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3:20 AM ET, March 4, 2008

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IEBlog:
Microsoft's Interoperability Principles and IE8  —  We've decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can.  This decision is a change from what we've posted previously.  —  Why Change?  —  Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles.
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Sanity prevails: IE8 will default to standard-compliant mode  —  In an impressive volte-face, Microsoft has decided that Internet Explorer 8 will default to being compliant with web standards after all, and will not, as previously announced, require web pages to explicitly opt in to conforming behavior.
Discussion: Forever Geek
Microsoft:
Microsoft Expands Support for Web Standards
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and Mashable!
Msantjer / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Gates on Yahoo, Google and the next president  —  Guest post from P-I reporter Joseph Tartakoff:  —  At his speech this morning to the thousands gathered for the SharePoint Conference at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took some questions …
Discussion: Digital Daily and The Open Road
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft: Storage unification still somewhere out there  —  Microsoft customers are still in search of that elusive goal: a single, unified storage system to simplify the deployment and management of Microsoft's enteprrise wares.  And Microsoft officials are still promising it will happen …
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Microsoft to offer hosted versions of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs
Discussion: InfoWorld and Mashable!
Peter Galli / eWeek:
Gates: Google Does Not Understand Business Needs
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
What Stanford Learned Building Facebook Apps  —  Dr. BJ Fogg and Dave McClure taught a class last semester at Stanford on Building Facebook Applications.  In 10 weeks, the 80 students had created 50+ applications and in total had over 20 Million installs - with 5 having more than 1 million users.
Discussion: Web Strategy
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
No Facebook Apps for the Enterprise in Sight
Discussion: Outside the Lines and All Facebook
Sydney Morning Herald:
Woz finds flaws in Apple's latest offerings  —  Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, in Sydney today.  —  Asher Moses  —  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak heaped less than lavish praise on the company's iPhone, MacBook Air and Apple TV products when visiting Sydney this morning.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Exclusive preview: Delicious Monster's Delicious Library 2.0  —  Back in 2004, shortly before the release of Mac OS X Tiger, Delicious Library 1.0 arrived as a slick looking inventory cataloging application designed to manage listings of books, videos, albums and other media.
Discussion: MacUser and The Tao of Mac
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Microsoft flirts with “cloud"-based applications, still making billions off Earth-bound variety  —  Though they squabble over things such as the rights to control parts of Facebook and Yahoo, the real battle between Microsoft and Google is only just beginning to show itself as the two jockey …
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Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Expands Online Services
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GigaOm Launches Ostatic Resource For Open Source Community  —  GigaOm (Om Malik's blog network) just launched a new open source software focused blog called Ostatic.  The goal, Malik said today in an interview, is to track news around the world's 150,000+ open source projects.
Discussion: GigaOM, HipMojo.com and VentureBeat
The Steampunk Workshop:
Dave Veloz's Steampunk Remake:  —  A Steampunk Monitor and Keyboard for a Mac mini  —  There is nothing in the world that I like better then receiving pictures of things that people have been inspired to build by my projects.  When I opened my mail and discovered these photos I squeed like teen on LJ!
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Netvibes Ginger goes live, still no Web drive  —  The latest version of customizable start page Netvibes, nicknamed “Ginger” will be open to everyone as of Tuesday morning.  We gave it a thorough look back in late January, and Rafe and I have been using it on a daily basis to keep up with various feeds and use it as a Widget engine.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
VideoEgg Dumps Video Hosting Clients  —  VideoEgg's conversion from a video aggregator to hosting service to ad network hasn't been without its victims.  Publishers with video still served by VideoEgg are getting Dear John letters, informing them that they've got 90 days to find a new video host.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hands-on with the 9-inch Eee PC  —  If you hadn't guessed from the headline, and as rumored just an hour ago, there's 9-inches of LCD on this thing.  Actually, 8.9, but who's counting?  We found out that and a few other little tidbits about this Eee PC “New Generation” at the ASUS booth just now …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
AOL's new strategy: Quantity over quality?  —  Since its 2001 acquisition of Time Warner, AOL has struggled to maintain its brand on the Internet with the rise of first Yahoo and then Google.  Now the company has a new strategy to get their traffic numbers up: build more sites.
Ina Fried / Webware.com:
Microsoft's telescope centers on Windows  —  REDMOND, Wash.—When Microsoft releases its WorldWide Telescope this spring, the program will be a Windows-only download.  —  Much of the astronomical community, however, uses Macs and other Unix-based hardware.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
YouTube to Improve Usage Metrics  —  New data about Google's YouTube video viewership will be available to marketers.  —  Google's YouTube will soon give marketers more data about viewership of its videos, so that they have a better understanding of clips' reach and effectiveness at boosting brand awareness and sales.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Mashable!
eWEEK.com:
Semantic Web Brings Change to SOA  —  It's impossible to underestimate the impact that SOA, or service-oriented architectures, has had on enterprises and business integration.  Whether or not a business has implemented a full-fledged SOA platform, there is still a very good chance …
Discussion: The Semantic Web
 
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
US government forces military secrets on Brit webmaster
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Microsoft:
Bill Gates: SharePoint Conference 2008
Discussion: CNET News.com
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
The Future of Social Networks at Graphing Social Patterns
Brian Solis / PR 2.0:
Gary Vaynerchuk Puts the Social in Social Media
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
Scott McNealy Has Apparently Never Heard Of AOL Time Warner
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to take Silverlight offline eventually, says exec
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NetScape Navigator put out to pasture
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Discussion: Photo Matt and Mashable!
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Microsoft/Yahoo: Tracking the Deal “Spread”
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Seriously stoked Software Updates: GarageBand and Aperture
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Atom inside: Intel announces ultramobile processor brand
Claudine Ryan / ABC News:
Blogging boosts your social life: research
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple falls short of 1,000 movie rentals
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Survey: warnings from ISPs could slash file-swapping by 70%
Discussion: Mashable!
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