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9:20 AM ET, March 19, 2008

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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Apple mulls unlimited music bundle  —  Apple is in discussions with the big music companies about a radical new business model that would give customers free access to its entire iTunes music library in exchange for paying a premium for its iPod and iPhone devices.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes Unlimited: Does Apple really want to mess with a good thing?  —  Apple is in discussions with the big record labels about a possible deal that would allow iPod purchasers free access to the entire iTunes catalog the Financial Times reports.  This would mark a drastic change from the 99 cent …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Apple Working On A “Radical New Business Model”: Flat-Rate iTunes: Report
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Adobe developing Flash for iPhone  —  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has confirmed his company is now working with Apple with a view to offering Flash support on the iPhone.  —  The move follows Apple's release of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK).  Narayen, who was speaking during …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Adobe Introduces Digital Rights Management for Flash  —  Flash, the ubiquitous Web plug-in that has driven the success of YouTube and the vast majority of online video has one big limitation: its files are not protected from being saved, mashed or republished.
ClickZ:
The Google Conflict: Search Engine or Destination?  —  Google's search results are evolving into destination pages, marking a change in the way marketers and Google itself will have to do business.  —  That assessment was made by several speakers during a Search Engine Strategies …
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Destination Google, Thanks To Universal Search
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Exclusive: Blogdigger Acquired by Odeo  —  Blog search engine Blogdigger will be announcing shortly that it has been acquired by SonicMountain, parent company of Odeo - the podcast network that is currently being rebuilt as a full-fledged platform for digital media.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Bloggers Raising Money.  Here Come The Politics.  And Here Comes My Rant.  —  More blogs are raising venture capital, we're hearing from people they've pitched.  Newcomer Silicon Alley Insider is looking for a $2 - $3 million round, if reports are correct.
John Borland / Technology Review:
The Technology That Toppled Eliot Spitzer  —  Anti-money-laundering software scrutinizes bank customers' every move, no matter how small.  —  If there is a lesson from former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's scandal-driven fall (aside from the most obvious one), it is this …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Disruptive Entrepreneur's Dilemma  —  Andrew Mobbs, managing director of the Hatchery, has a big dream.  He wants to move the world off of credit cards and onto using their cell phones to pay for things.  He's not the first to have that dream, but I think he's thought through …
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Wireless spectrum auction comes to a close  —  After nearly eight weeks and 261 rounds of bidding, the government's spectrum auction finally ended Tuesday.  —  In January, the Federal Communications Commission began auctioning off the coveted 700MHz spectrum, which is particularly suited …
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louisgray.com:
In Blogging and RSS, Headlines Can be Make or Break  —  In mainstream print journalism, a good headline can be remembered for decades, whether for its unintentional incorrectness ("Dewey Defeats Truman" — Chicago Daily Tribune, November 3, 1948), its unconventional approach ("BASTARDS!"
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Video of Facebook Chat Demo  —  Earlier today Facebook held a press conference to talk about new privacy controls and to confirm that they are launching a web chat product in the coming weeks.  Our real time notes from the event are here.  —  The video above is a demo Facebook Chat that was shown at the event.
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Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily:
Friendfeed gets MONGO PR for free  —  I was really going to refrain from the ongoing ‘dialog’ regarding the latest profile aggregator Friendfeed.  —  Regular readers know how I feel about ‘the buzz’, and how it can make or break start-ups.  In this environment, you've got to have people talking about you …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Running With Foxes
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Non-Profit Portal  —  Google has launched a dedicated portal of Google services for non-profit organizations.  —  Google for Non-Profits offers “a one-stop shop for tools to help advance your organization's mission in a smart, cost-efficient way.”
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Dell reportedly plans to resume handheld device business  —  Dell reportedly plans to resume its handheld device business and the company may team up with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to develop Windows Mobile-based handheld devices, according to market sources in Taiwan.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Industry Giants Try to Break Computing's Dead End  —  Intel and Microsoft said Tuesday that they planned to finance two groups of university researchers to start over and design a new generation of computing systems intended to break the industry out of a technological cul-de-sac that threatens …
Discussion: Intel and Epicenter
Tod / PhysOrg.com:
Logo Can Make You ‘Think Different’  —  Whether you are a Mac person or a PC person, even the briefest exposure to the Apple logo may make you behave more creatively, according to recent research from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Discussion: MacUser and Slashdot
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Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Can the REDFLY Windows Mobile Smartphone Companion succeed where the Foleo couldn't?  —  The first mobile device I saw at CES 2008 earlier this year was the REDFLY Mobile Companion and I was very interested in checking the device out further.  Celio Corporation just sent me an early beta version …
 
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Apache dominates the top 100 websites, IIS still far behind
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Leander Kahney / Wired News:
How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong
Discussion: Digg
Richard Thurston / The Register:
Motorola to offload half its Birmingham staff
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Ron Jeremy Takes on Porn Pirates
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Microsoft:
EA Signs Multiyear Agreement With Massive to Offer Dynamic …
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Songkick helps you discover new bands and their upcoming shows
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Largest Podcasting Host Announces Record Profits
Discussion: Mashable!
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Buy a Porsche cheap from failed startup
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
VLC Player Vulnerable to Remote Hijack
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
A Good Day for Internet TV  —  Internet TV is on a roll today!
Discussion: Labnotes
Ravi Nessman / Associated Press:
Writer Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook About To Pass MySpace In Worldwide Traffic