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11:25 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, WebProNews and digg
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 …
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
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: WebProNews, CrunchGear and Slashdot
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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: Between the Lines
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Nick / Rough Type:   Citi whacks IT  —  In yet another sign of the vast amount …
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.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Sony may launch PlayGrid
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 …
Discussion: Cloudy Thinking
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 …
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: CrunchGear and digg
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Citigroup weighs in on Leopard, 3G iPhone, and new iPod nanos  —  Analysts at Citigroup are recommending that investors buy shares of Apple Inc. ahead of upcoming product launches, which they say will include Mac OS X Leopard, a touch-screen video iPod, higher capacity iPod nanos and a 3G version of the iPhone.
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and The Blogging Times
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 …
Jon Garfunkel / Civilities:
Comment Management Responsibility (CommResp)  —  Cyberspace is a rotten place.  —  Rotten is, of course, a relative term.  Fresh fruit left on the kitchen counter is only rotten after another creature has beat you to eating it.  What's tastiest to us is what's tastiest to molds and fruit flies.
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.
Discussion: Graceful Flavor
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook Guy Dead at 3: Poke in Peace  —  Facebook had been promising a major redesign, and it went live a few minutes ago.  An announcement will go out on the wire later.  —  The most noticeable change: the famous "Facebook guy" in the logo is gone, replaced by the simple "Facebook" text and a home symbol when you hover over it.
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Aggregate Knowledge raises $20M, to boost sales on Web sites
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Reuters:
Matsushita to sell 42-inch full high def plasma TV
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