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6:15 AM 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.
Discussion: Scobleizer and duncanriley.com
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Photobucket vs MySpace, Round Two  —  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.  —  Fox Interactive Media soon explained …
Discussion: Geek News Central
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.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Not a good day for Microsoft  —  During the Microsoft antitrust trial, Corporate PR spokesman Mark Murray used to start each press gathering with the words, "This has been another great day for Microsoft."  —  But even an eternal optimist like Murray might have a tough time putting a shine on the Microsoft news of the day on April 10.
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Desmond Butler / Associated Press:
Google Earth focuses on Sudan atrocities  —  WASHINGTON - Google is using its popular online mapping service to call attention to atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan.  —  In a project with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, inaugurated Tuesday, the Internet search company …
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Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
Ensequence scores $40 M, more MLB stuff  —  Interactive video enabler Ensequence announced Tuesday a $40 million "C" round of venture funding, moolah that the firm will use to expand its operations, including the opening of offices in New York and LA.  —  By putting down solid roots …
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Ensequence:
Ensequence Completes Series C Funding Round for $40 Million
Discussion: paidContent.org
Reuters:
Viacom, Yahoo join ad forces  —  Multi-year search ad deal covers 33 of Viacom's sites and could expand to 140 more worldwide.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) — Media conglomerate Viacom Inc. said Tuesday that it had chosen Yahoo Inc. to provide search advertising for 33 of its Internet sites in a major boost to Yahoo's new Web ad system.
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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.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Gadget Lab and digg
209.34.241.67:
Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What's in a name?)  —  You know, of all the online "Live" services that Microsoft has, I think the mapping service has been one of best.  However, hardly no one knows about it!  —  On Thursday last week, Google added their new myMaps feature to Google Maps.
Discussion: The Map Room
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Why doesn't Microsoft Maps get the hype?
John Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
HD video podcasts come to iTunes—and Apple TV  —  One of our biggest complaints with the Apple TV was the dearth of HD video content.  The product is capable of streaming 720p high-def video, but to date, all of the movies and TV shows at Apple's iTunes Store are encoded at a "near DVD" resolution of 480p.
Jon Udell:
Too busy to blog?  Count your keystrokes.  —  Some years ago, very suddenly, I ran into the brick wall of repetitive stress injury.  I had to lay off keyboards entirely for a couple of weeks, and wound up writing most of the first draft of my book in longhand on yellow legal pads.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
High school teens say they'll plunk down $500 for iPhone  —  Though it hasn't yet hit the market, most high school students are already aware of Apple's iPhone device, with a significant number saying they're interested in forking over the $500 to call one their own, a recent study has shown.
Discussion: MacUser, TeleRead and digg
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.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
MuniFi: Build it and they still don't come?  —  MuniFi has now been live long enough in many cities to get some feedback.  Like we predicted, this year many of these bigger networks will now be put to the test.  —  And well, certain initial findings are a little troubling when it comes …
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
Web 2.0 & Death of the Network Engineer  —  I was recently meeting with a Web 2.0 company discussing their network infrastructure plans.  As I started asking questions about their racks of servers, their storage area network (SAN), their plans for routing, load-balancing and network security …
Phil Hollows / FeedBlitz News:
New Feature: Twitter!  —  FeedBlitz has now enabled one-stop Twitter publication for our premium publishers, automatically enabling them to deliver their content to their subscribers using the popular social networking service.  Every premium publisher's subscription signup form …
 
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Sogrady / tecosystems:
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Reuters:
Matsushita to sell 42-inch full high def plasma TV
Discussion: 1080eyes.com and Gadget Lab
Jon Garfunkel / Civilities:
Comment Management Responsibility (CommResp)
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Tampa Tribune Lays Off 70; At Least 15 Hyperlocal Sites Launching
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Philliptorrone / MAKE Magazine:
Oscilloscope clock  —  Frank made the coolest clock, ever.  He writes -
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Similarity searches accelerate P2P downloads by 30-70 percent
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
Rock Arrived  —  We just got the first silicon for our Rock systems …
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
SCRAPBLOG: WOW (WITH CAVEATS)
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Yahoo! Search Blog:
Site Explorer Matures a Bit More and Accepts Mobile Feeds
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Martha Stewart 2.0  —  Martha Stewart's company today …
Discussion: Reuters
People's Daily Online:
The more they play, the more they lose  —  Internet game operators …
Ismael Ghalimi / IT|Redux:
First Koral, then ThinkFree and EchoSign
Discussion: The 360
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Some Facts About AAC  —  I've noticed a slight uptick …
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple iPod v. The Insulin Pump
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
New Technology Aims to Bore Impatient Spammers
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Palm Announces New Linux Based Mobile Platform
 

 
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