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3:30 PM ET, March 18, 2008

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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Investor Presentation Details Financial Plan  —  Management Reaffirms First Quarter and Full Year 2008 Outlook  —  Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today filed an investor presentation that details the Company's three-year financial plan and strategic initiatives which are expected …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo: Business is fine and we're worth more; Do you buy it?  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that its first quarter results are on target with the company's guidance and provided a bullish outlook through 2010.  —  In a statement (Techmeme), Yahoo said that it expects to double operating cash flow …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and HipMojo.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo: We'll double our cash flow  —  This post was last updated at 7:03 AM PT.  —  Claiming that it is both undervalued and underappreciated, Yahoo has fired some key financial forecasts over the bow of an acquisitive Microsoft.  —  On Tuesday, Yahoo reported the contents of a presentation …
Discussion: Outside the Lines and Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Three-Year Plan: Grow Revenues 73 Percent By Focusing …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Apple:
About the Safari 3.1 Update  —  Installation  —  To update to Safari 3.1, use Apple Software Update or a standalone installer.  You only need to use one of these methods to update your computer.  —  Software Update  —  Software Update will automatically check for the latest Apple software using the Internet.
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Bill Evans / Apple:
Apple Releases Safari 3.1  —  The World's Fastest Browser Now on Mac and Windows  —  Apple® today introduced Safari™ 3.1, the world's fastest web browser for Mac® and Windows PCs.  Safari loads web pages 1.9 times faster than IE 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2.
Apple:
About the security content of Safari 3.1  —  This document describes the security content of Safari 3.1, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss …
Discussion: Zero Day, eWeek and MacInTouch
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista SP1 Released to Windows Update  —  Today, you can now download Windows Vista SP1 via Windows Update.  For those of you eager to receive the benefits of Windows Vista SP1 - you can now do so!  We've seen quite a bit of questions in our comments so we want to communicate …
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Improved privacy controls, instant messaging on the way at Facebook  —  CNET News.com's Dan Farber co-wrote this report.  —  Social network Facebook will roll out more extensive privacy controls Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, as well as an instant-messaging service soon after …
Colin Barr / Daily Briefing:
Why Bear Stearns stock is in orbit  —  Why is Bear Stearns (BSC) up nearly 70% Tuesday, to a price about $6 a share above its $2-a-share buyout agreement with JPMorgan Chase (JPM)?  Two groups are piling into the company's stock so they can vote in favor of the deal, a trading source tells Fortune's Roddy Boyd.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Charlie Rose Face Plants To Save His MacBook Air  —  Yeah, you read that headline right.  Apple couldn't pay for better press than this.  —  Viewers of the Charlie Rose show tonight were stunned to see the normally composed Rose looking like he'd just been in a bar fight.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Analyst: Returns, technical problems high with flash-based notebooks  —  Notebooks with flash-based hard drives cost a lot and, according to managing partner Avi Cohen at Avian Securities, they don't work very well either.  —  A large computer manufacturer is getting around 20 percent …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Is venture capital's love affair with Web 2.0 over?  —  Silicon Valley remains the hotbed of Web 2.0 activity, but the hipness of start-ups with goofy names is starting to cool in the face of economic reality.  —  Dow Jones VentureSource on Tuesday released numbers of venture capital activity …
Kate Greene / Technology Review:
Long-Distance Wi-Fi  —  Intel has found a way to stretch a Wi-Fi signal from one antenna to another located more than 60 miles away.  —  Intel has announced plans to sell a specialized Wi-Fi platform later this year that can send data from a city to outlying rural areas tens of miles away …
Matt / WordPress:
2.5 Sneak Peek  —  A customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times sound interesting to you?  Then WordPress 2.5 might be the release for you.
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Apple spanks rest of computer industry in February sales  —  The latest NPD sales data for February was released yesterday, and Apple had plenty of good news.  According to NPD, notebook and desktop sales are both up, revenue is up, and Apple is performing much better than the industry as a whole.
 
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Paul Sweeting / Digital Media Wire:
Has Google Topper Eric Schmidt Lost His Mind?
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Panasonic Goes Touchscreen With the LUMIX FX500 Digital Camera
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
nVIDIA launches high-spec nForce 790i series chipset and GeForce 9800 GX2
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Some Psychiatrists Addicted To Prescribing Internet Addiction
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Pleasing Google's Tech-Savvy Staff
Nick Wingfield / Business Technology:
Idling on the iPhone  —  There are already a lot of professionals …
Sam / Go Big Always:
Gartner and Forrester's Report Card (so far)
Discussion: /Message
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
No Gmail for Google in Europe, says EU trademark office
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 Earlier Items: 
Arn / MacRumors:
Hints at iPod Touch Price Drop?
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Ex-Google Employee on Scaling an Organization
Benjamin Yoskovitz / CenterNetworks:
6 Tips for Hiring Top Talent at Startups
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
Why Apple fans hate tech reporters
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
TiVo adds Web video—but there's a catch
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Does More Than One Monitor Improve Productivity?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Meebo raising round, valued up to $250 million.  Bear Stearns sold for $236 million