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2:00 AM ET, March 16, 2009

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Alex Brooks / World of Apple:
Kevin Rose Weighs in on iPhone OS 3.0 [Update: Added Video]  —  Ahead of Apple's preview of iPhone OS 3.0 Kevin Rose has revealed some details that he believes will be present in the major iPhone software upgrade.  —  During the live Diggnation at SXSW in Austin, Texas last Rose gave details …
Darren Waters / BBC:
Second generation Surface coming  —  A second generation of Microsoft's Surface computing device is two to three years away, the South by SouthWest Festival has heard.  —  Developer Joe Olsen, whose company Phenomblue writes applications for the Surface, said he had been told the device was still in the development stage.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Incremental Blogger and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Darren Waters / BBC:
Social networks ‘are new e-mail’  —  Status updates on sites such as Facebook, Yammer, Twitter and Friendfeed are a new form of communication, the South by SouthWest Festival has heard.  —  “We are all in the process of creating e-mail 2.0,” David Sacks, founder of business social network Yammer said.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Yahoo Reverses Its Web Strategy With Web Videos  —  For Yahoo's original video strategy, this will be Take Two.  —  On Monday, the Web portal will announce the latest in a series of niche Web shows.  The short segments about celebrity mothers, titled “Spotlight to Nightlight,” …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T Adding Capacity At SXSW To Deal With iPhone Crush  —  AT&T (T) tells us it's adding wireless capacity in downtown Austin to deal with “unprecedented” demand (that's resulted in service that's flaky at best).  This, of course, a result of thousands (tens of thousands?) …
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
HP Offers Low-Cost NonStop Servers with NS2000s  —  HP's new NS2000 completes the company's multicore NonStop lineup of fault-tolerant servers by giving SMEs the same high performance that larger enterprises get, but for a lower price.  The move by HP is the latest by vendors looking to bring …
Discussion: The Register
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
How Two Coke Fans Brought the Brand to Facebook Fame  —  Soda Has Most Popular Page After President, in Collaboration Between Creators and Marketer  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Pop quiz: Who has the most popular page on Facebook?  Barack Obama.  Who's second?  Coca-Cola.
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Allies Square Off in a Tech Turf War  —  With a big product launch set for Monday, Cisco Systems Inc. is propelling the technology industry into a new era: Giant companies that once prized profitable cooperation are invading each others' turfs.  —  Cisco plans to announce it will start building …
Discussion: GigaOM, Digits and Between the Lines
Joe Weisenthal / Clusterstock:
Why Tech Stocks Won't Lead The Next Bull Market  —  Eventually there will be another bull market, and it's always a good mental exercise to play the “what will lead the next bull market when it comes” game.  Right now it's particularly tough, since everything in the economy seems so miserable.
Discussion: Nyquist Capital
Peggy Orenstein / New York Times:
Growing Up on Facebook  —  Someone I haven't seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me on Facebook: there I am at 16, dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball.  William Faulkner, I suspect, would love it — Facebook, after all, is the best evidence yet of the undead past.
Avner Ronen / boxee blog:
boxee iPhone remote app available on the App Store  —  took a while, but we finally got our iPhone remote app approved.  —  should be good news for anybody who lost their tiny Apple remote.. : )  —  it is very basic, but we think it's a good start.  —  based on your feedback we'll add more functionality to it.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and TUAW, Thanks:atul
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Poken: Tiny RFID thingies that share all your personal data with others  —  I was on the SXSW Meatbus last night and I met a charming young lady from England, Renate, who introduced me to the Poken.  Poken is a tiny USB key with an embedded RFID reader/transmitter.
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A nervous FCC announces game plan for new DTV day
Jack Wallen / TechRepublic Blogs:
Red Hat gets offensive in its patent strategy
Discussion: Slashdot
Aleks Krotoski / Guardian:
How to be a successful iPhone game developer: Enigmo creator speaks
Tracey Tyler / Toronto Star:
Facebook user poked - by the courts
The Break it Down Blog:
Netflix Throttling Instant Video Streaming Performance for PC-Viewers
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Nokia 5800 NAM Back on Shelves at Nokia US Flagship Stores - Preorders in 1-2 Weeks
 Earlier Items: 
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Video: Apple Nehalem-based Mac Pro unboxing and hands-on
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Samsung: Solid state will match hard-drive price
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
World Wide Web creator Sir Tim BernersLee fell victim to online fraud
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Deaths of gamers leave their online lives in limbo
 

 
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