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11:25 AM ET, March 5, 2008

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CNN:
Adobe's Flash Player Not Suited For IPhone, Apple CEO Says  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)- Adobe Systems Inc.'s (ADBE) popular media player for cellphones simply isn't good enough for Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Tuesday in the most substantive comments …
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Investors probe Apple's Jobs on successor, games, future products  —  AppleInsider joined Apple investors, some of whom traveled from as far away as Europe, at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Cupertino on Tuesday, where Steve Jobs and his executive team were both grilled and lauded …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Love Him or Hate Him, Fortune Cannot Make Up Its Mind About Steve Jobs
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Searches for Options  —  Yahoo and Time Warner stepped up talks on creating an alternative to Microsoft's bid for Yahoo.  A possible deal would fold AOL into Yahoo.
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Yahoo Looks at New Way to Survive  —  As it scrambles to avoid defeat in its battle with Microsoft, Yahoo may try to put a little more time on the clock.  —  Microsoft, whose offer for Yahoo is now worth $41.2 billion, was preparing to escalate its takeover fight by starting a proxy contest next week.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo ditches March 13 Microsoft proxy war deadline  —  The Microsoft-Yahoo proxy war clock has stopped.  —  In an SEC filing on Wednesday Yahoo said it has changed the due date to nominate board of directors.  Instead of March 13 being the last day you could make a pitch for Yahoo's board …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Extends Deadline For Board Nominations; More Time To Pursue Alternatives  —  Rumors of Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) maneuvering to buy itself more time were correct: the company says it will extend the deadline for board nominations from March 14 to “10 days following the public announcement of the date for Yahoo! …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Obit: A West Coast Digerati Deadpools Ask.com  —  Goodbye, Ask.com.  You caught my eye back in 1997 as an unusual meta search engine that asked questions to get answers.  By 1998, I counted you alongside Google and Direct Hit as shining examples of what to watch in search.
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Financial Times:
Facebook asks labels about music service  —  By Joshua Chaffin in New York and Kevin Allison in San Francisco  —  Facebook is approaching big record companies about creating a music service on the social networking site, according to several people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: p2pnet
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Rumors of Facebook music service bubbling again
Discussion: WebProNews and Coolfer
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
CAPTCHA is Dead, Long Live CAPTCHA!  —  In November 2007 I called these three CAPTCHA implementations “unbreakable”:  —  2008 is shaping up to be a very bad year indeed for CAPTCHAs:  — Jan 17: InformationWeek reports Yahoo CAPTCHA broken  — Feb 6: Websense reports Hotmail CAPTCHA broken
Discussion: raganwald and Venture Chronicles
Waxy.org:
New Video Overtakes “Evolution of Dance” for #1 Spot on YouTube  —  Yesterday, YouTube refreshed their leaderboards and a strange new video became the Most Viewed Video of All-Time, topping the world-famous Evolution of Dance video.  With 89 million views, the new winner is a fan-made music video.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Gets It Right With Open AIM 2.0 - Embraces Meebo and eBuddy  —  AOL is pushing their two year old OpenAim initiative much further this morning with OpenAIM 2.0.  —  There are three key changes of note.  First they are now embracing services that they previously tried to stop …
Discussion: AppScout, VentureBeat and ResourceShelf
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Singularity: Microsoft's research OS available for download
David Strom / baselinemag:
Web Takedown Notices: Punish the Monkey  —  Oh, the cyclical ironies of the Internet.  The attention gained by trying to force a Web site to take down content or shut down sparks others to post that content elsewhere.  —  Here is one letter that you don't want to receive …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Indefinite Hiatus  —  I've been writing a personal weblog for almost seven years.  It's weird to go back and read some of the posts in my old kuro5hin diary such as my early postings about interning at Microsoft and see how much my perspectives have changed in some ways and stayed the same in others.
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
The economy of Friending  —  Just about every part of the Web 2.0 evolution that has occurred over the last while has all been based on the success of one thing - the likelihood of people willing to mark some-one that they may or may not know from either mutual reputation or mutual interests as a friend.
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
XM, Sirius Deal Now Appears “Less Likely,” Analyst Says
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
AT&T To Invest $1B This Year In Global Network; Rare Good News …
Adam Hartley / All News Feeds:
Xbox 360 price cut 14 March
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Nine Inch Nails Sells Out Of $300 Deluxe Edition In Under Two Days
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
LTE vs WiMAX: A Little 4G Sibling Rivalry
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
Workplace Experiments
Discussion: kottke.org
InfoWorld:
IBM takeover of Telelogic gets European approval
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Zazzle Launches Social Networking Profile Cards
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 Earlier Items: 
Richard Koman / Between the Lines:
iPhone insecurity leaves sour taste for enterprise IT
BBC:
Memory trick breaks PC encryption
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Ubergizmo
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Omniture Unifies Marketing Suite, Adds Video Analytics
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
ETech: Google Prediction Market Datamining Shows Meatspace Matters
Discussion: BoomTown and All Points Blog
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, on hiring, growth, and its platform
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
WordPress: The Social Network
The Technium:
1,000 True Fans  —  The long tail is famously good news …