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5:00 PM ET, February 27, 2008

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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple planning iPhone SDK event March 6  —  Apple distributed invitations Wednesday morning for “an iPhone software road map” event next week, which means we're finally going to hear details on the plans for an iPhone software development kit.  —  As you might be aware, next week is March …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple: Event on March 6 about iPhone SDK, enterprise  —  The SDK may be late, but it won't be that late if Apple is inviting media to the bay area on March 6 for an iPhone Software Roadmap event.  That's right: the company sent out invitations this morning inviting members of the press …
Peter Burrows / Byte of the Apple:
Apple versus RIM: Now it's Game On
Discussion: CNET News.com
Opera:
Opera brings Google search to your pocket  —  Google is now the default search option in Opera's industry-leading mobile browsers  —  Opera today made Google™ the default search engine in Opera's mobile Web browsers.  Now anyone using Opera Mobile or Opera Mini can access Google's …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Loses Mobile Giant Opera to Google; Did Google Just Buy a Mobile Browser?  —  Starting on the first of next month, the widely popular mobile browser Opera will switch from offering Yahoo! to using Google as its default search engine.  While Yahoo! has its own relatively sophisticated mobile offerings …
Discussion: Profy.Com
Stephen Shankland / Crave:
Opera mobile browsers dump Yahoo for Google  —  Opera has given Yahoo the boot and made Google the default search engine for its Opera Mobile and Opera Mini Web browsers designed for mobile devices.  —  In January 2007, Yahoo and Opera announced that Yahoo would be the default search engine on Opera Mobile and Mini.
Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Report: Hackers swipe FTP server credentials using SaaS  —  Finjan said it has uncovered a database with more than 8,700 FTP account credentials-user name, password and server address-that allow hackers to compromise security and deliver malware as a service.
Discussion: eWeek and Finjan
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Computerworld:
Finjan uncovers database storing more than 8,700 stolen FTP credentials
Discussion: The Register
Yael Gruntman / Globes Online:
Microsoft buys Israeli ad targeting co YaData  —  Microsoft Israel R&D Center president Moshe Lichtman: I am convinced that their contribution to the Israeli R&D center and to Microsoft globally will be significant.  —  Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has acquired Israeli start-up YaData Ltd. …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:   Microsoft gets YaData, still working on Yahoo
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
BREAKING: About.com CEO Scott Meyer To Leave  —  Scott Meyer, the CEO of About.com, part of New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), is leaving by next week, our sources say, and has been confirmed by the company.  His last day will be Thursday next week.  No replacement is being named now.
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Esther Dyson on The Coming Ad Revolution  —  Reston: Esther is going to invest in Dopplr, because sociality changes the way that advertising works: … I wrote years ago that in the future, all e-commerce would be socialized.  Lools like we are about to pass over that horizon.
Discussion: Dopplr Blog
BBC:
EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn  —  The European Commission has fined US computer giant Microsoft for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behaviour.  —  Microsoft must now pay a record 899 million euros ($1.4bn; £680.9m) after it failed to comply with a 2004 ruling that it abused its position.
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Distributed Mass Customization: Is Etsy the Next eBay?  —  A lot of people scratched their heads when Etsy raised $27 million.  What on earth?  Handmade goods, that's about as low tech as you can get!  —  Then Umair Haque, a well respected blogger and strategist - albeit one who is known for being a bit …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
AOL CEO Randy Falco: Microsoft-Yahoo a Mistake  —  Happy to Let Them Fight Google on Search and Leave Display Ads to Him  —  PHOENIX (AdAge.com) — AOL CEO Randy Falco thinks a potential merger between Microsoft and Yahoo to compete with Google is all about search — and a mistake.
Fred / A VC:
Thinking About GOOG This Morning  —  On Monday, I bought some more GOOG (and some more AAPL).  I explained my rationale for both trades in this twitter post.  I went into even more detail on the Google purchase in this covestor post.  —  I was busy yesterday and not paying attention to techmeme …
Michael Fitzpatrick / International Herald Tribune:
Japan seeking to govern top news Web sites  —  TOKYO: A Japanese government panel is proposing to govern “influential, widely read news-related sites as newspapers and broadcasting are now regulated.”  —  The government is also seeking to rein in some of the more unsavory aspects of the Internet …
Discussion: Techdirt
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Writer Update: DocX Support, Thesaurus, Group Sharing & More  —  After adding business friendly features like Pagination, Headers & Footers, Headnotes & Footnotes, Offline Support etc in our previous updates, we are further enhancing Zoho Writer functionalities with today's update.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook adds features to lure in filmmakers  —  Facebook is making moves on Hollywood.  The company has introduced a new fan “Page,” called Facebook Film.  It's a template of a Facebook Page that comes loaded with applications intended to help filmmakers reach and interact with Facebook users.
Discussion: All Facebook and Mashable!
 
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Wikileaks gets legal help after domain name deletion
Discussion: Techdirt
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Wagering on when iTunes will top Wal-Mart in music sales
Discussion: Digital Daily and WebProNews
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What made me cry: Microsoft's World Wide Telescope
Neal / FishBowlNY:
NBC To Distribute Shows Via P2P
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
MoFuse Instantly Converts Sites for the iPhone
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
Use Google Docs To Compare Two Text Files Online
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CNET News.com:
Data-mining detects the disaffected
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Limelight Takeover Update: No Microsoft, Yes Level 3
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Make3D: Turn a 2D Picture Into a 3D Model
Paul Miller / The Semantic Web:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Semantic Web is open for business
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Nortel Posts Loss and Plans More Job Cuts
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Ad Agencies Are Starting to Bet for the House
eWeek:
Microsoft Enters Virtualization with Windows Server
AnandTech:
Apple's New Penryn MacBook Pro: Dissected
Scott McMullan / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Announcing the Open Source Google Apps Provisioning Toolkit
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