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12:30 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.
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 …
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
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) …
Discussion: The Social Web
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
Live Search's WebLog:   Discovering Sitemaps
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, Crave, CrunchGear and digg
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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).
Discussion: MacUser and Engadget
Mariko Sanchanta / Financial Times:
Sony in talks on commercial use for PS3  —  Sony PlayStation 3 users may soon be asked to share the supercomputer power of their video game consoles with companies that lack their own technology to run complex research projects, the Financial Times was told.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Sony may launch PlayGrid
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:
Zune 2.0 Details Leaked
Business Wire:
Citi Announces Actions to Streamline Organization, Reduce Expense Growth and Drive Future Expansion  —  Projected Savings of Approximately $2.1 Billion in 2007, Growing to $4.6 Billion in 2009  —  First Quarter 2007 Pre-Tax Charge of $1.38 Billion  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE) …
Discussion: Open Sources and Between the Lines
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Nick / Rough Type:   Citi whacks IT  —  In yet another sign of the vast amount …
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 and WebProNews
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 …
Brian Heater / PC Magazine:
You've Got Webmail  —  This latest round of free Webmail clients delivers—for the most part.  —  Three years ago, the world of Webmail was at a standstill.  The category's three giants—AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo!—were content with their respective market shares to avoid significant innovation.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Cloudy Thinking
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Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
GMAIL: NOT BEHIND, JUST GOING IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION
Discussion: digg
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, PE HUB and Startup Meme
 
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Facebook Guy Dead at 3: Poke in Peace
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Viacom Spurns Google for Yahoo
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Announcing the OCRopus Open Source OCR System
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FTC official: Let's imprison spyware distributors
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