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6:20 PM ET, March 30, 2007

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Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
For now, no red light district for the Internet  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — An Internet governing body on Friday rejected a proposal to create a unique set of Web addresses for adult entertainment Web sites.  —  The decision sends the broader message that the governing body …
Discussion: RSS and 901am
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Susan Crawford blog:
Why I Voted For XXX  —  The ICANN Board voted today 9-5, with Paul Twomey abstaining, to reject a proposal to open .xxx.  This is my statement in connection with that vote.  I found the resolution adopted by the Board (rejecting xxx) both weak and unprincipled.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
ICANN rejects .xxx domain registry
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog:
When everyone blogs, all sides of a story can be aired  —  A couple of days ago, Patrick McGovern, the legendary media entrepreneur who founded IDG, was interviewed by Mark Glaser (MediaShift/PBS.org).  (I have some disclosures, below.)  —  In addition to exploring topics related to the role …
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Fred / A VC:
The Industry Standard - Lessons Learned  —  One of Flatiron Partners' more high profile failed investments was The Industry Standard, "the bible of web 1.0".  I learned a bunch of lessons from that investment but the two that stick with me most are:  —  1) Unsustainable revenues will kill you if you build your costs to match them.
Valleywag:
INDUSTRY STANDARD: Too much revenue can be bad for you  —  Time, and the fumbling of a $400m payday, can do funny things to the memory.  John Battelle, former founder of the Industry Standard, is at odds with the defunct magazine's backer, who claims the permatanned entrepreneur, dreaming of …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Apple's iPhone will be released on June 11  —  Ever since Steve Jobs' keynote at the Macworld Expo in January, we've known that the iPhone is being released sometime in June.  But we haven't known exactly when.  —  Now Cingular is confirming that the release date will be June 11.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's War on Statsaholic  —  Statsaholic (formerly Alexaholic) launched a year ago and provided much easier access to Alexa traffic data than the Alexa site itself.  Statsaholic also had other features Alexa didn't offer, like embeddable graphs and data smoothing.
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Video Games Conquer Retirees  —  CHATAWA, Miss. — For 133 years the School Sisters of Notre Dame have lived here in a thick forest just up the hill from the Tangipahoa River.  In a modest but stately compound called St. Mary of the Pines, 52 retired members of this Roman Catholic order spend …
Jose Nazario / Security to the Core:
Today's Other Malware Threat: IE7.0.exe  —  Lest you think that the ANI thing was the only thing going on today, you'd miss the other part of today's entertainment.  There's a new Trojan spam going around trying to entice you to download MSFT IE7.0 Beta 2 (never mind that it's been released).
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Trojan masquerades as IE 7 downloads
Discussion: DailyTechRag
USA Today:
Daylight saving again?  Older devices may spring forward  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry largely avoided a daylight-saving time disaster this month, but a few new glitches might pop up this weekend.  —  Daylight-saving time began three weeks early this year, causing a problem …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gear Live
Business Week:
Is Google Too Powerful?  —  As the Web giant tears through media, software, and telecom, rivals fear its growing influence.  Now they're fighting back  —  It's the year 2014, and Googlezon, a fearsomely powerful combination of search engine Google Inc. (GOOG ) and online store Amazon.com Inc. …
Stace / Unwired View:
LOOK OUT GOOGLE.  NOKIA IS WORKING ON ITS OWN MOBILE SEARCH ENGINE!  —  With the rumors about Google Phone running wild, what is poor Nokia to do?  Well, mobile search is in pretty embryonic stage right now.  So if Google want's it's own smartphone, we want our own search engine, says Nokia.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Startup Entrepreneur?  —  If you've applied for a job before, you've probably fretted over how to answer questions like "are you inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning?" or "do you like to create challenges for yourself when you take on a new project?".
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Amsterdam sold for $50,000  —  IN FOCUS » See more posts on: Second Life  —  Going, going, gone.  Amsterdam sold for $50,000.  Ok it's not the real-life city, but the virtual one created in Second Life which was auctioned off this week on eBay.  One of the landmark businesses in Second Life …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Treo 755p for Sprint in the wild  —  We know you're starting to get a little tired of the aerial on that 700p of yours; no, seriously, we feel your pain.  You're looking longly at that 680 over there, but the leap over to Cingular — and to GSM, for that matter — can be a treacherous one indeed for some users.
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
 
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft makes copying Vista a monster task
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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
A "Swiss Army" Meta Search Engine
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Look at Facebook  —  Recent traffic statistics at social …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Earthlink: Free MuniFi with Nokia N800
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Apple TV hacked to enable USB
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Thanks For The Link, Mainstream Media — Now Let's Have More!
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Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
SonyBMG retires demo and urges new talent to upload songs
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Joe / Techdirt:
Web Services Face Reliability Challenge
Discussion: CNET News.com
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Is Greenpeace Off the Mark on Apple?
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Eidos holding off on release of most PlayStation 3 titles until 2008
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
Verizon Creates Its Own TV Channel
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c,mm,n, the world's first open-source car
Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
Everything Good is Bad For You  —  While we were developing Reddit …
David Craddock / Shacknews:
Alex St John Interview