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4:45 AM ET, March 20, 2011

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Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Apple's Safari Browser Gives Search Marketers Headaches  —  Apple's dominance on tablets and smartphones presents a threat to accurately measure and optimize the performance of paid-search marketing campaigns.  —  Search firm Marin Software published a white paper Tuesday based on findings …
Discussion: TUAW and Adotas
Elizabeth Spiers / Spiersblr:
HOW NOT TO INTERACT WITH THE MEDIA 101, courtesy of Hashable CEO, Mike Yavonditte:  —  1. See a negative op-ed about your company wherein the author uses a metaphor describing you being a velvet rope telling people they're not “Hashable” enough.  —  2. Utterly fail to grasp metaphor.
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Mike Taylor / Betabeat:
Hashable Is Worthless  —  If there's one thing I hate more than burning my potatoes when I'm trying to create an awesome breakfast moment with a lady I met the night before, it's Hashable, the application that lets users flaunt their social connections by broadcasting updates on their every encounter.
Discussion: @coreypein
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
RIP Digg.  —  Startups in Silicon Valley are like old generals.  They don't die anymore, buoyed on life-rafts of lingering venture capital and modest revenues.  They just fade away, eventually purchased for assets that are a shadow of their former promise.  It's pretty clear that Digg is on that path.
Laura Kusisto / Betabeat:
Apple Sour on Grand Central  —  Apple's plans to bring the world's largest iStore to Grand Central always seemed to defy all laws of taste, landmarks preservation and possibly even physics.  —  Apparently, Apple has reached the same conclusion, because a source close to the M.T.A. has confirmed …
Fred / A VC:
The War For Talent  —  Steve Blank says in his New Rules For The New Internet Bubble: … I'm hearing this from everyone I know in Silicon Valley.  And you can see the evidence on the web.  —  Joshua Schachter posted this on his twitter feed yesterday.  This is what a new developer gets when they show up at work at Tasty Labs.
Kenna McHugh / SocialTimes.com:
Top 100 Socially Networked Cities  —  Men's Health came out with a study determining the top 100 socially networked cities.  The magazine started by calculating the number of Facebook and LinkedIn users per capita, and then determined the overall Twitter usage.  The study also included Myspace, Friendster, Reddit and Digg.
Discussion: Mashable!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Original Content Is Much More Than A Strategy Shift — It Could Shift An Industry  —  Three years ago, if you had asked people to choose between cable television and Netflix, the vast majority would have laughed at you.  A DVD-by-mail service versus thousands of pieces of content always at your fingertips?
Discussion: IBD Click, Geek.com and Geek Gestalt
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Game Changers: Marc Andreessen  —  “Bloomberg Game Changers” profiles Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder of Internet pioneer Netscape Communications Corp. This program features interviews with Netscape co-founder Jim Clark; Jim Barksdale …
Discussion: SAI
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Evolution of SXSW Interactive  —  Andy Budd, on last week's SXSW Interactive: … I had a great time, once again, but only in the sense that Austin is a fine city and you can't help but have fun hanging out with good friends from across the country (and globe) whom you see in person only rarely.
Steve Blank:
New Rules for the New Internet Bubble  —  We're now in the second Internet bubble.  The signals are loud and clear: seed and late stage valuations are getting frothy and wacky, and hiring talent in Silicon Valley is the toughest it has been since the dot.com bubble.
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Paul Kedrosky / Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Top Ten Signs the Valley is on Tilt Again
Discussion: @owenthomas
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
25 Things I Hate About Google, Revisited 5 Years Later  —  Five years ago, I wrote a story called “25 Things I Hate About Google.”  It went viral, to my surprise.  I thought it was worth revisiting that story on its five year anniversary, to see how many of those “hates” have been fixed.
Discussion: @dannysullivan and @mattcutts
Loek Essers / PC World:
Dutch Court Rules WiFi Hacking Is Now Legal  —  Breaking in to an encrypted router and using the WiFi connection is not an criminal offence, a Dutch court ruled.  WiFi hackers can not be prosecuted for breaching router security.  —  A court in The Hague ruled earlier this month that it is legal …
Discussion: @eric_andersen, p2pnet and Slashdot
 
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Report: Verizon iPhone snagged 4.5% of iPhone mobile ad impressions in Feb.
Discussion: Millennial Media, TechCrunch and mocoNews, Thanks:devindra
eMarketer:
Days of Double-Digit Growth in Social Network Users Are Over
Discussion: WebProNews and VatorNews
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Security hole spotted in Tumblr
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla outlines 16-week Firefox development cycle
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