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11:10 PM ET, April 2, 2007

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emigroup.com:
EMI Music launches DRM-free superior sound quality downloads across its entire digital repertoire  —  EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli today hosted a press conference at EMI's headquarters in London where he announced that EMI Music is launching DRM-free superior quality downloads across …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
EMI, Apple To Sell DRM-Free Music for $1.29/song  —  Update: MP3 file of the press call is here.  —  April 2, 2007: The day DRM died.  —  The surprise press conference in London today with today EMI CEO Eric Nicoli and Apple CEO Steve Jobs just started a few minutes ago (1 pm London time).
AppleInsider:
Jobs talks new iTunes functions, DRM and video, iPod storage [transcript]
Discussion: Apple 2.0
USA Today:
EMI will sell songs without copy protection on iTunes
Discussion: Gear Live
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:   EMI, Apple Remove Music's Copy Locks
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
EMI Dropping Copy Limits on Online Music
Discussion: Soaring on Ridgelift
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
With Sonopia, you too can be a telecom mogul  —  Sonopia, two-year-old Menlo Park, Ca. company launches service tomorrow that lets anyone — even you — create their own mobile carrier.  —  You can create your own calling plan, within limits of course, and sending your customers alerts …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Build Your Own Third Rate Mobile Network
Kevin Murphy / Computer Business Review:
Web 2.0 is vulnerable to attack  —  Security researchers have found what they say is an entirely new kind of web-based attack, and it only targets the Ajax applications so beloved of the 'Web 2.0' movement.  —  Fortify Software, which said it discovered the new class of vulnerability and has named it …
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Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Fortify identifies JavaScript vulnerability in AJAX apps
Discussion: Burningbird
Business Week:
Cold Cash From A Hot Site  —  Can MySpace pull in revenue fast enough for Rupert?  —  As numbers go, this one's a whopper.  Last year MySpace users called up an average of 31.5 billion unique page views per month.  That's as though everyone on the planet visited the site once a week.
Discussion: Mashable!
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   MySpace Ad Revenue Pegged To Grow 201 Percent: Merrill Lynch
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Twitter: Is Brevity The Next Big Thing?  —  Jack Dorsey has long been obsessed with status.  [I'M WRITING THE LEAD TO MY COLUMN] Not in the snob-appeal sense, but status as in "where are you and what are you doing."  He became fascinated with the idea while programming software for cab and courier companies.
Discussion: Cost Per News
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Update/Joint Statement with Chris Locke  —  Chris Locke and I agreed to publish a statement, together (both in our own words) in advance of the story which will appear tomorrow (Monday, April 2) on CNN, at 7:20 AM (EST) on "CNN American Morning", and throughout the day on other CNN shows.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Raising money from VCs?  Check out Venture Hacks  —  Venture Hacks is a new site launched by two entrepreneurs to help founders of start-ups navigate the hairy world of venture capital.  —  It aims to provide tips, such as how to negotiate a good deal when raising money …
Software News:
Oracle Linux adopters labelled 'idiots'  —  One of the first converts to Oracle's support for Linux has revealed the public backlash it has endured since their decision to drop Red Hat.  —  Melbourne company Opes Prime Stockbroking told ZDNet Australia that in the weeks following its announcement …
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog and Open Sources
Crashtron / iPhone-Scene:
H.264 hardware encoder for Mac - encode movies for iPod, Apple TV and iPhone  —  Clearly faster than a mac an USB stick converts movies into the H.264 format.  —  Elgato announced a new hardware for mac that helps you to encode your movies for your iPod, Apple TV or the upcoming iPhone.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Satellite circuit for Google TV ads  —  After months of speculation, Google has officially jumped into the television business.  —  The Web giant announced on Monday that it is partnering with EchoStar to sell commercials over the DISH satellite broadcaster's 125 national programming networks …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Topix reinvents itself as citizen journalist site  —  Topix is reinventing itself from a software-based news aggregator site to a citizen journalist hub where anyone can submit news and photos and sign up to be a volunteer editor selecting featured stories.  —  The site also has redesigned …
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
VCs Aim to Out-Angel the Angels  —  Responding to the emergence of a new breed of wealthy investor, venture capitalists are boosting their early-stage investments in startups  —  In October, as startup Jaxtr hit up venture capital firms for its first round of funding, it landed an unusual arrangement.
Discussion: Information Arbitrage
Karen / Official Google Blog:
About the New Orleans imagery in Google Maps and Earth  —  Posted by John Hanke, Director, Google Maps/Local/Earth  —  This weekend, there has been a lot of discussion about our imagery of New Orleans in Google Maps and Google Earth.  I thought I'd give you some background that may clear things up …
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
LonelyPlanet.tv - Lonely Planet Goes the YouTube Route  —  Lonely Planet, the company that produces travel guides and programming for channels such as the Discovery network, has launched lonelyplanet.tv (LP.tv).  Taking a cue from other traditional media companies, Lonely Planet is enlarging …
 
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Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog:
LUXOR 2 Coming to XBLA This Wednesday
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Major League Baseball Subscription Service To Carry Ads; 45 Advertisers Back It
Dgohara / MacResearch:
MacResearch: Science Related Requests for Apple
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New bill lets colleges use federal funds to fight P2P
Discussion: Neowin.net
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple TV benchmarked, not a supercomputer in disguise
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Billy / The SPI laboratory:
Jikto in the wild  —  It appears that the source code to Jikto is in the wild.
Discussion: Zero Day
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Hoping to Move Guitar Notations Into the Legal Sunshine
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Y Combinator Startup News - a better Digg, Reddit, Netscape? w/video!
Discussion: Startup Meme
Blake Robinson / TechCrunch:
Davidville, Inc. Tumbles Into the Spotlight with Tumblr
Royal Pingdom:
Downtime in 2007 for the 20 most popular websites
Discussion: GigaOM
Tribune Company Press Releases:
Tribune to Go Private for $34 Per Share
USA Today:
Music games won't be solo gigs anymore
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Peer-to-Peer Downloaders Gorge on Songs
Discussion: Coolfer and CrunchGear
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