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5:45 AM ET, March 21, 2008

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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn, Now For Companies  —  LinkedIn, the boring social network that won't find you a date but may land you a job, is expanding beyond people profiles.  —  On Friday morning they will launch company profile pages that partly serve as fact sheets for about 160,000 companies and partly serve …
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
LinkedIn's business directory goes live
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 …
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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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
FCC: Verizon Wireless a big 700 Mhz auction winner; Now what?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple pushing Safari downloads on Windows users  —  In an apparent bid to rapidly gain share of the online browser market dominated by rival Microsoft, Apple is leveraging its vast iTunes install base to recommend that Windows users also download and install the latest version of its Safari web browser.
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Jim Finkle / Reuters:   Mozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time
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 …
Discussion: louisgray.com
gary vaynerchuk:
The 80/20 Business rule.....heck Life  —  Gary Vaynerchuk talks about a secret that he thinks is at the core of much of his success.  —  Links mentioned in todays 120.  — Kathy Sierra on Wikipedia  — horse.pig.cow  —  Keep readin'...  droppa line!  —  send to a friend
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.
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.
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).
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantify - Automate Your Semantic Web SEO in Five Minutes  —  The timing couldn't be better for the release of Semantify, a new service from San Francisco's Dapper.net.  One week after Yahoo! announced that it will begin indexing the semantic markup and meaning of content on the web …
Discussion: Dapper and bytes|genes
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Get BitTorrent on Your TV with Myka  —  Until recently, if you've wanted to play videos you've downloaded on your TV, you either needed to hook it to your PC, buy an AppleTV, or use an Xbox.  Now, one company aims to add another option - one which can get the videos itself, via BitTorrent.
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?
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ning: All Our Charts Point Up And To The Right  —  Ning certainly continues to rock and roll, at least according to data released by the company and reported by Comscore.  The company, which allows users to easily create social networks, now has over 200,000 social networks on the platform and is adding another 1,000 or so per day.
 
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Venture Hacks Branches Out From Blogging, Launches Recommendations System
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CNN:
EBay Cuts 125 Jobs To Centralize US, European Operations
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Alexander Haislip / PE Hub Blog:
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PC game developer has radical message: ignore the pirates
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