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4:45 AM ET, March 23, 2009

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Eric Clemons / TechCrunch:
Why Advertising Is Failing On The Internet  —  Editor's note: The following is a guest post by Eric Clemons, Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  In it, he argues that the Internet shatters all forms of advertising.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
For Your Sunday Bulls**t Reading: Search Ads Are “Misdirection” Advertising
Discussion: Traffick
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Media Giants Want to Top Google Results  —  Argue That Professional Sources Should Be More Recognized Than Blogs  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Major media companies are increasingly lobbying Google to elevate their expensive professional content within the search engine's undifferentiated slush of results.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Gawker, Thanks:atul
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Media Companies Ask Google to Favor Their Content Over Blogs  —  Nat Ives reports in AdAge that a number of major media companies have asked Google to give it favorable positioning over blogs...  What year is this?  I thought it was 2009.  But when I read this I felt like it was 2004 all over again.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Open Gardens, Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Now Means Business, Friends The SIP World  —  Skype, a division of beleaguered eBay, is going corporate.  The company today announced that it will play nice with corporate PBX systems that use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).  According to The Wall Street Journal …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Dan Rosensweig Steps up to Take His Licks as Guitar Hero Frontman  —  Former Yahoo COO and current Quadrangle Group partner Dan Rosensweig (pictured here) will take over as CEO and President of Activision Blizzard's powerful Guitar Hero franchise, according to sources close to the situation.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Salesforce.com lets you answer customer complaints on Twitter  —  Most people on popular microblogging site Twitter (which just turned three) have probably seen customer service-type queries from other users — questions about how to make a product work, or complaints that it's broken.
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
The Potential for Facebook Search Kicks Twitter's Butt … Rob Diana recently did a post suggesting Facebook, rather than Twitter, was the real goldmine for data.  I, as I've inferred before on LouisGray.com, wholeheartedly agree with that notion, and in fact, Facebook is already showing …
Discussion: OnoTech, Scobleizer and Regular Geek, Thanks:atul
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TechCrunch:
Should An iPhone App Developer Charge Or Run Ads?  (Galaxy Impact Case Study)  —  This is a guest post written by Bo Wang from iPhone app developer house Team iBokan, part of Bokan Technologies, about the lessons learned while conducting a pricing experiment on brick game Galaxy Impact, the company's first iPhone application.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Sinking China's Video Pirates  —  As streaming video piracy moves to China, start-up Vobile wants to attack copyright infringement on its home turf.  —  Web-based video pirates, like their water-based counterparts, are moving targets.  Even as Viacom continues its billion-dollar lawsuit …
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
Social Web sites face transparency questions  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Yelp.com prides itself on being a site where people can write reviews about pretty much anything and connect with similarly critical peers.  Yet as the site grows, some of the businesses scrutinized on Yelp are turning …
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
I Worked With Vivek Kundra, Don't Blame Him For DC Bribery Scandal  —  Is “America's CIO” Vivek Kundra being unfairly tarnished by the FBI investigation into bribery and money laundering at his old offices, the DC municipal government's tech dept?  —  At least one staffer who worked with Vivek …
Discussion: Computerworld
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
The case for charging to read WSJ.Com  —  First of two parts … By Bill Grueskin  —  February 2005 was a tough month for those of us who worked at the Wall Street Journal Online, where I was in my fourth year as managing editor.  A slew of media experts were telling the world …
 
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Josh / Redeye VC:
Nothing to Lose (or Risk Tolerance is a Competitive Weapon)
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
March Madness: CBSSports.com Draws 4.8 Million Uniques During First Three Days
Discussion: TechCrunch
InfoWorld:
Multicore chips pose next big challenge for industry
Discussion: PC World and Slashdot
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Find Images that Contain a Certain Color
 Earlier Items: 
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Recession casts shadow over video game conference
Discussion: VentureBeat and Kotaku
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Netflix: We're Not Throttling Streaming, Blame Your ISP
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House
Discussion: ThreatChaos and Slashdot