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5:35 AM ET, March 11, 2008

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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Mozilla releases Firefox 3.0 beta 4  —  The fourth beta of the Firefox 3.0 browser was released Monday and includes more than 900 enhancements over the previous beta, Mozilla announced.  —  The creator of the open-source browser said the new beta includes performance and memory usage …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Firefox 3 beta 4 brings new Vista hotness  —  Mozilla announced today the official release of Firefox 3 beta 4, which includes over 900 additional improvements related to the previous beta release.  At this stage in development, most of the work on Firefox is heavily focused …
Discussion: Open Source
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.
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: PR 2.0, VentureBeat, PDA and Identity Woman
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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: Tech Beat, Valleywag and Digg
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Hulu Launches with Warner, Lionsgate  —  Wow Hulu, you really pile it on, don't you?  I can barely digest all the news the company is putting out tonight.  First and foremost, it's launching tomorrow.  It's also signed Warner Bros., Lionsgate, the NBA, and the NHL (but not Quincy Smith's CBS).
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Testing Over, Hulu.com to Open Its TV and Film Offerings This Week
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Melissa Perenson / Today @ PC World:
Hulu to Launch Public Service, Adds New Partners
Discussion: BoomTown and TechCrunch
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 …
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,” …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Michael Jackson's company denies Beatles coming to iTunes  —  The company that owns the rights to a vast majority of the Beatles music catalog has questioned reports that the Fab Four have cut a deal with Steve Jobs.  —  Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the joint venture owned by Sony …
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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 …
Sowrock / High Performance Web Sites:
IE8 speeds things up  —  IE8 Beta 1 has several performance improvements listed in the release notes.  Many of these improvements center around the DOM and JavaScript execution.  And their announcement about stricter standards compliance is a great move forward.
Associated Press:
Wal-Mart ends test of Linux in stores  —  NEW YORK - Computers that run the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows didn't attract enough attention from Wal-Mart customers, and the chain has stopped selling them in stores, a spokeswoman said Monday.
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
Anil Dash / Movable Type:
A WordPress 2.5 Upgrade Guide  —  As you might know, WordPress 2.5 is about to be released, and we wanted to encourage WordPress users to upgrade.  To Movable Type.  —  The truth is, there are lots of good blogging tools out there, and they're all good at different things.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Blog Herald
Scott Hillis / Reuters:
Take-Two shareholders slash stakes  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The two biggest owners of shares in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.O) said on Monday they drastically cut their stakes in the video game publisher, potentially undermining management's stance that a $1.9 billion buyout offer from Electronic Arts is too low.
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz and Kotaku
 
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BBC:
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IFPI Takes ISP to Court to Impose Music Piracy Filter
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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: ZDNet.com.au, eWeek, Gizmodo and WinBeta
Tony Smith / The Register:
Ten years old: the world's first MP3 player
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Popular Mechanics:
Counterfeit Chips Raise Big Hacking, Terror Threats, Experts Say
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Slashdot
Reuters:
News Corp will not fight Microsoft for Yahoo
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Dear Computerworld, there's a reason why IE8 breaks the web
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Windows 7 Eyed For Antitrust Violations
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Please, mysterious traveler, tell us of your strange new technology
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC hints at taking action against Comcast
Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times:
Wikipedia's tin-cup approach wears thin
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