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6:45 PM ET, March 3, 2008

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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 …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
7-inch Eee PC vs 9-inch Eee PC — ready, fight!
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. …
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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).
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
March 13: D-day for Microsoft's Yahoo intentions
Discussion: Digital Daily
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
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 …
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Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:   Microsoft to offer hosted versions of SharePoint and Exchange to SMBs
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
FastCompany.TV launches  —  DISCLAIMER: Please be patient, during launch we'll probably have some technical difficulties — our engineers have been up all night optimizing databases and getting things turned on.  If you're not having a good experience, please check back later in the day.
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Elisabeth Lewin / Podcasting News:
FastCompany TV Goes Live Today With Scoble
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
iPhone SDK details leak, confirm assumptions  —  Apple's highly-anticipated iPhone/iPod touch SDK announcement is just around the corner, but anonymous sources area already doing what they do best. iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz says a couple caged birds sang and confirmed a number of assumptions …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple falls short of 1,000 movie rentals
Discussion: TechSpot News
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.
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 …
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!
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
An hour and a half with Barack Obama  —  I've tried very hard to keep politics out of this blog — despite nearly overpowering impulses to the contrary — for two reasons: one, there's no reason to alienate people who don't share my political views, as wrong-headed as those people may clearly be …
John Markoff / Bits:
Reading Steve Jobs  —  Second guessing Steve Jobs — or actually first guessing — is Silicon Valley's most popular spectator sport.  Dozens of Web rumor sites pour over every one of his pronouncements as if he were the Pope, looking for product and strategy hints.
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
The Sun is going to shine on Python  —  Today is my first day as a Sun employee.  —  How?  —  Tim Bray was one of the first people to respond to my “looking for a job” blog post.  I have not written about it much, but I've been very impressed with how Sun has handled the JRuby project.
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Amazon Ponders The Future of Unbox  —  Netflix isn't the only online video service quizzing customers... Amazon's also looking for input - to presumably guide future Unbox offerings, or perhaps to validate their existing (HD) intentions.  Of course, it's the theoretical scenarios that seem to get folks into a frenzy.
Judi Sohn / Web Worker Daily:
What Do You Think of the “New” LinkedIn?  —  It used to be simple.  —  You did your “play” networking on Facebook, and you built your “work” networking lists on LinkedIn.  Facebook was everything LinkedIn was not...chatty and time-killing.  On LinkedIn, you didn't learn what your connections …
Discussion: Furrier.org
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Atom inside: Intel announces ultramobile processor brand  —  Intel announced yesterday that its upcoming low-cost/low-power CPUs code-named Silverthorne and Diamondville will be sold under a single brand once the products launch.  The MID-centric product family will hereafter be known as “Atom.”
Discussion: Christopher Null
 
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Apple's Time Capsule: is its HDD really ‘server grade’?
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog:
CNET News Kneecaps GOOGLE: Calls CEO Eric Schmidt “Lame”
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: breathe in the Adobe AIR
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Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Blog:
The World's Largest Supercomputing Cloud
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Actual Performance, Perceived Performance