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12:25 AM ET, March 11, 2008

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mark Zuckerberg on Data Portability: An Interview  —  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is at SXSW doing press interviews today and many people want to know what his thoughts are concerning data portability.  There's a big web out there that would like to give and take user data in and out of Facebook.
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Zuckerberg Saves SXSW with Open Q&A  —  Facebook had planned on having a Facebook Developer's Garage this afternoon at 3 pm, where a few developers were set to present their experience in creating applications for Facebook's open platform, and other members of the audience could ask questions and learn more about the platform.
Discussion: Tech Beat, Facebook Talk and Digg
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Zuckerberg talks about Facebook's future with News.com  —  AUSTIN, Texas—Mark Zuckerberg probably knew his keynote address at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival would produce a lot of press, but he likely didn't expect it to turn out the way it did.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg, Sarah Lacy Interview Video  —  Since the keynote interview between Mark Zuckerberg and Sarah Lacy yesterday, everybody has been talking about what went wrong as well as what went right.  I was approached by one blogger yesterday after my post went up claiming …
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Mozilla releases Firefox 3.0 beta 4  —  The fourth beta of the Firefox 3.0 browser was released Monday and includes more than 900 enhancements over the previous beta, Mozilla announced.  —  The creator of the open-source browser said the new beta includes performance and memory usage …
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Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3 beta 4 now available for download  —  Please note: We do not recommend that anyone other than developers and testers download the Firefox 3 Beta 4 milestone release.  It is intended for testing purposes only.  —  Firefox 3 Beta 4 is now available for download.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Michael Jackson's company denies Beatles coming to iTunes  —  The company that owns the rights to a vast majority of the Beatles music catalog has questioned reports that the Fab Four have cut a deal with Steve Jobs.  —  Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the joint venture owned by Sony …
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Tom Ferguson / Billboard:
Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles ‘Speculation’  —  Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as “unsubstantiated speculation.”  —  Reports on Friday suggested that unnamed sources …
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
10 strangest sights in Google Street View  —  The Times of London collected “10 bizarre sights in Google Street View,” but they didn't bother to show the pictures —all they did was link to them.  Silly newspaper.  See below for “Borat peeking out of a window in San Jose, California,” …
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Sun and Microsoft confirm data center lovechild  —  Er, will someone please get Scott McNealy on the horn?  This Sun Microsystems and Microsoft love-in is getting ridiculous.  —  Sun Chairman McNealy used to hit us with the “It's Mankind versus Microsoft” shots as the two companies squabbled …
Discussion: eWeek
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft-Sun Embrace on Interoperability, Again
Associated Press:
Wal-Mart ends test of Linux in stores  —  NEW YORK - Computers that run the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows didn't attract enough attention from Wal-Mart customers, and the chain has stopped selling them in stores, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Google Shares Plummet: Do Googlers Care?  —  Google shares are down nearly 35 percent since November, which in a normal company, would poison employee morale and drive a mass exodus.  —  Although we've seen a number of high-profile departures from Google — including Sheryl Sandberg's flight to Facebook …
Reuters:
News Corp will not fight Microsoft for Yahoo  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch said on Monday his News Corp would not get into a fight with Microsoft Corp over Yahoo Inc, confirming what most industry and Wall Street observers suspected.  —  Murdoch's company has been in talks with Yahoo …
Windows Live FolderShare Team Blog:
Introducing the new FolderShare!  —  Hello, and welcome to the blog for Windows Live FolderShare.  It's a big day for us here at Windows Live HQ, and not just because we're launching this new blog.  We also have updated FolderShare, and published an all-new FolderShare website...at last!
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Like Twitter, Chatterous offers instant chat  —  Some entrepreneurial ventures are born out of necessity.  That was the case for Kenshi Arasaki, who simply wanted a better way to communicate with friends about meeting up at Seattle bars for weekly happy hours.
 
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
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Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous internet posting
Discussion: Mashable!
Qblogger / TechNet Blogs:
An update on KB #946676  —  The Windows Home Server team …
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Ten years old: the world's first MP3 player
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Popular Mechanics:
Counterfeit Chips Raise Big Hacking, Terror Threats, Experts Say
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