challenge to Microsoft's Line
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TechCrunch 40 Session 4: Crowd Sourcing
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