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6:35 PM ET, March 10, 2008

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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:
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Zuckerberg talks about Facebook's future with News.com  —  AUSTIN, Texas—Mark Zuckerberg probably knew that his keynote address at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival would produce a lot of press, but he likely didn't expect it to turn out the way it did.
Discussion: The Register, Tech Beat and Open Source
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mark Zuckerberg on Data Portability: An Interview
Discussion: Identity Woman
Reuters:
News Corp will not fight Microsoft for Yahoo  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch said on Monday his News Corp would not get into a fight with Microsoft Corp over Yahoo Inc, confirming what most industry and Wall Street observers suspected.  —  Murdoch's company has been in talks with Yahoo …
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Gillian Wee / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s Murdoch Won't Fight Microsoft Over Yahoo
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.
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Please, mysterious traveler, tell us of your strange new technology
Discussion: Digital Daily and Valleywag
Tom Ferguson / Billboard:
Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles ‘Speculation’  —  Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as “unsubstantiated speculation.”  —  Reports on Friday suggested that unnamed sources …
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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 and Mike Stopforth
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.
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: CNET News.com and Mashable!
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
John Rambo Joins Apple's Digital Copy Program  —  Apple still hasn't delivered on those 1,000 rental titles it promised back in January.  It has, however, continued to enlist more studios into its Digital Copy Program.  —  On Monday, Lionsgate joined 20th Century Fox and announced …
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Watch Out FriendFeed: Socialthing!  Is Even Easier to Use  —  Update: Head over to InviteShare to help others get into Socialthing!  Each user is given 10 invites to hand out.  —  There are a bazillion social network aggregators out there (Mike attempted to round up some of the most notable ones here).
Discussion: WinExtra and SheGeeks
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Cyndy Aleo-Carreira / Profy.Com:
Socialthing Launches. And Crashes. And Launches.
Discussion: VentureBeat and BetaNews
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.
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 …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC hints at taking action against Comcast  —  The Federal Communications Commission is edging toward taking action against cable operator Comcast for monkeying with its customers' peer-to-peer traffic, according to several news reports.  —  On Friday FCC Chairman Kevin Martin indicated during …
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 …
One Microsoft Way:
Dear Computerworld, there's a reason why IE8 breaks the web  —  Computerworld's Gregg Keizer recently reported that IE8 beta 1 users were experiencing problems loading various websites, including Microsoft sites such as Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Update.
Discussion: Download Squad
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.
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 …
 
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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
Underwire / Wired:
This Year's Twitter? A Simple Scheduling App That Brings Order
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Mac SE gutted, converted into toilet paper dispenser
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google: Spam, Virus Attacks to Get More Clever
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Zoho People Launches for Free.  Does Salesforce.com Have Anything to Worry About?
Discussion: CenterNetworks and VentureBeat
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Salesforce to Integrate with Google Apps?
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