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3:55 PM ET, March 24, 2008

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mike Shields / Mediaweek:
ESPN Turns Off Ad Nets  —  Moves to protect brand, content; other publishers mull  —  Top Web publishers are planning a revolt.  Even as more prominent sites experiment with selling remnant inventory through online ad networks, and in some cases ad exchanges, ESPN.com is saying thanks, but no thanks.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Are ad networks for loser/weak publishers?  —  I've never liked the ad network business.  They're a very short term solution and they are very damaging to high-end publishers because they create massive channel conflicts (i.e. many people selling your inventory confusing advertisers) …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
ESPN Pulls The Plug On Ad Network; Millard Warns About Treating Ads …
Discussion: WebGuild and Silicon Alley Insider
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google outlines proposal for ‘Wi-Fi on steroids’  —  Google on Monday said it has a plan to have American consumers from Manhattan to rural North Dakota surfing the Web on handheld gadgets at gigabits-per-second speeds by the 2009 holiday season.  —  The company, joined by other heavyweights …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Next Wireless Push: ‘White Spaces’ Devices (GOOG)  —  After walking away from the FCC's $19 billion wireless spectrum auction a “happy loser,” Google talks up another way it could make its presence felt in the mobile industry: “White spaces” devices that use airspace between broadcast TV channels to transmit data.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
After 700MHz coup, Google now fronting white space devices
Discussion: ZDNet Government
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Google's White Space Proposal
Discussion: dailywireless.org
AppleInsider:
Rumor: Digg founder claims 3G iPhone to do video chat  —  Digg founder Kevin Rose, whose first-generation iPhone rumors fell short of their mark last Spring, is citing different sources this year in predicting that the 3G version of the handset will boast video chat capabilities.
US Department of Justice:
Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on its Decision to Close its Investigation of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Merger with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.  —  Evidence Does Not Establish that Combination of Satellite Radio Providers Would Substantially Reduce Competition
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Report: MySpace nears deal with Sony BMG, Warner Music  —  MySpace.com is rolling toward closing deals with two of the four top music labels, according to a report published Monday.  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group are nearing deals with the social network, The New York Post reported, citing unnamed sources.
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Come on Down to South Park and Watch the Shows Online  —  The web just got a whole lot funnier as the guys behind South Park have made every episode of their hit show available for free online.  That's right — every. episode.  (Take that Hulu, and your five weeks' worth of shows window).
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LiveJournal Says Goodbye to Unique Account Structure, Against Wishes of Advisors  —  Groundbreaking social network LiveJournal is no longer allowing new users to sign up for Basic level accounts, which traded a pared-down feature set for an ad and cost free user profile.
Discussion: The Social Web
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.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
It's Not Exploitation If You Chose To Take Part  —  Well, the buzz of the weekend seems to be around a New York Times op-ed by musician Billy Bragg upset about the sale of Bebo to AOL earlier this month.  Bragg's complaint is an old one that we've heard before: Because musicians chose to put …
Discussion: p2pnet and MarketingVOX
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
How I Blew My Google Interview  —  Another form of web literature is emerging: stories of job applicants rejected by Google (GOOG).  Google makes all applicants sign NDAs, of course—can't have future applicants boning up!—but unlike the standard Googleplex NDAs, these apparently don't bar tales …
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(www.miubit.com) 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).
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
C2: Microsoft's take on FriendFeed?
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A half-billion in widgets  —  If Max Levchin's Slide can cure …
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Adwords Ad Creates Initial Interest Confusion—Storus v. Aroa
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Mytopia: Yet another casual-gaming start-up goes live
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Google: $300 Million DoubleClick Revs; Must Leverage Buy And Sell …
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Reuters:
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