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7:20 PM ET, March 19, 2011

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Steve Blank:
New Rules for the New Internet Bubble  —  We're now in the second Internet bubble.  The signals are loud and clear: seed and late stage valuations are getting frothy and wacky, and hiring talent in Silicon Valley is the toughest it has been since the dot.com bubble.
Discussion: p2pnet and The Huffington Post
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Paul Kedrosky / Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Top Ten Signs the Valley is on Tilt Again  —  It's apparently that time again — the Valley has gone on tilt.  Consider the following top ten signs:  —  10. Conferences are selling out  —  9. Venture capitalists are launching blogs  —  8. Everyone you know has a startup
Discussion: @owenthomas
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
RIP Digg.  —  Startups in Silicon Valley are like old generals.  They don't die anymore, buoyed on life-rafts of lingering venture capital and modest revenues.  They just fade away, eventually purchased for assets that are a shadow of their former promise.  It's pretty clear that Digg is on that path.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose Resigns From Digg, Closing Round On New Startup
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
25 Things I Hate About Google, Revisited 5 Years Later  —  Five years ago, I wrote a story called “25 Things I Hate About Google.”  It went viral, to my surprise.  I thought it was worth revisiting that story on its five year anniversary, to see how many of those “hates” have been fixed.
Discussion: @dannysullivan and @mattcutts
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Sprint's CTIA announcements: HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO View 4G, Motorola XOOM, much more  —  We have just been informed of most of Sprint's planned announcements at CTIA this year.  There have been mumblings surrounding the two headline devices, but we finally have the information to share with you.
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Game Changers: Marc Andreessen  —  “Bloomberg Game Changers” profiles Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and co-founder of Internet pioneer Netscape Communications Corp. This program features interviews with Netscape co-founder Jim Clark; Jim Barksdale …
Discussion: SAI
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
What the RSA breach means for you (FAQ)  —  RSA warned its customers yesterday that its network had been breached and data had been stolen that could affect customers using its popular SecurID token authentication technology.  Although details are scarce, here's what we know so far.  —  What happened?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Evolution of SXSW Interactive  —  Andy Budd, on last week's SXSW Interactive: … I had a great time, once again, but only in the sense that Austin is a fine city and you can't help but have fun hanging out with good friends from across the country (and globe) whom you see in person only rarely.
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Security hole spotted in Tumblr  —  This morning on Hacker News, members spotted a gaping security hole in Tumblr, which exposed more than 748 lines of sensitive configuration information out into the open.  Members pointed to possible errors at the core of the PHP scripting language that might make the data dump inevitable.
Loek Essers / PC World:
Dutch Court Rules WiFi Hacking Is Now Legal  —  Breaking in to an encrypted router and using the WiFi connection is not an criminal offence, a Dutch court ruled.  WiFi hackers can not be prosecuted for breaching router security.  —  A court in The Hague ruled earlier this month that it is legal …
Discussion: @eric_andersen, p2pnet and Slashdot
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Report: Verizon iPhone snagged 4.5% of iPhone mobile ad impressions in Feb.  —  In its first two weeks on the market, the Verizon iPhone accounted for 4.5 percent of all iPhone ad impressions in the U.S. on Millennial Media's mobile ad network, according to the company's February Mobile Mix report.
Discussion: Millennial Media, TechCrunch and mocoNews, Thanks:devindra
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Reddit, Social News Frontrunner, Is Down To One Developer  —  Two out of the three remaining Reddit programmers quietly left the social news community last week, Mike Schiraldi going to Google and David King going to Hipmunk where he joins Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
 
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Fred / A VC:
The War For Talent  —  Steve Blank says in his New Rules For The New Internet Bubble:
eMarketer:
Days of Double-Digit Growth in Social Network Users Are Over
Discussion: VatorNews and WebProNews
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mozilla outlines 16-week Firefox development cycle
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Does Google's Larry Page care about social networking?
Discussion: SlashGear, down the avenue and Wired
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