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10:25 AM ET, March 19, 2008

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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Apple mulls unlimited music bundle  —  Apple is in discussions with the big music companies about a radical new business model that would give customers free access to its entire iTunes music library in exchange for paying a premium for its iPod and iPhone devices.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   iTunes Unlimited: Does Apple really want to mess with a good thing?
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Apple Working On A “Radical New Business Model”: Flat-Rate iTunes: Report
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Adobe developing Flash for iPhone  —  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has confirmed his company is now working with Apple with a view to offering Flash support on the iPhone.  —  The move follows Apple's release of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK).  Narayen, who was speaking during …
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CNN:
Adobe Working To Bring Flash Player To IPhone  —  SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) has begun work to create a media player destined for Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone, Chief Executive Shantanu Narayen said Tuesday, thus adding a new wrinkle to a standoff between the two long-term partners.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, iLounge and MacDailyNews
AppleInsider:
Adobe begins work on Flash player for iPhone
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Bloggers Raising Money.  Here Come The Politics.  And Here Comes My Rant.  —  More blogs are raising venture capital, we're hearing from people they've pitched.  Newcomer Silicon Alley Insider is looking for a $2 - $3 million round, if reports are correct.
ClickZ:
The Google Conflict: Search Engine or Destination?  —  Google's search results are evolving into destination pages, marking a change in the way marketers and Google itself will have to do business.  —  That assessment was made by several speakers during a Search Engine Strategies …
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Destination Google, Thanks To Universal Search
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong  —  One Infinite Loop, Apple's street address, is a programming in-joke — it refers to a routine that never ends.  But it is also an apt description of the travails of parking at the Cupertino, California, campus.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Digg
John Borland / Technology Review:
The Technology That Toppled Eliot Spitzer  —  Anti-money-laundering software scrutinizes bank customers' every move, no matter how small.  —  If there is a lesson from former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's scandal-driven fall (aside from the most obvious one), it is this …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Exclusive: Blogdigger Acquired by Odeo  —  Blog search engine Blogdigger will be announcing shortly that it has been acquired by SonicMountain, parent company of Odeo - the podcast network that is currently being rebuilt as a full-fledged platform for digital media.
Tod / PhysOrg.com:
Logo Can Make You ‘Think Different’  —  Whether you are a Mac person or a PC person, even the briefest exposure to the Apple logo may make you behave more creatively, according to recent research from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Discussion: MacUser and Slashdot
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Spreadsheets Adds Gadgets, a Directory of Features  —  Google Spreadsheets, the most mature application from Google's online office suite, has suddenly become much better.  —  Now you can get email notifications when your collaborators make changes or edit some specific cells.
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
Dell reportedly plans to resume handheld device business  —  Dell reportedly plans to resume its handheld device business and the company may team up with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to develop Windows Mobile-based handheld devices, according to market sources in Taiwan.
Royal Pingdom:
Apache dominates the top 100 websites, IIS still far behind  —  There has been a lot of talk about the decline of Apache's dominance as a web server, with competition from IIS and other alternatives like Lighttpd, but Apache is still king of the hill when you look at the top 100 websites in the US.
Discussion: The Register
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Disruptive Entrepreneur's Dilemma  —  Andrew Mobbs, managing director of the Hatchery, has a big dream.  He wants to move the world off of credit cards and onto using their cell phones to pay for things.  He's not the first to have that dream, but I think he's thought through …
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Can the REDFLY Windows Mobile Smartphone Companion succeed where the Foleo couldn't?  —  The first mobile device I saw at CES 2008 earlier this year was the REDFLY Mobile Companion and I was very interested in checking the device out further.  Celio Corporation just sent me an early beta version …
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Wireless spectrum auction comes to a close  —  After nearly eight weeks and 261 rounds of bidding, the government's spectrum auction finally ended Tuesday.  —  In January, the Federal Communications Commission began auctioning off the coveted 700MHz spectrum, which is particularly suited …
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Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Toshiba losing money in HD DVD business
Discussion: Technology Live
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Opera for Helio Ocean gets official
Discussion: Gizmodo
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google sees surge in Web use on hot mobile phones
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Semantic Hacker One-Million Dollar Challenge
Richard Thurston / The Register:
Motorola to offload half its Birmingham staff
John Markoff / New York Times:
Industry Giants Try to Break Computing's Dead End
Discussion: Intel and Epicenter
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In Blogging and RSS, Headlines Can be Make or Break
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Market Wire:
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Songkick helps you discover new bands and their upcoming shows
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Largest Podcasting Host Announces Record Profits
Discussion: Mashable!
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Buy a Porsche cheap from failed startup
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
A Good Day for Internet TV  —  Internet TV is on a roll today!
Discussion: Labnotes
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook About To Pass MySpace In Worldwide Traffic
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Video of Facebook Chat Demo
 

 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

Sara Fischer / Axios:
NPR affiliate WAMU is shutting down local news site Dcist and laying off 15 employees to focus on audio and plans to add 10 new positions

Brian Steinberg / Variety:
WBD reports Q4 revenue down 7% YoY to $10.3B, adjusted EBITDA down 5% YoY to $2.5B, 97.7M global streaming subscribers, and a $103M streaming profit for 2023

 
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