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8:55 AM ET, March 1, 2008

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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.
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 …
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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.”
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Calacanis Wants to Ban Affiliate Links; What About Banning Employee Linking?  —  Jason Calacanis, CEO of Weblogs 2.0 service Mahalo, has apparently left the world of pissing off SEO folk and is now pissing off affiliate folk.  This time he wonders if the search engines (including Google …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Should Google, Yahoo, Mahalo, etc. ban affiliate links? (or …
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 …
Discussion: Favorite {fvrit} Blog
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.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Ask May Dump Teoma For Google, Layoff 100 People  —  Ask is rumored to be considering switching to Google for search and subsequently downsizing its engineering team.  —  According to Silicon Alley Insider, Ask may abandon or selling its Teoma search engine in favor of using Google for its search results.
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
35 Ways to Stream Your Life  —  It's a pretty good bet that if you're not making a Twitter or Facebook application, you're probably making a lifestreaming application.  Okay, so not everyone is into lifestreaming, but it is one of the hottest areas for development out there …
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 …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Twittermeter: Measuring Buzz in the Twittersphere  —  There is a set of tools that we generally use to determine how popular something is on the web: Google Trends, Blogpulse Trend Search, Technorati, del.icio.us, various social networking sites, etc.  —  We can now add another source to that list …
Discussion: Mashable! and Changing Way
InfoWorld:
Civil rights groups: FCC should allow network management  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should allow broadband providers to manage their networks and slow “bandwidth hogs,” despite concerns that such practices arbitrarily target some customers, said a coalition of seven civil rights groups.
Discussion: Rich vs Reach and Techdirt
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Judge: Wikileaks gets its domain name back  —  Updated at 1:42 p.m. PST.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Wikileaks is getting its domain name back.  —  After spending 90 minutes or so hearing arguments from a raft of attorneys—two representing the Swiss bank that fought to get the site's plug pulled …
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
Electronista:
Source: Apple may not restrict free iPhone apps  —  In spite of fears that Apple may impose tight restrictions on third-party iPhone applications developed with its upcoming SDK, the company may loosen those restrictions for free programs, Electronista has learned.
Discussion: PalmAddicts, MacRumors and ParisLemon
 
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Reuters:
Microsoft cuts Vista prices to urge upgrades
Electronista:
Patent hints touchscreen BlackBerry slider
Jason Harris / GigaOM:
2008, the Year the Mobile Market Gets Touch-y
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Josh Spear:
Love To Talk: Jawbone's Limited Edition Headsets
Cameron Wilmot / TweakTown:
MSI employs Stirling Engine Theory
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
NBC: P2P Is Evil — Except When We Use It
Discussion: eWeek
David P. Hamilton / VentureBeat:
The Health 2.0 glut, and how one startup adapts
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Google Traffic to Ungated NYTimes.com has Doubled, Report
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Papadimoulis / The Daily WTF:
Best of the Sidebar: So You Hacked Our Site!?
Discussion: p2pnet and Digg
Chris Walters / Consumerist:
Comcast Will Charge You $2 To Stop Sending You Junk Mail
MSFTextrememakeover:
Breaking News: CVP Will Poole Certifies Another Laptop as Vista “Capable”
Discussion: Bloomberg
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Dear Comcast, Why Is My DVR So Dumb?
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Google Sites: More Trouble for Registrars
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Paypal to Safari Users: Switch Browsers or You'll be a Victim of Fraud
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Time Capsule Initial Verdict: Smooth Sailing, No Surprises
Discussion: Engadget, MacRumors and Digg
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Teenage Hacker Is Blind, Brash and in the Crosshairs of the FBI
Discussion: Switched, Slashdot and Digg