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7:10 PM ET, April 11, 2007


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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.
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 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.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
MySpace & Photobucket - Free services come with strings attached  —  MySpace has blocked Photobucket content again.  Robert Scoble reminds us when you host your content on free services nasty crap can happen.  TechMeme is flooded with blogs angrily protesting MySpace's actions.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 lessons of Photobucket Fiasco  —  Photobucket, which started out as a plain-vanilla hosting service, cried wolf last night when it claimed that MySpace was blocking its videos.  The truth came out this morning: because Photobucket is selling ads on videos that get shown on MySpace via widgets …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
MySpace Reminds Everyone: Your Widgets All Belong To Us
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 (
Arn / MacRumors:
MGM and United Artists Join iTunes Store
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and digg
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
First AK, Now ChoiceStream  —  Lots of blog chatter this morning about Aggregate Knowledge, a behavioral search company that just scored $20 million in Series B funding from DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins.  See here, here and below.  After all, it's not too often that a widget company raises double-digit venture dollars.
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.
Ken Grobe / The Blog:
Sitemaps Autodiscovery  —  Today,, 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 …
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.
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.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Watch Your Network Play Space Invaders  —  NetQoS has a little something to bring video game-style drama to the hum drum task of monitoring your system traffic.  Their program, Netcosm monitors the traffic flowing across your routers and remasters that data into entertaining clashes …
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.
Rumor: First Zune 2.0 Photo?  —  In light of yesterday's rumors about Zune 2.0, I'd remembered an anon tip that came in two weeks ago along with this puzzling photograph of a Zune with an approximate 16:9 wide screen.  (Compare that to ye old Zune 1.0's screen) I dismissed it then, but now …
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 …
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