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6:10 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.
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
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.
Discussion: GigaOM and HipMojo.com
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 (www.itunes.com).
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Arn / MacRumors:
MGM and United Artists Join iTunes Store
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and digg
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
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
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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.
SearchViews:
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.
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.
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.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Breaking: Comcast Acquires Fandango; To Launch Fancast Destination Site  —  Comcast has done one of its biggest Internet acquisition to date: it has acquired Fandango, the online movie tickets sales and info site.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.
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 …
Gizmodo:
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 …
Ed Kohler / Technology Evangelist:
Why Google Loses Sleep Over the Digg Effect  —  If I was Google, this is something that would scare the crap out of me: Digg users don't click ads.  —  The first graph below shows the page views by day of a site I track which received two trips to the front page of Digg.com.
Discussion: Practical Blogging
 
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Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
New PS3 systems may include a bonus high-pitched whine
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Thinking "Siriusly" About Satellite Radio Competition
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Berkowitz: More integration coming across Microsoft's online properties
Karen / Official Google Blog:
May 31 is Google Developer Day
Akshay Java / UMBC eBiquity:
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
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Fred / A VC:
Phillip Pearlman, Sam Zell, Valleywag, and me
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Spam to overtake human-issued e-mails in 2007
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The scoop on The Coop: an early review of Mozilla's social networking tool
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Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Group Questions Cellphone Fund-Raising
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Citigroup weighs in on Leopard, 3G iPhone, and new iPod nanos
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
How Adobe can overcome the issues around open sourcing the Flash Player
Business Wire:
Citi Announces Actions to Streamline Organization, Reduce Expense …
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Mariko Sanchanta / Financial Times:
Sony in talks on commercial use for PS3
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