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3:35 PM ET, March 6, 2008

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live from Apple's iPhone SDK press conference  —  9:05AM - Alright, we're here and registered!  We'll be checking in as things get going shortly.  —  9:26AM - It's minglin' time!  The space usually reserved for product demos is hollowed out for the Apple Continental Breakfast today …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Apple releases iPhone SDK, announces push e-mail, Exchange support  —  Apple bolstered the iPhone's enterprise credentials during today's iPhone Software Roadmap event at its Cupertino headquarters.  Saying that business users were demanding additional capabilities from the iPhone …
Apple:
Apple Announces iPhone 2.0 Software Beta  —  Includes SDK & Built-in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync  —  Apple® today previewed its iPhone™ 2.0 software, scheduled for release this June, and announced the immediate availability of a beta release of the software to selected developers and enterprise customers.
Macworld:
Apple iPhone Event - Live Update  —  On Thursday Apple will be holding a special event on the main Apple R&D campus to announce new iPhone news.  As always, Macworld's team of editors will be on the scene with live Web coverage, including a live blog and rapid-fire news stories.
Harry McCracken / Techlog:
Live From Apple's iPhone Event: Microsoft Exchange Support  —  I'm at Apple headquarters in Cupertino for the most important iPhone-related event since the release of the iPhone: the official launch of the software development kit that will allow companies other than Apple to develop native iPhone applications.
Discussion: eWeek, Apple 2.0 and TGDaily.com
Arn / MacRumors:
Live Coverage of iPhone SDK Roadmap Event  —  Apple is hosting a media event today to outline the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) and “some exciting new enterprise features”.  There have been a collection of rumors suggesting that Apple may not be able to deliver the final SDK immediately.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Hops Aboard Enterprise: Push Email and Calendars, Activesync …
Discussion: Jarrett House North
Microsoft:
Q&A: Microsoft Helps Connect Apple iPhone Users to Microsoft's Exchange Server
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Gadgetell
Peter Cohen / PC World:
IPhone Takes on the BlackBerry
Discussion: BBC NEWS and PC World
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What to expect at today's Apple event
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Live coverage of the iPhone Software Roadmap announcement
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
Live blog: Apple SDK announcement
Discussion: Gizmodo and PalmAddicts
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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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft May Go All Cash, Raise Yahoo Bid to $31
Discussion: Electronista and Valleywag
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Yahoo's Slow-Burning Ring of Fire
Pocket-lint.co.uk:
ECS launches Asus Eee challenger  —  The G10IL promises HSDPA connectivity for under £250  —  The Asus Eee PC could have a new challenger in the guise of the ECS G10IL.  —  The new sub-$500 notebook will come with a HSPDA 7.2 datacard built-in.  —  Although currently still in production …
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Guardian:
Why falling Flash prices threaten Microsoft
Discussion: TechnoLlama and Slashdot
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.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Google will have 90% search market share in the US one year from now  —  That's an insane prediction I was told, after I made it in front of a half dozen of the most important public market investors in the tech world at a conference recently (think the largest shareholders in Yahoo and Google).
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Skrentablog:   Who will stop Google from going to 90% market share?
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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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
EU Approval of Google's DoubleClick Acquisition is Imminent
Discussion: InfoWorld
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins Anounces $100 million iFund for iPhone Applications  —  John Doerr took the stage today at Apple's announcement of its iPhone software developer kit and announced a $100 million fund to invest in startups that create apps for the iPhone.  ""I can't wait to see the great new companies that we build together," he says.
Discussion: Valleywag
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Death Threats, Intimidation, and Blogging  —  I miss Kathy Sierra.  —  Kathy was the primary author of the Creating Passionate Users blog, which she started in December 2004.  Her writing was of sufficient quality to propel her blog into the Technorati top 100 within a year and a half.
Matt Kulick / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing Google Calendar Sync  —  Google Apps users appreciate that their web-based Google Calendars are available anywhere and anytime, and packed with powerful sharing options.  But people aren't always connected to the Internet, and they may prefer to use different applications …
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.
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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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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Microsoft:
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
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