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2:40 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!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Three-Year Plan: Grow Revenues 73 Percent By Focusing …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Ville Heiskanen / Bloomberg:
Yahoo Projects Growth, Lays Out Microsoft Rejection
Discussion: VentureBeat
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Shows Microsoft, Wall Street What Its Really Worth
Discussion: Ars Technica
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.
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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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.
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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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple snags 14 percent of US-based PC retail sales in February
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Ex-Google Employee on Scaling an Organization  —  Fortune interviewed Bret Taylor on his present at Friendfeed and his past at Google [video].  Bret says (small edits for clarity):  —  <<I had a number of accomplishments that I'm really proud of at Google.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Opens Up Editing To Everyone
Discussion: All Points Blog
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 …
Discussion: Inside Facebook
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 …
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.
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 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.
Benjamin Yoskovitz / CenterNetworks:
6 Tips for Hiring Top Talent at Startups  —  Hiring at startups is hard.  You're swamped, running in a ton of different directions and don't necessarily have a big budget set aside for recruiting.  But hiring top talent at startups is essential.  You can't afford to hire anything but A-players.
 
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