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5:40 PM 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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Charles Cooper / CNET News.com:
Adobe bites its tongue after iPhone Flash jab  —  Was Steve Jobs trying to send an unofficial message to Adobe Systems?  Something on the order of “get it in gear, guys, if you want to stay on my VIP list”?  —  As my colleague Tom Krazit reported Tuesday afternoon, Jobs used …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Apple stabs Adobe in the back  —  On a week when Microsoft landed a big deal to put Silverlight on Nokia phones, Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, tells Adobe that there won't be Flash on the iPhone.  —  This is a real bummer for Adobe and many users and developers, because most of the world's casual games are written for Flash.
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs pans Flash on the iPhone  —  Over the last year, many observers have wondered when Apple would deliver Adobe Flash support on the iPhone.  At the company's shareholder meeting on Tuesday, Steve Jobs made comments that indicate that support isn't coming anytime soon, thanks to architectural limitations in Flash itself.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Digg
Larry Larsen / Channel 10:
First Look: Internet Explorer 8  —  Surprise!  IE8 beta is going to be available for download starting today at 12:00 PST.  Matthew Lapsen from the IE team gave me a spur of the moment demo for you all showing us some of the core features that power users will enjoy.
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Joshua Allen / MIX Online:
FIRST LOOK AT IE8 ACTIVITIES AND WEBSLICES  —  Activities and WebSlices are two of the most exciting new features in IE8.  Watch Jane Kim explain how these features bring the power of mashups to the browser, and how you can tie your web site or service into IE8's chrome using only web standards and no custom C++ code.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Internet Explorer 8 Has Arrived
Discussion: Download Squad and Microsoft Watch
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft shows IE8 Activities, ‘WebSlices’
Discussion: UMPC Buzz
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Mix Keynote One, Live From Las Vegas  —  11:56: That's a rap. the rumors were wrong, yet still some very impressive demonstrations and info provided.  To be fair I'm not sure it needed 2 1/2 hours, but still, some interesting tech.  —  11:54: Weatherbug says that they tried doing …
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Microsoft Silverlight content:
Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Now Available!  —  Take advantage of all the new features in Silverlight 2 that make building RIA applications with your existing .NET programming skills a breeze.  Start by installing the Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 which includes the Silverlight...
Discussion: Move Networks and WinBeta
Joshua Allen / MIX Online:
HARD ROCK CAFE MEMORABILIA SITE WITH DEEP ZOOM
Discussion: Channel 10
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Ozzie opens Mix with Yahoo mention
Discussion: TechCrunch and Microsoft Watch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's “Twitter For Location” Goes Into Private Beta With Near Zero Functionality  —  I have big hopes for Yahoo's new FireEagle platform announced in November 2007.  They first described it to me as a Twitter for location.  And it does stream your location information in a similar way that Twitter streams short messages.
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John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
Yahoo Launches Fire Eagle
Discussion: GigaOM and conferences.oreilly.com
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yahoo's FireEagle location service to launch publicly today
Discussion: GigaOM and Matt McAlister
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.
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Allegations swirl around Wikipedia's Wales  —  Jimmy Wales, the Internet whiz famous for creating the online, user-edited encyclopedia Wikipedia, is facing allegations on two fronts that he abused the trust of the community he helped build.  —  Former Wikipedia employee Danny Wool is alleging …
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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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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Meizu CeBIT booth shut down by German authorities  —  Remember how the folks at the Meizu booth swore up and down that the M8 Mini One wasn't that similar to the iPhone?  Well apparently the Hanover police think otherwise.  According to a report, the booth (shown above in its vacated state) …
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Electronista:
Meizu booth closed over iPhone copy? [U]...
Discussion: IntoMobile and Gizmodo
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Sony CEO: $200 Blu-ray Players Coming  —  Everybody clamoring for a cheap Blu-ray player now that the format war is over might wanna bide their time with a sweet DVD upconverter—the $200-player Blu-ray cavalry is at least a year away, according to Sony Electronics CEO Stan Glasgow, who we talked to today in New York.
Discussion: ZDNet and BetaNews
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Sony: $200 Blu-ray players next year
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechSpot News
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 …
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Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
AOL Opens Up the AIM Instant Messaging Network
Discussion: paidContent.org and rc3.org
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple to exceed 10 million iPhone goal by nearly 30%  —  Not much news was committed by Apple (AAPL) at its annual shareholders' meeting Tuesday in Cupertino — although the shareholders did manage to make headlines by passing a referendum (which the company opposed) that gives them a nonbinding say on executive compensation.
Jonathan Cassell / iSuppli:
Dell and Apple Make Gains in Q4 PC Market  —  The fourth quarter of 2007 was a strong period for the top-tier U.S. PC brands, with Hewlett-Packard Co. continuing to pad its dominance in the global market, Dell Inc. showing signs of a resurgence and Apple Inc. coming on strong, according to iSuppli Corp.
Discussion: The Mac Observer
 
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