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9:45 AM ET, March 24, 2008

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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.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Mozilla vs. Apple on Safari flap: It's about the Google search box  —  Apple pushes Safari to you when you update iTunes.  Mozilla CEO John Lilly blasted the move.  Meanwhile, there's enough hubbub to last a few weeks over these dueling point of views.  But what this spat really comes …
Discussion: WebProNews, John's Blog and Gadgetell
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
The inevitability of the iPhone  —  I walked into my local AT&T Wireless store on Saturday fully expecting and prepared to get a Blackberry 8820.  My Blackberry 8800 died while I was in London last week, and both Visa and American Express tried to protect me from fraud by disallowing my attempts to order a new phone over the web.
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Review: T-Mobile's Blackberry 8820  —  What isn't there to love about T-Mobiles UMA VoIP Wi-Fi solution?  Like mini-bar cashews and a nice upgrade to business class, T-Mobile knows what makes travelers happy, especially international financiers with a Spitzerian mistress in every port and a burgeoning Falstaffian gut.
Evelyn Nussenbaum / New York Times:
The '80s Video That Pops Up, Online and Off  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The women's basketball game at Eastern Washington University on March 8 started out like any other, as the Eagles of E.W.U. faced off against the Montana State Bobcats.  —  But a routine timeout turned into a 1980s flashback …
Corey Trager / Bug Tracker Blog:
Google interview … Last summer I was interviewed at Google's Chicago office but I was not given an offer.  —  Others rejected by Google have written about their experiences:  —  http://weblogs.asp.net/jasonsalas/ archive/2005/09/04/424378.aspx  —  http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2006/ 12/30/my-interview-with-google/
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Quotably: The Perfect Tool To Make Sense Of Twitter  —  A new service called Quotably may be the best third party Twitter-related service so far.  That's because it reformats Twitter messages into threaded conversations, making it significantly easier to follow actual discussions that are occurring on Twitter.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The secret to Twitter  —  I've been talking to lots of people about Twitter.
Discussion: WinExtra
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
MetaCarta: Mapping the news  —  A Cambridge, Mass.-based company is launching a free Web site that maps news articles to their location on a map.  —  MetaCarta indexes more than 1,400 sources, including stories from the Associated Press, Reuters, and other news sites and blogs.
Discussion: Screenwerk and All Points Blog
Reuters:
Web host suspends site planned for anti-Koran film  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A U.S.-based web service, which Islam critic and Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders planned to use to show his film critical of the Koran, said on Saturday that it had inactivated the site due to complaints.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Mike / The Raw Feed:
Network Solutions Censors Anti-Koran Web Site
Discussion: CNET News.com and Slashdot
Grace Won / AVING:
All-in-one device ‘Hybrid Dual Portable Computer’  —  SEOUL, Korea (AVING) — <Visual News> MIU(www.miubit.com) introduced its new wireless IP-based hybrid portable device dubbed ‘HDPC (Hybrid Dual Portable Computer)’ in Korea market, which is equipped with dual OS(Windows XP/Windows CE 5.0 or Linux Qplus).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is OpenID Being Exploited By The Big Internet Companies?  —  OpenID, a distributed single sign on solution that allows people to sign into different services with the same login credentials, gained significant momentum over the last year as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL all pledged their support for the initiative.
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
My Lack of Confidence in Vista SP1  —  My friend is a successful entrepreneur who runs a small chain of book stores.  His business could depend on what SP1 might do to his main Vista machine.  I didn't have confidence that the update would install trouble free.  —  My buddy loves Microsoft, but he detests Windows Vista.
Discussion: Computerworld
InfoWorld:
Fujitsu plans speedy 320GB laptop drive  —  San Francisco - Fujitsu plans to begin selling in late June a new range of high-performance hard-disk drives for laptop PCs that offer more storage space than current models.  —  The “MHZ2 BJ” series of drives have disks that spin at 7,200rpm …
Discussion: Electronista and CrunchGear
James Chapman / Daily Mail:
Lost in MySpace: How a generation of children are being raised online, spending 20 hours a week on the internet  —  A generation of children are effectively being “raised online”, spending most of their free time on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, a report warns today.
Discussion: Digg
 
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
JPMorgan in Negotiations to Raise Bear Stearns Bid
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Saturday Post: Choking On The Long Tail - The Unbearable Burden
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Discussion: Newlaunches.com and Engadget
Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
Tech Workers Favor McCain, Obama
Discussion: Valleywag and Slashdot
Brooks Boliek / Hollywood Reporter:
Names floated for next FCC chair
Discussion: paidContent.org and The 463
Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Keep your hands off the cell phone come July
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Media cos. battle Web portals on ads
 Earlier Items: 
John Markoff / New York Times:
Replacing Wire With Laser, Sun Tries to Speed Up Data
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Reality, antitrust concerns dog Apple subscription rumors
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Distorting Info on 20% Time?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
2,433 Unread Emails Is An Opportunity For An Entrepreneur
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Startup camp for entrepreneurs
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Evidence mounting: Windows 7 going modular, subscription
Discussion: TechBlog, LiveSide and Digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Rick Rolled to child porn = you're a pedophile, says FBI
Discussion: Digg
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Three Internet Careers That Soon Won't Exist
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

Max Tani / Semafor:
The Intercept is losing ~$300K/month and could run out of cash by May 2025, according to data from March; its CEO says the projection was a worst case scenario

Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Disney plans old-style TV channels within Disney+, with a continuous, scheduled stream of shows that are focused on certain genres like Star Wars

 
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