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10:15 AM ET, March 24, 2008


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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Mozilla vs. Apple on Safari flap: It's about the Google search box  —  Apple pushes Safari to you when you update iTunes.  Mozilla CEO John Lilly blasted the move.  Meanwhile, there's enough hubbub to last a few weeks over these dueling point of views.  But what this spat really comes …
Matt Asay / CNET
The inevitability of the iPhone  —  I walked into my local AT&T Wireless store on Saturday fully expecting and prepared to get a Blackberry 8820.  My Blackberry 8800 died while I was in London last week, and both Visa and American Express tried to protect me from fraud by disallowing my attempts to order a new phone over the web.
Discussion: broadstuff
Evelyn Nussenbaum / New York Times:
The '80s Video That Pops Up, Online and Off  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The women's basketball game at Eastern Washington University on March 8 started out like any other, as the Eagles of E.W.U. faced off against the Montana State Bobcats.  —  But a routine timeout turned into a 1980s flashback …
Corey Trager / Bug Tracker Blog:
Google interview … Last summer I was interviewed at Google's Chicago office but I was not given an offer.  —  Others rejected by Google have written about their experiences:  — archive/2005/09/04/424378.aspx  — 12/30/my-interview-with-google/
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A New Tool From Google Alarms Sites  —  Retailers and publishers have fought hard to work their way up in the ranking of Google's search results and refine the search features of their own Web sites to help users once they arrive.  Now, Google is taking a greater role in helping users search within particular sites.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Quotably: The Perfect Tool To Make Sense Of Twitter  —  A new service called Quotably may be the best third party Twitter-related service so far.  That's because it reformats Twitter messages into threaded conversations, making it significantly easier to follow actual discussions that are occurring on Twitter.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The secret to Twitter  —  I've been talking to lots of people about Twitter.
Discussion: WinExtra
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Review: T-Mobile's Blackberry 8820  —  What isn't there to love about T-Mobiles UMA VoIP Wi-Fi solution?  Like mini-bar cashews and a nice upgrade to business class, T-Mobile knows what makes travelers happy, especially international financiers with a Spitzerian mistress in every port and a burgeoning Falstaffian gut.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo inks cloud computing research pact with Tata unit  —  Yahoo said Monday that it has signed a cloud computing research pact with Computational Research Laboratories, a Pune, India-based subsidiary of Tata.  —  Under the deal, Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) …
Discussion: Business Wire
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
2,433 Unread Emails, I feel your pain..  —  This gem of a post recently popped up in my Techmeme/TechCrunch RSS feed. its Michael Arrington lamenting the hassle/aggravation/frustration of having to deal with a daily onslaught of thousands of emails.  —  Michael, I feel your pain.
Discussion: Edelman Digital
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
2,433 Unread Emails Is An Opportunity For An Entrepreneur
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is OpenID Being Exploited By The Big Internet Companies?  —  OpenID, a distributed single sign on solution that allows people to sign into different services with the same login credentials, gained significant momentum over the last year as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL all pledged their support for the initiative.
Grace Won / AVING:
All-in-one device ‘Hybrid Dual Portable Computer’  —  SEOUL, Korea (AVING) — <Visual News> MIU( introduced its new wireless IP-based hybrid portable device dubbed ‘HDPC (Hybrid Dual Portable Computer)’ in Korea market, which is equipped with dual OS(Windows XP/Windows CE 5.0 or Linux Qplus).
Sam / Go Big Always:
Media execs are asleep at their own wheel  —  Why media execs still don't get social media is beyond me.  —  Yes, I get their business model: serve as many pages as possible so they can have enough media “inventory” to sell lots of ads.  And then there is subscription.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google-DoubleClick: The next phase  —  Now that Google has acquired DoubleClick—the display advertising feather in its proverbial cap—it's time to see if the hat fits.  —  The $3.1 billion acquisition, which finally closed last week upon European regulator approval, gives Google …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Can Microsoft make Silverlight shine?  —  When Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb talks about Silverlight, he is usually having one of two types of conversations.  —  One is centered on market share and the fact that Adobe Systems' Flash is nearly ubiquitous on Internet-connected PCs …
Web host suspends site planned for anti-Koran film  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A U.S.-based web service, which Islam critic and Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders planned to use to show his film critical of the Koran, said on Saturday that it had inactivated the site due to complaints.
Discussion: WebProNews
Mike / The Raw Feed:
Network Solutions Censors Anti-Koran Web Site
Discussion: CNET and Slashdot
Elinor Mills / CNET
MetaCarta: Mapping the news  —  A Cambridge, Mass.-based company is launching a free Web site that maps news articles to their location on a map.  —  MetaCarta indexes more than 1,400 sources, including stories from the Associated Press, Reuters, and other news sites and blogs.
Discussion: Screenwerk and All Points Blog
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Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Microsoft confirms Word attacks
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
JPMorgan in Negotiations to Raise Bear Stearns Bid
Fujitsu plans speedy 320GB laptop drive
Discussion: Electronista and CrunchGear
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Saturday Post: Choking On The Long Tail - The Unbearable Burden
Super-Slim USB Mouse
Discussion: Crave, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
DS-400GB: navigation system on your rear view mirror
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James Chapman / Daily Mail:
Lost in MySpace: How a generation of children are being raised …
Discussion: Digg
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
My Lack of Confidence in Vista SP1
Discussion: Computerworld
 Earlier Items: 
Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
Tech Workers Favor McCain, Obama
Discussion: Valleywag and Slashdot
Brooks Boliek / Hollywood Reporter:
Names floated for next FCC chair
Discussion: and The 463
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Keep your hands off the cell phone come July
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Media cos. battle Web portals on ads
John Markoff / New York Times:
Replacing Wire With Laser, Sun Tries to Speed Up Data
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Distorting Info on 20% Time?
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Startup camp for entrepreneurs
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Rick Rolled to child porn = you're a pedophile, says FBI
Discussion: Digg

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