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4:15 PM ET, March 10, 2008

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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
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Zoho People Launches for Free.  Does Salesforce.com Have Anything to Worry About?  —  If you've heard of Zoho, you probably think of Zoho Office, its suite of Web-based productivity software (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation).  But Zoho Office is primarily as a marketing exercise.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Zoho Blogs
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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:
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.
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 …
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!
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.
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.
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 …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google: Spam, Virus Attacks to Get More Clever  —  Google's Postini team recommends enterprises guard against socially generated spam and virus attacks in 2008.  —  Spam and virus threats to enterprise messaging security and compliance may level off this year compared to 2007 …
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
PC World:
Lionsgate Films Bound for iTunes  —  The independent film studio is cutting a deal with Apple to include on DVDs smaller versions of its films for legal use on iPods and iPhones.  —  Jonny Evans, Macworld UK  —  Independent film studio Lionsgate is working out a deal with Apple …
 
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A D.I.Y. Approach to Making a Web Commercial
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Wolfgang Gruener / TGDaily.com:
Unreal creator Tim Sweeney: “PCs are good for anything, just not games”
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Mac SE gutted, converted into toilet paper dispenser
Discussion: MacUser, Gizmodo and Tech Blog
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Beatles And Apple Inc “Come Together” Over iTunes?
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Study: Kids Multitask While Watching TV
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How Do They Track You? Let Us Count the Ways
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Watch Out FriendFeed: Socialthing! Is Even Easier to Use
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Serving Up Television Without the TV Set
Discussion: broadstuff and RyanSpoon.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
The Best Kind of Traffic for Web Sites
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Another DVD Format, but This One Says It's Cheaper