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10:45 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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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
No Facebook Apps for the Enterprise in Sight
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Outside the Lines
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
VideoEgg Dumps Video Hosting Clients  —  VideoEgg's conversion from a video aggregator to hosting service to ad network hasn't been without its victims.  Publishers with video still served by VideoEgg are getting Dear John letters, informing them that they've got 90 days to find a new video host.
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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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 …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
AOL's new strategy: Quantity over quality?  —  Since its 2001 acquisition of Time Warner, AOL has struggled to maintain its brand on the Internet with the rise of first Yahoo and then Google.  Now the company has a new strategy to get their traffic numbers up: build more sites.
Discussion: TechCrunch and CenterNetworks
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Survey: warnings from ISPs could slash file-swapping by 70%  —  Filtering all Internet traffic to look for signs of illicit file-swapping has been a hugely controversial idea, criticized on grounds of privacy, efficacy, cost, and long-standing “safe harbor” principles that apply to network operators such as ISPs and phone companies.
Discussion: Mashable!
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Mullenweg Indicates Over 30 Percent Of Blogs Are Spam  —  Connecting the dots with a calculator  —  If you're willing to trust Matt Mullenweg, and believe WordPress is fairly representative of blog platforms everywhere, then have we got a statistic for you: it seems that at least 30 percent of all blogs may be spam.
Discussion: Photo Matt and Mashable!
 
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Business Wire:
Intel Lowers First-Quarter Gross Margin Forecast Due to Lower …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to take Silverlight offline eventually, says exec
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
YouTube to Improve Usage Metrics
Discussion: Beet.TV and Mashable!
Mel / adCenter Blog:
Microsoft adCenter Analytics Beta Upgraded
eWEEK.com:
Semantic Web Brings Change to SOA
Discussion: The Semantic Web
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Microsoft/Yahoo: Tracking the Deal “Spread”
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Seriously stoked Software Updates: GarageBand and Aperture
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Atom inside: Intel announces ultramobile processor brand
Discussion: Christopher Null
 Earlier Items: 
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
X1 IS An H2 Product - We'Ve Got The Official Statement!
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple falls short of 1,000 movie rentals
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 …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ballmer Confirms Microsoft-Yahoo “Dialogue"*
John Markoff / Bits:
Reading Steve Jobs