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1:25 PM ET, March 1, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Totspot - It's A Social Network For Babies  —  Ok, it's a bit ridiculous that social networks for every conceivable market demographic exist.  But I'm guessing, based on the success of Maya's Mom (acquired in August 2007 by BabyCenter) and other social sites around parenting, that New York based Totspot could find a profitable niche.
Sramana Mitra / Forbes:
The Coming Death Of Indian Outsourcing  —  India is riding high on outsourcing.  —  Information technology and IT-enabled services will employ 4 million people in 2008 and account for 7% of gross domestic product and 33% of India's foreign-exchange inflows, according to Nasscom, an Indian IT industry organization.
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Greatest Hits: Top 5 internal e-mails  —  Bill Gates seemed to draw on personal experience a few years ago when he pointed out one of the biggest risks of modern communications.  —  “Today, if you e-mail things around, it's very typical for the information to go far and wide,” …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati To Launch Blogger Advertising Network  —  Through a variety of sources we've confirmed that Technorati is making plans for a major shift in its going forward strategy, and is also considering a number of corporate development transactions.  —  First, they've been pitching venture capitalists on another round of financing.
Jonathan D. Glater / New York Times:
Judge Reverses His Order Disabling Web Site  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday withdrew his earlier order disabling a Web site that allows the anonymous posting of documents to discourage unethical behavior in governments and corporations.  —  On Feb. 15, the judge …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google to ComScore: You owe us $15-billion  —  Earlier this week, comScore released a report looking at Google's click-through rates for January, which showed a precipitous decline — and that in turn caused a similar precipitous decline in the company's share price, slicing about $15-billion …
Tony Smith / The Register:
iPhone jailbreak tools updated to open firmware 1.1.4  —  The latest version of iPhone activation, jailbreaking and unlocking tool, ZiPhone, has been released.  The tool promises full access to Apple's handset in under five minutes.  —  The update, which takes ZiPhone to version 2.5 in its command line …
Underwire / Wired:
First Look: New Dungeons & Dragons Stats Leak to Web  —  The Dungeons & Dragons Experience is going strong out in Arlington, Virginia, and delicious material is being leaked onto the web at a steady pace.  —  Wizards of the Coast, the current custodians of the D&D universe …
Discussion: Slashdot
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Why the TED list is troubling  —  Chris Anderson, the organizer of the TED conference, has complained, not to me, not to my boss, but to my boss's boss about our publishing the complete list of his 1,198 attendees.  Anderson — not to be confused with the Chris Anderson who edits Wired — finds it “troubling.”
Jason Harris / GigaOM:
2008, the Year the Mobile Market Gets Touch-y  —  Of all the technology subsectors out there right now, the one with the most promise is the mobile platform.  This is true for many reasons, notably that:  — Your mobile phone is always on your person, making it a lucrative market for advertisers.
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Media's Rising Digital Acuity Puts Agencies at Risk  —  The following is also my column in next week's issue of Advertising Age...  It wasn't the most talked about session at the IAB Annual Meeting this week in Phoenix, but it should have been.  —  In a series of fascinating frames peppered …
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Firefox 3 Performance Numbers  —  Moving on from the “let me use that API” conversation and only some real stuff, urandom (thanks for the comment) let us know about the Cybernet News article on Firefox 3 performance.  —  They are reporting that Firefox 3 is now faster than Safari 3 …
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Google Traffic to Ungated NYTimes.com has Doubled, Report
Alex Papadimoulis / The Daily WTF:
Best of the Sidebar: So You Hacked Our Site!?
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