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9:35 AM ET, March 16, 2009

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Wall Street Journal:
Google Dealt Blow by Departure  —  Armstrong Known for Relationships with Big Advertisers  —  Tim Armstrong's departure from Google Inc. creates a new challenge for the search company in its ongoing effort to win business from big-brand advertisers.  —  Mr. Armstrong — a Google senior vice president …
Thanks:atul
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Cloudera floats commercial Hadoop distro  —  Open source for the Google wannabe  —  Face it: You want to launch your own Google and get your hands on some of that (easy?) internet money.  Well, now's your chance to take a stab at it.  —  Today, a startup called Cloudera is launching …
comScore:
comScore: Mobile Internet Becoming A Daily Activity For Many  —  Number of people accessing news and information on their mobile device more than doubles in a year.  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported that the number of people using …
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
The Rush to Stake a Claim Online  —  “Cybersquatting,” the practice of maliciously snapping up a Web site with someone else's trademark in its domain name, is illegal in the United States.  It is also an easy way to make money; a cybersquatter can impersonate the trademark's owner …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Computer Makers Prepare to Stake Bigger Claim in Phones  —  The computer industry has hit upon its Next Big Thing.  It is called a phone.  —  Emboldened by Apple's success with its iPhone, many PC makers and chip companies are charging into the mobile-phone business, promising new devices …
Discussion: Digital Daily
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Sony Pressured to Cut PlayStation Price as Developers Push More Wii Titles  —  Sony Corp. is under pressure from video-game publishers to cut the price of the PlayStation 3 console or risk seeing more development funds shift to Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  Sony, which has resisted calls for lower prices …
Discussion: VG247 and GamesIndustry.biz
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.
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple to unveil next generation of iPhone software  —  Apple on Tuesday will give a peek at its latest tech tinkering for the iPhone.  —  “Get an advance preview of what we're building,” the Cupertino company announced in an e-mail to analysts and reporters last week.
Times of India:
IBM develops a technology that will allow users to talk to web  —  Text:  —  NEW DELHI: Giving a new dimension to the internet, the Indian research arm of the US-based IT giant IBM has developed a technology that will allow users to talk to the web and create voice sites using mobile phones.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Beyond Search
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
How Two Coke Fans Brought the Brand to Facebook Fame  —  Soda Has Most Popular Page After President, in Collaboration Between Creators and Marketer  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Pop quiz: Who has the most popular page on Facebook?  Barack Obama.  Who's second?  Coca-Cola.
Larry Seltzer / eWeek:
The British Botnet Corporation  —  There are some things you just don't do in security research or you become part of the problem.  Controlling and modifying other people's machines, even if they are “bots” in a botnet, is one of them.  This is what the BBC did.
Dave Chase / TechFlash:
Local media need dual business models, not dueling models  —  Dave Chase: I own and run a hyperlocal news site called SunValleyonline.com.  While we've managed to be one of the few pureplay local Internet media ventures to eke out a profit, the financial returns aren't anything to write home about.
 
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Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Will a Shift to Cloud Computing Create or Cut Jobs?
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
HP Offers Low-Cost NonStop Servers with NS2000s
Discussion: The Register
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Poken: Tiny RFID thingies that share all your personal data with others
Discussion: MobileDevicesToday
Avner Ronen / boxee blog:
boxee iPhone remote app available on the App Store
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade, Lifehacker and TUAW, Thanks:atul
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
A nervous FCC announces game plan for new DTV day
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Allies Square Off in a Tech Turf War
Discussion: Digits, GigaOM and CNET News
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Jack Wallen / TechRepublic Blogs:
Red Hat gets offensive in its patent strategy
Discussion: Slashdot