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12:15 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 …
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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 …
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James Lewin / Podcasting News:
TiVo Adds Podcasting Support; Still Too Complicated
Discussion: CrunchGear and Macsimum News
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.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:   Apple sales soar to capture 14% of US PC retail sales
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.
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.
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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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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
FriendFeed is not the new Twitter. Is it?
Discussion: Lifestream Blog
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
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Ex-Google Employee on Scaling an Organization
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Last Podcast
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.
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 …
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
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
 
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Ross Kerber / Boston Globe:
Grocer Hannaford hit by computer breach
Discussion: The Register and Security Fix
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Novell: HP to preload SLED on desktops, laptops
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
MapQuest adds real-time traffic info
Discussion: Mashable!
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
iDenied: Apple shuns iPhone developers, for now
BBC:
Dextre robot now fully assembled
Discussion: Engadget
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
E-Voting Firm Threatens Ed Felten If He Reviews Its E-Voting Machine
Discussion: Boing Boing
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The challenge of live search
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Amazon: Vista SP1 to ship Wednesday
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phpBB Massive Hack
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tomD / Making Waves:
Nintendo stuck on start
Discussion: PC World
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
Why Apple fans hate tech reporters
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Web in Charts—Google vs. Microsoft-Yahoo vs. China
Discussion: Startup Dunia
canada.com:
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