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1:55 AM ET, March 17, 2008

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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 …
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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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.
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?
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.
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and muhammad saleem
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
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
New Scientist:
Physicists slam publishers over Wikipedia ban  —  Scientists who want to describe their work on Wikipedia should not be forced to give up the kudos of a respected journal.  So says a group of physicists who are going head-to-head with a publisher because it will not allow them to post parts …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
WiMAX could interfere with satellite communications?  —  Yeah, all those sticky sweet stories about WiMAX actually happening this decade or possibly showing up in a device or two were really getting on our nerves.  Now it seems the “little wireless standard that couldn't” …
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Jeff Hecht / New Scientist:
Long-range Wi-Fi threat to satellite communications
Discussion: GigaOM and CrunchGear
Steve Gillmor / NewsGang:
As I was saying  —  On The Gang this Friday, Dan Farber asked me what I was doing in this new gig - a column or a blog?  No difference, I replied.  Just like there's no difference between mainstream and bloggospherian journalism and commentary.  This is my opinion, and in the self-contained universe …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Where's the YouTube Fund?  —  Kleiner Perkins has launched the iFund to back iPhone-based projects; Accel, Meritech, Founders' Fund and Greylock have the fbFund to back Facebook-based projects.  —  I am a bit surprised that no one has a YouTube fund.  If the premise is that the world we live …
 
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