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2:40 PM ET, September 18, 2007

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. to Offer Office Software Free in Challenge to Microsoft's Line  —  I.B.M. plans to mount its most ambitious challenge in years to Microsoft's dominance of personal computer software, by offering free programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
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William M. Bulkeley / Wall Street Journal:
Free IBM Software Is Bid to Challenge Microsoft Office  —  Resuming an old rivalry, International Business Machines Corp. is launching a software giveaway that takes aim at Microsoft Corp. on the office desktop.  —  Today, IBM plans to post on the Internet a package of its own software …
IBM Lotus Symphony:
Buzz  —  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Lotus Symphony …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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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Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Google Offers 'Collaboration in the Cloud'
InsideGoogle:
How To Embed Google Presentations
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Adam Howorth / Apple:
Apple Chooses O2 as Exclusive Carrier for iPhone in UK  —  Apple® and O2 announced today that O2, the leading wireless carrier in the UK, will be the exclusive UK carrier for Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in the UK on November 9. iPhone combines three devices into one …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 5: Productivity & Web Apps  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  Xobni  —  Xobni products aim to improve the way users organize, search and navigate their email.
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Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
More TechCrunch: New Approaches to E-Mail
Discussion: VentureBeat
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple to Introduce Faster iPhone Next Year  —  Apple (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) will deliver the next version of the iPhone early next year, TheStreet.com has learned.  —  A faster third-generation, or 3G, iPhone will be available sometime in the first quarter, say people familiar with the production plans.
Nokia:
Nokia delivers simplicity and productivity with stylish new Nokia E51  —  Stylish smartphone performer comes equipped with essentials for business and private life  —  London, UK - Nokia today bolstered its Nokia Eseries portfolio of business devices with the introduction of the new Nokia E51 device.
Mozilla:
Mozilla Launches Internet Mail and Communications Initiative  —  David Ascher joins Mozilla to lead new organization  —  Mozilla today announced a new initiative to stimulate innovation in Internet mail and communications.  Mozilla plans to develop Internet communications software based on the Thunderbird product, code and brand.
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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.
Fred / A VC:
Tough Times Ahead For The Web?  —  I was meeting with a web entrepreneur yesterday.  It's something I do at least five to ten times a week.  —  This entrepeneur said 'but I worry that the coming downturn might have a negative impact on my business plan.'  —  Not 'a possible coming downturn', it was 'the coming downturn.'
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nick Baum / Official Google Reader Blog:
Breaking up isn't hard to do  —  We don't know how to tell you this, but it's time that we break up.  It's just that we're different now.  People can search.  They can share what they read.  They can even see trends about what they read, and how often they do it.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
31% of Social Network Users Enter False Information  —  A new survey by emedia suggests that 62% of social networking users are concerned about the security of their personally identifiable data.  The fears run so high that 31% of social network users have already entered false information to protect their identity.
Discussion: WebProNews and Inquirer
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releases feed for emedia:
Social networking sites: Almost two thirds of users enter false …
Discussion: Virtual Economics
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Vista SP1 Will Install XP  —  Redmond, WA - In response to customer demands Microsoft announced that instead of patching bugs and improving features of Windows Vista in the next service pack release, they would just install XP.  —  "We're focused on giving the customer what they want …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Inquirer
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Hot or Not Abandons Free Dating Experiment  —  After being overrun with spam and fake profiles, Hot Or Not has decided to reverse course and end their free dating experiment.  According to an email from founders Jim and James: … The site will return to a model of free memberships …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch40 Session 6: Revenue Models & Analytics  —  We're live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40.  Click Refresh to view.  —  Spottt (Adbrite)  —  Spottt (Adbrite) helps like-minded sites promote each other for free.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Download Squad
 
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Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report:
Facebook Considered Harmless
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Big Changes Afoot at SEOmoz
Marcel Laverdet / Facebook Developers News Feed:
Javascript on Facebook  —  Today we are moving Facebook Javascript …
Discussion: Ajaxian and All Facebook
Scott Karp / Digital Media Wire:
NYT Tears Down the Pay Wall to TimesSelect - Ends the Paid Content Era …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Brad Garlinghouse on the $350 Million Zimbra Deal
Discussion: Deal Journal and Rev2.org
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Yahoo! launches widget badges
Discussion: Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Keyboard reads your handwriting
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Karl / dslreports.com:
Comcast Testing New '750kbps' Tier - Targeting the 'price sensitive'....
Discussion: IP Democracy
Cameron Olthuis / Search Engine Land:
A Power Tool For Social Media Submitters
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
IAC's Diller At Goldman's Communicopia
Discussion: paidContent.org
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hello Kitty empire seizes Epson laptops
Discussion: Gizmodo
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Cheap-to-Build nano
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
EBay's Bid to Win Back Buyers
Discussion: Mashable!
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Accel and Founders Fund Launch fbFund; To Give Grants …