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11:55 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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
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
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,” the Facebook CEO said in an interview with Sarah Lacy today at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival.  Instead, he's focused on building …
Discussion: Tech Beat and The Social
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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