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11:55 AM ET, March 8, 2008

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Max Freiert / Compete Blog:
February Top Social Networks - Make way for the new guys  —  Earlier this week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg made Forbes list of the World's Richest Men.  Facebook certainly had more ups than downs in 2007, but can the site continue its rapid growth into 2008?  Where's MySpace and what else is going in the social web?
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):
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Can you have a life and work at a startup company?  —  < warning: somewhat rambling post follows.  will probably be a little disjointed >  —  My “pal” Duncan Riley seems to be channeling Valleywag today.  He took my post centered around tips to save money at a startup and spun them into the headline …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Calacanis: Working at Mahalo is Like Prison Except We Gots Better Coffee
Discussion: seanpercival.com
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
A Question of Programming Ethics  —  From the ACM Code of Ethics: … It's hard to square that with the following hair-raising tale Dustin Brooks sent me via email: … I generally try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but it's difficult to imagine any scenario …
Tony Dokoupil / Newsweek:
Revenge of the Experts  —  The individual user has been king on the Internet, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward edited information vetted by professionals.  —  Sanford-Agliolo-Corbis … By any name, the current incarnation of the Internet is known for giving power to the people.
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.
InfoWorld:
Sun: We'll put Java on the iPhone  —  Sun Microsystems is developing a Java Virtual Machine for Apple's iPhone and plans to release the JVM some time after June, enabling Java applications to run on the popular mobile device.  —  The JVM is to be based on the Java Micro Edition (ME) …
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: Electronista
Bs Angel / Hawty McBloggy Invites You to Play:
Bungie Unscrews Previously Screwed Gamer  —  Exactly one week ago today I told the story of Nathaniel.  Nathaniel had an Xbox 360 upon which he collected signatures and custom artwork from notable members of the gaming community.  When the console broke, he called Xbox support and explained the situation.
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu: Launch Next Week?  —  When will NBC and Fox's Hulu launch?  Let's see...  - Glowing Fortune profile just hit newsstands.  — The company has summoned analysts for a Monday briefing.  — It's supposed to launch this quarter.  This quarter ends in March, right?
Discussion: TechCrunch and HipMojo.com
John Consoli / Mediaweek:
The WB to Be Resurrected Through New Web Site  —  Warner Bros. Television Group plans to resurrect The WB television network in the form of a new Web site.  —  Warner Bros. Television Group plans to resurrect The WB television network in the form of a new Web site.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Chris Anderson and Michael Arrington: Back-to-Back on Charlie Rose  —  Yesterday was Geek-Out Night on The Charlie Rose Show.  Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson and our own Michael Arrington appeared on back-to-back interviews (30 minutes each, separate interviews).
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Adding Page Numbers to Google Documents  —  Google finally realized that the headers and footers from Google Docs have almost no real use, as you can't add dynamic information like page numbers or the current date.  Until Google adds these options in the interface, you can edit the document's HTML code to use them.
Discussion: Technological Winter
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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Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Making the phone-PC connection
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, The Raw Feed and Digg
Willpark / IntoMobile:
Howard Chui: Howard Forums is set to take on MobiTV over breached security
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Digg CEO To TechCrunch Editor: Rumors Are “Completely Inaccurate”
Discussion: WinExtra, Valleywag and p2pnet
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
In Silicon Valley, a Flight to Safety
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
HTC expected to launch MID handsets in 2008
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
5,000 MTV Networks' employees potential affected by breach
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BitTorrent Throttling Company Sandvine Sees Sales Down 88%
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Steve Jobs Made Me Miss My Flight
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Brad Greenspan miffed over thwarted attempts to acquire Stage6
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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
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