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4:00 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 …
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
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.
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: Zoho Blogs and Zoli's Blog
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.
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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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.
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
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 …
Discussion: Profy.Com and WinExtra
 
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Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
Corporate social technology strategy, Purists, and Corporatists …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A D.I.Y. Approach to Making a Web Commercial
Discussion: Screenwerk
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
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Salesforce to Integrate with Google Apps?
Fred / A VC:
A Twitter Stock Quote Bot
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
NSA's Domestic Spying Grows As Agency Sweeps Up Data
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
U.S. expected to recommend Open XML as ISO standard
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Study: Kids Multitask While Watching TV
Sridhar Pappu / New York Times:
No Game About Nazis for Nintendo
Louise Story / Bits:
How Do They Track You? Let Us Count the Ways
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
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
 

 
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New York Times:
NYT Q3 results: $364.7M revenue, 1.3% increased circulation, operating loss of $9M, digital subs up 20% year-on-year

Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Flipboard debuts a big redesign and The Daily Edition, a morning news section

Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The news business should refuse Facebook's deal

 
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