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5:10 PM ET, March 31, 2008

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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Content owners should drop Yahoo for Google  —  Yahoo made a huge critical blunder today: they decided to compete with their customers.  Today they launched a content site called Shine dedicated to women.  It looks really slick, and they make a point of talking about all the great editors …
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Brandon Holley / Yodel Anecdotal:
Hear us roar  —  This isn't exactly a secret, but we've unveiled a new website for women today, called Yahoo! Shine.  —  When our editorial team — which includes editors that hail from Lucky to Jane to the Wall Street Journal — sat down to conceive it, we wanted to avoid all of the buckets …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: How Apple sells 45 million iPhones in 2009  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster took a lot of heat back in June 2007 when he predicted, three weeks before Apple even began selling the iPhone, that the company would be shipping them at the rate of 45 million a year by 2009.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Sub-$300 iPhone, 3G model seen driving 45M unit sales in 2009
Discussion: VentureBeat and Ubergizmo
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
“Apple Will Sell 45mm iPhones in 2009—For $12 Billion of Revenue”
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Google Docs getting offline access  —  Google Docs' word processor is finally getting offline access.  Using the free Google Gears extension, users will soon be able to read and edit their files even when they have no Internet connection.  —  The Gears-enabled version of Google Docs will roll …
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Philip Tucker / Official Google Docs Blog:
Bringing the cloud with you
Discussion: The Last Podcast
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's A ScreenShot Of Publish2  —  Publish2, the stealth Digg-Clone-For-Journalists that announced a fundraising this morning, is being very quiet about exactly what their product is and how it works.  In an interview last week they told me only friends and family were testing it.
Discussion: IanSchafer.com
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Chumby Picks Up $12.5 Million Series B Funding  —  Chumby Industries (love the name), makers of the Chumby Internet connected device, have picked up $12.5 million in Series B funding today.  The lead investor was JK&B Capital, and other participants included existing venture investors …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
After 38 years, a new type of memory to hit market  —  It's been a long haul for phase change memory, but the goal is in sight.  —  Numonyx, the memory joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Intel, is already shipping samples of phase change memory (PCM) chips to customers …
Discussion: One More Thing and Computerworld
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Intel Spins Off Its NOR Flash Business
Discussion: DailyTech and The Tech Report
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
RIM's iPhone Killer: Just Like iPhone, But Crappier  —  Research in Motion's iPhone killer, the Blackberry 9000, has finally been spotted in the wild.  (AAPL) (RIMM) Engadget has pics, one of which is on right (9000 on right, Blackberry Brick on left).  Some observations:  —  RIM ripped off the iPhone!
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Xoopit Turns Inbox Into a Social Network  —  Xoopit, a San Francisco-based company, has developed technologies that can turn your GMail (or for that matter, any IMAP email) account into a social environment that is most relevant to you.  The company, which also is announcing a new $5 million round …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
April 1st, The Annual Day Without Google - Can You Live Without It For One Day?  —  Our network blog has just announced an annual ‘Day Without Google’, starting tomorrow April 1st.  ASE editor Charles Knight writes: “All we're asking is that for One Day you try one of the Top 100 Alternative Search Engines”.
Discussion: Running With Foxes and WebProNews
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Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
APRIL 1st is THE ANNUAL DAY WITHOUT GOOGLE!
Discussion: Andy Beard and Quintura blog
Jim Thompson / brandchannel.com:
Brandjunkies on the Influence of Brands: The 2008 Brandjunkie Survey Results  —  So, just what does a man in Algeria between the ages of 40 and 45 feel about the McDonald's brand?  Or what does a woman in the Philippines between the ages of 26 and 30 think of Google's brand?
Larry Seltzer / eWeek:
Bad Security Week for Apple  —  Bad Security Week for Apple  —  Public embarrassment at a hacking contest and vulnerability disclosures for a new browser made for a discouraging week for Mac security folks.  —  It was one security embarrassment after another for Apple the week of March 24.
Discussion: DailyTech and DesktopLinux.com
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Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Ubuntu Linux: Unhackable. The Mac? Safari proves its Achilles Heel
Discussion: Zero Day and EfluxMedia
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Deutsche Telekom / T-Mobile demands Engadget Mobile discontinue using the color magenta  —  So last week Deutsche Telekom, owners of the global T-Mobile brand, sent Engadget a late birthday present: a hand-delivered letter direct from their German legal department requesting the prompt discontinuation …
jwz:
Happy Run Some Old Web Browsers Day!  —  computers, linux, mac, nscp, retrocomputing  —  Happy Run Some Old Web Browsers Day!  —  In honor of the ten year anniversary of the Mozilla project, home.mcom.com, the Internet Web Site of the Mosaic Communications Corporation, is now back online.
Discussion: Ajaxian
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet  —  ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet  —  Over the last two years Twitter has grown exponentially in it's use by tens of millions of people around the world.  Even ProBlogger's founder Darren Rowse is Tweeting Here.  —  With millions now using Twitter …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
hi5 Launches Platform; First Network on OpenSocial with Messaging APIs  —  As expected, hi5 announced the launch of its developer platform today with support for OpenSocial.  Additionally, the social network, which is most popular in Latin America, has announced that it has become a founding member …
Adam C. Engst / TidBITS:
Outspring Mail Promises Intelligent Filing  —  While many long-time Eudora users continue to bemoan Eudora's fate, the developers of QuickMail, another email client that once boasted a significant user base, have released an entirely new email program, called Outspring Mail.
 
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
IAC, Diller Face More Hurdles After Court Win
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Report: Mozilla enterprise browser share hits 18 percent
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OOXML vs. ODF: Lessons learned
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Mahalo Updates: Now a Research Engine, Want Pay?  Write More Words, SEO Critical
Arn / MacRumors:
The Evidence for a 3G iPhone... June 2008
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Creative irate after modder spruces up Vista X-Fi drivers
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Matthew Moskovciak / Crave:
Don't sign up for your $40 DTV converter box coupon—yet
Discussion: Gizmodo
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast Cable CTO: Bandwidth Hogs Will Experience Slowdowns
Discussion: The Register
Richard Thurston / The Register:
HSBC e-payments system goes titsup
Rich / Attributor Blog:
Get your fair share of the ad network pie
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
CIA enlists Google's help for spy work
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Adobe joins Linux Foundation, develops AIR for Linux
Denise Howell / Lawgarithms:
Sparks fly over copyright at Tech Policy Summit
Juliette Garside / Telegraph:
Virgin Media takes fight to illegal downloaders
 

 
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