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8:45 PM ET, September 17, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Yahoo Acquires Zimbra For $350 million in Cash  —  Yahoo will announce the acquisition of open source online/offline office suite Zimbra this evening, we just heard through a very solid source.  The price: $350 million, in cash, confirmed.  —  Our coverage of Zimbra goes back to 2005.
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Brad Garlinghouse / Yodel Anecdotal:
Zimbra is so damn cool  —  If you're a student at Georgia Tech or an employee at Digg or Mozilla.org, you know just how excellent your email and group calendaring experience is.  That's because it's powered by Zimbra, creator of an innovative Ajax-based mail client that integrates email …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Buys Zimbra for $350 Million  —  Yahoo is set to make yet another acquisition-this time of white-label open-source email provider Zimbra.  Sources close to the deal said that the Internet portal will pay $350 million, considerably upwards of its most recent valuation, for the email and calendar provider.
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Announces Agreement to Acquire Zimbra  —  Acquisition of Innovative E-mail Company Bolsters Leadership in Communications; Extends Expertise to Universities, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Service Provider Partners  —  Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), a leading global Internet company …
Zimbra - Blog:
Yahoo! Acquires Zimbra  —  We are excited to announce today that Yahoo! is acquiring Zimbra to extend its email leadership to the University, Business and ISP markets.  In order to focus on this effort, the Zimbra team will report to the communications group where we will remain fully committed …
Discussion: alarm:clock and The Next Net
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Yahoo Buys Zimbra for $350M in Cash
Discussion: CNET News.com and InfoWorld
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 40 Session 4: Crowd Sourcing  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  Cake Financial  —  Cake Financial is a social investment service that lets people track all their investment portfolios in one place.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 40 Session 3: Community & Collaboration  —  Session three as follows, including our live notes.  —  Story Blender  —  Story Blender is an online collaborative video production platform where people can work together to "blend" their content into a new multimedia show.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TC40: Community and Collaboration
Discussion: Digital Daily and CenterNetworks
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 40 Session 1: Search & Discovery  —  Session one as follows, including our live notes.  —  Powerset  —  Powerset is a natural language search engine that can use everyday phrases and grammer to conduct more accruate web searches by understanding the search query and the pages it indexes.
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Robert Hof / Business Week:   Powerset: Move Over, Google
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TechCrunch40: Search and Discovery
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Times to End Charges on Web Site  —  The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight Tuesday night, reflecting a growing view in the industry that subscription fees cannot outweigh the potential ad revenue from increased traffic on a free site.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Follow the TechCrunch40 Conference Online  —  Couldn't snag a ticket to this year's TechCrunch40 conference?  Head on over to techcrunch40.com to follow the action online.  —  We've put together a fully-featured website for the event, which starts this morning and continues through Tuesday evening.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MaxRoam, a low-cost alternative for mobile international calls  —  Pat Phelan, the Irish entrepreneur whose startup AllFreeCalls provoked major irritation in AT&T, has set out to put a burr in the pants of telecom giants once again, this time with a new wireless startup.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 40 Session 2: Mobile & Communications  —  Session two as follows, including our live notes.  —  Cubic Telecom  —  Cubic Telecom is creating a global Mobile Virtual Network (MVNo).  The company aims to drastically reduce international calling rates by lowering mobile roaming and call charges.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TC40: Mobile and Communications
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
AOL Launches BlueString  —  AOL is launching a new collaborative multimedia story telling service called BlueString at TechCrunch 40.  The site ,is a Flex application that lets you pull in all your image, video, and audio content from across the web and mix them together into a multimedia slide show presentation.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TC40 Keynote Speakers: Humble Beginnings  —  Our live blog of the Keynote Speakers: Humble Beginnings Sessions from TechCrunch40.  —  Sequoia's Michael Moritz introduces the three guests: Marc Andreessen, David Filo and Chad Hurley.  —  An amazing lineup: for those old enough …
 
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
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Business Wire:
Adobe Reports Record Results
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
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 Earlier Items: 
Steve Guttenberg / Crave: The gadget blog:
A simple plan to slash the price of tunes for your iPod
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Bill Ray / The Register:
Nokia gets into mobile advertising
Andrew / Treonauts:
Treo 500 Unboxed  —  As promised Palm has sent me a brand …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and IntoMobile
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Free online music service launches
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Vista attacked by 13-year-old virus
Yahoo! News:
China man dies after three-day Internet session
Discussion: WSJ.com and Game | Life
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Has smart money abandoned U.S. Web 2.0 companies?