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3:00 PM ET, March 24, 2008

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mike Shields / Mediaweek:
ESPN Turns Off Ad Nets  —  Moves to protect brand, content; other publishers mull  —  Top Web publishers are planning a revolt.  Even as more prominent sites experiment with selling remnant inventory through online ad networks, and in some cases ad exchanges, ESPN.com is saying thanks, but no thanks.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Are ad networks for loser/weak publishers?  —  I've never liked the ad network business.  They're a very short term solution and they are very damaging to high-end publishers because they create massive channel conflicts (i.e. many people selling your inventory confusing advertisers) …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
ESPN Pulls The Plug On Ad Network; Millard Warns About Treating Ads …
Discussion: WebGuild and Silicon Alley Insider
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google outlines proposal for ‘Wi-Fi on steroids’  —  Google on Monday said it has a plan to have American consumers from Manhattan to rural North Dakota surfing the Web on handheld gadgets at gigabits-per-second speeds by the 2009 holiday season.  —  The company, joined by other heavyweights …
Discussion: DSLreports
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
After 700MHz coup, Google now fronting white space devices  —  Google famously bid on the 700MHz spectrum auction that wrapped up last week, but was outbid by Verizon.  Most observers have characterized Google as an ecstatic loser, since the FCC's open access rules that it wanted so badly will have to be followed by Verizon.
Discussion: ZDNet Government
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Google's White Space Proposal
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Next Wireless Push: ‘White Spaces’ Devices (GOOG)
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
How I Blew My Google Interview  —  Another form of web literature is emerging: stories of job applicants rejected by Google (GOOG).  Google makes all applicants sign NDAs, of course—can't have future applicants boning up!—but unlike the standard Googleplex NDAs, these apparently don't bar tales …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog and PSFK
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Corey Trager / Bug Tracker Blog:
Google interview … Last summer I was interviewed …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Report: MySpace nears deal with Sony BMG, Warner Music  —  MySpace.com is rolling toward closing deals with two of the four top music labels, according to a report published Monday.  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group are nearing deals with the social network, The New York Post reported, citing unnamed sources.
Discussion: Electronista
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Reuters:
Electronic Arts CFO to leave company  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc (NasdaqGS:ERTS - News) said on Monday that Chief Financial Officer Warren Jenson will leave the video game publisher, which is pursuing a hostile takeover of rival Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NasdaqGS:TTWO - News).
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Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
EA CFO to step down in the midst of Take Two takeover
AppleInsider:
Rumor: Digg founder claims 3G iPhone to do video chat  —  Digg founder Kevin Rose, whose first-generation iPhone rumors fell short of their mark last Spring, is citing different sources this year in predicting that the 3G version of the handset will boast video chat capabilities.
Discussion: Epicenter and Gizmodo
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.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
It's Not Exploitation If You Chose To Take Part  —  Well, the buzz of the weekend seems to be around a New York Times op-ed by musician Billy Bragg upset about the sale of Bebo to AOL earlier this month.  Bragg's complaint is an old one that we've heard before: Because musicians chose to put …
Discussion: p2pnet and MarketingVOX
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.
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Come on Down to South Park and Watch the Shows Online  —  The web just got a whole lot funnier as the guys behind South Park have made every episode of their hit show available for free online.  That's right — every. episode.  (Take that Hulu, and your five weeks' worth of shows window).
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 …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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).
 
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Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Adwords Ad Creates Initial Interest Confusion—Storus v. Aroa
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Mytopia: Yet another casual-gaming start-up goes live
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Google: $300 Million DoubleClick Revs; Must Leverage Buy And Sell …
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
I Need A News Feed For My News Feeds
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How I Use Twitter to Promote My Blog
George Ou:
Fixing the unfairness of TCP congestion control
Rick Broida / Crave: The gadget blog:
Pocket a 4GB iPod nano for $99 shipped
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Photoshop Elements 6 ships for Mac
 Earlier Items: 
Geoff Livingston / The Buzz Bin:
Marketing Departments Become Two-Way
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Justin.TV's Birthday Stats—57 Years Worth of Video and Counting.
Jason Snyder / InfoWorld:
Roundtable: The state of open source
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Blist Socializes, Opens Public Beta
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and eWeek
USA Today:
Comcast, Time Warner cable cry foul on Verizon
Discussion: DSLreports
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Heavens! Professor Imperils Blu-Ray's Future
Discussion: TGDaily.com, Switched and Joystiq
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Can Microsoft make Silverlight shine?
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
The inevitability of the iPhone
Discussion: Business Logs and broadstuff