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12:00 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:
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.
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
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.
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,” …
Thanks:atul
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.
Discussion: Nyquist Capital
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” …
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: Between the Lines and Digits
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.
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 …
 
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Jack Wallen / TechRepublic Blogs:
Red Hat gets offensive in its patent strategy
Discussion: Slashdot
Aleks Krotoski / Guardian:
How to be a successful iPhone game developer: Enigmo creator speaks
Tracey Tyler / Toronto Star:
Facebook user poked - by the courts
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
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Samsung: Solid state will match hard-drive price
Discussion: Imaging Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
World Wide Web creator Sir Tim BernersLee fell victim to online fraud
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Deaths of gamers leave their online lives in limbo
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Content Companies Demand Subsidies From ISPs... While ISPs Demand …