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11:45 PM ET, March 20, 2008


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Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wins Key FCC Auctions  —  Verizon Wireless was the biggest winner of communications spectrum in the Federal Communications Commission's recently concluded auction, the agency's chairman said Thursday.  —  The company, which is jointly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group Plc …
Google Public Policy Blog:
The end of the FCC 700 MHz auction  —  Posted by by Richard Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, and Joseph Faber, Corporate Counsel  —  This afternoon the Federal Communications Commission announced the results of its 700 MHz spectrum auction.  While the Commission's anti-collusion …
Discussion: Epicenter and Tech Trader Daily
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
FCC: Verizon Wireless a big 700 Mhz auction winner; Now what?  —  Updated: Verizon Wireless was the biggest winner in the Federal Communication Commission's 700 Mhz auction.  —  FCC Chairman Kevin Martin revealed Verizon Wireless as the biggest winner of spectrum.
Elinor Mills / CNET   Spectrum Auction: Google wins by losing
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Verizon, AT&T Big Winners In 700 MHz Auction; Verizon Wins …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET   Verizon wins ‘open access’ licenses in FCC auction
The Martha Blog:
My new MacBook Air  —  UPDATE:  —  Many of you have commented that you think I should use Parallels for my new Mac to run Windows as well - I actually DID know about that!  I just like having the two computers side by side, as sometimes I need to have my email and schedule up on one, while browsing the Web on the other.
Discussion: MacUser and MacDailyNews
David Pogue / New York Times:
Camcorder Brings Zen to the Shoot  —  Well, this is a little embarrassing.  One of the most significant electronics products of the year slipped into the market, became a mega-hit, changed its industry — and I haven't reviewed it yet.  —  Lately, my guilt has deepened every time someone whips this thing out to show off.
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Flip Nabs 13% of Camcorder Market  —  The tiny, bare bones Flip Video recorder now has 13 percent of the camcorder market, according to its creator, Pure Digital, indicating that the low-end video recorder buyers are booming even as video-sharing sites are rushing to support high-definition.
Discussion: Mashable!, TechCrunch and 901am
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Our Most Fulfilling Web Service Yet  —  The Amazon Fulfillment Web Service (Amazon FWS) allows merchants to tap in to Amazon's network of fulfillment centers and our expertise in logistics.  Merchants can store their own products to our fulfillment centers and then, using a simple web service interface, fulfill orders for the products.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon's Newest Web Service: Shipping Center APIs  —  Amazon wants to do for physical product shipping what it's done for web storage and computing power - leverage its surplus infrastructure built up by to offer cheap and easy infrastructure for all kinds of other activities.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Our Master Plan  —  I enjoy watching how a midnight rant has generated countless people-hours of feedback and analysis.  —  What's my secret master plan around developing our business?  The secret is I tend to speak plainly and I already said exactly what I wanted to say.
Discussion: The Last Podcast and Tech Ticker
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Blu-ray Disc Protection BD+ Cracked  —  Latest Blu-ray Disc copy protection circumvented by PC software  —  Although Hollywood movie studios have little choice in which format they release their high-definition content, companies such as Disney and Fox chose Blu-ray Disc for its added copy protection features.
Discussion: TechSpot
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The Conversation Has Left the Blogosphere  —  We've seen a lot of new aggregation services and lifestreaming applications come into play recently, and we've questioned whether they're adding to the conversation or just adding to our information overload.  (See our coverage on FriendFeed, for example).
Ben Lisbakken / Google AJAX Search API Blog:
Introducing the AJAX Language API - Tools for Translation and Language Detection  —  The AJAX Search and Feeds team is happy to announce a new member to their API family — the Language API.  This new API boasts two functions, language translation and language detection - which cover 13 languages and 29 translation pairs.
Josh Lowensohn /
DiggSuggest tells you what you should read on Digg  —  DiggSuggest is a new service created by 20-year-old Digg user who has used the service's API data feed to provide a feature the popular social news site currently doesn't: suggested readings.  —  All you have to do is plug in your Digg username …
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Mozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft Corp's dominant Internet Explorer.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Five Methodologies to Deal with Email Overload  —  These days, it seems everyone has an opinion about how to deal with information overload, especially when it comes to email management.  There are numerous methodologies, best practices, tips, and tutorials available, but are any of them really effective?
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google's Broken Bookmarking Systems  —  Google hasn't yet launched a proper bookmarking system.  Google Bookmarks was just a small extension of Search History and became more useful after the integration with Google Toolbar.  Notebook lets you clip content from the web …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Facebook Upgrade Breaking Apps?
Core PC gamers moving to console experiences -id
Discussion: PC World
Apple researching autostereoscopic 3-D display hardware
Discussion: CrunchGear, MacUser, Ubergizmo and Digg
Florida Supreme Court Sanctions Jack Thompson
Discussion: Joystiq, Destructoid, Game|Life and Digg
Alexander Haislip / PE Hub Blog:
YouTube Founder Launches VC Fund
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
AMD denies having already cut jobs, demurs on future
Discussion: eWeek, TechSpot and Engadget
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Want To Work For Facebook? Can You Sell Ads?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
TechCrunch Raising $15 Million at $35 Million Pre-Money Valuation*
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Sequoia's Explanation, and Why It's Not the Whole Story
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Antigua Says It's Going To Start Ignoring US Copyrights (For Real This Time)
Discussion: Valleywag and Variety
Jennifer Chappell / TreoCentral:
Sprint Customers Getting a PC-Like Experience of the Open Internet on Their Phones
Nick Denton / Gawker:
Page Six Shutters Web Site After Three Months
Louise Story / New York Times:
A Company Promises the Deepest Data Mining Yet
Mark Evans:
How LinkedIn Got Its Groove Back