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9:00 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)  —  [ UPDATE: This post caused some big debate over at TechCrunch.  I respond here with the blog post titled “can you work at a startup and have a life?”  I updated #11 to make my point a little less harsh, more true to my true feelings ]
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Calacanis Fires People Who Have A Life  —  Mahalo founder and serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis has some interesting tips up today about how to squeeze every single last thing from your startup employees.  —  Helpful advice includes (our interpretation):
Alain Sherter / Tech Confidential:
How to save money running a startup, and your workers, into the ground
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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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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Motorola:
Motorola Announces Departure of Stu Reed  —  Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Stu Reed, formerly the president of Motorola's Mobile Devices business, has decided to leave the Company, effective immediately.  —  Mr. Reed and his team launched a number of key initiatives important …
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Motorola losing former mobile phone head, marketing chief
Discussion: InfoWorld
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 …
Karl / DSLreports:
MobiTV Threatens HowardForums Shutdown - Because they couldn't be bothered to secure their own content  —  The great cellphone-centric resource HowardForums is being threatened by the creatively named mobile TV provider MobiTV.  According to this post by site owner Howard Chui …
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Throttling Company Sandvine Sees Sales Down 88%  —  Sandvine, manufacturers of BitTorrent throttling technology has seen its first quarter sales drop 88% in a year.  After achieving 42,000% growth in 5 years, the company - best known for providing the technology which put Comcast …
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Simon Avery / Globe and Mail:
Sandvine feels the pain
Discussion: DSLreports
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.
John Vause / CNN:
Chinese hackers: No site is safe  —  ZHOUSHAN, China (CNN) — They operate from a bare apartment on a Chinese island.  They are intelligent 20-somethings who seem harmless.  But they are hard-core hackers who claim to have gained access to the world's most sensitive sites, including the Pentagon.
Discussion: DailyTech
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.
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kyte Becomes A Mobile-to-Web Video Platform For Brands (Adds New Investors and Live Mobile Streaming)  —  Kyte CEO Daniel Graf is taking another big step towards turning the cell phone into a video distribution platform.  “This is a big day for Kyte,” he tells me, “our biggest release since we launched our beta last April.”
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Kyte.TV Takes More Money, Moves Away from User Created Video
Discussion: VentureBeat
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”.
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 …
 
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
A Question of Programming Ethics
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Brothers sentenced for software piracy
Discussion: The Register
John Burchett / Google Public Policy Blog:
Comparative keyword ads OK in Utah
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Brad Greenspan miffed over thwarted attempts to acquire Stage6
Discussion: Mashable!
Alpha Doggs / Network World:
All-time greatest Google songs
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
House IP committee member endorses college P2P blocking
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Maile Ohye / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
First date with the Googlebot: Headers and compression
Discussion: Googlified
Karl / DSLreports:
Qwest Talking to AT&T for Wireless - Though Verizon might be the more likely option
Discussion: Electronista
Brandi Stewart / Fortune Small Business:
EBay's new in-house blogger sounds off
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Ballmer: “We'll support Blu-ray”
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