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5:25 AM ET, April 4, 2007


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Carlo / Techdirt:
Steve Jobs Not Quite So Enthusiastic About DRM-Free Video  —  from the halfway dept  —  While the world continues to digest yesterday's announcement that Apple will sell DRM-music from EMI, it's worth taking a look at Steve Jobs' comments from the event regarding copy-protected video.
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Jobs unlikely to push for lift of video DRM
Discussion: Epicenter, Apple 2.0 and NewTeeVee
'Why I was wrong about Steve Jobs'
Discussion: the billblog
Scott McCartney / Wall Street Journal:
WiFi in the Sky: Airlines Prepare Cabin Hotspots  —  BlackBerrying, Web Surfing  —  Expected Aloft Within a Year;  —  Cellphone Service May Follow  —  The days when airplanes offer a hiatus from being connected to the office are numbered.  —  After years of discussion and delay …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   WiFi (again) flies the friendly skies
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Vidmeter: Viacom Videos Were Only 2% of YouTube Views  —  Vidmeter Incorporated has published an in-depth study of the number and type of YouTube videos that have been removed at the request of copyright holders.  Importantly, the study analyzes not only the number of videos removed …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Not Built on Big Media's Back?
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mozilla To Build Social Networking Into Firefox: Bad News For Flock  —  Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser.  This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock …
Mike Beltzner / Mozilla Labs Blog:
Keep track of your friends with The Coop  —  Just a few years ago, one of the most popular uses of the internet was to send jokes, cute pictures, and news stories to friends and family (social networks) via email.  Fast forward to today, and you'll find that not a lot has changed except the medium.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Mashable! and 901am
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
FCC says no to mobile calls on airplanes  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has ended a proceeding that would have allowed mobile phone calls on airplanes, for now ending the possibility of phone conversations during flights.
Evan Blass / Engadget:   FCC declares in-flight cellphones a dead issue for now
CNET   FCC imposes rules designed to prevent pretexting
Mike / Techdirt:
Utah Tries To Ban Keyword Advertising On Trademarked Terms  —  from the bad-ideas dept  —  For many years, companies have tried suing either Google or various competitors over keyword advertising on their trademarks.  Say Coca-Cola decided to buy an ad based on the word "Pepsi."
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Will Utah's New Trademark Bill Stop Competitive Keyword Buys?
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog
New York Times:
DoubleClick to Set Up an Exchange for Buying and Selling Digital Ads  —  DOUBLECLICK, which delivers marketing messages to Web sites and monitors how many clicks they get, plans to announce today that it is setting up a Nasdaq-like exchange for the buying and selling of digital advertisements.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Drinks with Dell  —  When I blogged that I was headed down to Austin and the University of Texas last week, I got email out of the blue from Dell's chief blogger, Lionel Menchaca, inviting me to meet him and his colleagues over drinks or out at Dell HQ.  I said I hadn't been planning to pack …
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Google Desktop for the Mac 1.0  —  Today Google announced the availability of Google Desktop for the Mac (this link will work shortly, I am sure!).  What's Google Desktop, you ask?  It is an application from Google, which indexes the contents of your hard drive (including applications …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Two Episodes Into Prom Queen And I'm Completely Hooked  —  Two days and two episodes into the new 80-segment, Internet-only show Prom Queen and I'm completely hooked.  —  Ok, not really.  High school dramas aren't really my thing, and I'm betting I spend a lot more time watching than Prom Queen.
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Future of RSS  —  There is little doubt that RSS is a disruptive, game-changing technology.  The so called Really Simple Syndication (previously also called Rich Site Summary and RDF Site Summary), has powered a fundamentally new way to deliver and consume web content.
Live Maps:
New Version of Live Maps Launches!  —  This afternoon a new release of Live Maps was launched, the sixth major rev since July 7, 2005 when V1 went out.  Among the new feature items are a bunch of bug fixes, performance improvements and enhancements to existing functionality.
Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
Greenpeace Ranks Apple Last in Greenness  —  Greenpeace Int'l Ranks Apple Last for Environmental Friendliness, While Lenovo Group Tops List  —  AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Greenpeace International placed Apple Inc. last in its rankings of major electronics makers for their environmental friendliness …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
ICANN may be looking for immunity from U.S. law  —  The closest thing the Internet has to a governing body seems to want the same kind of immunity from national laws that the International Red Cross and the International Olympic Committee have enjoyed for decades.
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