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9:25 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.
Fred / A VC:
Saving Money On Startups  —  Jason Calcanis has written a post with almost twenty ideas for saving money in a startup.  I agree that keeping the costs down is a critical part of doing a startup right, both because it allows the founders to dilute less and because it creates the right culture for the long term.
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Your Email Password: A True Horror Story About Why We Need Authentication Standards  —  Blogging developer Jeff Atwood has written up a story of password theft that will run a chill down the back of anyone who enjoys trying out new applications online.  —  The story is about a GMail archiving application …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion and Coding Horror
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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hulu: Great Product, Still Screwed  —  Michael Learmonth puts two and two together and concludes that Hulu, the News Corp (NWS) and NBC (GE) joint venture, is finally about to launch for real.  So it's time to revisit its potential as a business.First, Hulu's product is great—much better than we initially expected.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here Comes Hulu Mania.  Again.  —  If yesterday's cushy article on Hulu in Fortune is any indication, Internet TV site Hulu is getting ready to leave private beta and launch to the public.  Press like this doesn't just happen without the company asking for it.  They're preparing for the big show.
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Diferior, an Easy to Use BitTorrent CMS  —  Setting up a (private or public) BitTorrent tracker may sound hard to some, but it isn't.  With Diferior, you are only a few clicks away from being the proud owner of a torrent site, private or public.  That's not all, the content management system …
Discussion: Diferior and Mashable!
Daniel Drew Turner / eWeek:
Apple Won't Block VOIP over Wi-Fi on iPhone  —  Apple says it will limit VOIP calls over cell networks, but not over Wi-Fi.  —  At least one company that already provides Mac-compatible voice-over-IP services has expressed a desire to work with the iPhone platform after Apple officials disclosed …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone SDK Limitations: Multitasking, Java, Emulators  —  As people delve into the details of Apple's iPhone SDK, a few interesting issues are emerging.  One developer guideline that is generating some concern is from Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for iPhone:
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John Markoff / New York Times:
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Colin Gibbs / RCR Wireless News:
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Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Air Force Cyber Command's New Weapon: DMCA Notices
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Making the phone-PC connection
Discussion: Zoli's Blog, The Raw Feed and Digg
John Consoli / Mediaweek:
The WB to Be Resurrected Through New Web Site
Max Freiert / Compete Blog:
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