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11:15 AM ET, March 17, 2008

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Adobe:
Adobe Flash Lite and Reader LE Licensed by Microsoft  —  For immediate release  —  Adobe Mobile Products to Ship with Windows Mobile Phones  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced that Microsoft has licensed Adobe® Flash® Lite™ software …
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InfoWorld:
Windows Mobile to get Flash, PDF support
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft licenses Adobe's FlashLite for Win Mobile phones
Adobe:
Adobe Flash Lite Shipments Pass Half Billion Mark
Discussion: Flash Devices
Amanda Fehd / Associated Press:   Microsoft licenses Adobe mobile software
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Web creator rejects net tracking  —  The creator of the web has said consumers need to be protected against systems which can track their activity on the internet.  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee told BBC News he would change his internet provider if it introduced such a system.
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Chris Williams / The Register:
BT confesses lies over secret Phorm experiments  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  BT has admitted that it secretly used customer data to test Phorm's advertising targeting technology last summer, and that it covered it up when customers and The Register raised questions over the suspicious redirects.
Discussion: BBC NEWS
Reuters:
Google says Microsoft's Yahoo buy might hurt Internet  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Google Inc, the world's leading search engine, said on Monday it was concerned about the free flow of information on the Internet if Microsoft Corp were to succeed in acquiring Yahoo Inc.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Early Yahoo Postmortem, And Google CEO Eric Schmidt On The Prospect Of MicroHoo  —  If the Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo does happen the “postmortems” on Yahoo will come fast and furious.  Perhaps the first of these is from the Mercury News, which recounts the history of Google …
BBC:   Microsoft moves ‘threatens net’
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo Buzz is a Game Changer for Social Media; And Spells Trouble for Digg!  —  Yahoo Buzz is a social media experiment by Yahoo! that is currently in a closed beta.  We found out today what kind of boost Buzz is giving the current selected blogs and news sources - Muhammad Saleem wrote …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
BMC buys BladeLogic, eyes data center automation  —  BMC said Monday that it will buy BladeLogic, which specializes in automating data centers, for $800 million, or $28 a share.  —  The news comes on the heels of a bevy of data center announcements from HP, which is hoping enterprises go for its data center as a service strategy.
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Paula Musich / eWeek:
BMC to Acquire BladeLogic
Discussion: CNET News.com
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
10 Things I Warned Microsoft About Windows Vista  —  The imminent real release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is reason enough to broach the question.  SP1 is an important milestone for an operating system that bloggers and other critics consistently ridicule.
InfoWorld:
Google News, YouTube blocked in China amid Tibet riots  —  Beijing appears to have taken a page out of Myanmar's playbook by blocking some Internet access amid rioting in Tibet that has already seen as many as 80 people killed, according to the Tibetan government in exile.
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Open-Source Troubles in Wiki World  —  Since he helped create Wikipedia in 2001, Jimmy Wales has been called many things: benevolent dictator, constitutional monarch, digital evangelist and spiritual leader of the tens of thousands of volunteers who have made the online encyclopedia one of the top 10 most visited Web sites.
Discussion: Infothought and Valleywag
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels bypass iTunes, give digital sales a shot  —  It's easier than ever for bands to get their tunes where fans can buy them.  Anyone with a computer, a guitar, and a microphone can now label him- or herself a “singer/songwriter,” churn out some songs, and have them available …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Appeals court: Craigslist not liable for discriminatory ads  —  Is this ad legal? “af seeking clean, polite roommate who won't drink all the beer in the fridge and can tolerate loud gangsta rap all night long.  NO UGLIES.”  —  A federal appeals court upheld a previous ruling in favor …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
eBay brings affiliate marketing program in-house  —  eBay was set to announce on Monday that it is bringing its affiliate marketing program in-house instead of outsourcing it to ValueClick.  —  Scheduled to launch April 1, the new eBay Partner Network will give eBay a direct relationship …
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
LimeWire digital music store launches
Discussion: TorrentFreak and P2P Blog
Mark Evans:
Are MacBooks Just Trendy?  —  My brother had his MacBook stolen …
BBC:
Second Life creator changes role
Discussion: Kotaku
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
HP preps AMD Barcelona-based server for May lift off
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Satellite Guys To WiMAX: Why You Hate Us!
Mike Carter / Seattle Times:
“Spam king” pleads guilty to felony fraud
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
JPMorgan Buys Bear Sterns: Following A Breaking News Story On The Web
Discussion: DealBook and Business Wire
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rush Limbaugh Resorts to His Bully Pulpit to Get His Mac Fixed
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
From BFS to ZFS: past, present, and future of file systems
Jonathan Birchall / Financial Times:
Retailers clash with Pepsi over free music
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Push in Online Car Shopping
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
OpenX vs Google Ad Manager
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Eclipse to stress component, runtime efforts
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook wants to own communication with your friends
 

 
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