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12:45 PM ET, March 17, 2008

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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 …
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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.
BBC:   Microsoft moves ‘threatens net’
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
Discussion: BBC NEWS
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
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
CBS to bloggers: Install our widgets, and we'll split the profits  —  CBS Television Stations has launched a new program to get its local news headlines onto blogs and social-media sites, the CBS division said Monday.  —  Called the CBS Local Ad Network, it's a way for participating region-focused blogs …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS Launches Ad/Content Network For Local Sites
Discussion: All Points Blog
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.
Discussion: Forever Geek
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   The Censors Take Down YouTube and Google News in China.  How Will Google Respond?
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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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 …
Mark Evans:
Are MacBooks Just Trendy?  —  My brother had his MacBook stolen a couple of months ago so he's in the market for a new laptop.  —  With a modest budget, the big question is whether he should cough up the $1,100 to $1,500 for a new MacBook, or spend $500 for something like a Dell Inspiron.
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.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Explore Your Interactions with Google Reader  —  Web applications track many user actions and use them for different purposes: improving the products, finding patterns, building user profiles etc.  For example, Google Reader records some of your actions without providing options in the interface to access the data.
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
Google R&D spend increases by 73 per cent  —  Surely fighting the Yahvole merger can't cost $2.1 billion?  —  ACCORDING TO figures put together by the FT, Intel, Texas Instruments and Sun all showed negative growth in their R&D spend in 2007.  The newspaper claims that Sun was even forced …
Discussion: WebProNews
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
802.11n officially makes its way to the Airport Express  —  Hot on the heels of a leak from the Swiss Apple Store, Apple went ahead and popped out an updated Airport Express this morning.  (Please, hold your gasps—we know it's not Tuesday yet.)  The new Airport Express …
 
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Motorola replaces two more execs
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Makes DoubleClick Employees Apply To Keep Their Jobs
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Internet Week Comes To NYC June 3-10
Discussion: The Social
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Dusting Off the Archive for the Web
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Gadgetopia
George Ou / Zero Day:
Zone-H web defacement data shows platforms don't matter
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Adobe to Bundle Media Player with Software Updates
AOL Press Releases:
AOL's Platform-A Combines Advertising.com and Quigo Search Marketing Solutions
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Appeals court: Craigslist not liable for discriminatory ads
 Earlier Items: 
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
LimeWire digital music store launches
Discussion: last100, TorrentFreak and P2P Blog
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels bypass iTunes, give digital sales a shot
BBC:
Second Life creator changes role
Discussion: Kotaku
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
eBay brings affiliate marketing program in-house
Discussion: Mashable!
Search Engine Watch:
Finding Recession-Proof SEM Jobs
John Chan / Crave: The gadget blog:
Home phones never looked so good
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rush Limbaugh Resorts to His Bully Pulpit to Get His Mac Fixed
Jonathan Birchall / Financial Times:
Retailers clash with Pepsi over free music