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7:10 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 …
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Adobe:
Adobe Flash Lite and Reader LE Licensed by Microsoft  —  For immediate release  —  Adobe Mobile Products to Ship with Windows Mobile Phones  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced that Microsoft has licensed Adobe® Flash® Lite™ software …
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.
Discussion: The Register and BBC NEWS
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
JPMorgan Buys Bear Sterns: Following A Breaking News Story On The Web  —  Nothing like the biggest business story in recent memory — JPMorgan buys Bear Sterns for $2 (a share) — breaking on a Sunday to bring into sharp relief the difference between news on the web and news in print …
Discussion: DealBook and rexblog.com
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John Chan / Crave: The gadget blog:
Home phones never looked so good  —  Most people tend to fall asleep when they see terms like DECT and VoIP listed in the product description.  Yet even though that was what we were faced with when looking at the Thompson Symbio's datasheet, its design alone kept us more than awake.
Discussion: textually.org
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
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
Associated Press:
China blocks YouTube over Tibet videos  —  BEIJING - Internet users in China were blocked from seeing YouTube.com on Sunday after dozens of videos about protests in Tibet appeared on the popular U.S. video Web site.  —  The blocking added to the communist government's efforts to control …
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John Oates / The Register:
China blocks YouTube
Discussion: Techdirt
Search Engine Watch:
Finding Recession-Proof SEM Jobs  —  “The economy is now in a recession,” Harvard economist Martin Feldstein told The Boston Globe over the weekend.  “It will last longer and be deeper than the last two recessions, which lasted only 8 months from peak to trough.
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.
 
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Jonathan Birchall / Financial Times:
Retailers clash with Pepsi over free music
Discussion: paidContent.org
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Push in Online Car Shopping
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
OpenX vs Google Ad Manager
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Eclipse to stress component, runtime efforts
Discussion: Computerworld
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Where's the YouTube Fund?
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Mercury News:
Whitman joins Fiorina on McCain presidential campaign trail
Paul Miller / Engadget:
WiMAX could interfere with satellite communications?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Why Is It So Hard To Say “I'm Sorry,” Sarah?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Iceland's Largest BitTorrent Tracker Faces Permanent Shutdown
Steve Gillmor / NewsGang:
As I was saying  —  On The Gang this Friday, Dan Farber asked …
Discussion: Scobleizer