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4:10 PM ET, April 11, 2007

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Blog.Photobucket.com:
Breaking news: Posting from Photobucket to MySpace  —  Breaking news: Posting from Photobucket to MySpace  —  A Message to our Customers  —  Today MySpace made the decision to prevent Photobucket users from posting their videos and remixes to their MySpace pages.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PhotoBucket Videos Blocked on MySpace  —  Sometime around 10:30 pm PST tonight, MySpace began blocking videos embedded on MySpace pages that originate from Photobucket.  This is a major blackout, affecting millions of embedded videos.  Photobucket images and slideshows are not affected.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
MySpace'ers learn harsh reality  —  When you host your stuff on a Web site that's free and that you don't control some nasty crap can happen.  Yesterday MySpace started blocking Photobucket stuff.  —  My blog is hosted on Wordpress.com and I have the same issues the MySpace folks are seeing …
Discussion: Todd Watson
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Photobucket vs MySpace, Round Two  —  Updated: FIM just sent in this statement on why they are blocking Photobucket. … For second time this year, Photobucket is saying MySpace is blocking photos and videos hosted by Photobucket.  Back in January 2007, when the first such incident happened, it ended up amounting to saber rattling.
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
MySpace Reminds Everyone: Your Widgets All Belong To Us  —  Well, not quite.  —  But, as Mike Arrington reports, some big, big news brewing out of MySpace today.  Turns out they've suddenly switched off their user's profile's access to Photobucket, one of the largest (if not *the* largest) …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
MySpace & Photobucket - Free services come with strings attached
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Derick Mains / Apple:
Award-Winning MGM Films Now on the iTunes Store  —  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Apple® today announced that MGM is now offering titles from its prestigious catalog of feature films for purchase and download on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com).
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Arn / MacRumors:
MGM and United Artists Join iTunes Store  —  MGM and United Artists movies have started appearing on Apple's iTunes Store this evening.  The new movies are listed amongst the New Releases (iTunes link) on iTunes.  —  Popular MGM Titles include (iTunes links) Mad Max, Bulletproof Monk …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and digg
Ken Grobe / The Ask.com Blog:
Sitemaps Autodiscovery  —  Today, Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Live Search and Yahoo! together are announcing support of "autodiscovery" of Sitemaps.  The new open-format autodiscovery allows webmasters to specify the location of their Sitemaps within their robots.txt file …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Search Engines Unite On Sitemaps Autodiscovery
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Aggregate Knowledge raises $20M, to boost sales on Web sites  —  Aggregate Knowledge, which tracks Internet user surfing patterns within a site in order to sell them more, has raised $20 million in venture capital, as expected.  —  We reported about Aggregate Knowledge's progress in February, including early details of this round.
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Dan Primack / PE HUB:
First AK, Now ChoiceStream  —  Lots of blog chatter this morning …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Code of Conduct: Lessons Learned So Far  —  Rather than responding in detail to the many comments on my Draft of a Bloggers' Code of Conduct or the earlier Call for a Blogger's Code of Conduct, as well as some of the thoughtful discussion on other blogs, I thought I'd summarize some of my chief takeaways from the discussion so far.
Zune Scene:
Zune 2.0 and Flash Zune Details Leaked  —  The chances of a Zune Scene editor running into a Microsoft Zune employee in the wild are pretty slim, but recently the stars were aligned and I got the inside scoop on the Zune 2.0 and also the flash based Zune coming out in 2007.
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Gizmodo:   Rumor: First Zune 2.0 Photo?
Robert Lemos / Wired Science:
Heard Around the Zero-G Water Cooler: Bill Gates Mulls Spaceflight  —  It's the rumor from space: In an interview from the International Space Station, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin relayed to earthbound reporters that space tourist Charles Simonyi, a former Microsoft employee …
Discussion: PC World: Techlog and Engadget
Tom Simonite / NewScientistTech:
Chilled oil bath may cool hot processors  —  Submerging computer chips in oil could make them more energy efficient, according to a UK company that hopes to start selling such systems within a year.  —  The microprocessors inside servers and desktop computers are normally cooled using fans that blow air across the components.
SearchViews:
The Next Chapter for Reprise Media  —  We are proud to announce that as of today, Reprise Media has officially joined the Interpublic group of companies.  —  Anyone familiar with Reprise Media knows that we've always been proud of our independence and our entrepreneurial spirit.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Screenshots: Spock's New People Engine  —  It's not often we hear about a startup's venture financing before we see the product, but that is the case with yet-to-launch Spock, located in Silicon Valley.  Rumors about their $7 million Series A round of financing from Clearstone Venture Partners …
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Google - The Ultimate Money Making Machine  —  We learned the fundamental law of Supply and Demand in Economics 101.  The textbooks explain that shifts in demand cause corresponding changes in supply.  No matter what the changes are, the point where the curves intersect sets the price of the good or a service.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spam to overtake human-issued e-mails in 2007  —  The spam deluge has been drenching e-mail inboxes for years, but in 2007 the Internet cloud looks set to unleash a flood of downright biblical proportions.  New research from IDC claims that this will be the year in which spam outnumbers person-to-person e-mail for the first time.
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
 
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