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11:15 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.
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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.
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.
Discussion: Facebook Talk and Digg
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 …
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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Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 3 beta 4 now available for download  —  Please note: We do not recommend that anyone other than developers and testers download the Firefox 3 Beta 4 milestone release.  It is intended for testing purposes only.  —  Firefox 3 Beta 4 is now available for download.
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Mozilla releases Firefox 3.0 beta 4
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
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
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
10 strangest sights in Google Street View  —  The Times of London collected “10 bizarre sights in Google Street View,” but they didn't bother to show the pictures —all they did was link to them.  Silly newspaper.  See below for “Borat peeking out of a window in San Jose, California,” …
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Google Shares Plummet: Do Googlers Care?  —  Google shares are down nearly 35 percent since November, which in a normal company, would poison employee morale and drive a mass exodus.  —  Although we've seen a number of high-profile departures from Google — including Sheryl Sandberg's flight to Facebook …
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.
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.
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!
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Beta AdWords feature spends your budget automatically  —  Google has launched a very limited beta for some AdWords advertisers that aims to do “automatic matching”.  What does that mean?  Well, theoretically, this feature will make advertising on AdWords as easy as 1-2-3.  — Sign up for Google AdWords
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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 …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Viacom Denied Punitive Damages In YouTube Suit
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Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Kentucky legislator wants to ban anonymous internet posting
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Qblogger / TechNet Blogs:
An update on KB #946676  —  The Windows Home Server team …
Discussion: eWeek, Gizmodo and WinBeta
Tony Smith / The Register:
Ten years old: the world's first MP3 player
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Associated Press:
Wal-Mart ends test of Linux in stores
Popular Mechanics:
Counterfeit Chips Raise Big Hacking, Terror Threats, Experts Say
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Slashdot
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Dear Computerworld, there's a reason why IE8 breaks the web
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Windows 7 Eyed For Antitrust Violations
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
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FCC hints at taking action against Comcast
Wolfgang Gruener / TGDaily.com:
Unreal creator Tim Sweeney: “PCs are good for anything, just not games”
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