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9:55 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:
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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 …
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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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Microsoft wary on Yahoo integration
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John Oates / The Register:
Microsoft's Yahoo! takeover faces technical challenges
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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
The Best Kind of Traffic for Web Sites  —  If you sell things on the Internet, should you tinker with your Web site so that it ranks high in search results?  Or would you be wiser to spend money on the paid listings that appear beside those results?  —  A recent study by Engine Ready …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Zoho steps up enterprise game; Launches Zoho People  —  Zoho on Monday launched Zoho People, a human capital management tool that could be quite useful for mid-sized businesses.  The move also shows how Zoho intends to reach well beyond its online office suite, which is really just a set …
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 …
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.
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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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
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Logitech says any Microsoft bid “without sense”
Xav de Matos / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Dutch retailer advertises Euro Xbox 360 price drop [Update]
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Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Dropping 22TB of patches on 6,500 PCs in 4 hours: BitTorrent
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Serving Up Television Without the TV Set
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Aerospace, defense sectors brace for brain drain as Cold War workers retire
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Another DVD Format, but This One Says It's Cheaper
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