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5:55 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.
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Chris / cdixon.org:
SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups  —  Many of the today's most successful informational sites such as Yelp, Wikipedia and TripAdvisor relied heavily on SEO for their initial growth.  Their marketing strategy (whether deliberate or not) was roughly: 1) …
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.
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 and Mobility Digest
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Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Twitter Reacts to the #Dickbar Uproar: Not Killing It - Just Making it a Little Bit Less Annoying  —  When Twitter launched the latest version of its iPhone app a few days ago, most users were more than happy to get auto-completion for names and hashtags, among many other improvements.
Discussion: @percival, Thanks:fredericl
Dr. Drang / @drdrang:
Following @gruber's coinage, I propose all future complaints about Twitter 3.3 be tagged #dickbar.
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: SAI and LiveSide.net, Thanks:nick_forster
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 …
Discussion: Electronista and netbooknews.com
Patrick Altoft / Blogstorm:
Google Patent reveals plan to fill gaps left by content farms & how quality is judged  —  The system behind Demand Media is an automated topic suggestion tool which finds keywords & topics and compares them to metrics such as search volume, competitiveness and likely profitability of running ads on the pages.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
The Legal Magic Bullet That Protects Twitter And Yelp  —  Yelp and Twitter both get thousands of complaints a month, often asking for material to be taken down that is allegedly defamatory or otherwise illegal.  They almost never comply.  Speaking today at an event in Silicon Valley …
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: SAI, AppsFire.com blog and @scobleizer
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out?  —  Neighborhood news aggregator Outside.in has been acquired by AOL, according to multiple reports this morning.  Apparently it's being bought for less than the big pile of money that high-profile investors put into it, back when hopes were high.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
ChronoPay's Scareware Diaries  —  If your Windows PC has been hijacked by fake anti-virus software or “scareware” anytime in the past few years, chances are good that the attack was made possible by ChronoPay, Russia's largest processor of online payments.  —  Tens of thousands of documents stolen …
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPad May Be Magical. Apps Aren't. Here's Why.
Discussion: Scobleizer