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8:30 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?  —  Apple is in discussions with the big record labels about a possible deal that would allow iPod purchasers free access to the entire iTunes catalog the Financial Times reports.  This would mark a drastic change from the 99 cent …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Adobe Introduces Digital Rights Management for Flash  —  Flash, the ubiquitous Web plug-in that has driven the success of YouTube and the vast majority of online video has one big limitation: its files are not protected from being saved, mashed or republished.
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  —  Google universal search sends you to Google, a lot  —  Delivering search results beyond the ten blue links of yore on Google includes content from other Google properties in universal search.  —  Once upon a time, the idea …
louisgray.com:
In Blogging and RSS, Headlines Can be Make or Break  —  In mainstream print journalism, a good headline can be remembered for decades, whether for its unintentional incorrectness ("Dewey Defeats Truman" — Chicago Daily Tribune, November 3, 1948), its unconventional approach ("BASTARDS!"
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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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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Video of Facebook Chat Demo  —  Earlier today Facebook held a press conference to talk about new privacy controls and to confirm that they are launching a web chat product in the coming weeks.  Our real time notes from the event are here.  —  The video above is a demo Facebook Chat that was shown at the event.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook fires up IM, ratchets up privacy
John Markoff / New York Times:
Industry Giants Try to Break Computing's Dead End  —  Intel and Microsoft said Tuesday that they planned to finance two groups of university researchers to start over and design a new generation of computing systems intended to break the industry out of a technological cul-de-sac that threatens …
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Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Intel and Microsoft Pony Up $20M for Parallelism
Discussion: Intel and GigaOM
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.
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 …
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 …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Non-Profit Portal  —  Google has launched a dedicated portal of Google services for non-profit organizations.  —  Google for Non-Profits offers “a one-stop shop for tools to help advance your organization's mission in a smart, cost-efficient way.”
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Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily:
Friendfeed gets MONGO PR for free  —  I was really going to refrain from the ongoing ‘dialog’ regarding the latest profile aggregator Friendfeed.  —  Regular readers know how I feel about ‘the buzz’, and how it can make or break start-ups.  In this environment, you've got to have people talking about you …
Discussion: Running With Foxes
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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Jackson West / Valleywag:
Buy a Porsche cheap from failed startup  —  Okay, it's not one of the sexy Porsches, but it's a Porsche nonetheless — with only 53,500 miles on it!  The sports car is part of an asset auction being held tomorrow at 11 for Mendocino Software, a former supplier of data backup and recovery systems …
Market Wire:
M:Metrics: iPhone Hype Holds Up  —  85 Percent of iPhone Users Browse the Mobile Web; iPhone Is Top Device for News and Information Accessed on Mobile Browser  —  SEATTLE, WA and LONDON—(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - Six months after the iPhone's U.S. launch, has the device changed the mobile landscape?
 
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Richard Thurston / The Register:
Motorola to offload half its Birmingham staff
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Frank Quattrone Launches Qatalyst: New Technology Merchant Banking Boutique
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Can the REDFLY Windows Mobile Smartphone Companion succeed where the Foleo couldn't?
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and PalmAddicts
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nvidia reportedly talking with VIA about acquisition
Discussion: Gadgetell, Engadget and Gizmodo
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Ron Jeremy Takes on Porn Pirates
Discussion: CrunchGear, p2pnet and Digg
Microsoft:
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
KidZui: No Pornography Here  —  The launch of KidZui could be viewed …
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechCrunch
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Songkick helps you discover new bands and their upcoming shows
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Largest Podcasting Host Announces Record Profits
Discussion: Mashable!
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
VLC Player Vulnerable to Remote Hijack
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
A Good Day for Internet TV  —  Internet TV is on a roll today!
Discussion: Labnotes
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Taaz Gives Me A Reasonable Excuse To Post Pictures Of Angelina Jolie
Discussion: Webware.com
Ravi Nessman / Associated Press:
Writer Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook About To Pass MySpace In Worldwide Traffic