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11:50 PM ET, March 23, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
2,433 Unread Emails Is An Opportunity For An Entrepreneur  —  Consider this response that I just received (identifying information removed) from a venture capitalist I emailed to discuss a new investment: … I remember the days before email.  For those of you who don't …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Three Internet Careers That Soon Won't Exist  —  Earlier this year the New York Times detailed how careers in medicine and law - formerly bankable lifetime gigs - have lost their luster.  College grads instead are pouring their resources into trying to create (or join) the next Facebook or MySpace.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A New Tool From Google Alarms Sites  —  Retailers and publishers have fought hard to work their way up in the ranking of Google's search results and refine the search features of their own Web sites to help users once they arrive.  Now, Google is taking a greater role in helping users search within particular sites.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Distorting Info on 20% Time?  —  Commercials lie, including the ones by Google, as a statement by Gmail inventor Paul Buchheit would suggest.  Here's the quote from the commercial by (now ex-Google employee) Joseph O'S.:  —  So innovation comes from the employees often.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Reality, antitrust concerns dog Apple subscription rumors  —  For instant rumor action, combine “Apple” with just about anything, add water, shake, and serve up on the Internet.  The power of Apple rumors was on display again this week as word of a listen-till-your-eardrums-burst subscription hit the news.
Discussion: MediaFuturist
David Sarno / Los Angeles Times:
Reporting live from a cellphone near you ...  Jason Calacanis uses a Nokia cellphone to stream live.  He reports regularly.  —  The startup allows video from cellphones to be streamed live on the Web.  In the future, will any bad behavior may go unnoticed?  —  GET ready for your close-up.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Evidence mounting: Windows 7 going modular, subscription  —  When Windows 7 launches sometime after the start of 2010, the desktop OS will be Microsoft's most “modular” yet.  Having never really been comfortable with the idea of a single, monolithic desktop OS offering …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Rick Rolled to child porn = you're a pedophile, says FBI  —  Everyone has had it happen to them: a “friend” sends you a link in IM or over IRC that purports to be something like a cat in an awkward position with a hilarious caption.  Soon, however, you discover that the link wasn't to a lolcat at all …
Discussion: Digg
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Even at Megastores, Hagglers Find No Price Is Set in Stone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Shoppers are discovering an upside to the down economy.  They are getting price breaks by reviving an age-old retail strategy: haggling.  —  A bargaining culture once confined largely to car showrooms …
Jens Alfke / Thought Palace:
The iPhone Has Blinders On  —  I bow to my esteemed colleague Craig Hockenberry's greater experience in iPhone development; but I must disagree with his take on the infeasibility of background applications.  He gives two reasons why networked apps shouldn't run in the background — one technical and one user-interface.
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Are these the first screenshots of the iPhone AppStore?  —  One of our readers sent us in some screenshots of his iPhone showing what appears to be the anticipated iTunes AppStore.  Could these pictures be the AppStore, or could it be some type of hack?  It definitely looks legit to us!
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
John Markoff / New York Times:
Replacing Wire With Laser, Sun Tries to Speed Up Data  —  Sun Microsystems is trying to do for computing what all the king's horses and men failed to do for Humpty Dumpty.  For decades, the semiconductor industry has broken silicon wafers into smaller chips to improve manufacturing yields.
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Question to Mozilla CEO: what do you fear?  —  The kerfuffle over Apple's decision to include the Safari 3.1 ‘update’ with an iTunes update installer for Windows made me smile.  John Lilly, CEO Mozilla Foundation seems outraged at Apple's decision.  It only adds to the hilarity.  Why?
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
These Crazy Musicians Still Think They Should Get Paid For Recorded Music  —  Why is it the Brits have all the crazy-stupid ideas about how to screw up the music industry even more than it is already?  —  British musician Billy Bragg argues in the New York Times today that some portion …
Discussion: Evolving Trends and Valleywag
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Billy Bragg / New York Times:
The Royalty Scam  —  LAST week at South by Southwest …
 
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bridging Desktop And Web Applications - A Look At Mozilla Prism