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9:30 PM ET, March 6, 2009

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Brad Stone / Bits:
Hulu Evades Boxee's Embrace (Again)  —  Well that was quick.  —  Content from the video site Hulu no longer works on the latest version of the video-watching software Boxee, which I described earlier today.  Hulu, the joint Web venture between NBC and Fox, is clearly not interested …
Discussion: CNET News, NewTeeVee and Digits
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Avner Ronen / boxee blog:
the trials and tribulations of innovation  —  we just found out that Hulu blocked the boxee browser from accessing the Hulu site. this is a disappointing development since their RSS feeds are publicly available, and our browser, while optimized for a great 10 ft video experience …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu Brushes Off Boxee, And Boxee Comes Back For More  —  Just in case anyone was wondering: Hulu, the Web video service that lets you watch Fox and NBC shows on your computer, really doesn't want you to plug that computer into your TV.  —  And Boxee, a startup that makes it easy for you to plug …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Hulu Goes Medieval on Boxee  —  At first, the kerfuffle involving the way startup Boxee used clever software to bring Hulu's Internet TV service to TV sets was rather gentlemanly.  Hulu asked Boxee to remove it, and explained why in a blog post that was almost apologetic-and which pretty much blamed it all on Hollywood content owners.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Don Reisinger / Webware.com:
Kindle is not the best iPhone e-reader  —  By now, you know you don't need a Kindle 2 to read books electronically.  You can use the new Kindle for iPhone app.  —  But Kindle's not the only way to read books on a iPhone or iPod Touch.  There are two other readers well worth checking out:
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Breaking Apple's Grip on the iPhone
Nick / Rough Type:
The coming of the megacomputer  —  Here's an incredible, and telling, data point.  In a talk yesterday, reports the Financial Times' Richard Waters, the head of Microsoft Research, Rick Rashid, said that about 20 percent of all the server computers being sold in the world …
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Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com:
How many computers does the world need?  —  One view of the future holds that the world will end up with just a handful of massive distributed computers, under the control of companies like Google.  —  If so, then we could be getting there faster than you think.
Discussion: CloudAve
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Snow Leopard goes 64 Bit, to be released on June 8th with Stevo?  —  World of Apple is publishing (naughty, naughty) Apple's Snow Leopard release notes, below, which include a new Quicktime Player UI, a new Cocoa Desktop, Info Window and Contextual Menus and of course the new Safari 4 Web Browser.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Two possible dates for Apple's WWDC 2009 emerge
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Aaron Greenspan / The Huffington Post:
Why I Sued Google (and Won)  —  Like most Americans, I use Google's search engine several times a day without so much as a second thought.  It was only in 2007 that my company's relationship with Google, Inc. temporarily escalated to that of a full-fledged customer, when Think Computer …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Marissa Mayer On Charlie Rose: The Future Of Google, Future Of Search  —  Charlie Rose, who's been focusing lately on Silicon Valley personalities, interviewed Google Vice President Marissa Mayer last night.  In a long and broad ranging discussion, Marissa talks about the product development cycle …
Engineering Windows 7:
Beta to RC Changes - Turning Windows Features On or Off  —  The theme of “choice and control” has been applied in many aspects of how we have designed Windows 7.  We've certainly received lots of positive feedback about the theme and about the choices we've made in the design …
CNET News:
Is Craigslist the world's biggest bordello?  —  Catherine is a 35-year-old sex worker in San Francisco who relies on Craigslist to reduce the physical risks often faced by a woman in her line of work.  —  “Craigslist is important to helping us avoid violence,” says the woman, who is originally from Europe.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Large Pirate Topsite Raided in Sweden  —  The raids were carried out two weeks ago but were only announced today.  The site, which goes by the name ‘Sunnydale’, was a so-called topsite that hosted pirated movies, software and TV-shows spread out over a dozen servers.
Discussion: CNET News
Daniel Libit / The Politico:
Hill tries to bypass Storm  —  There are a lot of storms swirling around Washington these days but only one that's dragging down Democrats and Republicans alike.  It's the one made by Research in Motion.  —  The BlackBerry Storm — the first BlackBerry without a physical keyboard …
The McKinsey Quarterly:
When job seekers invade Facebook  —  The increasing popularity of online social networking is changing not only the way people manage their careers but social networking itself.  —  • Soumitra Dutta and Matthew Fraser  —  This short essay is a Conversation Starter, one in a series of invited opinions on topical issues.
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:atul
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Changing Nature of Virality: Facebook and Twitter  —  After Perez Hilton recorded a single-day high of 13.9 million page views on the day after the Oscars, web research firm Hitwise found that the celeb gossip site's top traffic source is Facebook.  That's crazy — for nearly as long …
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Did Kumo.com go live last night?  —  Kumo.com, the new iteration of Live Search, is supposed to be in “internal tests”, but apparently at least for a time last night it was live.  We picked up on a re-tweet of a tweet taken down (btw, why bother?  Removing a tweet doesn't remove it from Twitter Search! …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pure Digital (Flip Video) In Acquisition Discussions; Cisco May Be Buying (Updated)  —  San Francisco based Pure Digital Technologies, the seven year old company behind the Flip Video line of video cameras, is considering a sale of the company, multiple sources have confirmed.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Crave, Thanks:atul
Bloomberg:
Universal Music Wins Trial Over Eminem Royalties  —  Universal Music Group, a Vivendi unit, won a jury verdict over royalties from Apple Inc. iTunes downloads and mobile-phone ringtones in a lawsuit brought by the Detroit producers who helped launch rapper Eminem's career.
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Apple Gets Crushed, For No Good Reason  —  When it comes to Apple [AAPL Loading...  () ], help me understand something: JP Morgan PC analyst Mark Moskowitz cuts his outlook for iPhone and Mac shipments microscopically, and it's good for a 5 percent drubbing of Apple shares.
Associated Press:
Stock slump could end up enriching Google workers  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — This week's steep drop in the stock market is yielding a golden opportunity for most Google employees.  That's because the Internet search leader plans to reset the price on millions of stock options based …
Discussion: Bits
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Palm investor: Pre will trump iPhone  —  Palm investor Roger McNamee is talking smack and arguing that Apple iPhone users will jump ship to the to-be-launched Pre.  —  According to Bloomberg, McNamee said: … And. … That's some heady talk from an investor in a company that needs to ship the Pre on time to survive.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Myth of the Darknets  —  Ars Technica published an intriguing piece by Nate Anderson today predicting that file-sharing programs like the new version of Lime Wire will lead to users just swapping files among friends.  These private sharing networks are oftentimes called darknets …
Jeff Segal / Telegraph:
Google needs to grow up and pay a dividend  —  Google looks to be printing money as fast as the US government - it may pile up $21bn (£14.8bn) of cash by next year.  —  But unlike the Obama administration, chief executive Eric Schmidt says the company has no plans for a spending spree.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
DSLreports:
Craig Moffett: Wireless Industry ‘Collapsing’ - Because hysterically ridiculous growth may slow slightly...  Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett has become an easy quote machine for telecommunications journalists looking for tasty sound bites, his name popping up about fifty times a week across various outlets.
Discussion: Bits and FierceWireless
Erica Sadun / Ars Technica:
Apple has no clue what's going on with dev contracts  —  Apple seems to be caught flat-footed and unprepared for the upcoming deluge of developer renewals for its iPhone program, Ars has learned.  Here's what we found regarding the status of both ADC and iTunes Connect renewals.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Apple denies second round of layoff rumors  —  For the second time in a week, Apple has denied rumors that it has laid off workers.  —  On Friday, Valleywag reported that a tipster informed it of layoffs in the Mac Hardware and Pro Applications group, describing Apple's Cupertino, Calif. …
Discussion: Gawker
 
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Rep. John Conyers / The Huffington Post:
A Reply to Larry Lessig
Discussion: techPresident and Bad Astronomy
Phil Glockner / ReadWriteWeb:
BackTweets Searches What Twitter Can't: Short URLs
Discussion: BackType and VentureBeat
Michelle Kessler / Technology Live:
Obama to receive cybersecurity report
internetnews.com:
Confronting the ‘Tech Innovation Deficit’
Discussion: Light Reading and TechCrunchIT
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
Building Up Brands on the Web
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Are Big Music's Videos Trapped on YouTube? An Insider Explains.
 Earlier Items: 
Owen Thomas / Gawker:
Another Exec Unfriends Facebook
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Netvibes Appears to Be Dying
Rory Maher / paidContent.org:
Analyst: Expect More Internet Acquisitions This Year and Next
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
USocial CEO: 'We're gaming Digg'
Discussion: Techdirt and Between the Lines, Thanks:mrinaldesai