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12:40 PM ET, March 5, 2008

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CNN:
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 …
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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 …
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs talks possible successors, cash reserve
Discussion: Apple Gazette, Bloomberg and MacUser
Charles Cooper / CNET News.com:   Adobe bites its tongue after iPhone Flash jab
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Love Him or Hate Him, Fortune Cannot Make Up Its Mind About Steve Jobs
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.
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Extends Deadline for Nominating Directors to Board  —  Board Continues to Explore Alternatives to Maximize Value  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that it has amended the Company's bylaws to extend the deadline for nominating directors to 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 …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:   Yahoo extends deadline for Microsoft to name opposition slate
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   Yahoo Extends Deadline For Board Nominations; More Time To Pursue Alternatives
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
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Facebook asks labels about music service
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Waxy.org:
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.
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Nine Inch Nails Fashions Innovative Web Pricing Plan  —  LOS ANGELES — Since being released from its major-label recording contract last year, Nine Inch Nails has joined the growing ranks of prominent artists who are navigating the digital wilderness on their own.
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Ask.com scales back in makeover  —  SAN FRANCISCO - In a dramatic about-face, Ask.com 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.
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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
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 …
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Is Microsoft's ‘Singularity’ the OS of the future?  —  Microsoft's TechFest internal science fair wasn't just about social networking and telescopes.  —  The company also discussed new technology closer to its roots: an operating system concept called “Singularity” intended as a showcase for some cutting-edge computer science.
Discussion: Microsoft Research and WinBeta
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Sources: Microsoft readying sphere-shaped Surface  —  Microsoft's touch-sensitive tabletop is about to get a spherical makeover.  —  Microsoft officials have been talking up the company's plans to introduce more consumer-focused form factors of its Surface multi-touch tabletop.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics Benchmarking Feature, Data Sharing & Audio Ad Charting  —  Google Analytics has added three major features today, two of those features are related and the third is a standalone feature.  Google Analytics users can now have the option of comparing their site's data to industry benchmarks.
 
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Internet Explorer 8 features uncovered, public beta coming today?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mint Gets A Mint  —  Silicon Valley based Mint, an “online Quicken” …
Discussion: FoundRead
Chris Williams / The Register:
BT targets 10,000 data pimping guinea pigs
John Leyden / The Register:
Networks left open to SNMP scans
Chris Williams / The Register:
Microsoft offers free Office storage to web plebs
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XM, Sirius Deal Now Appears “Less Likely,” Analyst Says
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AT&T To Invest $1B This Year In Global Network; Rare Good News …
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Xbox 360 price cut 14 March
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Workplace Experiments
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David Strom / baselinemag:
Web Takedown Notices: Punish the Monkey
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Zazzle Launches Social Networking Profile Cards
Discussion: Mashable!
Richard Koman / Between the Lines:
iPhone insecurity leaves sour taste for enterprise IT
BBC:
Memory trick breaks PC encryption
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