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11:00 AM ET, March 5, 2008


 Top Items: 
Adobe's Flash Player Not Suited For IPhone, Apple CEO Says  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)- Adobe Systems Inc.'s (ADBE) popular media player for cellphones simply isn't good enough for Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Tuesday in the most substantive comments …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Investors probe Apple's Jobs on successor, games, future products  —  AppleInsider joined Apple investors, some of whom traveled from as far away as Europe, at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Cupertino on Tuesday, where Steve Jobs and his executive team were both grilled and lauded …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Love Him or Hate Him, Fortune Cannot Make Up Its Mind About Steve Jobs  —  Once again, Steve Jobs is on the cover of Fortune magazine.  He is there because Apple is the most admired company in America.  No, wait.  He is there because investigative reporter Peter Elkind wrote a 12-page takedown of his Steveness.
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Searches for Options  —  Yahoo and Time Warner stepped up talks on creating an alternative to Microsoft's bid for Yahoo.  A possible deal would fold AOL into Yahoo.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Yahoo Looks at New Way to Survive  —  As it scrambles to avoid defeat in its battle with Microsoft, Yahoo may try to put a little more time on the clock.  —  Microsoft, whose offer for Yahoo is now worth $41.2 billion, was preparing to escalate its takeover fight by starting a proxy contest next week.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo ditches March 13 Microsoft proxy war deadline  —  The Microsoft-Yahoo proxy war clock has stopped.  —  In an SEC filing on Wednesday Yahoo said it has changed the due date to nominate board of directors.  Instead of March 13 being the last day you could make a pitch for Yahoo's board …
Joseph Weisenthal /   Yahoo Extends Deadline For Board Nominations; More Time To Pursue Alternatives
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Zazzle Launches Social Networking Profile Cards  —  Quick printing service Zazzle has launched a new series of cards today that focus on the social networking craze that is upon us currently.  The cards look like the popular social networks including LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace.
Discussion: Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
WordPress: The Social Network
Discussion: Download Squad and ReadWriteWeb
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press: Scales Back in Makeover  —  In a dramatic about-face, is abandoning its effort to outshine Internet search leader Google Inc. and will instead focus on a narrower market consisting of married women looking for help managing their lives.  —  As part of the new direction outlined Tuesday …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
CAPTCHA is Dead, Long Live CAPTCHA!  —  In November 2007 I called these three CAPTCHA implementations “unbreakable”:  —  2008 is shaping up to be a very bad year indeed for CAPTCHAs:  — Jan 17: InformationWeek reports Yahoo CAPTCHA broken  — Feb 6: Websense reports Hotmail CAPTCHA broken
Discussion: raganwald and Venture Chronicles
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Rumors of Facebook music service bubbling again  —  Facebook may be getting closer to launching a music service that competes with Apple's iTunes, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.  —  Sources told the publication that Facebook has been approaching major record labels about licensing deals …
Discussion: WebProNews and Coolfer
Financial Times:   Facebook asks labels about music service
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Singularity: Microsoft's research OS available for download
David Strom / baselinemag:
Web Takedown Notices: Punish the Monkey  —  Oh, the cyclical ironies of the Internet.  The attention gained by trying to force a Web site to take down content or shut down sparks others to post that content elsewhere.  —  Here is one letter that you don't want to receive …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Gets It Right With Open AIM 2.0 - Embraces Meebo and eBuddy  —  AOL is pushing their two year old OpenAim initiative much further this morning with OpenAIM 2.0.  —  There are three key changes of note.  First they are now embracing services that they previously tried to stop …
Discussion: VentureBeat and ResourceShelf
The Technium:
1,000 True Fans  —  The long tail is famously good news for two classes of people; a few lucky aggregators, such as Amazon and Netflix, and 6 billion consumers.  Of those two, I think consumers earn the greater reward from the wealth hidden in infinite niches.  —  But the long tail is a decidedly mixed blessing for creators.
Discussion: Techdirt, Robin Good's and BUZZYEAH
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Nine Inch Nails Sells Out Of $300 Deluxe Edition In Under Two Days  —  Yesterday we wrote about Trent Reznor launching his new Nine Inch Nails album online with a variety of interesting options that people could choose to buy.  The top of the list, for $300, was a “Ultra-Deluxe Limited Edition Package” …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Tests Additional Search Box Within Search Results  —  Tamar tipped me off to people seeing secondary search boxes in the Google search results.  I see them myself now.  For example a search on amazon returns this search box directly under the snippet but above the URL, here is a picture:
Memory trick breaks PC encryption  —  Encrypted information held on a laptop is more vulnerable than previously thought, US research has shown.  —  Scientists have shown that it is possible to recover the key that unscrambles data from a PC's memory.  —  It was previously thought …
Discussion: and Ubergizmo
New Video Overtakes “Evolution of Dance” for #1 Spot on YouTube  —  Yesterday, YouTube refreshed their leaderboards and a strange new video became the Most Viewed Video of All-Time, topping the world-famous Evolution of Dance video.  With 89 million views, the new winner is a fan-made music video.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
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Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Workplace Experiments
IBM takeover of Telelogic gets European approval
Discussion: Inquirer and Todd Watson
Richard Koman / Between the Lines:
iPhone insecurity leaves sour taste for enterprise IT
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
7digital's Warner deal for DRM-free tracks confirms it as the UK …
Lori Grunin / Crave: The gadget blog:
Olympus revs its entry-level dSLR
Associated Press:
Nike, Apple bring iPod to gym near you
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Omniture Unifies Marketing Suite, Adds Video Analytics
 Earlier Items: 
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Indefinite Hiatus  —  I've been writing a personal weblog for almost seven years.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Generate, a video creation shop, joins Velocity's digital media portfolio
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
The economy of Friending
Elinor Mills / CNET
Warning: Your iPod may get you mugged
Discussion: Techdirt
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
ETech: Google Prediction Market Datamining Shows Meatspace Matters
Discussion: BoomTown and All Points Blog
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, on hiring, growth, and its platform
Flight Global:
DARPA pushes limits of unmanned aircraft capability to extremes
Discussion: Gizmodo, DVICE and CNET
Stuart Elliott / TV Decoder:
Firebrand Burns Out  —  The fire has been banked in an experiment …