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4:52 AM ET, April 3, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple and EMI ditching DRM is good, but it's not good enough  —  Last night the lot of us Engadget editors went to bed with sweet dreams of a DRM-free world dancing through our little heads.  Lo and behold, this morning we woke up and to our pleasant surprise, EMI announced that in conjunction with Apple …
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USA Today:
EMI will sell songs without copy protection on iTunes
Discussion: Gear Live
MacNN:
Norwegian official applauds Apple, EMI
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:   EMI, Apple Remove Music's Copy Locks
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
EMI, Apple partner on DRM-free premium music
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: 901am, Mashable! and The Webpreneur
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   MySpace Ad Revenue Pegged To Grow 201 Percent: Merrill Lynch
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 …
Discussion: Slashdot
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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 …
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 …
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 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
Valleywag:
DOUBLECLICK: All power to Google  —  Is it wrong to want Google to win Doubleclick?  The Wall Street Journal reports a rumor, probably put about by bankers drumming up excitement for the online advertising company, that the Mountain View search engine has entered the bidding.
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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 …
Discussion: Compiler and The Blog Herald
Dgohara / MacResearch:
MacResearch: Science Related Requests for Apple  —  Update: The Tri-Cameral meeting starts this Wednesday and to date we've only received ~30 responses.  This is a perfect opportunity for scientists to get their requests heard by Apple.  Apple takes these meetings very seriously.  How seriously?
MSNBC:
Would you watch this guy?  —  Justin Kan broadcasts every moment of his life on his site, justin.tv  —  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?
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Hot or Not Goes Free  —  Hot or Not, the online dating and rating site, is about to end its main revenue stream — subscriptions — and focus instead on online ads and transactions, like selling virtual flowers.  Hot or Not founder James Hong, who has gotten rich off of the subscriptions of his cash-cow …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Targeted real-time ads reach downloaded content  —  A California start-up is bringing ads that can be targeted, tracked and customized in real time to downloadable content such as videos on peer-to-peer company BitTorrent's new distribution site.  —  YuMe Networks on Monday is launching …
Discussion: Clickety Clack and TorrentFreak
 
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Jon Healey / Los Angeles Times:
Not for Attribution  —  Will Attributor.com starve content or set it free?
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
MSNBC Jockeys for Attention Online
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David Carnoy / Webware.com:
ABC.COM MAKES WATCHING TV AT WORK BETTER
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More in Sports Leagues' Right Craziness: No Blogging Or Online Images
comScore:
COMSCORE, INC. FILES REGISTRATION FOR INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Major League Baseball Subscription Service To Carry Ads; 45 Advertisers Back It
Ludwig Kietzmann / Joystiq:
PSP price drop: Core pack down to $169.99 tomorrow
 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New bill lets colleges use federal funds to fight P2P
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple TV benchmarked, not a supercomputer in disguise
Discussion: Gadget Lab and digg
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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
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
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Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

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Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost

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