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11:20 AM ET, March 6, 2008

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What to expect at today's Apple event  —  On Thursday, before an audience of industry analysts, tech reporters and invited guests, Apple (AAPL) will unfold its long-awaited “iPhone software roadmap.”  The event starts at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) in Building 4, Town Hall on the company's Cupertino campus.
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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.
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
iPhone Users: There Will Be No Flash Soup For You
Discussion: TechSpot News and Mashable!
CBC News:
Flash video not suitable for iPhone, Apple CEO says
Discussion: Compiler and Slashdot
Fortune:
Steve Jobs speaks out
Discussion: iLounge and MacDailyNews
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.
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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.
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
YAHOO! GETS UPPER HAND IN M'SOFT FIGHT  —  Your move, Mr. Ballmer.  —  That's essentially the message Yahoo! sent to the Microsoft CEO with its decision yesterday to extend the March 14 deadline to nominate directors to its board.  —  And if Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang thought his famously fiery counterpart …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Yahoo's Slow-Burning Ring of Fire
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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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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Blews Brings Back Memories Of Rocket Pops At The Beach  —  Ok, so that isn't an actual picture of the new Microsoft Blews news aggregator that was announced by Microsoft Research today, but tell me that the screen shot (see below) doesn't bring back memories of eating Rocket Pops …
Discussion: Data Mining and Blogcosm
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Tech Bytes / Tech Bytes at Use Bytes:
Microsoft Blews : A Blogrunner or a Memeorandum or a Sphere ?
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Ask.com Says They Don't Want to Become Women's Site  —  Yesterday an Associated Press report by Michael Liedtke stated that Ask.com wants to “abandon” its effort to outshine Google in a “dramatic about-face,” instead focusing on “finding answers to basic questions about recipes, hobbies …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
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Forbes:
Ask.com And Ye Shall Receive
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
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 …
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
Yahoo! Maps Updated With New Data and Functionality!  —  We've been working hard all winter long, and today, we've rolled out an update to Yahoo! Maps that delivers a number of improvements including; new neighborhood data, expanded worldwide coverage, and stylistic improvements.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
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
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Social Networking Moves to the Cellphone  —  PARIS — Social networks may be nothing new to habitués of the Internet.  Several years of competition among Facebook, MySpace and Friendster have generated tens of millions of members.  —  But now the market is teeming with companies …
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, DBMS2 and WinBeta
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Rockstar “Horrified” By Xbox 360 Bully: Scholarship Edition Issues  —  We wrote earlier today of the issues surrounding the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition, hoping to get a statement from Rockstar Games on the status of either a fix or a replacement plan for those affected.
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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