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4:45 AM ET, March 25, 2008

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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 …
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Bret Taylor / FriendFeed Blog:
Post your FriendFeed comments back to Twitter  —  For you Twitter users: When you are commenting on a Twitter post in FriendFeed, you now have the option of sending your comment as an @reply in Twitter as well:  —  Happy Tweeting!  —  Ana said...
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:   FriendFeed moves into TwitterSpace
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Finally, FriendFeed Answers The Twitter Conundrum
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
What Microsoft can teach Apple about software updates  —  Last summer, I looked at Apple's announced plans for its Safari web browser and wondered out loud, Is Steve Jobs planning a hostile takeover of the Windows desktop?  Apple's decision last week to begin aggressively pushing Safari …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Launch Preferred Application Program  —  The Facebook Platform, launched in May 2007, has been an unqualified success.  Nearly 20,000 applications have been released by third party developers, and it spurred Google to quickly launch a competing platform of its own.
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:   Beer Pong Comes to Facebook
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Security Lapse Leaves Private Photos Exposed, Even Paris and Zuck's  —  The Associated Press reported this afternoon that its reporters were able to use an undisclosed method to access private photos on Facebook, including some from Paris Hilton at the Emmys and others …
US Department of Justice:
Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on its Decision to Close its Investigation of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Merger with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.  —  Evidence Does Not Establish that Combination of Satellite Radio Providers Would Substantially Reduce Competition
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Peerflix is shutting down  —  The DVD swapping service Peerflix is closing, according to an e-mail sent to users this evening.  The service enabled its members to request DVDs from other members.  It let users print prepaid fold-it-yourself mailing containers on 8x11-inch paper, and charged a fee for each swap.
Discussion: paidContent.org and CNET News.com
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Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Peerflix Is Shutting Down  —  I guess the Peerflix model …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
With Winamp in mind, Imeem announces developer strategy  —  Social media service Imeem has announced the Imeem Media Platform, a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) and tools so that outside developers and partners can contribute to the site.  The APIs will give developers access …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Turkey blocks Web site over insults to Ataturk  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Turkish government has been blocking access nationwide to Slide Inc and its popular multimedia Web software after a local court ruled the site let users post photos and stories insulting the Turkish republic's founder, the company said on Monday.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Mashable!
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Slide Blog:
Note to Slide users in Turkey
Discussion: GigaOM and VentureBeat
Adam Lusher / Sydney Morning Herald:
Google's free beer and ‘big-ass’ barbies  —  IT STARTED with two students in a garage and became a $A220 billion giant relied upon by 60% of the world's internet users.  —  Now, one of the men at the heart of the Google empire has disclosed the secrets behind its rise from almost nothing 10 years ago …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   The Secret To Google's Success: Free Beer And Sushi
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).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
South Park Studios - It's Like AllSP, But Legal
Eric Alterman / New Yorker:
OUT OF PRINT  —  The death and life of the American newspaper. … The American newspaper has been around for approximately three hundred years.  Benjamin Harris's spirited Publick Occurrences, Both Forreign and Domestick managed just one issue, in 1690, before the Massachusetts authorities closed it down.
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Psychology of Entrepreneurial Misjudgment, part 1: Biases 1-6  —  Charlie Munger is an 80-something billionaire who cofounded top-tier law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson and is Warren Buffett's long-time partner and Vice-Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway, one of the most successful companies of all time.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Expandable Google Search Box  —  If you entered long queries in a Google search box, you would notice that it's difficult to edit them because Google optimized the size of the box for short queries.  Things have changed and now you can much bigger queries and Google will adjust the search box's size after you perform a search.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
Australian Company Calls WiMax a Disaster  —  Disaster.  Miserable failure.  Mired in opportunistic hype.  Those were just a few of the descriptors Garth Freeman, the CEO of Australian company Buzz Broadband, recently used to characterize the next-generation wireless technology, WiMax.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Electronista and Bits
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Amazon S3 - Backstory for Nerds - Part 2  —  Note to non-nerds - back to English tomorrow; you may want to skip this one.  —  Here's the problem: My broadbandwiki browser application does two things for users: it shows them what broadband access people around them are using and it enables …
Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Googling Gets A Lot More Dangerous: Chrysler Adding In-Car Internet  —  Ever wish you could Google while you drive?  Or at least while you're parked?  That's Chrysler's pitch as it begins offering in-car Internet in some of its models this year.  —  The details are few and far between …
Discussion: Orbitcast and Hear 2.0
 
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Nathan McFeters / Zero Day:
Defeating the Same Origin Policy part 2
Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
Badges for Yahoo! Pipes
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Sun's head chip guy heads to Juniper
Discussion: The Register
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Starz to Sell on iTunes
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
The Lifestreaming Backlash  —  Backlash is probably too harsh …
Discussion: Voices and socialwrite.com
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
New inkjet tech can “print” LCDs using silver nanoparticles
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Major Donors Generous Online
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Screenshots reveal possible iPhone App Store design
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Is Twitter About to Have a Big Spam Problem?
Discussion: The Buzz Bin
Mona Elesseily / Search Engine Land:
Is Microhoo A Done Deal?
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebMetricsGuru
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Intel's Netbook revealed as the 2go PC
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
C2: Microsoft's take on FriendFeed?
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and WinExtra
Fortune:
A half-billion in widgets  —  If Max Levchin's Slide can cure …
Discussion: Valleywag
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LiveJournal Says Goodbye to Unique Account Structure, Against Wishes of Advisors
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
MacBook Air makes a great ultraportable... for Vista
AppleInsider:
Rumor: Digg founder claims 3G iPhone to do video chat