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9:55 PM ET, March 10, 2008

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mark Zuckerberg on Data Portability: An Interview  —  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is at SXSW doing press interviews today and many people want to know what his thoughts are concerning data portability.  There's a big web out there that would like to give and take user data in and out of Facebook.
Discussion: Identity Woman and PDA
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Zuckerberg talks about Facebook's future with News.com  —  AUSTIN, Texas—Mark Zuckerberg probably knew 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
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Zuckerberg Saves SXSW with Open Q&A  —  Facebook had planned on having a Facebook Developer's Garage this afternoon at 3 pm, where a few developers were set to present their experience in creating applications for Facebook's open platform, and other members of the audience could ask questions and learn more about the platform.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
At Developer Garage, Zuckerberg talks data portability, challenges abroad
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Valleywag and Tech Beat
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg, Sarah Lacy Interview Video  —  Since the keynote interview between Mark Zuckerberg and Sarah Lacy yesterday, everybody has been talking about what went wrong as well as what went right.  I was approached by one blogger yesterday after my post went up claiming …
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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:
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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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.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Please, mysterious traveler, tell us of your strange new technology  —  Turns out Apple's super-sleek MacBook Air has an undocumented interference issue of particular concern to the business traveler — at airports, under certain conditions, it can suddenly interfere with your ability to catch your flight.
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Sun and Microsoft confirm data center lovechild  —  Er, will someone please get Scott McNealy on the horn?  This Sun Microsystems and Microsoft love-in is getting ridiculous.  —  Sun Chairman McNealy used to hit us with the “It's Mankind versus Microsoft” shots as the two companies squabbled …
Discussion: eWeek
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft-Sun Embrace on Interoperability, Again
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 …
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.
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!
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: Mike Stopforth and Jon Udell
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.
Windows Live FolderShare Team Blog:
Introducing the new FolderShare!  —  Hello, and welcome to the blog for Windows Live FolderShare.  It's a big day for us here at Windows Live HQ, and not just because we're launching this new blog.  We also have updated FolderShare, and published an all-new FolderShare website...at last!
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 …
 
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Unreal creator Tim Sweeney: “PCs are good for anything, just not games”
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
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