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9:00 AM ET, March 10, 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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Ben Homer / Online Video Watch:
Lacy Responds to Zuckerberg Keynote Disaster  —  When the collective geekdom of the United States shows up in one place and spends half their time in line they have a lot of extra time to bitch on their mobile devices.  That said, it's probably still fair to label Sarah Lacy's interview of Mark Zuckerberg …
Scott Kidder / Valleywag:
Twitterati lashes out at interviewer after Zuckerberg keynote
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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 …
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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 …
John Oates / The Register:
Microsoft's Yahoo! takeover faces technical challenges  —  Different platforms, different cultures  —  Microsoft is in no hurry to integrate the technology and culture of Yahoo! should the aggressive takeover go ahead.  —  The comments might seem a little premature, but differences …
Discussion: Electronista
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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Microsoft wary on Yahoo integration  —  Microsoft would not rush to merge its technology platform with Yahoo's after a takeover of the internet company, even if meant delaying some of the potential benefits to shareholders from any deal, says Microsoft's chief software architect.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Brown / The Independent:
McCartney to release Beatles back catalogue on iTunes  —  Making The Beatles? back catalogue available online through iTunes could make a tidy profit for Sir Paul cCartney, following his £30m divorce wrangle with Heather Mills  —  It may be almost 38 years since they officially split …
Discussion: p2pnet, Today @ PC World and Engadget
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Dirty Job of Digging For Accurate Information  —  “Completely inaccurate” does not even begin to get to the heart of the problem, but we'll get to that later.  —  First, let's see if we can sort this latest rumor about the acquisition fever wafting around the popular Digg news site, published by TechCrunch last week.
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Facebook app lets users send movie clips  —  LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures will become the first major studio to make clips from thousands of its movies available for use on the Internet.  —  The unit of Viacom Inc. is teaming with Los Angeles-based developer FanRocket to launch the VooZoo application Monday on Facebook.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gmail Scam Signal Of A Much Bigger Security Issue  —  This weekend news came that a Gmail archive service called G-Archiver, which backs up all of your Gmail emails to your hard drive, was actually the front for a scam - hard coded into the application was a “feature” that sent every user's email address …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
G-Archiver Scam?  —  Coding Horror reports that Gmail backup …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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 …
Discussion: Kotaku and GamesIndustry.biz
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.
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.
 
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Xav de Matos / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Dutch retailer advertises Euro Xbox 360 price drop [Update]
Discussion: DailyTech, MCV, I4U News and Engadget
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Dropping 22TB of patches on 6,500 PCs in 4 hours: BitTorrent
Discussion: Digg
Joelle Tessler / San Francisco Chronicle:
Aerospace, defense sectors brace for brain drain as Cold War workers retire
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Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
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Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
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