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3:30 PM ET, March 8, 2008

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Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
NEWSWEEK ADVANCES ANDREW KEEN'S IGNORANCE  —  I've had a few days to calm down after reading Newsweek's “Web Exclusive” this week — Revenge of the Experts — so I think it's safe to comment now.  Newsweek has done what many of us feared, they've picked up Andrew Keen's meme about the …
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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Startups Must Hire The Right People And Watch Every Penny.  Or Fail.  —  Yesterday Jason Calacanis, the founder of Mahalo (and, full disclosure, our partner at TechCrunch40), wrote a blog post titled “How to save money running a startup.”  Boy was he attacked.  Bloggers lined up to take their shots at him.
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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?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
City!  N prepares for launch in China  —  City!  N is gearing up for a launch on March 13 in China as the country's newest social networking service for Asian young adults.  —  Simon Chan, co-founder of the Guanzhou, China-based site says that the site won't be just another Facebook clone for China.
Discussion: Mashable!
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Kickball, a great way to meet the stars of the Internet  —  AUSTIN, TEXAS—I never thought I would have a chance to wear sweatpants to a professional networking event, but thanks to Kick!, count that as one more boundary broken.  —  The brainchild of Six Apart vice president …
Discussion: Valleywag
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Below $350???  Easy  —  Barrons' Jacqueline Doherty provides a refreshing macro view of the Google (GOOG) story, arguing that the stock will likely plunge below $350 in short order.  That's only about a 15% drop from where we are now, so it's not an earth-shattering prediction.
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
When Social Just Means Another Way To Hype Yourself  —  Ever since becoming active on Twitter and FriendFeed I have noticed something that really makes me wonder if in the long run what Robert Cringely wrote the other day might in part be true.  In his post Robert equated …
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 …
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).
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Making the phone-PC connection  —  Instead of just making cell phones, PC makers should make cell phones work better with PCs  —  Computerworld) It seems these days that every Tom, Dick and Harry — or more accurately, every Dell, Acer and Apple — wants to get into the cell phone/handset business.
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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.
 
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Digg CEO To TechCrunch Editor: Rumors Are “Completely Inaccurate”
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu: Launch Next Week?
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
In Silicon Valley, a Flight to Safety
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
HTC expected to launch MID handsets in 2008
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Adding Page Numbers to Google Documents
John Vause / CNN:
Chinese hackers: No site is safe
InfoWorld:
Sun: We'll put Java on the iPhone
 

 
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Eric Johnson / Re/code:
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