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8:10 PM ET, March 3, 2008

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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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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 …
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
Discussion: Mashable!
Peter Galli / eWeek:
Gates: Google Does Not Understand Business Needs
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
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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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
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
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. …
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!
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 …
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).
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.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Microsoft/Yahoo: Tracking the Deal “Spread”  —  One month ago Microsoft announced its unsolicited bid for Yahoo.  It pegged the bid at the then-effective price of $31, but it also put it at a specific ratio of Microsoft to Yahoo shares.  If you used the ratio the current value of the bid …
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
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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