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9:40 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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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.
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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 …
 
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Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Banned (in 2008) from Apple's App Store, iBoobs finds refuge in Android Market
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
ChronoPay's Scareware Diaries
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
The Legal Magic Bullet That Protects Twitter And Yelp
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
New music industry plan: halt flow of money to pirate music sites
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft's Nightmare: First They Came For The Tablets, Then The Netbooks....
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Andrew S. Ross / San Francisco Chronicle:
Amazon.com: State stands up to anti-tax attack
David Bandurski / China Media Project:
Opium Wars and the perfidy of Google
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPad May Be Magical. Apps Aren't. Here's Why.
Discussion: Scobleizer
 

 
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
WBD says it intends to match one of the offers for NBA rights; a source says it is targeting the package from Amazon, which is for about $1.8B per year

Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Source: former UK Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi approached billionaire backers like the Reuben family to prepare a £600M bid for The Daily Telegraph and Spectator

Dylan Donnelly / Sky News:
A Russian court sentences Russian-American RFE/RL journalist Alsu Kurmasheva to six and a half years in prison for spreading “false info” about the Russian army

 
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