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4:50 AM ET, February 23, 2009

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Fred / A VC:
A Stimulus Plan For Venture Capital?  No Thanks.  —  Tom Friedman, who I admire in many ways, has an op-ed piece in today's NY Times where he suggests that the US government take the bailout money they are thinking of giving to the auto industry and instead give it to the top venture capital firms.
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PC World:
Rejected! 10 iPhone Apps That Didn't Make Apple's App Store  —  A ‘throw shoes at Bush’ app, a breast-jiggler, a naughty entry from the South Park guys—these are some of the iPhone apps that Apple unceremoniously denied shelf space  —  JR Raphael, PC World
Rac / ubiq_uitous communication …:
Apple wireless keyboard used with an iPhone  —  Here is a short video showing the interacting devices (Apple wireless keyboard, iPhone, communicating over Bluetooth) in operation.  —  Feels like getting closer to the “mainstreaming” goal - it uses hardware that comes of the shelf …
Alex Wright / New York Times:
Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can't Grasp  —  One day last summer, Google's search engine trundled quietly past a milestone.  It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows about.  But as impossibly big as that number may seem, it represents only a fraction of the entire Web.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
More Consolidation In Europe: GoAdv To Acquire LeGuide.com For €50 Million  —  After Meetic buying the European operations of Match.com last week, here's another sign the online media landscape in Europe is changing in the face of a dire economy: pan-European online media company GoAdv …
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Jobs Health Concerns Swirl as Apple Holds Annual Meeting Without Its CEO  —  Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. will hold its annual meeting this week without Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, his first absence since he reclaimed leadership of the company more than a decade ago.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Nick Denton:
Gawker, now incorporating Defamer [Housekeeping]  —  It's Oscars day, a good a time as any to do this: Hollywood gossip site Defamer is being merged into Gawker, the company's flagship gossip title.  The four-year-old title will continue as Gawker's entertainment column …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:   Say Goodbye to Hollywood: Gawker Valleywags Defamer
Donna St. George / Washington Post:
6,473 Texts a Month, But at What Cost?  —  Constant Cellphone Messaging Keeps Kids Connected, Parents Concerned  —  Julie Zingeser texts at home, at school, in the car while her mother is driving.  She texts during homework, after pompon practice and as she walks the family dog.
Discussion: Smart Mobs and textually.org, Thanks:brickandclick
Andy Pemberton / Times of London:
A load of Twitter  —  Feel the need to tell everyone everything you're doing all of the time?  Then tweeting is for you  —  “Arse, poo and widdle.”  With this unholy trinity of coy expletives, Stephen Fry introduced us to the joys of Twitter earlier this month.  Fry was stuck in a lift and posted a “tweet” about it.
Seeking Alpha:
Amazon's Wheel of Growth  —  This is Episode 3B in a 4 part series.  Here is the outline for the series:  —  Episode I - Q408 in-depth analysis - available here with Q+A covered in an addendum (IA) (link)  —  Episode II - Introducing the ChannelAdvisor Ecommerce Framework (CEF) (link)
Thanks:atul
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Media Unit to Get a Reorg Too!  —  Besides the more massive management reorganization that new Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz could announce this week, as BoomTown reported on Friday, the Internet company's powerful media arm might also see a drastic shift in management structure even sooner.
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
A Look Behind the Curtain at Techmeme  —  In late 2005 former Intel developer Gabe Rivera launched what is now TechMeme, a powerful semi-automated “meme tracker” that discovers the hottest conversations in the tech blogosphere every 5 minutes.  It's an incredible resource and has become a financial success for Rivera as well.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Equips Individuals With New Training Resources Needed for Jobs  —  Elevate America initiative provides technology skills tools at no cost and low cost.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced a new initiative, Elevate America, which will provide up to 2 million people over the next three years …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Hot News: The AP Is Living In The Last Century
Thanks:kevendones
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Kindle 2 shipping now  —  Better start checking your order status …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and GeekTonic
diego's weblog:
what “web 2.0” really means — and why “web 3.0” will never come
 Earlier Items: 
Tech Daily Dose:
CNN, Facebook Partner For Obama Speech
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Tim Armstrong's “Patch” To Cash In On Death Of Newspapers?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Photos Pulls Away From The Pack
Thanks:atul