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9:05 PM ET, March 9, 2008

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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Journalist becomes the story at Mark Zuckerberg SXSWi keynote  —  AUSTIN—Ugh.  Talk about losing an audience.  —  During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Sunday's keynote address here at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), on-stage interviewer Sarah Lacy out-and-out bombed …
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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.
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
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
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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Zuckerberg Isn't About the Money
Discussion: The Social and Tech Beat
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 …
Fred / A VC:
Startup Advice Weekend  —  Lot's of advice in the blogs this weekend for budding entrepreneurs:  —  Jason Calacanis says you have to save money  —  I agree and emphasize several key areas for saving  —  Mike Arrington also agrees and says hiring the right people is the most important thing
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Hot products make successful startups
Discussion: Stilgherrian
Tony Wright / Tony Wright dot com:
Every Piece of Startup Advice is a Lie (including mine)
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 …
Discussion: iPhone Savior and StevenLevy.com
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 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
YouTube Blocked in Armenia?  —  A source from Armenia who likes to remain anonymous here emailed in this (linked):  —  Thought it'd be interesting for you to know that YouTube has been blocked in Armenia, since our president has declared a state of emergency in the capital on March 2.
Discussion: Profy.Com and Reuters
Guardian:
The world's 50 most powerful blogs  —  From Prince Harry in Afghanistan to Tom Cruise ranting about Scientology and footage from the Burmese uprising, blogging has never been bigger.  It can help elect presidents and take down attorney generals while simultaneously celebrating the minutiae of our everyday obsessions.
Discussion: IP Democracy and WOW Insider
 
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Times of London:
Girls and young woman are now the most prolific web users
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Mashable!
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Mix'08 Review: How Microsoft Is Fighting a War on Three Fronts
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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Jay Rayner / Guardian:
The Brit dishing the dirt on America
Randall Stross / New York Times:
They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know.