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3:15 PM ET, March 15, 2009

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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
At SXSW, attendees confront Twitter saturation  —  AUSTIN, Texas—By now, the story of how Twitter exploded onto the scene at the 2007 South by Southwest festival is legend in technology circles.  —  But here at SXSW 2009, the notion of the perfect match among community, service, and event seems flipped on its head.
Peggy Orenstein / New York Times:
Growing Up on Facebook  —  Someone I haven't seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me on Facebook: there I am at 16, dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball.  William Faulkner, I suspect, would love it — Facebook, after all, is the best evidence yet of the undead past.
Darren Waters / BBC:
Social networks ‘are new e-mail’  —  Status updates on sites such as Facebook, Yammer, Twitter and Friendfeed are a new form of communication, the South by SouthWest Festival has heard.  —  “We are all in the process of creating e-mail 2.0,” David Sacks, founder of business social network Yammer said.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Samsung: Solid state will match hard drive price  —  Samsung expects solid-state drives to reach price parity with hard-disk drives within the next few years amid steep annual price declines in flash memory chips.  —  Solid-state drives, which use flash memory chips as the storage medium …
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T Fails The SXSW iPhone Test  —  South by Southwest is one of the biggest annual geek shows, so naturally there are thousands (tens of thousands?) of iPhones roaming around downtown Austin.  Good luck making calls or receiving text messages, especially anywhere near the convention center.
Gareth Davis / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Connect for iPhone.  Friends Now Included.  —  We're really excited to launch Facebook Connect for iPhone today.  Facebook Connect easily lets developers make their websites and desktop applications more social.  And with the explosion of iPhone apps over the last year …
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Joe Weisenthal / Clusterstock:
Why Tech Stocks Won't Lead The Next Bull Market  —  Eventually there will be another bull market, and it's always a good mental exercise to play the “what will lead the next bull market when it comes” game.  Right now it's particularly tough, since everything in the economy seems so miserable.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Video: Apple Nehalem-based Mac Pro unboxing and hands-on  —  Here she is, fresh off the Saturday Express.  Apple's latest Mac Pro is said to be significantly more nimble and entirely easier to upgrade than its Penryn-based successor, and while it'll take us a few days yet to check out the former claim …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Deaths of gamers leave their online lives in limbo  —  NEW YORK (AP) — When Jerald Spangenberg collapsed and died in the middle of a quest in an online game, his daughter embarked on a quest of her own: to let her father's gaming friends know that he hadn't just decided to desert them.
Discussion: Bb RealTech
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Nokia 5800 NAM Back on Shelves at Nokia US Flagship Stores - Preorders in 1-2 Weeks  —  You are probably tired of hearing about the whole 5800 NAM launch fiasco (especially if you are not North American), but hopefully this will be the end of it.  The Nokia 5800 NAM is back with updated firmware v20 …
Boing Boing Gadgets:
We found the chip inside the new iPod headphones...but is it DRM?  —  You'd never guess it was there—a tiny chip, barely a millimeter square, hidden inside the headphone module on the third-gen iPod shuffle.  If you dismantle the module itself, you still won't see it: it's underneath …
Discussion: CrunchGear, TeleRead and MacDailyNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Scoble's New Thing: Building 43  —  A week ago we reported that blogger Robert Scoble is leaving his current job running FastCompany TV.  Now he's going to start talking about his new project - a new content and social networking community called Building 43, which he's building in partnership with his new employer, Rackspace.
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
World Wide Web creator Sir Tim BernersLee fell victim to online fraud  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the worldwide web, has revealed how he fell victim to online fraudsters while trying to buy a gift over the internet.  —  Sir Tim, who dreamt up the web 20 years ago, said he bought a Christmas present from an online shop.
 
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