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9:20 AM ET, March 17, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
InfoWorld:
Windows Mobile to get Flash, PDF support  —  In addition to its own Silverlight multimedia technology, Microsoft will support Adobe's competing Flash technology on Windows Mobile phones, the companies planned to announce on Monday.  —  Microsoft has licensed Adobe Flash Lite …
Adobe:
Adobe Flash Lite Shipments Pass Half Billion Mark
Discussion: Flash Devices
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.
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Chris Williams / The Register:   BT confesses lies over secret Phorm experiments
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 …
Discussion: Hitwise Intelligence
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Reuters:
Google says Microsoft's Yahoo buy might hurt Internet  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Google Inc, the world's leading search engine, said on Monday it was concerned about the free flow of information on the Internet if Microsoft Corp were to succeed in acquiring Yahoo Inc.
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BBC:
Microsoft moves ‘threatens net’  —  Any deal between Yahoo and Microsoft could be “bad for the internet” according to the head of Google.  —  Chief executive Eric Schmidt said that Google was “concerned” about a deal and said it could have implications for the “openness” of the internet.
InfoWorld:
Google News, YouTube blocked in China amid Tibet riots  —  Beijing appears to have taken a page out of Myanmar's playbook by blocking some Internet access amid rioting in Tibet that has already seen as many as 80 people killed, according to the Tibetan government in exile.
Discussion: Digital Trends
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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: Infothought and Valleywag
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.
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.
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
Jonathan Birchall / Financial Times:
Retailers clash with Pepsi over free music  —  Pepsi is at odds with some of its biggest US retail customers over a national marketing campaign offering free digital music downloads from online retailer Amazon .  —  The deal represents Amazon's biggest-ever marketing partnership with another brand …
Discussion: TechRadar.com and paidContent.org
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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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
10 Things I Warned Microsoft About Windows Vista
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
EBay brings affiliate marketing program in-house
Discussion: Mashable!
Mike Carter / Seattle Times:
“Spam king” pleads guilty to felony fraud
Discussion: The Register and I got Spam?!
Phone Arena:
Update 4 with picture: LG VX9700 is Verizon's PRADA-like phone
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
From BFS to ZFS: past, present, and future of file systems
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Push in Online Car Shopping
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
OpenX vs Google Ad Manager
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Eclipse to stress component, runtime efforts
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook wants to own communication with your friends
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Where's the YouTube Fund?
Mercury News:
Whitman joins Fiorina on McCain presidential campaign trail
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Why Is It So Hard To Say “I'm Sorry,” Sarah?
Steve Gillmor / NewsGang:
As I was saying  —  On The Gang this Friday, Dan Farber asked …
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