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10:05 PM ET, March 9, 2008

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Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Journalist becomes the story at Mark Zuckerberg SXSWi keynote  —  AUSTIN, Texas—Ugh.  Talk about losing an audience.  —  During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's keynote address Sunday here at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), on-stage interviewer Sarah Lacy out-and-out bombed …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg, Sarah Lacey Interview Disaster  —  Of all the interviews I have ever had the opportunity to sit in on, this one takes the cake for being the worst.  Sarah Lacey, the author of a Business Week cover article as well as a book on Mark Zuckerberg, appeared to spend more time discussing …
Discussion: paidContent.org and BuzzMachine
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Mark Zuckerberg SXSW keynote  —  AUSTIN, TX — 1:53 p.m. Central Time: Facebook PR director Brandee Barker gave me this exclusive scoop: CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who's due to take the stage for his SXSW Interactive keynote in minutes, is not wearing his famous Adidas flip-flops.
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
The Problem with the Zuckerberg-Lacy interview @ SXSW: Sarah's not a Geek.  —  So i'm still in shock  —  at what happened a few hours ago at SXSW during the Sarah Lacy interview of Mark Zuckerberg.  I'd like to be nice about it & i feel for Sarah, but to be brutally honest i don't think i've ever seen …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Zuckerberg Isn't About the Money  —  Mark Zuckerberg isn't focused on the company's $15 billion valuation.  He just “doesn't think about it,” according to the Facebook CEO who was interviewed by Sarah Lacy today at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival.
Discussion: The Social and Tech Beat
Underwire / Wired:
Zuckerberg Keynote Descends Into Chaos, Audience Takes Over  —  AUSTIN, Texas — They came expecting a civilized, one-on-one discussion, but they got what some attendees described as “a train wreck.”  —  Ballroom A of the Austin Convention Center was packed to capacity on Sunday evening …
Discussion: Geek Gestalt
Teresa Valdez Klein / Web Community Forum:
What Really Went Wrong with the Zuckerberg Keynote at SXSW — Hint: Sarah Lacy isn't the Problem  —  One of the main reasons I came to SXSW was to see Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speak.  I thought he might reveal something new, or talk about something big, or even open his own kimono …
Scott Kidder / Valleywag:
Twitterati lashes out at interviewer after Zuckerberg keynote
Discussion: Blogads, AppScout and broadstuff
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Paul McCartney Signs $400 Million iTunes Deal For The Beatles Catalog  —  Finally!  Paul McCartney has signed a $400 million deal, which will see the Beatles catalog make its way to iTunes, at long last.  —  Though McCartney will probably make off with the lion's share of the cash sum …
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McCartney cashes in on Beatles' catalog  —  British singer Paul McCartney has reached a $400 million agreement with iTunes for the distribution of the Beatles' back catalog.  —  The former Beatles star, who is currently mired in a bitter divorce, officially sanctioned the Internet download service …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
A Couple of My Rules for Startups  —  My buddy Jason had a GREAT post about rules for startups.  Read it, love it learn it.  —  Of course, anyone who has started a company has their own rules and guidelines, so I thought i would add to the meme with my own.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
SXSWi: Obey the power of the flash-mob party  —  AUSTIN, Texas—"Dude, this sucks."  —  You could hear a whole lot of people saying that on Saturday night as the first real evening of South by Southwest Interactive Festival's after-parties kicked into gear.  So how come it sucked?  Well, it was the crowds.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
G-Archiver Scam?  —  Coding Horror reports that Gmail backup software G-Archiver emails the user name and password of users to the apparent creator, John Terry.  Dustin Brooks, who reverse-engineered the software and found the creator's user name and password, was shocked to see 1,777 …
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Gone, Without a Trace  —  There will be a lot of desperate searches for lost MacBook Airs.  And can you really blame a guy for losing something called Air? … When something is thin enough to fit into an envelope, light enough to sit on your lap for a couple of hours without discomfort …
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