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9:35 PM ET, March 3, 2008

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Msantjer / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Gates on Yahoo, Google and the next president  —  Guest post from P-I reporter Joseph Tartakoff:  —  At his speech this morning to the thousands gathered for the SharePoint Conference at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took some questions …
Discussion: Digital Daily and The Open Road
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft: Storage unification still somewhere out there  —  Microsoft customers are still in search of that elusive goal: a single, unified storage system to simplify the deployment and management of Microsoft's enteprrise wares.  And Microsoft officials are still promising it will happen …
Peter Galli / eWeek:
Gates: Google Does Not Understand Business Needs
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Microsoft to offer hosted versions of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs
Discussion: InfoWorld and Mashable!
IEBlog:
Microsoft's Interoperability Principles and IE8  —  We've decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can.  This decision is a change from what we've posted previously.  —  Why Change?  —  Microsoft recently published a set of Interoperability Principles.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Expands Support for Web Standards
Discussion: Forever Geek and Mashable!
Sydney Morning Herald:
Woz finds flaws in Apple's latest offerings  —  Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, in Sydney today.  —  Asher Moses  —  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak heaped less than lavish praise on the company's iPhone, MacBook Air and Apple TV products when visiting Sydney this morning.
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Dan Warne / APC:
Steve Wozniak's frustrations with iPhone, Apple TV and MacBook Air  —  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he wishes Apple hadn't released a 2G version of the iPhone; that the Apple TV is frustrating to use, and that the MacBook Air won't be a hit.  —  Wozniak was in Sydney this morning …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hands-on with the 9-inch Eee PC  —  If you hadn't guessed from the headline, and as rumored just an hour ago, there's 9-inches of LCD on this thing.  Actually, 8.9, but who's counting?  We found out that and a few other little tidbits about this Eee PC “New Generation” at the ASUS booth just now …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Charlene Li At Graphing Social Patterns  —  Today and tomorrow I will be at the Graphing Social Patterns conference in San Diego.  There are a lot of great speakers speaking at the event.  If you are here, definitely stop by and say hello!  Right now Charlene Li of Forrester Research is speaking on stage.
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Graphing Social Patterns: Facebook aspires to the frictionless platform
Discussion: eWeek
Peer Pressure:
AllPeers Service Shutting Down Today  —  It is with deep regret that we inform our users, friends and fans that we will be shutting down the AllPeers service today.  We are tremendously proud of the product that our team has built, and we remain convinced of the potential of adding social features like file sharing to the web browser.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple falls short of 1,000 movie rentals  —  Apple fell far short of its goal of rolling out 1,000 movies for rent through the iTunes Store by the end of February.  —  Macworld's Christopher Breen checked in Friday on Apple's promise, and found that just 351 titles are available to rent through the latest version of Apple TV.
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechSpot News
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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
iPhone SDK details leak, confirm assumptions
The Steampunk Workshop:
Dave Veloz's Steampunk Remake:  —  A Steampunk Monitor and Keyboard for a Mac mini  —  There is nothing in the world that I like better then receiving pictures of things that people have been inspired to build by my projects.  When I opened my mail and discovered these photos I squeed like teen on LJ!
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Exclusive preview: Delicious Monster's Delicious Library 2.0  —  Back in 2004, shortly before the release of Mac OS X Tiger, Delicious Library 1.0 arrived as a slick looking inventory cataloging application designed to manage listings of books, videos, albums and other media.
Discussion: MacUser and The Tao of Mac
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Microsoft flirts with “cloud"-based applications, still making billions off Earth-bound variety  —  Though they squabble over things such as the rights to control parts of Facebook and Yahoo, the real battle between Microsoft and Google is only just beginning to show itself as the two jockey …
Claudine Ryan / ABC News:
Blogging boosts your social life: research  —  Blogging can help you feel less isolated, more connected to a community and more satisfied with your friendships, both online and face-to-face, new Australian research has found.  —  The research, from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne …
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
YouTube to Improve Usage Metrics  —  New data about Google's YouTube video viewership will be available to marketers.  —  Google's YouTube will soon give marketers more data about viewership of its videos, so that they have a better understanding of clips' reach and effectiveness at boosting brand awareness and sales.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Mashable!
tnsglobal.com:
TNS extends digital capability through acquisition of Compete  —  London  —  TNS extends digital capability through acquisition of Compete  —  Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), a world leader in market information and insight, announces that it has agreed to acquire Compete, Inc. …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ballmer Confirms Microsoft-Yahoo “Dialogue"*  —  At a news conference in Germany, Steve Ballmer seems to confirm SVP Jean-Philippe Courtois's remark last week that Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) are in talks.  Or at least that's how we read Steve's latest remarks (via Reuters).
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
X1 IS An H2 Product - We'Ve Got The Official Statement!  —  Lately there have been some rumours about the release date of X1.  It was said that it supposedly won't see the light of the day till some time in February 2009.  I've told many people otherwise and I have now fetched an official statement regarding the X1 and its release.
 
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to take Silverlight offline eventually, says exec
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
VideoEgg Dumps Video Hosting Clients
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John Leyden / The Register:
NetScape Navigator put out to pasture
Discussion: TechSpot News
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
AOL's Sitefest: Company To Launch 12 In Six Months
Mel / adCenter Blog:
Microsoft adCenter Analytics Beta Upgraded
eWEEK.com:
Semantic Web Brings Change to SOA
Discussion: The Semantic Web
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Mullenweg Indicates Over 30 Percent Of Blogs Are Spam
Discussion: Mashable!
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Toshiba's Plan for Life After HD DVD
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Atom inside: Intel announces ultramobile processor brand
Discussion: Christopher Null
FastCompany.TV:
Exclusive First Look: WorldWide Telescope
Discussion: Channel 10 and ReadWriteWeb
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Survey: warnings from ISPs could slash file-swapping by 70%
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
The Sun is going to shine on Python
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Amazon Ponders The Future of Unbox
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
FastCompany.TV launches  —  DISCLAIMER: Please be patient …
John Markoff / Bits:
Reading Steve Jobs