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3:35 PM ET, March 10, 2008

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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 …
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.
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:
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 …
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Zoho People Launches for Free.  Does Salesforce.com Have Anything to Worry About?
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Zoho Blogs
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 …
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 …
Discussion: MarketingShift and WinBeta
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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.
Valeria Maltoni / Conversation Agent:
14 Year Olds May Think You Are Cool  —  I was watching and listening to the keynote conversation (just click on the links that say 750, 300 or 100 on the side) by Guy Kawasaki with Steve Ballmer of Microsoft at MIX'08 last night, and something jumped at me.  —  At one point Kawasaki …
Discussion: Jon Udell
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Ex-Googler Launches Search Engine Community, Topicle  —  Former Google Product Manger, Steffen Mueller, has launched Topicle, a new search engine community.  The service, which went live today, uses a model similar to that of Wikipedia, allowing anyone to contribute to the creation and enhancement of their own vertical search engines.
Discussion: Mashable!
Douglas Merrill / Official Google Blog:
How Google keeps your information secure  —  As many of you know, we spend a lot of time around here thinking about new products to help you run your life more efficiently, whether that's organizing email in a better way, sharing pictures with friends, or collaborating in real time on documents.
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.
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Beatles And Apple Inc “Come Together” Over iTunes?  —  I'm skeptical.  Let me just say that right out of the gate.  I'm skeptical that Apple Inc.  —  [AAPL Loading...  (%) ] and Apple Corps have signed a deal to put the Beatles' 255 song catalogue on the iTunes web site.
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
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Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times:
Wikipedia's tin-cup approach wears thin  —  The nonprofit website needs to raise funds, but it resists selling ads.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The new headquarters of one of the world's most popular websites is 3,000 square feet of rented space furnished with desks and chairs bought on the cheap from EBay and Craigslist.
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 …
 
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Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Defends Unlimited Plan
Discussion: IP Democracy
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Mac SE gutted, converted into toilet paper dispenser
Discussion: MacUser, Gizmodo and Tech Blog
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google: Spam, Virus Attacks to Get More Clever
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Salesforce to Integrate with Google Apps?
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
MSI Wind Laptop to Make Eee PC Cry, “Eeek!”
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A Twitter Stock Quote Bot
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
NSA's Domestic Spying Grows As Agency Sweeps Up Data
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
Wireless Spectrum for the Masses?
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
U.S. expected to recommend Open XML as ISO standard
Karl / DSLreports:
AT&T SMS/MMS Hikes Come Later This Month …
Discussion: Gizmodo and iLounge
InfoWorld:
IBM, Hitachi team up to advance chip research
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Watch Out FriendFeed: Socialthing! Is Even Easier to Use
Discussion: Profy.Com
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Serving Up Television Without the TV Set
Discussion: broadstuff and RyanSpoon.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Dirty Job of Digging for Accurate Information
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The Best Kind of Traffic for Web Sites
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