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6:05 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.
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 …
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?) …
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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” …
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: Incremental Blogger, Thanks:atul
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
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.
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 …
Tracey Tyler / Toronto Star:
Facebook user poked - by the courts  —  Judge rules man must divulge what he's posted on private social website  —  Chatting with “friends” on social networking sites could have legal implications and turn Facebook users into their own worst enemies.  —  In a precedent-setting decision …
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.
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Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
Nokia 5800 NAM Back on Shelves at Nokia US Flagship Stores - Preorders in 1-2 Weeks
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Video: Apple Nehalem-based Mac Pro unboxing and hands-on
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
World Wide Web creator Sir Tim BernersLee fell victim to online fraud
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Content Companies Demand Subsidies From ISPs... While ISPs Demand …
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Discussion: Newsome.Org, Thanks:atul
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