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1:45 AM ET, March 21, 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 …
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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?
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:   Spectrum Auction: Google wins by losing
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.
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 …
Discussion: Marketing.fm
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
LinkedIn's business directory goes live  —  Professional networking site LinkedIn has launched the beta version of its business directory, called LinkedIn Company PRofiles, with data provided by BusinessWeek and Capital IQ supplementing LinkedIn's member information.
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.
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Flip Nabs 13% of Camcorder Market
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.
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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
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).
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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
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 / Webware.com:
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: ReadWriteWeb, Mashable! and Digg
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?
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.
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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CNN:
EBay Cuts 125 Jobs To Centralize US, European Operations
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
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