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4:35 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 …
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 …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg, Sarah Lacey Interview Disaster  —  Of all the interviews I have ever had the opportunity to sit in on, this one takes the cake for being the worst.  Sarah Lacey, the author of a Business Week cover article as well as a book on Mark Zuckerberg, appeared to spend more time discussing …
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
The Problem with the Zuckerberg-Lacy interview @ SXSW: Sarah's not a Geek.  —  So i'm still in shock  —  at what happened a few hours ago at SXSW during the Sarah Lacy interview of Mark Zuckerberg.  I'd like to be nice about it & i feel for Sarah, but to be brutally honest i don't think i've ever seen …
Underwire / Wired:
Zuckerberg Keynote Descends Into Chaos, Audience Takes Over
Discussion: Geek Gestalt and FaceReviews
Scott Kidder / Valleywag:
Twitterati lashes out at interviewer after Zuckerberg keynote
Discussion: Blogads, AppScout and broadstuff
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Paul McCartney Signs $400 Million iTunes Deal For The Beatles Catalog  —  Finally!  Paul McCartney has signed a $400 million deal, which will see the Beatles catalog make its way to iTunes, at long last.  —  Though McCartney will probably make off with the lion's share of the cash sum …
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Apple Will Dominate Next Gen Computing  —  Last week Steve Jobs took the stage at the Apple Town hall meeting and announced two major things for the iPhone: 1) support for Microsoft Exchange and 2) the iPhone SDK.  The Exchange support was a relatively unexpected move, but in retrospect it makes perfect sense.
Discussion: Mobility Site
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Facebook Application To Find Blood Donors Fast  —  About 43,000 pints of blood are donated each day by Canadians and Americans, which help the 4.5 million patients who need that blood transfusions every year.  Total donations aren't adequate to satisfy demand, though, and shortages occur regularly.
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Facebook Is Extending Its Network to Blood Donations
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Pro Blogging News
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
A Couple of My Rules for Startups  —  My buddy Jason had a GREAT post about rules for startups.  Read it, love it learn it.  —  Of course, anyone who has started a company has their own rules and guidelines, so I thought i would add to the meme with my own.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and ben barren
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
On work and family and having a “real life”
Discussion: Stilgherrian and A VC
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 …
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.
Discussion: MacRumors
10 Suggestions for Google Reader, One Year Later  —  On March 3rd of last year, I posted one of the more active and popular posts in's history, offering my thoughts on where I hoped Google Reader would take the service.  In a simple “10 suggestions” format …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
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