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9:40 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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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: Compiler and WebProNews
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
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  —  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) …
Nick / Rough Type:
Sony may launch PlayGrid  —  Sony is considering tying together gamers' PlayStation 3 consoles into a global supercomputing grid that could be used for commercial applications, reports the Financial Times today.  Sony has already teamed up with Stanford in the nonprofit Folding@Home initiative …
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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.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
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 …
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
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
GMAIL: NOT BEHIND, JUST GOING IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION  —  Has Gmail been left behind?  PC Magazine thinks so.  From their review covering new web email introductions from AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo!: … But desktop email does not represent the best or only paradigm for handling email.
Discussion: digg
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Brian Heater / PC Magazine:   You've Got Webmail  —  This latest round of free Webmail clients …
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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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
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
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).
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.
 
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook Guy Dead at 3: Poke in Peace
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Viacom Spurns Google for Yahoo
Discussion: PR Newswire
Carolyn Abram / Facebook Blog:
The changes are here...  At the beginning of January …
Discussion: 901am and parislemon
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Screenshots: Spock's New People Engine
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FTC official: Let's imprison spyware distributors
Discussion: Techdirt
Valleywag:
GREED: The grotesque $1 salary
Discussion: MacUser
Reuters:
Matsushita to sell 42-inch full high def plasma TV
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Jon Garfunkel / Civilities:
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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
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
Ensequence scores $40 M, more MLB stuff
Discussion: Ensequence
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
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Not a good day for Microsoft  —  During the Microsoft antitrust trial …
Phil Hollows / FeedBlitz News:
New Feature: Twitter!
John Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
HD video podcasts come to iTunes—and Apple TV
 

 
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