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9:40 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
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.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
New York Times To Close TimesSelect Effective Midnight Tuesday; Will Open Last 20 Years Of Archives  —  No more orange Ts on the content at NYTimes.com as of midnight Tuesday.  We have confirmed that The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Company is shutting down TimesSelect exactly two years …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TC40 Keynote Conversation: Mark Zuckerberg  —  Our live blogging coverage of the Keynote Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, refresh for updates.  —  The boss (Michael Arrington) comes on stage to introduce Mark Zuckerberg.  The conference space is packed: no matter what your views on Facebook …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches fbFund with Accel and Founders Fund to Invest in New Facebook Apps  —  During his keynote conversation with Michael Arrington this afternoon at the TechCrunch40 conference, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will be launching a venture fund called fbFund with Accel and Founders Fund.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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.
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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.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TC40: Community and Collaboration
Discussion: Digital Daily and CenterNetworks
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.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Follow the TechCrunch40 Conference Online
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
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft, EU debate ruling's broader impact  —  Today's European court ruling against Microsoft also will have an "extraordinary impact" on the industry, by affirming broad powers for the European Commission to regulate companies, says Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel.
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Matt Richtel / Bits:
Losing Money on the iPhone and Making It up on Volume  —  Apple is likely to make so much money from its share of iPhone usage fees paid to wireless phone companies that it can sell the product at a loss and still make money.  It can even cover the cost of its $100 rebates to people who bought the phone before it cut the price to $399.
Discussion: Inquirer
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.
 
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