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4:40 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 …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and HipMojo.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo: We'll double our cash flow
Discussion: Outside the Lines and Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Three-Year Plan: Grow Revenues 73 Percent By Focusing …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Yahoo: Never mind the bollocks, here's the numbers
Discussion: Bloomberg
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.
Apple:
About the security content of Safari 3.1
Discussion: eWeek, Zero Day and Computerworld
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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Launch New Privacy Controls; Confirms Chat Is Coming  —  Facebook announced new privacy controls at a press event at their downtown Palo Alto headquarters today, and also demoed their new chat application - called Facebook Chat - that has been rumored since last week.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Facebook Press Event: Our (Almost) Live Notes
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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Microsoft:
Microsoft and Intel Launch Parallel Computing Research Centers to Accelerate Benefits to Consumers, Businesses  —  Center locations will be at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  —  REDMOND, Wash., and SANTA CLARA, Calif. — March.
Discussion: The Chronicle and Technology Live
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft, Intel: $20m for ‘parallel’ research
Tom Abate / San Francisco Chronicle:
Fear and doubt spread in Silicon Valley  —  The investment banking crisis on Wall Street is already drying up the flow of capital to Silicon Valley, and while money should find new ways to reach local startups, a cash drought of unknown duration and severity is under way.
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Wall Street Journal:
The Week That Shook Wall Street: Inside the Demise of Bear Stearns
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
Paul Sweeting / Digital Media Wire:
Has Google Topper Eric Schmidt Lost His Mind?  —  Or is the Google CEO crazy like a fox?  He certainly has been talking some crazy smack lately about Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo, as in this recent exchange in Portfolio in which me suggests that a Microsoft/Yahoo combo might “break the Internet”:
Discussion: Open Source
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.
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 …
Arn / MacRumors:
Hints at iPod Touch Price Drop?  —  Apple's Dutch iTunes store is running an ad that shows the iPod touch, starting at only 199 euro.  This represents a 80 euro difference from the official price of the iPod touch which starts at 279 euro.  Yooph.nl speculates that this could be a premature leak akin …
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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InfoWorld:
Dell launches new servers for SMBs
Discussion: Direct2Dell and The Register
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Disqus  —  We are in the middle of a disruptive change …
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Army's Miniature Spy-Bat Concept Makes Lucius Fox Drool
Discussion: Tech Blog
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Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
Pleasing Google's Tech-Savvy Staff
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
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Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Apple spanks rest of computer industry in February sales
Discussion: DailyTech and AppleInsider
Nick Wingfield / Business Technology:
Idling on the iPhone  —  There are already a lot of professionals …
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: Googling Google
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
iDenied: Apple shuns iPhone developers, for now
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
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Meebo raising round, valued up to $250 million.  Bear Stearns sold for $236 million