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8:50 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.
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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: WebProNews
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 …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:   MySpace Reminds Everyone: Your Widgets All Belong To Us
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.
Discussion: Dan Blank
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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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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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
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
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 …
Discussion: Channel 9 and digg
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.
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
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.
DeWitt Clinton / Google Code:
Announcing the OCRopus Open Source OCR System  —  We're happy to announce the OCRopus OCR Project, a Google-sponsored project to develop advanced OCR technologies in the IUPR research group, headed by Prof. Thomas Breuel at the DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany).
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 …
Valleywag:
GREED: The grotesque $1 salary  —  It's proxy season, which means it's time for the CEO's spin-critters to spotlight the boss' modest salary — only one dollar — in the hope that idiotic business reporters miss the lavish stock grants, the fat pension package, and luxurious perks.  Which they usually do.
Discussion: MacUser
 
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Carolyn Abram / Facebook Blog:
The changes are here...  At the beginning of January …
Discussion: 901am and parislemon
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
GMAIL: NOT BEHIND, JUST GOING IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION
Discussion: PC Magazine and digg
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FTC official: Let's imprison spyware distributors
Discussion: Techdirt
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
Discussion: Lost Remote
Allan Leinwand / GigaOM:
Web 2.0 & Death of the Network Engineer
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Similarity searches accelerate P2P downloads by 30-70 percent
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
Rock Arrived  —  We just got the first silicon for our Rock systems …
Discussion: ongoing
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
SCRAPBLOG: WOW (WITH CAVEATS)
Discussion: hyku | blog
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Site Explorer Matures a Bit More and Accepts Mobile Feeds
Phil Hollows / FeedBlitz News:
New Feature: Twitter!
People's Daily Online:
The more they play, the more they lose  —  Internet game operators …
John Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
HD video podcasts come to iTunes—and Apple TV
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Some Facts About AAC  —  I've noticed a slight uptick …
Discussion: digg
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
MuniFi: Build it and they still don't come?
 

 
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