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10:45 AM ET, March 18, 2008

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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 Arrington / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed Adds Search, And Suddenly Feels Like A Destination Site  —  FriendFeed, a service that aggregates social network information, just launched quite a nice little search feature.  Users can search by individual, friends, or all users, and specify the search only to specific services like Twitter or Delicious.
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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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel moving to six-cores this year; What will you do with them?  —  Intel outlined plans to produce six-core chips in the fourth quarter.  The move is that latest salvo in a game to out-core AMD on everything.  AMD finally gets its quad-core chip out the door and Intel moves to six.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, TechSpot and eWeek
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BetaNews:   Six-core Intel processors coming this year
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.
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 …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel, Samsung comment on flash, SSD reliability
Discussion: TechRadar.com and Crave
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Meebo raising round, valued up to $250 million.  Bear Stearns sold for $236 million  —  Meebo, the site that lets users send instant messages from a single page — across various IM platforms — is trying to raise $25-$30 million at a nose-bleed valuation of between $200 million and $250 million, I'm hearing from multiple sources.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Does More Than One Monitor Improve Productivity?  —  I've been a multiple monitor enthusiast since the dark days of Windows Millennium Edition.  I've written about the manifold joys of many-monitor computing a number of times over the last four years:  — Multiple Monitors and Productivity
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple snags 14 percent of US-based PC retail sales in February  —  Growth in Apple's personal computer business continued to outpace the industry average last month, with Macs accounting for a 14 percent unit share and 25 percent dollar share of all US-based PC retail sales, according to market research firm NPD.
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 …
Discussion: DSLreports and jkOnTheRun
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Opens Up Editing To Everyone  —  Last year in November Google opened up Maps to community editing, allowing people to move the pushpin markers to correct or improve the accuracy of business locations.  John Hanke, Director of Maps & Earth, told us at the time that Google …
Discussion: All Points Blog
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
TiVo adds Web video—but there's a catch  —  TiVo has added the ability to view downloadable Web videos on the company's DVRs, making good on its announcement at January's Consumer Electronics Show.  The update will allow Web videos such as video podcasts to be downloaded …
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Build your own quad SLI: NVIDIA launches the 9800 GX2  —  NVIDIA is a company on the move.  After dominating most of 2007, NVIDIA found itself faced with newfound competition in the form of the Radeon HD 3850 and 3870, as well as the dual-GPU 3870X2 that launched in early 2008.
Discussion: Electronista
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Safari 3.1 Is Out, First to Support CSS Animations, Web Fonts, Multimedia HTML 5  —  Update: Testing the new features now (with video.)  Impressions after the jump.  Safari 3.1 is out now, and according to Apple is the first web browser to support the new video and audio tags in HTML 5, as well as CSS Web Fonts and CSS animations.
 
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tomD / Making Waves:
Nintendo stuck on start
Discussion: PC World
Robert McMillan / IDG News Service:
Supermarket Chains Hit By Data Theft
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Slate to launch business site, “The Big Money”
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
Why Apple fans hate tech reporters
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
LimeWire Launches DRM-Free Online Music Store
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and 901am
Nokia:
Nokia N82 in black - Postcards from the cutting-edge
Tarmo Virki / eWeek:
Nokia Puts Customers to Work
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
High-def video service Veodia gets Flash compatibility
Discussion: Adobe, Webware.com and NewTeeVee
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Audio: Another story of someone kicked off Facebook
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Web in Charts—Google vs. Microsoft-Yahoo vs. China
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
CBS stations' local ad network
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
New Video of BigDog Quadruped Robot Is So Stunning It's Spooky
Roger L. Kay / Business Week:
Apple's Icarus Effect
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Susan Stellin / New York Times:
Paper Is Out, Cellphones Are In  —  First came the kiosk …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Ning passes 200,000 social networks
canada.com:
Recognize Internet addiction as a mental illness, MD urges