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Darren Murph / Engadget:
TSA can't believe MacBook Air is a real laptop, causes owner to miss flight  —  The TSA has been known to take issue with products designed in Cupertino before, but for one particular traveler, it was Apple's thinnest laptop ever that caused the latest holdup.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The GigaOM Interview: Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corp.  —  Fresh from his Mix'08 keynote, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect and industry luminary, Ray Ozzie, spent some time on the phone with me, discussing everything from the company's services strategy …
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John Oates / The Register:
Microsoft's Yahoo! takeover faces technical challenges
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Zuckerberg interview: What went wrong  —  I want to get video of the uncomfortable keynote with Mark Zuckerberg and Business Week's Sarah Lacy at SXSW today so I can use it as an object lesson in my journalism classes about how not do conduct an interview.  My lecture:
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Louise Story / Bits:
How Do They Track You?  Let Us Count the Ways  —  In my article in Monday's Times, “To Aim Ads, Web Is Keeping Closer Eye on What You Click,” I worked with comScore to develop a new measure for Web companies: how much data they can collect from users.  —  On the Internet …
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Louise Story / New York Times:
To Aim Ads, Web Is Keeping Closer Eye on You  —  A famous New Yorker cartoon from 1993 showed two dogs at a computer, with one saying to the other, “On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.”  —  That may no longer be true.  —  A new analysis of online consumer data shows that large Web companies …
Associated Press:
Sprint phone first to use fast network  —  NEW YORK - Sprint Nextel Corp. is upgrading one of its cell phone models so that it can connect to a faster data network, doubling its download speeds and boosting upload speeds by about eight times.  —  Both Sprint and Verizon Wireless operate …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Zoho People Launches - HR Management  —  Zoho is launching a new application in their business suite of apps today called Zoho People.  Zoho People is a HRM - Human Resources Management - app that includes five modules: organization, recruitment, forms, checklist, and self-service.
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Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Bigger Computer Monitors = More Productivity  —  Working late?  Blame your computer screen.  A new study finds that bigger monitors make people more productive.  —  Researchers at the University of Utah tested how quickly people performed tasks like editing a document …
Sridhar Pappu / New York Times:
No Game About Nazis for Nintendo  —  The Nintendo DS video game console has made itself indispensable to the playground set by serving up a steady menu of Super Mario games, plus the occasional SpongeBob SquarePants or Hannah Montana title.  —  Last month, when a 21-year-old British video …
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Cable Firms Join Forces to Attract Focused Ads  —  In an effort to slow Google's siphoning of advertising dollars away from television, the nation's six largest cable companies are making plans for a jointly owned company that would allow national advertisers to buy customized ads and interactive ads across the companies' systems.
InfoWorld:
Ericsson predicts demise of hotspots  —  As mobile broadband takes off, Wi-Fi hotspots will become as irrelevant as telephone booths, Ericsson Chief Marketing Officer Johan Bergendahl said Monday.  —  Mobile broadband is growing faster than mobile or fixed telephony ever did, Bergendahl said.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Serving Up Television Without the TV Set  —  The “stupid computer” is a repeated target of the dimwitted office manager Michael Scott on “The Office.”  But the show itself may be motivating viewers to put down their remote controls and pick up their laptops.
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com and broadstuff
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Watch Out FriendFeed: Socialthing!  Is Even Easier to Use  —  There are a bazillion social network aggregators out there (Mike attempted to round up some of the most notable ones here).  FriendFeed is the most visible of them all for two main reasons: it was founded a group of ex-Googlers and …
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Another DVD Format, but This One Says It's Cheaper  —  No sooner has the battle for the next-generation high definition DVD format ended, with Blu-ray triumphing over HD DVD, than a new contender has emerged.  —  A new system that is incompatible with Blu-ray, called HD VMD, for versatile multilayer disc, is trying to find a niche.
Peter Judge / CNET News.com:
IBM denies re-entering PC market with Russian deal  —  IBM has said it is not getting back into the PC market, despite selling “Microsoft-free” PCs running Linux and OpenOffice in Eastern Europe.  —  “We're not getting back into the PC business,” said an IBM spokesman …
 
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Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
NSA's Domestic Spying Grows As Agency Sweeps Up Data
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Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
Wireless Spectrum for the Masses?
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
U.S. expected to recommend Open XML as ISO standard
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14 Year Olds May Think You Are Cool
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Saban Capital Group Taps Craig Cooper to Head Digital Media Investments
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Everyone's Invited to Experience Xbox 360 as Microsoft Lowers …
Karl / DSLreports:
AT&T SMS/MMS Hikes Come Later This Month …
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Study: Kids Multitask While Watching TV
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Zoooming to Japan  —  Last year I met Kris Tate, the young …
InfoWorld:
IBM, Hitachi team up to advance chip research
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Asus CEO: Eee PC to get HDD options, Intel Atom CPU
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Not Only Does The Olympics Want Special IP Protections; It Wants …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gmail Scam Signal Of A Much Bigger Security Issue
Jonathan Brown / The Independent:
McCartney to release Beatles back catalogue on iTunes
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