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11:15 AM ET, March 24, 2008

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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Heavens!  Professor Imperils Blu-Ray's Future  —  The latest outrage circulating in the blogosphere is over the US International Trade Commission's (ITC) announcement Thursday that it is investigating numerous companies involved in the development of Blu-ray disc players …
Discussion: TGDaily.com, Joystiq and Switched
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
PS3 2.20 update to offer portable copy of Blu-ray films to PSP?
Discussion: TGDaily.com, Gizmodo and PSP Updates
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 …
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/
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
How I Blew My Google Interview
Discussion: PSFK
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 …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
ESPN Pulls The Plug On Ad Network; Millard Warns About Treating Ads Like Pork Bellies  —  With nearly every media company getting in the ad network game—the latest entrant being Forbes—one major player is bucking the trend.  ESPN (NYSE: DIS) has ended its arrangement with Specific Media …
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Media cos. battle Web portals on ads
Discussion: Contentinople
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.
Discussion: broadstuff
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
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).
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.
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: The Real McCrea and JasonKolb.com
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.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
2,433 Unread Emails, I feel your pain..  —  This gem of a post recently popped up in my Techmeme/TechCrunch RSS feed. its Michael Arrington lamenting the hassle/aggravation/frustration of having to deal with a daily onslaught of thousands of emails.  —  Michael, I feel your pain.
Discussion: Edelman Digital
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Sam / Go Big Always:
Media execs are asleep at their own wheel  —  Why media execs still don't get social media is beyond me.  —  Yes, I get their business model: serve as many pages as possible so they can have enough media “inventory” to sell lots of ads.  And then there is subscription.
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
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: TECH.BLORGE.com and Digg
Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Microsoft confirms Word attacks  —  Microsoft has confirmed reports of vulnerability in Word that allows an attacker to exploit a system via the Microsoft Jet Database Engine, which shares data with Access, Visual Basic and third party applications.  —  Microsoft in its advisory said the potential for attack is “very limited.”
Discussion: CrunchGear
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: p2pnet, CNET News.com and Slashdot
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
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Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
Tech Workers Favor McCain, Obama
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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
John Markoff / New York Times:
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Distorting Info on 20% Time?