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4:50 AM ET, March 12, 2008

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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
How an information system helped nail Eliot Spitzer and a prostitution ring  —  New York Governor (for now) Eliot Spitzer's prostitute scandal is all the big news here in New York, but the lesser known tale is how an information system-the U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network-played a role in his downfall.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Client 9 Domains Snatched Minutes After Spitzer Scandal Breaks  —  Just minutes after the New York Times published a story online yesterday about a high-class prostitution ring and the involvement of so-called “Client 9,” Nick Galbreath, a 37 year-old software engineer in Manhattan, registered the client9.com domain for $10.13.
Discussion: Mashable!
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Digital Transition: From Redundant News Coverage To Original Link Journalism
Discussion: editor on the verge
Eric Schmidt / Official Google Blog:
We've officially acquired DoubleClick  —  I'm pleased to share the news that we completed our acquisition of DoubleClick today.  Although it's been nearly a year since we announced our intention to acquire DoubleClick last April, we are no less excited today about the benefits that the combination …
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Google Announces Layoffs  —  Granted, the following Google layoffs news is because of the DoubleClick acquisition, but in all the corporate-speak there is something that feels like a kind of augury: … Translation: We're letting people go.  And a bunch of 'em, at that.
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Good Times Go Bad at Google  —  Just as Google shares flirted with a sub-$400 valuation, the EU saved the day.  After much hemming and hawing, it finally OK'd Google's $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick, clearing the way for the deal to close this morning.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo May Join Google-Led Social Networking Alliance  —  Yahoo intends to join OpenSocial, a Google-led alliance that is developing a common set of standards so developers can create programs that run on many social networks and other Web sites, according to a person with direct knowledge of Yahoo's plans.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
What Does YouTube Have Up Its Sleeve?  Guess Right, And Win An iPod Shuffle.  —  YouTube is making a big announcement tomorrow morning.  Could it be live-streaming?  (We're told not).  High-definition video?  A partnership with Hulu?  (That would be so hot).  A new Website design?
New York Times:
Amid Hurdles at AOL, Chief of Its Parent Is Open to Deal  —  AOL, the company that introduced millions of people to the Internet, has tried to reinvent itself many times.  The latest effort, like those before it, does not seem to be going well.  —  On Tuesday, Jeffrey L. Bewkes …
Discussion: TechCrunch and paidContent.org
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Time Warner CEO addresses Yahoo-AOL talk
Discussion: BoomTown and MarketWatch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Guy Kawasaki Formally Launches Alltop.  Wow, It's Bad.  —  Last year Guy Kawasaki launched Truemors on the cheap (he spent $13,000), which is at least pointing the right way on Compete.com.  Today he follows up with a sequel, AllTop.  It's a...well, it's a RSS reader I guess.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twine Disappoints After Semantic Web Hype  —  Twine is the most hyped semantic app of the season and recently opened up for some press previews.  General availability of this smart, social bookmarking and research tool may come in a matter of weeks.  —  If that's the case, it will probably be too soon.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
20% Of Valley Startups Can't Get To Their Cash  —  The credit crisis is in full swing through most of the U.S. economy, but it has barely touched venture-fueled Silicon Valley.  Until recently, that is.  Up to 20% of venture backed startups may have been convinced by their financial advisors …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Credit crunch hits start-ups: Comerica accounts frozen?
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
YouTube, once just a destination, is becoming a service too  —  Google's YouTube just announced that it is expanding its API to allow more direct access to the service.  The updates to the API allow developers deeper access into YouTube for video uploading, and allow “chromeless” players …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Japan investigating Apple's iPod  —  TOKYO - Japan is investigating a possible defect in Apple Inc.'s iPod after one of the popular digital music players reportedly shot out sparks while recharging, a government official said Wednesday.  —  An official at the trade and economy ministry …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Engadget
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Joost Gets Live With Ad-Free March Madness  —  Joost will make live-streaming video available to all its users tomorrow; it has also scored a deal with its investor CBS to live stream March Madness.  A new client should be ready for download by about noon ET on Wednesday, the company told NewTeeVee today.
Discussion: The Last Podcast and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Takes Aim At Wordpress Users; Wordpress Pissed  —  Anil Dash, Six Apart's Chief Evangelist, took aim at Wordpress users in a blog post today.  Instead of upgrading to the new version of Wordpress, he says, consider moving over to their platform.  —  Now, it's generally fair game …
 
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Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
@ SxSW: A Rowdy Discussion On Ad-Supported Music
Discussion: AppScout, Valleywag and Coolfer
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Content Marketplace Helium Officially Launches
Discussion: Social Media and Mashable!
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Hulu makes public debut, adds Warner Bros shows
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Mobile Web Use Growing Faster than Ever
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Limelight Getting Dimmer?
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Portable contact lists and the case against XFN
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 Earlier Items: 
Paul / Under The Microscope:
iPhone SDK Bug Filing
USA Today:
Venture capital spreads the wealth around the country
Austin Modine / The Register:
Mozilla reaches stage 4 of Firefox 3 beta endurance test
Om Malik / GigaOM:
U.S. In-flight Broadband Is A-gogo by Spring
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Bringing OpenID To The Masses: Clickpass
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-014 - Critical
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Drop It Like It's DropBox
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Google: To Be ‘Very Significant’ In Display Ads By '08-'09
 

 
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