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2:55 PM ET, March 17, 2008


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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Adopts Flash Lite For Windows Mobile As a Stopgap Measure  —  Flash Lite for mobile phones might not be good enough for Steve Jobs, but Microsoft is less picky.  It is licensing Flash Lite for Windows Mobile.  This is an acknowledgment of two things: there are a lot of developers …
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 …
Nancy Gohring / Macworld:
Windows Mobile to get Flash, PDF support
Discussion: Download Squad, eWeek and The Register
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 …
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
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Vista SP1 Consumer Rollout Coming Tomorrow
Staska / Unwired View:
iPhone 2.0, iPhone 3.0 or iPhone Nano - a clamshell/flip phone?  —  When talking about how Apple is gonna take over mobile phone industry, one of the things that is very rarely talked about, is iPhone form factor.  —  There's a reason we have mobile phones in tens of shapes and sizes, and a number of form factors.
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 …
Anne Broache / CNET
Online advertiser to settle spam charges for record $2.9 million  —  An online advertising company accused of luring customers with deceptive offers of “free” iPhones, laptop computers, plasma televisions, and other goods has agreed to pay a record $2.9 million fine as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
InfoWorld:   ValueClick to pay $2.9 million to settle spam complaint
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.
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Great Firewall of China expands as Tibetan riots continue
Discussion: Guardian and Boing Boing
Steve Eisenstadt /
Eclipse Announces New Runtime Initiative around Equinox  —  EclipseCon 2008, SANTA CLARA, CA - March 17, 2008 - The Eclipse Foundation today announced a new initiative to develop and promote open source runtime technology based on Equinox, a lightweight OSGi compliant runtime.
Paula Rooney / Open Source:   Eclipse launches super run-time project as alternative to Java and .NET
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Spitzer Call Girl Threatens News Outlets Over Copyright  —  from the it-all-comes-back-to-copyright dept  —  Well, it had to happen sooner or later.  With the press going nuts printing photos of the call girl at the center of the Eliot Spitzer affair, her lawyers are suddenly making …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Dusting Off the Archive for the Web  —  As magazines and newspapers hunt for the new thing they need to be to thrive in the Internet era, some find that part of the answer lies in the old thing they used to be.  —  Publications are rediscovering their archives, like a person learning …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Gadgetopia
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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Makes DoubleClick Employees Apply To Keep Their Jobs  —  Nothing like a short honeymoon.  A secondhand source reports that Google has devised a new way to welcome employees of acquired companies into the fold: Make them apply to keep their jobs.  —  Last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Firefox 3 goes on a diet, eats less memory than IE and Opera  —  In our recent coverage of the Firefox 3 beta releases (1, 2, 3, 4), we have noted performance improvements and a significant reduction in memory consumption relative to Firefox 2.  The enormous amount of effort that developers invested …
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 …
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Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Toshiba Dynabook SS RX1 Laptop First to Have 128GB SSD, Apparently
Discussion: CNET, Gearlog and Engadget
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Blogger & Podcaster Magazine To Launch Blog Advertising Network …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Supreme Court won't block Novell's antitrust suit against Microsoft
Tom Hogarty / Lightroom Journal:
Important Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 Update
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Motorola replaces two more execs
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Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
Google R&D spend increases by 73 per cent
Discussion: WebProNews
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Internet Week Comes To NYC June 3-10
Discussion: The Social
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
802.11n officially makes its way to the Airport Express
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Adobe to Bundle Media Player with Software Updates
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
LimeWire digital music store launches
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels bypass iTunes, give digital sales a shot
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Open-Source Troubles in Wiki World

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