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7:45 PM ET, March 7, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google, Microsoft Said To Be Preparing Bids For Digg  —  Update: Digg CEO Jay Adelson is calling this post “completely inaccurate.”  Lets see how this plays out...My source, which as I said is very, very good, sticks with the story.  Digg may have had an angry Microsoft and Google on its hands …
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Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
Rumors and Speculation  —  Normally our policy is to not comment about things like this, but this morning's rumors about a bidding war involving Google and Microsoft have created such a stir we feel compelled to tell you all directly that they are completely inaccurate.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
How to save money running a startup (17 really good tips)  —  The HowTo team at Mahalo has been an amazing surprise effort.  We didn't plan on making howto articles, but when we built various how to search pages we realized that many howto articles were, well, lacking.
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Alain Sherter / Tech Confidential:
How to save money running a startup, and your workers, into the ground
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Calacanis Fires People Who Have A Life
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone SDK And Restrictions: Some Of The Details Aren't Great.  —  Obviously Steve Jobs and team didn't go through all the details today when they announced the availability of the iPhone SDK.  It was more of a high level pass.  But details are what third party developers need …
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Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
Apple's Walled Garden Will Hurt iPhone Innovation
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Anthony Rose / BBC Internet Blog:
BBC iPlayer On iPhone: Behind The Scenes  —  Today was a big day for BBC iPlayer: it's the day that it first became available on a portable device.  BBCiPlayer is now available on iPhone and iPod touch.  —  To play BBC programmes on your iPhone or iPod touch, you'll need to be online via …
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Steve O'Hear / last100:
Look mum, no DRM: BBC launches iPlayer on iPhone and iPod touch
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
MobiTV seeks to shut down Web forum
Discussion: The Iconoclast
Michael / Wide Awake Developers:
Steve Jobs Made Me Miss My Flight  —  Or: On my way to San Jose.  —  On waking, I reach for my blackberry.  It tells me what city I'm in; the hotel rooms offer no clues.  Every Courtyard by Marriott is interchangeable.  Many doors into the same house.  From the size of my suitcase …
Louise Brown / Toronto Star:
Student faces Facebook consequences  —  Freshman hit with 147 academic charges for online study network at Ryerson University  —  Study groups may be a virtual trademark of the Ivory Tower - but a virtual study group has been slammed as cheating by Ryerson University.
John Burchett / Google Public Policy Blog:
Comparative keyword ads OK in Utah  —  Last year, we told you about a law passed by the Utah state legislature that essentially prohibited search engines like Google from allowing trademarks from being used as keywords to trigger ads.  As we wrote at the time, this law ran counter to the precedent …
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Kyte.TV Takes More Money, Moves Away from User Created Video  —  Online and mobile video publishing service Kyte.TV, a darling of the European venture scene, has added still more funding to its substantial war chest and is taking a radically different approach to content.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Kyte Becomes A Mobile-to-Web Video Platform For Brands (Adds …
Rusty Dornin / CNN:
BBQ-smoker-turned-'Robocop' chases off drug dealers  —  ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — It's midnight on the streets of Atlanta, and bar owner Rufus Terrill patrols his neighborhood with a rolling crime fighter of his own creation.  Meet “Bum-bot,” as Terrill describes it; others in his neighborhood call it simply, “Robocop.”
Discussion: Gearlog
InfoWorld:
CloudBooks may use Intel's Diamondville processor  —  Everex is refreshing its CloudBook line of ultraportable, Linux-based notebooks with redesigned models that may eventually include low-power Intel Diamondville processors, bigger screens, and more storage.
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Agam Shah / LinuxWorld.com:   Cloudbooks may include Intel's Diamondville processor
TrustedReviews Gaming Feed:
EXCLUSIVE: 60GB Xbox WILL Replace 20GB Model  —  It's world exclusive time again.  —  Following my outing of the 16GB iPhone I have once again have attained from a rock solid source that Microsoft WILL be replacing the 20GB hard drive on the standard Xbox 360 with a larger 60GB version.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Antisocial  —  Do you remember Citizens' Band radio?  Though established by the Federal Communications Commission in the 1950s, CB radio didn't become an overnight sensation until the 1970s when Moore's Law brought down the cost of radios to where it was economically viable to buy them solely …
Bloomberg:
Disney to Offer Some Vintage TV Series on Its Web Site  —  The Walt Disney Company will begin showing its classic television shows on the Internet, its chief executive, Robert A. Iger, told shareholders on Thursday.  —  “In the near future, you'll see more of that product available on Disney.com …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
GOOG-411 expands outside of United States  —  Today I picked up the phone to give GOOG-411 another test drive, and was thrown back after hearing the prompt “What city and province?”.  Surely this thing doesn't work for Canada now — so I said “Regina Saskatchewan”.
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Ballmer: “We'll support Blu-ray”  —  Microsoft chief executive says it's time to move on from HD-DVD  —  Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has admitted that the company is working on ways to support Blu-ray, the next-generation DVD format.  —  Although he did not talk specifically …
 
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