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12:00 AM ET, March 25, 2007

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Dave Winer / stories.scripting.com:
Trouble at the Chronicle  —  Tim O'Reilly is hearing rumors that the SF Chronicle is in "big trouble."  It's a fascinating piece, a must-read, it's kind of scary to think that the mainstream press is going down without a fight.  —  At a breakfast meeting yesterday with a CTO at a major print pub …
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
SF Chronicle in Trouble?  —  I hate to play Valleywag, but I'm hearing rumors that the San Francisco Chronicle is in big trouble.  Apparently, Phil Bronstein, the editor-in-chief, told staff in a recent "emergency meeting" that the news business "is broken, and no one knows how to fix it."
Akessler / Andy Kessler:
WSJ: Weekend Interview with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg  —  Where are you from?  "Dobbs Ferry."  What's your major?  "Mostly computer science but also psychology."  Where did you live?  "Kirkland House at Harvard."  —  I'm meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook …
Michael Fricklas / Washington Post:
Our Case Against YouTube  —  Viacom initiated litigation against YouTube and Google this month for their long-standing infringement of Viacom's copyrights.  Our action has stirred discussion about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and quite a lot of confusion.  —  First, let's narrow the debate.
Michael Geist / Michael Geist's Blog:
DMCA Architect Acknowledges Need For A New Approach  —  McGill University hosted an interesting conference today on music and copyright reform.  The conference consisted of two panels plus an afternoon of open dialogue and featured an interesting collection of speakers including Bruce Lehman …
Matt McAlister:
InfoWorld to close magazine business  —  Rex Hammock and Valleywag tip us off to Sam Whitmore's MediaSurvey piece on the closure of InfoWorld's magazine operation.  —  Though still rumor at this point, the news doesn't surprise me one bit.  The "enterprise fleet", as former IDG President …
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Jessica Guynn / The Technology Chronicles:
InfoWorld to fold magazine, focus on Web, report says  —  Will its new name be InfoWorldWideWeb?  —  InfoWorld, the elder statesmen of weekly technology magazines, will fold its print edition, Sam Whitmore's Media Survey reports.  InfoWorld, owned by IDG publishing group, will live on online.
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Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Top 40 sites according to FeedBurner stats  —  FeedBurner is a popular RSS feed manager, with over 600.000 feeds in their roster.  One of the advantages it offers is tracking the statistics for your RSS feed usage.  Publishers can also choose to go public with this data …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Symbian upgrades its OS, fights off rivals  —  Symbian, the mobile OS company is expected to announce an upgrade to its OS to version 9.5 at CTIA, that hopefully will decrease its reliance on smartphones, its main patron Nokia, and also ward off competition from fast growing rival mobile operating systems, Windows Mobile and Linux.
Discussion: Download Squad
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Sweetheart, get me rewrite... in Bangalore  —  Roy Greenslade reports that a New Zealand newspaper company, APN News & Media, is outsourcing 70 sub-editing and design jobs.  I've been wondering for years why Gannett, say, isn't doing this: at least its national, business, sports, and entertainment page editing can be outsourced.
Discussion: Greenslade
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Viewer Prank: Police Raid Justin.tv  —  When a bunch of geeks live their life online, it's tempting to do things to disrupt those lives and watch the fun from the comfort of your computer.  So it's no surprise that some fairly funny pranks have already been played on four day old Justin.tv.
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AppleInsider:
Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 bundles and Euro pricing revealed  —  Exclusive: Adobe Systems Inc. will announce Tuesday that its highly-anticipated Creative Suite 3.0 software suite will be available in six distinct bundles with European pricing ranging from €999 to €2799, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: digg
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox Live Security Update  —  Earlier this week when I first heard about the "Xbox Live network hacked" story, I checked with the people on our end, and then posted about it.  As originally posted, Xbox Live has not been hacked.  That is still true.  A security researcher, Kevin Finisterre …
Glenn Wolsey:
First Looks: Twitterrific 2.0  —  Thanks to Gedeon Maheux, the Principal / Designer from the Iconfactory - I have my hands on the latest beta version of Twitterrific, version 2.0.  —  The new features on the latest version are plentiful, though instead of listing the 25+ changes to the application …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
SplashCast updates their player... Allen happy  —  Marshall has posted some updates to the SplashCast player.  Besides Viddler, I like SplashCast a lot.  I think those guys are doing some interesting things with the way you can create almost dynamic presentations including video, audio, pictures, etc.
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