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9:55 AM ET, March 6, 2008

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Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
Acid3 Test Unleashed, Murders Every Current Browser  —  Putting browser makers on notice, again  —  Just a few months after the announcement that Internet Explorer 8 successfully passed the Acid2 standards compliance test, the Web Standards Project (WaSP) announced last Monday that it unleashed Acid2's successor, Acid3.
Discussion: MacUser
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft's hits multiple Internet home runs  —  I just had dinner with a bunch of Italy's top tech bloggers and technologists and Marc Canter.  Plus I've been talking with people all day long.  Microsoft hit major Internet home runs today with its announcements, based on what I'm hearing from formerly-skeptical developers.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Internet Explorer 8 Has Arrived  —  Microsoft's next-generation web browser, Internet Explorer 8, has arrived.  In a surprising move, after the demo of IE8 and its new features at today's session of the MIX08 conference, the startling announcement was made: “It's available for download now”.
Shirin Oskooi / Official Google Blog:
Google Calendar Sync  —  I've suffered major headaches trying to sync all my calendars.  I used the Microsoft Outlook calendar on my desktop computer at home, but since I wanted to be able to access my schedule from anywhere, I also kept a copy of it on Google Calendar.
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Matt Kulick / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing Google Calendar Sync
Sebastian Kanthak / Official Google Data APIs Blog:
3. 2.  1. Contact.  The API has landed  —  Have you ever been on a web-site that asked you for your Google username and password so that it can import your Gmail contact list?  Did you think twice before giving out that information, hoping the web-site would not use it to access …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Releases an API for Contacts  —  Google wants to make everyone happy today.  After releasing a calendar sync tool, Google makes it possible to sync other valuable data: your contacts.  The new Contacts Data API “allows client applications to view and update Contacts content in the form of Google Data API feeds.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Steve Jobs lying about Flash not working on iPhone?  —  RUMOR ALERT — I have not substantiated this with anyone at either Adobe or Apple, so might turn out to be totally false:  —  Today I got a note from someone I know who works closely with Adobe and Apple.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What to expect at today's Apple event
Discussion: MacRumors, MacScoop and TGDaily.com
Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:   iPhone announcement Thursday
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Ziff Davis' Bankruptcy Filing: Nobody's Fault, But...  Ziff Davis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this afternoon, as we reported first here, and a total of 23 documents were filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  The two main ones are embedded below as PDFs (after the jump).
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Leelefever / Common Craft:
Video: Twitter in Plain English  —  This 2.5 minute video is a result of feedback from our fans.  We've received a number of requests from people who want their  —  friends to use the micro-blogging service Twitter, but can't seem to explain it well.  We hope this video helps.
Matthew Newman / Bloomberg:
Google Likely to Get EU Approval to Buy DoubleClick  —  European regulators plan to approve Google Inc.'s proposed $3.1 billion takeover of DoubleClick Inc. without conditions, rejecting complaints by Microsoft Corp. that the deal would hurt competition, according to three people with direct knowledge of the case.
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Matthew Miller / Forbes:
Gates No Longer World's Richest Man  —  Warren Buffett is the richest man on the planet.  —  Riding the surging price of Berkshire Hathaway (nyse: BRK - news - people ) stock, America's most beloved investor has seen his fortune swell to an estimated $62 billion, up $10 billion from a year ago.
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Tech Bytes / Tech Bytes at Use Bytes:
Microsoft Blews : A Blogrunner or a Memeorandum or a Sphere ?  —  The BLEWS website at Microsoft research says - “While typical news-aggregation sites do a good job of clustering news stories according to topic, they leave the reader without information about which stories figure prominently in political discourse.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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Matthew Hurst / Data Mining:
Let the TechFest Begin!  —  It is almost exactly a year ago that I joined Microsoft.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Ubergizmo
Business Week:
Zuckerberg on Facebook's Future  —  In a conversation with BusinessWeek.com, the social networking site's CEO holds forth on recent hires and going public  —  As Facebook tries to sustain its supercharged growth, it's bringing in adult supervision.  —  The social networking site hired Sheryl Sandberg …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft launches its alternative to Amazon's SimpleDB  —  Microsoft has begun signing up testers for SQL Server Data Services (SSDS), a forthcoming service that will allow customers and developers to host their data in a Microsoft-hosted database.  —  Microsoft officials were reticent …
Discussion: OakLeaf Systems and WinBeta
George Ou / Zero Day:
New tool cracks most enterprise wireless LANs  —  If your company or organization runs an enterprise wireless LAN network, I have some troubling news for you.  Odds are high that your current “enterprise-class” wireless LAN deployment is vulnerable to authentication leakage which not only exposes …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Musicians still waiting on a YouTube payday  —  How important is music to Google's YouTube.com?  Out of the top 12 all-time most viewed YouTube clips, nine are professionally made music videos.  At least one rock video has been watched more than 75 million times on YouTube.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Analytics Data Sharing  —  Site stats program Google Analytics offers a new opt-in data sharing setting.  Log-in and you'll see a message dialog, and somewhere below it a link reading “Edit Account and Data Sharing Settings”.  That link takes you to the settings page (see screenshot) …
 
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Intel Adjusting Its Business Model
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