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3:35 AM ET, March 27, 2008

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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google February Paid Clicks Lousy (Again)*  —  A source says Comscore has finally released its February “US paid clicks” report for Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), et al.  We have not seen the report, but our source relays the following:  —  Google had 515mm US paid clicks in February, which is up only 3% year over year.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google U.S. search market share up, Yahoo down
Discussion: WebProNews and One Microsoft Way
Lori Grunin / Webware.com:
Review: Adobe Photoshop Express  —  Adobe's VP of Hosted and Consumer Services refers to Photoshop Express as “the on-ramp to the Adobe digital-imaging franchise.”  Next exit Photoshop Elements?  Construction delays?  Slippery pavement ahead?  The mind reels with metaphorical possibilities.
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe opens shop on Web-based Photoshop Express  —  Adobe Systems will open up Photoshop Express on Thursday, its long-anticipated Web-based image editor aimed at the millions of consumers that want a simple way to touch up, share, and store photos.  —  Photoshop Express …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Adobe Unveils Webtop Version of Photoshop. Picnik Is Not Scared.
Discussion: Ajaxian
Junyor / my.opera.com:
Opera and the Acid3 Test  —  We have some excellent news!  Lars Erik Bolstad, the Head of Core Technology at Opera Software, sent me the following information to share:
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Maciej Stachowiak / Surfin' Safari:
WebKit achieves Acid3 100/100 in public build  —  UPDATE We now believe we have a full rendering pass (but not necessarily an animation smoothness pass yet).  See the bottom of the post for details.  —  UPDATE The Windows nightly is now available for download.  See below for details.
Tracy Chan / Official Google Blog:
Insight into YouTube videos  —  I remember the first time a video I posted to YouTube cracked 100 views.  I wasn't so much surprised as curious: Who were these people?  How did they find this video?  Where did they come from?  —  Today we're taking our first step towards answering …
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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:   YouTube Feature Tells Video Creators When and Where a Clip Is Being Watched
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Motorola insider tells all about the fall of a technology icon  —  Last month we were contacted by the late Geoffrey Frost's personal adviser at Motorola; until Frost's death in 2005, Numair Faraz worked under the Motorola's former CMO — the man widely regarded as the father of the RAZR.
USA Today:
Amazon takes on Apple with copy-protection-free music  —  The music industry is finally comfortable selling digital music without copy protection, but the huge shift hasn't resulted in dramatically higher sales.  —  Instead, it produced something that major music labels have long sought: a strong No. 2 competitor to Apple.
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Reuters:
Online media company CNET cutting 120 jobs  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online media company CNET Networks Inc said on Wednesday it will eliminate 120 jobs, or about 10 percent of its staff, in a restructuring to help it focus on long-term growth amid complaints from some investors.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Live from Mozilla: Firefox for iPhone?  No.  —  Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla VP of engineering  —  I'm at a Mozilla “open house” sitting around a table with about 10 other bloggers.  Lots of history is being discussed here; the 10th anniversary of Mozilla will be celebrated on Monday (Firefox 1 came out two years after Mozilla started).
Discussion: Coop's Corner and Compiler
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Discusses Firefox 3 and Microsoft's Public Embrace of Open Standards
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP UMPC 2133 specs revealed, street date of April 7th?  —  We'd been hearing that HP's slick UMPC 2133 was going sport VIA processors, and now we've got some more info to back that up — we just received what appears to be a full spec list for the upcoming machine, and it's VIA C7-Ms all around …
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Dash's Car Navigator Gives Smart Directions, If Others Participate  —  As smart as in-car navigation devices are, they could be smarter.  They could talk to each other via the Internet and share information on how fast traffic is moving on the roads they have just traveled.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
More Questions Than Answers About OpenSocial  —  The launch of the OpenSocial Foundation yesterday was probably more about preempting lawsuits than it is about anything else, but getting Yahoo!, Google and Newscorp all in the same room raised some eyebrows.  It also raises some big questions.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
GNM hires Yahoo developer  —  Guardian News & Media is set to expand its technology department with the appointment of Matt McAlister, currently the director of Yahoo's developer network in San Francisco.  —  McAlister will be taking up the new role as head of the Guardian's development network …
Discussion: Matt McAlister
Harrison Hoffman / CNET News.com:
Facebook quietly launches “People You May Know”  —  A comparison of Facebook (Left) and LinkedIn's (Right) features  —  Facebook is launching a pretty cool new feature.  It's called “People You May Know” and it shows exactly what you would think it does...people who you may know, based on people who you are friends with.
Discussion: Inside Facebook and ReadWriteWeb
 
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Reuters:
Netflix Resumes DVD Shipping After Site Outage
Discussion: AppScout and TGDaily.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The real roadblocks to data portability on social networks
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
How FriendFeed could dwarf Facebook and Twitter
Discussion: Compiler
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
AMD releases Quad and Triple core Phenom processors
Seth Finkelstein / Guardian:
Wikipedia's school for scandal has plenty more secrets to reveal
Discussion: Infothought
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AT&T Is Working on Its Own 3D Browser (Pogo).  What Are They Thinking?
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Email Consumes Us
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Intel Fellow Calls BS on White Space ‘Interference’ Claims
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nielsen: Hulu Off To A Strong Start
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Windows XP SP3 RC2 Refresh becomes available
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Cade Metz / The Register:
Apple forbids Windows users from installing Safari for Windows
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