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3:10 PM ET, February 27, 2008

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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple planning iPhone SDK event March 6  —  Apple distributed invitations Wednesday morning for “an iPhone software road map” event next week, which means we're finally going to hear details on the plans for an iPhone software development kit.  —  As you might be aware, next week is March …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple: Event on March 6 about iPhone SDK, enterprise  —  The SDK may be late, but it won't be that late if Apple is inviting media to the bay area on March 6 for an iPhone Software Roadmap event.  That's right: the company sent out invitations this morning inviting members of the press …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Business and financial news:   Coming soon: A business-friendly iPhone?
BBC:
EU fines Microsoft record $1.4bn  —  The European Commission has fined US computer giant Microsoft for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behaviour.  —  Microsoft must now pay a record 899 million euros ($1.4bn; £680.9m) after it failed to comply with a 2004 ruling that it abused its position.
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InfoWorld:
Update: EU fines Microsoft another $1.3 billion for antitrust abuse
David Lawsky / Reuters:
EU fines Microsoft record $1.35 billion
Discussion: Switched and The Tech Report
Opera:
Opera brings Google search to your pocket  —  Google is now the default search option in Opera's industry-leading mobile browsers  —  Opera today made Google™ the default search engine in Opera's mobile Web browsers.  Now anyone using Opera Mobile or Opera Mini can access Google's …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Loses Mobile Giant Opera to Google; Did Google Just Buy a Mobile Browser?  —  Starting on the first of next month, the widely popular mobile browser Opera will switch from offering Yahoo! to using Google as its default search engine.  While Yahoo! has its own relatively sophisticated mobile offerings …
Discussion: Profy.Com
Fred / A VC:
Thinking About GOOG This Morning  —  On Monday, I bought some more GOOG (and some more AAPL).  I explained my rationale for both trades in this twitter post.  I went into even more detail on the Google purchase in this covestor post.  —  I was busy yesterday and not paying attention to techmeme …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
BREAKING: About.com CEO Scott Meyer To Leave  —  Scott Meyer, the CEO of About.com, part of New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), is leaving by next week, our sources say, and has been confirmed by the company.  His last day will be Thursday next week.  No replacement is being named now.
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Esther Dyson on The Coming Ad Revolution  —  Reston: Esther is going to invest in Dopplr, because sociality changes the way that advertising works: … I wrote years ago that in the future, all e-commerce would be socialized.  Lools like we are about to pass over that horizon.
Discussion: Dopplr Blog
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Writer Update: DocX Support, Thesaurus, Group Sharing & More  —  After adding business friendly features like Pagination, Headers & Footers, Headnotes & Footnotes, Offline Support etc in our previous updates, we are further enhancing Zoho Writer functionalities with today's update.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Mashable!
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Zoho Writer Adds New Features
Discussion: TechCrunch and Compiler
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Distributed Mass Customization: Is Etsy the Next eBay?  —  A lot of people scratched their heads when Etsy raised $27 million.  What on earth?  Handmade goods, that's about as low tech as you can get!  —  Then Umair Haque, a well respected blogger and strategist - albeit one who is known for being a bit …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
AOL CEO Randy Falco: Microsoft-Yahoo a Mistake  —  Happy to Let Them Fight Google on Search and Leave Display Ads to Him  —  PHOENIX (AdAge.com) — AOL CEO Randy Falco thinks a potential merger between Microsoft and Yahoo to compete with Google is all about search — and a mistake.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
A Second Shot: Windows Vista SP1  —  It's hard to say the last year has been anything but rough for Microsoft's Windows division.  Although we found Windows Vista favorable upon its launch last year after watching it go through an usually drawn-out development process, such a sentiment hasn't been shared by Windows users as a whole.
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TrustedReviews Mobile Phones Feed:
Panasonic Creates 3.5in LCD Viera TV Phone  —  As part of the revamp which saw Matsushita rebrand under its more familiar name Panasonic last week, the monolith organisation has released its first Viera-tagged TV focused mobile phone.  —  Dubbed the ‘P905iTV’, the handset certainly makes …
Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
‘Silicon womb’ to begin fertility trials  —  Trials of a “silicon womb” that holds test-tube embryos inside the womb to expose them to more natural conditions will shortly begin in the UK.  Researchers say the new device may produce better quality embryos and reduce the need to harvest so many eggs from infertile women.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Report: Hackers swipe FTP server credentials using SaaS  —  Finjan said it has uncovered a database with more than 8,700 FTP account credentials-user name, password and server address-that allow hackers to compromise security and deliver malware as a service.
Discussion: eWeek, Computerworld and Finjan
 
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Yael Gruntman / Globes Online:
Microsoft buys Israeli ad targeting co YaData
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Limelight Takeover Update: No Microsoft, Yes Level 3
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Make3D: Turn a 2D Picture Into a 3D Model
Paul Miller / The Semantic Web:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Semantic Web is open for business
Peter Harbison / orkut Developer Blog:
Launch plan update
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Nortel Posts Loss and Plans More Job Cuts
DailyTech:
Intel Roadmaps Outline Centrino 2 Platform This June
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Ad Agencies Are Starting to Bet for the House
 Earlier Items: 
eWeek:
Microsoft Enters Virtualization with Windows Server
Discussion: CNET News.com and Inquirer
AnandTech:
Apple's New Penryn MacBook Pro: Dissected
Scott McMullan / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Announcing the Open Source Google Apps Provisioning Toolkit
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Now Yahoo Mail is having problems
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
VMware's security strategy: Cut hackers off at the hypervisor
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Facebook's new face: What does it need to accomplish?
Discussion: Compiler and ReadWriteWeb
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone Haptic Keyboard Prototype debuts
How-To Wiki / Wired News:
Speed Up Windows Vista