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6:20 AM ET, September 18, 2007

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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 …
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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.
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.
Zimbra - Blog:
Yahoo! Acquires Zimbra
Sid Yadav / Rev2.org:
Yahoo! Acquires Zimbra for $350 Million
Discussion: InfoWorld
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo buys e-mail software firm Zimbra
Discussion: TechSpot News
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 …
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Google Presentations Finally Arrives!  —  Oh, god, they finally did it.  —  Smart readers will note that I've been calling Google Docs & Spreadsheets just "Google Docs" for a while, since it became obvious that a name that mentions everything in the suite would probably be shortened to Docs eventually anyway.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Completes Office Triple Play With Presently  —  Google has officially launched the missing piece in Google's online office suite: Presently, a presentation product that competes directly with Microsoft PowerPoint.  —  We've know it's been coming for a long time …
Associated Press:   Google expands online software suite
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Confirmed: Google Presentations
Discussion: Download Squad and Squash
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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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:  —  The boss (Michael Arrington) comes on stage to introduce Mark Zuckerberg.  The conference space is packed: no matter what your views on Facebook …
Google:
Google AdSense for Mobile unlocks the potential of the mobile advertising market  —  The mobile device is fast becoming the world's most popular gateway to information.  In fact, there are currently more mobile devices worldwide than personal computers and televisions combined.
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Alex Kenin / Inside AdSense:   Here comes mobile  —  We've just launched AdSense for mobile …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Live from Apple's "Mum is no longer the word" event in London  —  9:17AM BST - We're, ahem, queuing alongside a few dozen other journos outside the Apple Store Regent, iPod touch ads in the window and all.  And guess who just turned up...  The iPhone guy!  You know, the iPhone project manager dude who gave all the online tutorials.
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Apple event tomorrow at 10:00AM BST / 5:00AM EDT, set your alarms (really!)
Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace to Discuss Latest Effort to Customize Ads for Members  —  LOS ANGELES — Members of the booming social network Web sites treat their individual profile pages as a creative canvas for personal expression.  —  The social networking companies see those pages as a lush target for advertisers …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Techcrunch40: Day 1 Recap and My Top Picks!  —  Alright, so Day 1 of Techcrunch40 is complete and I wanted to give you my thoughts and feedback on the day overall, the organization, and the startups.  —  Hera are some other sites with excellent coverage from the event:  — ReadWriteWeb
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.  MC Hammer is a music artist, but he is also a businessman.  He understood the potential of Napster, and sees another opportunity with dance videos.
 
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