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12:10 AM ET, April 3, 2007


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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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
EMI, Apple partner on DRM-free premium music  —  update EMI Group will soon sell digital music with better sound quality and no digital rights management restrictions through Apple's iTunes Store.  —  EMI's entire music catalog will be available in premium DRM-free form via iTunes in May …
Jobs talks new iTunes functions, DRM and video, iPod storage [transcript]  —  During a press conference on Monday, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced that iTunes will soon begin selling DRM-free music tracks from record label EMI and later fielded questions on the prospect of DRM-free videos …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
USA Today:
EMI will sell songs without copy protection on iTunes  —  Apple and EMI Music shook up the music industry Monday by announcing plans to sell more than 150,000 digital songs without copy protection.  —  The songs — from Coldplay, Norah Jones, and other artists on the giant EMI record label — can be freely copied.
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
Norwegian official applauds Apple, EMI
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Build Your Own Third Rate Mobile Network
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: The Webpreneur and Mashable!
David Kaplan /   MySpace Ad Revenue Pegged To Grow 201 Percent: Merrill Lynch
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 …
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Fortify identifies JavaScript vulnerability in AJAX apps
Discussion: Burningbird
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.
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
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 …
Cute Kitty - RageBoy®  —  There is often no way to know if a death threat is a real threat or one meant only to frighten.  You can make judgments on the seriousness of the threat and you take precautions, but you can seldom satisfy all of your doubts.  This is the world we live in.
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
Elinor Mills / CNET
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: and Mashable!
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
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: - 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 (  Taking a cue from other traditional media companies, Lonely Planet is enlarging …
Would you watch this guy?  —  Justin Kan broadcasts every moment of his life on his site,  —  The Internet is replete with sites that allow Web surfers to peek into the lives of average people doing all manner of things.  But who among us could withstand that kind of scrutiny all of the time?
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Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog:
LUXOR 2 Coming to XBLA This Wednesday
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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
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
 Earlier Items: 
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Hoping to Move Guitar Notations Into the Legal Sunshine
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
Tribune Company Press Releases:
Tribune to Go Private for $34 Per Share
Karen / Official Google Blog:
About the New Orleans imagery in Google Maps and Earth
Elinor Mills / CNET
Topix reinvents itself as citizen journalist site
USA Today:
Music games won't be solo gigs anymore