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3:35 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Offer Office Software Free in Challenge to Microsoft's Line  —  I.B.M. plans to mount its most ambitious challenge in years to Microsoft's dominance of personal computer software, by offering free programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
IBM's free Symphony hopes to drown out Office's brass band
Discussion: ZDNet
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 5: Productivity & Web Apps  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  Xobni  —  Xobni products aim to improve the way users organize, search and navigate their email.
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Mint: Solid but incomplete online personal finance
Discussion: VentureBeat
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
More TechCrunch: New Approaches to E-Mail
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
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Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Google Offers 'Collaboration in the Cloud'  —  Google won't admit it, but the new presentation features compete with Microsoft's PowerPoint application.  —  Google added presentation features to its Google Docs application Sept. 17, the latest upgrade to enrich the Google Apps platform …
InsideGoogle:
How To Embed Google Presentations
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Adam Howorth / Apple:
Apple Chooses O2 as Exclusive Carrier for iPhone in UK  —  Apple® and O2 announced today that O2, the leading wireless carrier in the UK, will be the exclusive UK carrier for Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in the UK on November 9. iPhone combines three devices into one …
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Mozilla:
Mozilla Launches Internet Mail and Communications Initiative  —  David Ascher joins Mozilla to lead new organization  —  Mozilla today announced a new initiative to stimulate innovation in Internet mail and communications.  Mozilla plans to develop Internet communications software based on the Thunderbird product, code and brand.
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Joins Mobile Ad Fray
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR and CostPerNews
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple to Introduce Faster iPhone Next Year  —  Apple (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) will deliver the next version of the iPhone early next year, TheStreet.com has learned.  —  A faster third-generation, or 3G, iPhone will be available sometime in the first quarter, say people familiar with the production plans.
Nokia:
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.
Nick Baum / Official Google Reader Blog:
Breaking up isn't hard to do  —  We don't know how to tell you this, but it's time that we break up.  It's just that we're different now.  People can search.  They can share what they read.  They can even see trends about what they read, and how often they do it.
Fred / A VC:
Tough Times Ahead For The Web?  —  I was meeting with a web entrepreneur yesterday.  It's something I do at least five to ten times a week.  —  This entrepeneur said 'but I worry that the coming downturn might have a negative impact on my business plan.'  —  Not 'a possible coming downturn', it was 'the coming downturn.'
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
31% of Social Network Users Enter False Information  —  A new survey by emedia suggests that 62% of social networking users are concerned about the security of their personally identifiable data.  The fears run so high that 31% of social network users have already entered false information to protect their identity.
Discussion: WebProNews and Inquirer
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Social networking sites: Almost two thirds of users enter false …
Discussion: Virtual Economics
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Vista SP1 Will Install XP  —  Redmond, WA - In response to customer demands Microsoft announced that instead of patching bugs and improving features of Windows Vista in the next service pack release, they would just install XP.  —  "We're focused on giving the customer what they want …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Inquirer
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 6: Revenue Models & Analytics  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  Spottt (Adbrite)  —  Spottt (Adbrite) helps like-minded sites promote each other for free.
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Hot or Not Abandons Free Dating Experiment  —  After being overrun with spam and fake profiles, Hot Or Not has decided to reverse course and end their free dating experiment.  According to an email from founders Jim and James: … The site will return to a model of free memberships …
 
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Reuters:
CBS says staying out of iTunes pricing battle
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
IPhone Enters Its European Phase
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Zack Urlocker / InfoWorld:
Eclipse PHP Tools
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
The Threat of Reputation-Based Attacks
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
AMD To Offer Three Core Chip
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Marcel Laverdet / Facebook Developers News Feed:
Javascript on Facebook  —  Today we are moving Facebook Javascript …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Brad Garlinghouse on the $350 Million Zimbra Deal
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Yahoo! launches widget badges
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Keyboard reads your handwriting
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Karl / dslreports.com:
Comcast Testing New '750kbps' Tier - Targeting the 'price sensitive'....
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