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5:25 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.
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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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Calacanis is right: startups can't afford slackers
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
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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.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
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.
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 …
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
A Question of Programming Ethics
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
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 …
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:
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?
Elizabeth Montalbano / IDG News Service:
Novell Exec Gripes About Patent Deal with Microsoft  —  Novell Vice President Miguel de Icaza criticizes choice of Microsoft technology over open-source options.  —  Open-source pioneer and Novell Vice President Miguel de Icaza last week for the first time publicly slammed …
Discussion: OSDir.com
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
 
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