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10:25 PM ET, March 6, 2011

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
SEO Remains A Viable Marketing Strategy For Anyone  —  Ah, another SEO is dead post from a non-SEO to get the blood rushing on an otherwise calm weekend.  I've been ignoring these more and more lately, but in the wake of Google's Farmer Update, it looks like everyone could use some history lessons.
Discussion: @mattcutts
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Sarah Tavel / Adventurista:
Prediction: Facebook is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups  —  Chris Dixon is causing (surprise surprise :) a bit of an uproar with his blog post “SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups.”  Chris's post is overstated but what I agree with is that SEO …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sprint announcing Nexus S 4G, EVO 3D, and EVO View tablet at CTIA?  —  The media — yours truly included — has been trying to figure out why Sprint has booked an insane two-and-a-half hour slot at CTIA later this month.  That's not the kind of event you throw together just to rehash …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Responds To Android Malware, Will Fix Infected Devices And ‘Remote Kill’ Malicious Apps  —  On March 1, news broke that dozens of malicious applications had made their way to Android Market, each infected with a rootkit that could grant hackers deep access to Android devices that installed them.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
As telecom industry evolves, success of Netflix is its biggest threat  —  By any measure, Netflix is having a marquee year.  —  It has 20 million subscribers, way up from 12 million just a year ago.  Its stock has tripled in that time.  During periods of peak Internet use …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why Silicon Valley Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Returning Home  —  NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw visited Silicon Valley last month to meet immigrant entrepreneurs.  At Microsoft's Mountain View campus, he met with a dozen of them.  More than half said that they might be forced to return to their home countries.
Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
How Facebook is Killing Your Authenticity  —  We all know that the delineation between public and private was eroded by Facebook a long time ago.  Over.  Done.  But now Facebook's sheer scale is pushing it in a new direction, one that encroaches on your authenticity.  —  Facebook is no longer a social network.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Bing HTML5 preview site goes live, available soon … Microsoft is currently readying a special HTML5 version of Bing and WinRumors has learned it will be available in preview soon.  —  The software giant first announced its HTML5 version of Bing at the original beta launch of Internet Explorer 9 in September.
Discussion: LiveSide.net and SAI, Thanks:nick_forster
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's “Quickbar Uprising” Is Nothing: Wait Till The Ads Really Show Up  —  Some people hate Twitter's new iPhone app, and Twitter is listening: It's going to change the app slightly.  —  Which won't appease the people who hate Twitter's new iPhone app at all.
Discussion: Examiner, Mashable!, Mobility Digest and @sg
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Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Banned (in 2008) from Apple's App Store, iBoobs finds refuge in Android Market  —  Here we go, folks.  Mystic Game Development made quite the name for itself with its iBoobs app for the iPhone, which got itself banned from Apple's App Store in late 2008.  Now it's found refuge …
Discussion: MobileCrunch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The App Wall  —  A couple nights ago, a friend sent me a message.  “So glad we finally have a way to talk without hanging out.”  —  He was, of course, kidding.  He sent me the message through Yobongo, a new location-based realtime chatting app that launched this week.
Discussion: AppsFire.com blog, SAI and @scobleizer
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Al Jazeera English Plans Show Centered on Social Networking  —  As the Arab world reels with revolutions fomented in part online, Al Jazeera English is planning a new talk show that has social networking at its heart.  —  It's just lucky timing, says Ahmed Shihab-Eldin …
Business Week:
Techdom's Talent Poaching Epidemic  —  As social networking and mobile computing grow, companies compete for top executives  —  Over the past seven months, executives at Zynga, the popular social gaming company, plotted how to recruit Neil Roseman, an engineer who had led Amazon.com's …
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com
 
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Patrick Altoft / Blogstorm:
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out?
Discussion: Screenwerk
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
New music industry plan: halt flow of money to pirate music sites
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft's Nightmare: First They Came For The Tablets, Then The Netbooks....
Andrew S. Ross / San Francisco Chronicle:
Amazon.com: State stands up to anti-tax attack
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPad May Be Magical. Apps Aren't. Here's Why.
Discussion: Scobleizer