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2:25 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: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
Discussion: PSFK and Susan Mernit's Blog
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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:  —  http://weblogs.asp.net/jasonsalas/ archive/2005/09/04/424378.aspx  —  http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2006/ 12/30/my-interview-with-google/
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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.
Discussion: Electronista
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Google: $300 Million DoubleClick Revs; Must Leverage Buy And Sell Relationships To Succeed: Analyst  —  A year ago, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) shares were only moving upwards, and its planned acquisition of DoubleClick was a step ahead of the subsequent online ad buys of its rivals.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:   Google-DoubleClick: The next phase
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.
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.
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
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 …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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).
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Heavens!  Professor Imperils Blu-Ray's Future  —  The latest outrage circulating in the blogosphere is over the US International Trade Commission's (ITC) announcement Thursday that it is investigating numerous companies involved in the development of Blu-ray disc players …
Discussion: TGDaily.com, Switched and Joystiq
Geoff Livingston / The Buzz Bin:
Marketing Departments Become Two-Way  —  Part III of Social Media's Role within Global Businesses  —  As socialized feedback becomes increasing prevalent across a wide variety of business functions, enterprises will need to better absorb external information.
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
I Need A News Feed For My News Feeds  —  Josh Kopelman doesn't blog that frequently, but almost all of them are worth reading carefully.  His latest post - Feed Frenzy - is great.  Josh is facing the “multiple news feed problem” as he joins more and more services that publish a news feed.
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog and TechCrunch
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.
 
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Reuters:
Electronic Arts CFO to leave company
ReadWriteWeb:
Interview: Socialthing! Founder Matt Galligan
AppleInsider:
Rumor: Digg founder claims 3G iPhone to do video chat
Discussion: Epicenter
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How I Use Twitter to Promote My Blog
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Fixing the unfairness of TCP congestion control
Discussion: Slashdot
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Optimizing Page Loading in the Web Browser
Rick Broida / Crave: The gadget blog:
Pocket a 4GB iPod nano for $99 shipped
Discussion: Mobility Site
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Justin.TV's Birthday Stats—57 Years Worth of Video and Counting.
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Jason Snyder / InfoWorld:
Roundtable: The state of open source
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Come on Down to South Park and Watch the Shows Online
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Blist Socializes, Opens Public Beta
Discussion: eWeek and ReadWriteWeb
USA Today:
Comcast, Time Warner cable cry foul on Verizon
Discussion: DSLreports
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Acer expected to beat Asus Eee pricing
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Can Microsoft make Silverlight shine?
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Review: T-Mobile's Blackberry 8820
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
The inevitability of the iPhone
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