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10:40 PM ET, March 22, 2009


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Eric Clemons / TechCrunch:
Why Advertising Is Failing On The Internet  —  Editor's note: The following is a guest post by Eric Clemons, Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  In it, he argues that the Internet shatters all forms of advertising.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
For Your Sunday Bulls**t Reading: Search Ads Are “Misdirection” Advertising  —  TechCrunch has a guest article today about internet advertising that sounded interesting until I got to the part about search ads as “misdirection.”  At that point, I realized the author apparently knows little …
Discussion: Traffick
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
The Potential for Facebook Search Kicks Twitter's Butt … Rob Diana recently did a post suggesting Facebook, rather than Twitter, was the real goldmine for data.  I, as I've inferred before on, wholeheartedly agree with that notion, and in fact, Facebook is already showing …
Discussion: Regular Geek and Scobleizer, Thanks:atul
Multicore chips pose next big challenge for industry  —  Adding more processing cores has emerged as the primary way of boosting performance of server and PC chips, but the benefits will be greatly diminished if the industry can't overcome certain hardware and programming challenges …
Discussion: PC World and Slashdot
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
I Worked With Vivek Kundra, Don't Blame Him For DC Bribery Scandal  —  Is “America's CIO” Vivek Kundra being unfairly tarnished by the FBI investigation into bribery and money laundering at his old offices, the DC municipal government's tech dept?  —  At least one staffer who worked with Vivek …
Elias Bizannes / Liako.Biz:
The Australian cancer that will kill the Internet  —  There is a cancer growing in our society.  This problem may seem small, isolated and insignificant, but left unchecked, could grow to affect everyone in the world.  Because when a small nation validates a disastrous idea …
Josh / Redeye VC:
Nothing to Lose (or Risk Tolerance is a Competitive Weapon)  —  I've been thinking a lot about the market/economy lately, and what the economic downturn means for startups.  And I've come to the conclusion that while the economic crisis does present serious challenges to startups …
Hunter / Elapsed Time:
Hey!  Get Off My Name.  Username disputes are the domain squatting of the future.  —  On the heels of WIPO's announcement that domain disputes increased to a record 2,329 cases in 2008 (8% increase from 2007) a much more interesting question is starting to be raised.
Discussion: Kevin Restivo's Tech Blog, Thanks:atul
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
My name is not a URL  —  Arrington has a post that claims …
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:atul
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Recession casts shadow over video game conference  —  The video game industry is holding up, but the gloom of the recession will be on the minds of thousands of people at this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a key event for video game insiders looking to learn new skills …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Kotaku
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Obama's Justice Department intervenes on side of RIAA in SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum  —  In its first opportunity to demonstrate its position on the constitutionality of the Copyright Act's statutory damages provisions as applied to mp3 files having a market value of 99 cents or less …
Staci D. Kramer /
March Madness: Draws 4.8 Million Uniques During First Three Days  —  The second round of the NCAA Div.  I Mens' Basketball tournament is on its final games and, aided by increased cross-platform marketing, has already broken last year's streaming media totals …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Macworld
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
Social Web sites face transparency questions  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — prides itself on being a site where people can write reviews about pretty much anything and connect with similarly critical peers.  Yet as the site grows, some of the businesses scrutinized on Yelp are turning …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Find Images that Contain a Certain Color  —  Google Image Search has a new option that lets you restrict the results based on their color.  For now, the option is not available in the user interface, but you can tweak the search results URL to try it.  —  Searching for [red bird] …
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Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Netflix: We're Not Throttling Streaming, Blame Your ISP
Discussion: blog maverick and Hacking NetFlix
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House
Discussion: ThreatChaos and Slashdot
Randall Stross / New York Times:
For Palm, Some Tough Acts to Follow
Discussion: CrunchGear, GigaOM and eWeek
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Windows Vista Exec's Solo Album Almost As Good As Vista
 Earlier Items: 
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Smartphones 1, Hackers 0  —  There were several $10,000 prizes …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Barclays Ensured That Everyone Would See Their Confidential …
Discussion: open
Glenn Fleishman / TidBITS:
Kodak Gallery Joins Parade of Free with Payment Services
Discussion: Imaging Insider