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4:45 AM ET, April 2, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Why Jobs is going to London: EMI is ditching DRM  —  Sorry Beatles fans, tomorrow may still not be your day — but to everyone else we've got good news.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that option number two explaining Stevie J.'s visit to London tomorrow for EMI's quickly ballyhooed presentation …
Discussion: PC World: Techlog, Mashable! and digg
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Apple/EMI in deal, but Beatles not included: source  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc. and music label EMI Group plan to announce "an exciting new digital offering," EMI said on Sunday, renewing speculation of a deal to put the Beatles music catalog online.
Eric Bangeman / Urs Technica:
EMI to announce DRM-free music plans tomorrow: report  —  EMI will announce on Monday that it will be freeing much of its catalog from the shackles of DRM.  The Wall Street Journal reports (sub. required) that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be present at the announcement in London and that the music …
Skrentablog:
What do you do when your success ... sucks?  —  We took a hard look at ourselves at Topix last year.  We had built up a strong local audience on the site, but a lot of it was SEO, and while users were clearly getting some value out of our product, we hadn't made something that people really cared about.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Topix Aims For Citizen Journalists  —  News site Topix.net will relaunch this evening under their newly acquired domain name Topix.com.  They are also launching a new product that will allow readers to write and edit local news articles directly.  —  The news was first written about by USA Today this afternoon.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and Screenwerk
USA Today:
Topix.com homes in on citizen journalists  —  NEW YORK — People who want to know more about what's happening in their neighborhoods will have a new way to stay abreast of local news beginning Monday.  —  Seizing on growing interest in Internet-based "citizen journalism" …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Topix Reboots As a CitJ-News Search Hybrid
Discussion: Mashable! and Chip Griffin
The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Latest on security update for Microsoft Security Advisory 935423  —  Hello everyone, this is Christopher Budd.  —  We have some new information tonight on the status of the security update that we're working on that addresses the vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling.
Discussion: usrbingeek's musings
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification  —  As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A decade of Scripting News  —  On this day, ten years ago, a weblog named Scripting News appeared for the first time at this address.  —  Today, it is the longest continuing running weblog on the Internet.  —  This site played a big role in several important trends.  —  1. It helped bootstrap the blogging world.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Real interview with Fake Steve Jobs  —  We got a precious few minutes to sit down and talk to the man himself.  That's right, we landed a real interview with Fake Steve Jobs.  In it, "El Jobso" reminisces about his drug-addled youth, what he does to the traitorous wretches that leak Apple products …
Discussion: Glass House and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
BallHype Launches - Sports Fanatics Will Love This  —  BallHype, a new sports news and social networking site, came out of closed beta tonight and launched.  —  The site has a lot of Digg-like features.  Users can add sports stories and other users vote those stories up or down, and add comments.
Discussion: louisgray.com
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
First look: Skype for Cows 3.2  —  Sorry for being the last one to post this.  Here it is from the Skype news release: … Screenshot of the Skype home page featuring Skype for Cows.  —  We're not surprised: clearly Skype's been working up to this for a while.
Bloomberg:
AT&T, America Movil Bid for Telecom Italia Stake (Update2)  —  AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, and Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB each offered to buy a third of the holding company that controls Telecom Italia SpA from Pirelli & C. SpA.  —  The offer values the underlying shares …
Discussion: GigaOM and MoCoNews
 
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