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2:45 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 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 …
Discussion: WebGuild and Silicon Alley Insider
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: PSFK and Susan Mernit's Blog
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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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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Google's White Space Proposal  —  Google has issued to the FCC its plan for what it would like to do with the airwaves freed up by the upcoming conversion from analog to digital television, and it's pretty optimistic.  You may recall the 700 MHz auction that decided the fate of licensed spectrum …
Discussion: dailywireless.org
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Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
EA CFO to step down in the midst of Take Two takeover  —  This is certainly something no one expected: today it has been announced the EA's chief financial officer will be stepping down.  Warren Jenson has been with EA since 2002, and has pledged to stay with the company through …
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Reuters:
Electronic Arts CFO to leave company
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.
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
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).
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
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
Geoff Livingston / The Buzz Bin:
Marketing Departments Become Two-Way  —  Part III of Social Media's Role within Global Businesses  —  As socialized feedback becomes increasing prevalent across a wide variety of business functions, enterprises will need to better absorb external information.
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
I Need A News Feed For My News Feeds  —  Josh Kopelman doesn't blog that frequently, but almost all of them are worth reading carefully.  His latest post - Feed Frenzy - is great.  Josh is facing the “multiple news feed problem” as he joins more and more services that publish a news feed.
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog and TechCrunch
 
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Google: $300 Million DoubleClick Revs; Must Leverage Buy And Sell …
ReadWriteWeb:
Interview: Socialthing! Founder Matt Galligan
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How I Use Twitter to Promote My Blog
George Ou:
Fixing the unfairness of TCP congestion control
Discussion: Slashdot
Rick Broida / Crave: The gadget blog:
Pocket a 4GB iPod nano for $99 shipped
Fugitsu:
Fujitsu to Release World's First 7200-RPM 320 GB 2.5" Hard Disk Drive
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Conversation Quotient  —  Social media metrics are still a work in progress
Discussion: Blogspotting
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Justin.TV's Birthday Stats—57 Years Worth of Video and Counting.
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Snyder / InfoWorld:
Roundtable: The state of open source
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Come on Down to South Park and Watch the Shows Online
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Blist Socializes, Opens Public Beta
Discussion: eWeek and ReadWriteWeb
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?
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Review: T-Mobile's Blackberry 8820
Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
The inevitability of the iPhone
Discussion: Business Logs and broadstuff