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3:55 PM ET, March 17, 2008

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Staska / Unwired View:
iPhone 2.0, iPhone 3.0 or iPhone Nano - a clamshell/flip phone?  —  When talking about how Apple is gonna take over mobile phone industry, one of the things that is very rarely talked about, is iPhone form factor.  —  There's a reason we have mobile phones in tens of shapes and sizes, and a number of form factors.
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Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Patent application hints at “iPhone nano”
Discussion: MacRumors
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Early Yahoo Postmortem, And Google CEO Eric Schmidt On The Prospect Of MicroHoo  —  If the Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo does happen the “postmortems” on Yahoo will come fast and furious.  Perhaps the first of these is from the Mercury News, which recounts the history of Google …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Adopts Flash Lite For Windows Mobile As a Stopgap Measure  —  Flash Lite for mobile phones might not be good enough for Steve Jobs, but Microsoft is less picky.  It is licensing Flash Lite for Windows Mobile.  This is an acknowledgment of two things: there are a lot of developers …
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Adobe:
Adobe Flash Lite and Reader LE Licensed by Microsoft
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
10 Things I Warned Microsoft About Windows Vista  —  The imminent real release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is reason enough to broach the question.  SP1 is an important milestone for an operating system that bloggers and other critics consistently ridicule.
Discussion: Forever Geek
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Vista SP1 Consumer Rollout Coming Tomorrow
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
China blocks YouTube, Yahoo! over Tibet  —  China has closed down access to several of the world's most popular websites in an apparent attempt to censor international coverage of the violence that is unfolding in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.  —  YouTube, the video-sharing website which has become …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Profy.Com
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
CBS to bloggers: Install our widgets, and we'll split the profits  —  CBS Television Stations has launched a new program to get its local news headlines onto blogs and social-media sites, the CBS division said Monday.  —  Called the CBS Local Ad Network, it's a way for participating region-focused blogs …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
eBay dumps ValueClick  —  ValueClick pays FTC $2.9m over misleading ads  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  eBay is dropping ValueClick's Commission Junction as the manager of the affiliate programs for eBay's auctions and Half.com sites.
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:   Online advertiser to settle spam charges for record $2.9 million
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Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
Pay-for-play Yahoo Buzz “blows away” Digg …
Steve Eisenstadt / Eclipse.org:
Eclipse Announces New Runtime Initiative around Equinox  —  EclipseCon 2008, SANTA CLARA, CA - March 17, 2008 - The Eclipse Foundation today announced a new initiative to develop and promote open source runtime technology based on Equinox, a lightweight OSGi compliant runtime.
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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.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
802.11n officially makes its way to the Airport Express  —  Hot on the heels of a leak from the Swiss Apple Store, Apple went ahead and popped out an updated Airport Express this morning.  (Please, hold your gasps—we know it's not Tuesday yet.)  The new Airport Express …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Spitzer Call Girl Threatens News Outlets Over Copyright  —  from the it-all-comes-back-to-copyright dept  —  Well, it had to happen sooner or later.  With the press going nuts printing photos of the call girl at the center of the Eliot Spitzer affair, her lawyers are suddenly making …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Dusting Off the Archive for the Web  —  As magazines and newspapers hunt for the new thing they need to be to thrive in the Internet era, some find that part of the answer lies in the old thing they used to be.  —  Publications are rediscovering their archives, like a person learning …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Gadgetopia
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services:
Ozzie signals Microsoft's surrender to the cloud  —  Publicly, Microsoft talks up the merits of its ‘software-plus-services’ strategy.  In my view the message is bunkum, even though it reflects the reality of Microsoft's business today: mostly software, with a few early-stage service offerings.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Makes DoubleClick Employees Apply To Keep Their Jobs  —  Nothing like a short honeymoon.  A secondhand source reports that Google has devised a new way to welcome employees of acquired companies into the fold: Make them apply to keep their jobs.  —  Last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt …
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Think Different: Maybe the Web's Not a Place to Stick Your Ads  —  Matthew Creamer Asks Whether We're All Missing the Point When It Comes to the Internet  —  “Steve Jobs hates the internet.”  So jokes a contact of mine whenever he laments what he regards as Apple's relatively paltry investment in web advertising.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
News media needs to have consumers pay
Stephanie Hobbs / Search Engine Land:
Local Mobile Search Takes Center Stage as Next-Generation Format …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
WHAT'S THIS FASCINATION WITH AD NETWORKS? …
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Identifying Manipulated Images
Discussion: Slashdot
Paul McNamara / Paul McNamara's blog:
Patent challenges have proven effective, which is why they're endangered
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Toshiba Dynabook SS RX1 Laptop First to Have 128GB SSD, Apparently
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Blogger & Podcaster Magazine To Launch Blog Advertising Network …
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Important Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 Update
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Firefox 3 goes on a diet, eats less memory than IE and Opera
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Motorola replaces two more execs
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Explore Your Interactions with Google Reader
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Adobe to Bundle Media Player with Software Updates
Mark Evans:
Are MacBooks Just Trendy?  —  My brother had his MacBook stolen …