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7:40 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: 901am and RSS
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Business 2.0:
Death of the cell phone charger  —  A Pennsylvania entrepreneur has developed technology that gives you all the battery juice you need directly from the air.  Business 2.0 reports.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — How much money could you make from a technology that replaces electrical wires?
Discussion: Chris Pirillo and digg
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Powercast looking to bring wireless power to reality  —  We know, energy without wires has always seemed like one of those novel concepts that sounds terrific in theory, but remains a tad difficult to imagine hitting the commercial scene for some time to come.
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 …
Discussion: Epicenter
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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
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.
Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
Everything Good is Bad For You  —  While we were developing Reddit, we always used to run into people who'd recognize us and come up to say hi.  "Oh, wow," they'd say to us.  "I can't tell you how much your site has killed my productivity.  I check it a hundred times every day."
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Good or bad? Wrong question
Peter Caputa / pc4media:
Your Startup Was My 3rd Grade Science Project
Discussion: VC Ratings
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, Gear Live and Digital World
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.
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).
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Trojan masquerades as IE 7 downloads
Discussion: DailyTechRag
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Look at Facebook  —  Recent traffic statistics at social networking site Facebook are impressive and we're wondering if there's a wider story here.  —  Facebook tells us the site is seeing about 1.5 billion page views a day, up from about 1 billion daily views last month — statistics that haven't been released until now.
Discussion: The Paradigm Shift
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?".
 
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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
Financial Times:
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Dseven / Doug Seven:
Codename: Athens - RC Almost Baked
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Earthlink: Free MuniFi with Nokia N800
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Apple TV hacked to enable USB
Discussion: AwkwardTV and digg
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Thanks For The Link, Mainstream Media — Now Let's Have More!
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
SonyBMG retires demo and urges new talent to upload songs
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Amsterdam sold for $50,000  —  IN FOCUS » See more posts on: Second Life
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Treo 755p for Sprint in the wild
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
Verizon Creates Its Own TV Channel
Mark Vanderbeeken / Core77 Design Studio Bullitts:
c,mm,n, the world's first open-source car
David Craddock / Shacknews:
Alex St John Interview