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4:45 AM ET, March 17, 2008

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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo Buzz is a Game Changer for Social Media; And Spells Trouble for Digg!  —  Yahoo Buzz is a social media experiment by Yahoo! that is currently in a closed beta.  We found out today what kind of boost Buzz is giving the current selected blogs and news sources - Muhammad Saleem wrote …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Buzz: Yahoo Reveals Stats From The First Two Weeks  —  Yahoo Buzz, a Digg-like service that launched on February 25, is now nearly three weeks old.  We asked Yahoo to share some of the data from those first two weeks.  —  The big benefit for publishers is that top Buzz stories …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Microsoft to license Adobe's Flash Lite  —  Even though it has plans to release a competing technology, Microsoft has agreed to license Adobe's Flash Lite technology for its Windows Mobile operating system and browser.  —  The two companies are expected to announce Monday that Microsoft …
Wall Street Journal:
J.P. Morgan Rescues Bear Stearns  —  U.S. Pushed Deal  —  To Avert Crisis;  —  A Fire-Sale Price  —  Bear Stearns Cos. reached an agreement to sell itself to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., as worries grew that failing to find a buyer for the beleaguered investment bank could cause the crisis of confidence gripping Wall Street to worsen.
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Web creator rejects net tracking  —  The creator of the web has said consumers need to be protected against systems which can track their activity on the internet.  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee told BBC News he would change his internet provider if it introduced such a system.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
From BFS to ZFS: past, present, and future of file systems  —  Why we care about file systems  —  Computer platform advocacy can bubble up in the strangest places.  In a recent interview at a conference in Australia, Linux creator Linus Torvalds got the Macintosh community in an uproar …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Open-Source Troubles in Wiki World  —  Since he helped create Wikipedia in 2001, Jimmy Wales has been called many things: benevolent dictator, constitutional monarch, digital evangelist and spiritual leader of the tens of thousands of volunteers who have made the online encyclopedia one of the top 10 most visited Web sites.
Discussion: Valleywag
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook wants to own communication with your friends  —  While Facebook is a multi-faceted service that could grow in any number of directions, Facebook's recent cues indicate that first and foremost on its mind right now is establishing itself as a communication platform.
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
OpenX vs Google Ad Manager  —  Recently on ReadWriteTalk, we interviewed Scott Switzer, the CTO and Founder of OpenX.  Until recently they were known as OpenAds, but they've since rebranded as OpenX.  Shortly after the interview was recorded, Google announced a competitive product called AdManager.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Rush Limbaugh Resorts to His Bully Pulpit to Get His Mac Fixed  —  Mac users who want to back up their e-mail archives may have Rush Limbaugh to thank.  —  One month after the conservative radio talk show host publicly appealed for computer help to the Apple chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, his e-mails are now saving properly.
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Eclipse to stress component, runtime efforts  —  San Francisco - The Eclipse Foundation will branch out in the realm of component-oriented software development on Monday and also unveil an umbrella project unifying several runtime initiatives.  —  The efforts will be featured …
Discussion: Computerworld
Mercury News:
Whitman joins Fiorina on McCain presidential campaign trail  —  Retiring eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman is joining the presidential campaign of John McCain as a national co-chair.  Whitman, who steps down from her eBay job at the end of the month, had been a major fundraiser for Mitt Romney …
Discussion: Epicenter
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Flickr Video beta due in April  —  In early February, in the midst of Microsoft's surprise bid to acquire Yahoo, I wrote about Yahoo's Flickr Video coming soon.  It's been a long time coming.  I first asked Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake about a Flickr video service in December 2005.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
One question on Flickr Video: Why?
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Associated Press:
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Jonathan Birchall / Financial Times:
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