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3:55 AM ET, March 16, 2009

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Alex Brooks / World of Apple:
Kevin Rose Weighs in on iPhone OS 3.0 [Update: Added Video]  —  Ahead of Apple's preview of iPhone OS 3.0 Kevin Rose has revealed some details that he believes will be present in the major iPhone software upgrade.  —  During the live Diggnation at SXSW in Austin, Texas last Rose gave details …
Darren Waters / BBC:
Second generation Surface coming  —  A second generation of Microsoft's Surface computing device is two to three years away, the South by SouthWest Festival has heard.  —  Developer Joe Olsen, whose company Phenomblue writes applications for the Surface, said he had been told the device was still in the development stage.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Incremental Blogger and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T Adding Capacity At SXSW To Deal With iPhone Crush  —  AT&T (T) tells us it's adding wireless capacity in downtown Austin to deal with “unprecedented” demand (that's resulted in service that's flaky at best).  This, of course, a result of thousands (tens of thousands?) …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Yahoo Reverses Its Web Strategy With Web Videos  —  For Yahoo's original video strategy, this will be Take Two.  —  On Monday, the Web portal will announce the latest in a series of niche Web shows.  The short segments about celebrity mothers, titled “Spotlight to Nightlight,” …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
Avner Ronen / boxee blog:
boxee iPhone remote app available on the App Store  —  took a while, but we finally got our iPhone remote app approved.  —  should be good news for anybody who lost their tiny Apple remote.. : )  —  it is very basic, but we think it's a good start.  —  based on your feedback we'll add more functionality to it.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and TUAW, Thanks:atul
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Poken: Tiny RFID thingies that share all your personal data with others  —  I was on the SXSW Meatbus last night and I met a charming young lady from England, Renate, who introduced me to the Poken.  Poken is a tiny USB key with an embedded RFID reader/transmitter.
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
HP Offers Low-Cost NonStop Servers with NS2000s  —  HP's new NS2000 completes the company's multicore NonStop lineup of fault-tolerant servers by giving SMEs the same high performance that larger enterprises get, but for a lower price.  The move by HP is the latest by vendors looking to bring …
Discussion: The Register
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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet Someone Who Still Wants to Invest in Startups: Founders Fund's Dave McClure  —  It's a whole lot harder for the startups buzzing around South by Southwest to find someone to back them than it was a year ago.  A decimated Dow makes it a lot harder for people to take fliers on even the most promising startups.
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Allies Square Off in a Tech Turf War  —  With a big product launch set for Monday, Cisco Systems Inc. is propelling the technology industry into a new era: Giant companies that once prized profitable cooperation are invading each others' turfs.  —  Cisco plans to announce it will start building …
Discussion: GigaOM, Digits and Between the Lines
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A nervous FCC announces game plan for new DTV day  —  Attention full power TV stations: the FCC says that you must notify viewers if your digital TV signal will reach fewer homes than the analog signal did.  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Friday laid out the rules for the remainder …
The Break it Down Blog:
Netflix Throttling Instant Video Streaming Performance for PC-Viewers … I noticed about 3 weeks ago my streaming video performance from Netflix has become unbearably slow.  I'm on a 7 mbps Qwest DSL line in Tucson, AZ and my previous experience with Netflix “Watch Instantly” …
 
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Jack Wallen / TechRepublic Blogs:
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
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