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4:15 PM ET, March 8, 2008


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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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Calacanis is right: startups can't afford slackers  —  Jason Calacanis has started a big argument where Duncan Riley over at TechCrunch has stood up for slackers everywhere (he couches it in language of “pro family” in the family/life balance).  The thing is, Duncan might talk to his boss, Mike Arrington.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: DigiDave
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.
Mathew /
Newsweek does UGC drive-by  —  People keep saying that the blogosphere is rife with poorly-researched or ill-considered commentary, but I keep coming across pieces in the traditional media that are just as bad, if not worse.  The latest example is a piece from Newsweek about how …
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.
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?
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 …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
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
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!
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).
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John Vause / CNN:
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