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1:45 AM ET, September 18, 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 upward 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 …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yahoo: Desperate for Web 2.0 traction?
Discussion: Silicon Valley Blog
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 …
New York Times:
A Letter to Readers About TimesSelect
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Accel and Founders Fund Launch fbFund; To Give Grants To Facebook App Startups  —  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 new entity called fbFund with Accel and Founders Fund.
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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 …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Techcrunch40: Keynote Chat - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Attila Bodis / Official Google Blog:
Our feature presentation  —  In April we announced that we were working to bring presentations to Google Docs.  (Astute readers may recall learning about this even earlier, which caused a bit of excitement around here.)  And today we're unveiling the new Google Docs presentations feature …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Confirmed: Google Presentations
Discussion: Download Squad
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Google Presentations Finally Arrives!
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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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Mark / Powerset Blog:
Powerset launches Powerset Labs at TechCrunch40
Robert Hof / Business Week:   Powerset: Move Over, Google
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
MC Hammer has a new company - DanceJam  —  MC Hammer, one of the original rap artists, has a new company called DanceJam.  I first met Hammer 7 years ago when I was at Napster.  Hammer is a music artist, but he is also a great businessman.  —  DanceJam hasn't launched yet, but Hammer gave me a demo of the site.
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.
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Why type when you can Yap?  —  Yap showed off its voice-to-text application at TechCrunch40, promising mobile users an easy way to text message, instant message and even do some light social networking, with your voice.  The service uses your cell phone and translates your voice accurately to text.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
What's in a name?  In Web 2.0, confusion  —  The TechCrunch40 conference, which is being put on by my pals Mike Arrington and Jason Calacanis, sounds like a great show, and is clearly packed with launches and demos from interesting Web 2.0 companies.  With that caveat out of the way …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google to Sell Web-Page Ads Visible on Mobile Phones  —  In another step to extend its dominance of online advertising, Google said Monday that it would begin selling ads on Web pages that are viewed on cellphones.  —  The company said that its new product, AdSense for Mobile …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 40 Session 4: Crowd Sourcing  —  Session four as follows, including our live notes.  —  Cake Financial  —  Cake Financial is a social investment service that lets people track all their investment portfolios in one place.  The service allows individual investors to track …
 
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace to Discuss Latest Effort to Customize Ads for Members
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Taito introduces Surface-like arcade game
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Techcrunch40: Day 1 Recap and My Top Picks!
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Reuters:
Sprint to upgrade Microsoft mobile search services
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple event tomorrow at 10:00AM BST / 5:00AM EDT, set your alarms (really!)
Discussion: Apple Gazette, Latest News and Digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Fear of Web 2.0  —  Enterprises continue to adopt web technologies …
Discussion: Beth's Blog and Digg
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
AMD Confirms Triple-Core Processor
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Amazon Announce Amazon Widgets for Associates
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Matt Richtel / Bits:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
MaxRoam, a low-cost alternative for mobile international calls
Business Wire:
Adobe Reports Record Results
James Fleet / Rev2.org:
Exclusive: Facebook to Offer Data Storage
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch 40 Session 3: Community & Collaboration
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Presents Yahoo Teachers At TechCrunch40
Discussion: Marc's Voice