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9:55 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 …
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: 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 …
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  —  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
Scott Kidder / Valleywag:
Twitterati lashes out at interviewer after Zuckerberg keynote  —  Kind words are few and far between when it comes to Sarah Lacy's keynote interview with Mark Zuckerberg earlier today at the South by Southwest conference.  The dozens and dozens of negative tweets started coming in shortly …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Hot products make successful startups
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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