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4:05 AM ET, March 10, 2008

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Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Journalist becomes the story at Mark Zuckerberg SXSWi keynote  —  AUSTIN, Texas—Ugh.  Talk about losing an audience.  —  During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's keynote address Sunday here at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), on-stage interviewer Sarah Lacy out-and-out bombed …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg, Sarah Lacey Interview Disaster  —  Of all the interviews I have ever had the opportunity to sit in on, this one takes the cake for being the worst.  Sarah Lacey, the author of a Business Week cover article as well as a book on Mark Zuckerberg, appeared to spend more time discussing …
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
The Problem with the Zuckerberg-Lacy interview @ SXSW: Sarah's not a Geek.  —  So i'm still in shock  —  at what happened a few hours ago at SXSW during the Sarah Lacy interview of Mark Zuckerberg.  I'd like to be nice about it & i feel for Sarah, but to be brutally honest i don't think i've ever seen …
Ben Homer / Online Video Watch:
Lacy Responds to Zuckerberg Keynote Disaster  —  When the collective geekdom of the United States shows up in one place and spends half their time in line they have a lot of extra time to bitch on their mobile devices.  That said, it's probably still fair to label Sarah Lacy's interview of Mark Zuckerberg …
Underwire / Wired:
Zuckerberg Keynote Descends Into Chaos, Audience Takes Over  —  AUSTIN, Texas — They came expecting a civilized, one-on-one discussion, but they got what some attendees described as “a train wreck.”  —  Ballroom A of the Austin Convention Center was packed to capacity on Sunday evening …
Discussion: Geek Gestalt and FaceReviews
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Zuckerberg Isn't About the Money
Discussion: The Social
Scott Kidder / Valleywag:
Twitterati lashes out at interviewer after Zuckerberg keynote
Discussion: Blogads, AppScout and broadstuff
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Paul McCartney Signs $400 Million iTunes Deal For The Beatles Catalog  —  Finally!  Paul McCartney has signed a $400 million deal, which will see the Beatles catalog make its way to iTunes, at long last.  —  Though McCartney will probably make off with the lion's share of the cash sum …
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UPI:
McCartney cashes in on Beatles' catalog  —  British singer Paul McCartney has reached a $400 million agreement with iTunes for the distribution of the Beatles' back catalog.  —  The former Beatles star, who is currently mired in a bitter divorce, officially sanctioned the Internet download service …
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Apple Will Dominate Next Gen Computing  —  Last week Steve Jobs took the stage at the Apple Town hall meeting and announced two major things for the iPhone: 1) support for Microsoft Exchange and 2) the iPhone SDK.  The Exchange support was a relatively unexpected move, but in retrospect it makes perfect sense.
Discussion: Mobility Site
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Facebook Application To Find Blood Donors Fast  —  About 43,000 pints of blood are donated each day by Canadians and Americans, which help the 4.5 million patients who need that blood transfusions every year.  Total donations aren't adequate to satisfy demand, though, and shortages occur regularly.
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Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Facebook Is Extending Its Network to Blood Donations
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
A Couple of My Rules for Startups  —  My buddy Jason had a GREAT post about rules for startups.  Read it, love it learn it.  —  Of course, anyone who has started a company has their own rules and guidelines, so I thought i would add to the meme with my own.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and ben barren
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
On work and family and having a “real life”
Discussion: Stilgherrian and A VC
Louise Story / New York Times:
To Aim Ads, Web Is Keeping Closer Eye on You  —  A famous New Yorker cartoon from 1993 showed two dogs at a computer, with one saying to the other, “On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.”  —  That may no longer be true.  —  A new analysis of online consumer data shows that large Web companies …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Eric A. Taub / New York Times:
Another DVD Format, but This One Says It's Cheaper  —  No sooner has the battle for the next-generation high definition DVD format ended, with Blu-ray triumphing over HD DVD, than a new contender has emerged.  —  A new system that is incompatible with Blu-ray, called HD VMD, for versatile multilayer disc, is trying to find a niche.
Discussion: MacRumors
louisgray.com:
10 Suggestions for Google Reader, One Year Later  —  On March 3rd of last year, I posted one of the more active and popular posts in louisgray.com's history, offering my thoughts on where I hoped Google Reader would take the service.  In a simple “10 suggestions” format …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Filters for Google Reader
Discussion: louisgray.com
 
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When Mom or Dad Asks To Be a Facebook ‘Friend’
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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