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4:20 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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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.
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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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   TC40: Mobile and Communications
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 40 Session 2: Mobile & Communications
Discussion: HipMojo.com and CrunchGear
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
TechCrunch40: Search and Discovery
Discussion: Digital Daily and CrunchGear
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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BBC:
Microsoft loses anti-trust appeal  —  Microsoft has lost its appeal against a record 497m euro (£343m; $690m) fine imposed by the European Commission in a long-running competition dispute.  —  The European Court of First Instance upheld the ruling that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What will Microsoft's loss in Europe mean to customers?  —  Word is out: Microsoft has lost its appeal of the European Commission's antitrust decision.  So now what?  —  There's no word yet if Microsoft will appeal again, which it has two months to decide whether or not to do.
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Washington Post:
AOL Moving Headquarters to New York  —  AOL is moving its corporate headquarters from Dulles to New York, the company announced today, ending a saga that helped cement Washington as a center of the technology boom but also gave rise to corporate scandal and ill-fated dealmaking.
Yahoo! News:
China man dies after three-day Internet session  — China man dies after three-day Internet session  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man dropped dead after playing Internet games for three consecutive days, state media said on Monday as China seeks to wean Internet addicts offline.
Discussion: Game | Life
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Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:
When gamers go too far: 30 year old man dies from "gaming binge"
Discussion: Download Squad
Sprint:
Sprint Customers in Select Areas of Denver and Indianapolis Get AIRAVE for Enhanced In-Home Coverage and Unlimited Calling  —  Sprint introduces industry-first femtocell that works with any Sprint phone for convenient, reliable wireless use at home  —  Media Contacts:  —  Emmy Anderson, Sprint, 913-707-0618
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Karl / dslreports.com:
Sprint Offers Airave Femtocell Service - Unlimited calling while at home: $15/month
Discussion: Ars Technica
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   Sprint Airave signal booster goes on sale today — in Denver and Indy
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Vista attacked by 13-year-old virus  —  A batch of laptops pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium was found to have been infected with a 13-year-old boot sector virus.  —  Those of you with a long memory will vividly recall the year 1994: Nirvana's lead singer Kurt Cobain died …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Has smart money abandoned U.S. Web 2.0 companies?  —  Venture capitalists invested about six percent more into Web 2.0 companies in the first half of 2007, but the increase was attributable to more deals in Europe and Israel.  —  Notably, early investors in Web 2.0 slowed their pace.
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Free online music service launches  —  LOS ANGELES - SpiralFrog.com, an ad-supported Web site that allows visitors to download music and videos free of charge, was scheduled to launch Monday in the U.S. and Canada after months of "beta" testing.  —  The music service, which has arranged …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Profy.Com, DailyTech and 901am
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
SpiralFrog's "free" music download service goes live
Discussion: Ars Technica
Bill Ray / The Register:
Nokia gets into mobile advertising  —  Nokia continues its path towards being a consumer-service provider with its acquisition of Enpocket, a specialist in the delivery of targeted mobile advertising.  —  Enpocket is a leader in mobile advertising, using technologies such as MMS, WAP …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Nokia To Acquire Mobile Advertising Firm Enpocket
Discussion: Xconomy, SMS Text News and alarm:clock
NEWS.com.au:
Iran blocks and then unblocks Google  —  Decrease Increase -  —  From correspondents in Tehran  —  IRAN has unblocked access to the Google search engine and its Gmail email service after briefly filtering them owing to an "error", the Fars news agency reported.
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Agence France Presse:
Iran blocks access to Google
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
Andrew / Treonauts:
Treo 500 Unboxed  —  As promised Palm has sent me a brand new Treo 500 to review and I have to admit that I have not had the opportunity to be this excited about a new Treo in quite a while - it's a very slick, slim and light smartphone that feels absolutely great in your hands …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and IntoMobile
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Social networking sites breaking free from the PC  —  Sites are letting people type cellphone updates to keep friends informed when they are on-the-go.  (WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF)  —  Inhabiting the real world may seem like a mobile, social experience to most people.
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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