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2:00 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
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.
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
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 …
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.
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
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
Why Apple fans hate tech reporters  —  Note: Over the next few days in Machinist, I'll be running excerpts from my new book, “True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.”  The book argues that new communications technologies are loosening the culture's grip on what people once called “objective reality.”
 
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Sam / Go Big Always:
Gartner and Forrester's Report Card (so far)
Discussion: /Message
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Is venture capital's love affair with Web 2.0 over?
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
No Gmail for Google in Europe, says EU trademark office
Discussion: Googling Google
Arn / MacRumors:
Hints at iPod Touch Price Drop?
Discussion: Defense in Depth
Johnny Minkley / GamesIndustry.biz:
UK Xbox 360 sales up 40%
Hiking Fool / Tech Corner:
Intel's Netbook  —  My buddy works for a US Based OEM …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Novell: HP to preload SLED on desktops, laptops
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
iDenied: Apple shuns iPhone developers, for now
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
E-Voting Firm Threatens Ed Felten If He Reviews Its E-Voting Machine
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The challenge of live search
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6 Tips for Hiring Top Talent at Startups
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phpBB Massive Hack
Discussion: Inquirer
Wall Street Journal:
The Week That Shook Wall Street: Inside the Demise of Bear Stearns
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel moving to six-cores this year; What will you do with them?
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
TiVo adds Web video—but there's a catch
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple snags 14 percent of US-based PC retail sales in February