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4:25 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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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.
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.
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 …
Microsoft:
Q&A: Microsoft Helps Connect Apple iPhone Users to Microsoft's Exchange Server  —  Terry Myerson, corporate vice president for Exchange, talks to PressPass about the importance of the new agreement between Microsoft and Apple to offer built-in support for Exchange on the iPhone …
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: Apple 2.0, eWeek and TGDaily.com
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Apple iPhone Event  —  9:57 PT: Well, here we are.  This is Jason Snell reporting live from the Town Hall theater on the Apple campus in Cupertino.  The room is filling up with members of the media and analyst communities, music is playing (Mike Doughty's “27 Jennifers,” if you must know) …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Hops Aboard Enterprise: Push Email and Calendars, Activesync …
Discussion: Jarrett House North
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:   iPhone Getting Multitouch Games, Including Spore
Peter Cohen / PC World:
IPhone Takes on the BlackBerry
Discussion: BBC NEWS
Mark Hendrickson / CrunchGear:
Live Blogging Apple's iPhone SDK Event
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Apple finally acknowledges iPhone's Exchange support
Discussion: TGDaily.com
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
What to expect at today's Apple event
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
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to value Yahoo deal based on all cash?
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
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
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?
Melissa Perenson / Today @ PC World:
Samsung Cancels Second-Gen Combo Blu-ray and HD DVD Player  —  Samsung's statement today that it would no longer proceed with its BD-UP5500 player doesn't come as a surprise given Toshiba's withdrawal from the HD DVD format.  The player was announced at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show in January.
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Samsung kills HD DVD/Blu-ray combo player
Discussion: Electronista
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.
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.
Yakov / Quintura blog:
RuTube Founders Exit at $15 Million Valuation  —  The leading Russian media holding Gazprom-Media is closing a deal to acquire a majority stake in the largest Russian independent online video community site RuTube valuing the business at $15 million, reports business daily Kommersant today.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and alarm:clock euro
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
CBS' Smith still has faith in Joost, won't rule out Hulu  —  Some would say that peer-to-peer video start-up Joost, created by the founders of Skype and Kazaa, failed to live up to the overwhelming hype that surrounded it.  CBS Interactive president Quincy Smith, whose CBS Audience Network …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2008
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