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4:22 AM ET, April 12, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 lessons of Photobucket Fiasco  —  Photobucket, which started out as a plain-vanilla hosting service, cried wolf last night when it claimed that MySpace was blocking its videos.  The truth came out this morning: because Photobucket is selling ads on videos that get shown on MySpace via widgets …
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MySpace blocks Photobucket videos and slideshows  —  Social-networking giant MySpace.com on Wednesday blocked Photobucket videos and photo slideshows from being uploaded to its pages.  —  MySpace will no longer let users post such content from Photobucket in their profiles, blogs or comments section.
Nick / Rough Type:
The sharecroppers' tools  —  MySpace has restricted its members' ability to stream on their pages videos hosted at Photobucket.  A clear violation of the spirit of Web 2.0 - the sixties got free love; we get free widgets - the move has set off an outcry in the blogosphere.
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony: The PS3 20GB is Dead  —  We've been hearing the rumblings for awhile now, but today it's official: The 20GB version of the PS3 is no more in North America.  —  If you own one, don't worry, it will continue to be 100 percent supported with software and services, according to SCEA's spokesman David Karraker.
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Forbes:
Sony in talks on commercial use for PlayStation 3 - report
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
20GB PlayStation 3, RIP: 2006 - 2007
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Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
R.I.P. PlayStation 3 20GB is officially no more
Discussion: Gadgets on the Go and Crave
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Apple partners with MGM  —  Companies pact on catalog titles  —  Apple continues to be a go-to partner for Hollywood's movie libraries.  —  Steve Jobs-led company on Tuesday signed MGM as its latest partner to sell catalog titles, but not new releases.  —  It also revealed that …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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May Wong / Associated Press:
Apple adds MGM movies to iTunes  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - MGM has become the latest major film studio to offer downloadable movies on Apple's iTunes Store.  —  The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. deal, announced Wednesday, builds the iTunes catalog to more than 500 movies.
Chris Ulbrich / Google:
Google to Hold Worldwide Developer Event — Google Developer Day  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)- today announced that on May 31, 2007, Google offices in ten countries will host Google Developer Day™, a global event featuring workshops, keynotes and breakout discussions on Google's APIs and developer tools.
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Comcast Reaches Agreement to Acquire Fandango and Announces Plan to Launch Fancast.com, New National Online Destination  —  Comcast Interactive Media Makes Strategic Addition with Fandango, One of Web's Top Movie and Entertainment Sites  —  PHILADELPHIA and LOS ANGELES, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Comcast Acquires Fandango; To Launch Fancast Destination Site
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Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Greek interview reveals new Wii games: Music, Health Pack  —  Greece is not usually known as a hub of video game information, but an interview with George Katrinakis (Altavista translation of relevant page), CEO of Greek Nintendo distributor Nortec Multimedia, reveals some interesting information about two previously unknown Wii games.
Ryan / Skype for Mac:
Skype 2.6 Beta is here  —  Today we released Skype 2.6 for Mac Beta.  Although our main focus was on quality, we've also added a few new features.  One of them so new it's released first on Mac and only later on other platforms.  —  Download Skype 2.6 for Mac Beta now
Anthony Iaffaldano / Reprise Media:
Interpublic Acquires Reprise Media, Best-In-Class Search Marketing Agency  —  Reprise Media to Operate as Stand-alone Unit and Shared Resource for all Interpublic Agencies  —  Interpublic (NYSE: IPG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Reprise Media, Inc. a leading provider …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple Tells Vloggers: "Fix Your Videos"  —  Apple is giving vloggers a few hints on how to optimize their videos for iTunes so that a single format will look ok on both an iPod as well as the new Apple TV, which is probably connected to a large screen HDTV.  —  An email went out today …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Lost Remote
James Meikle / Guardian:
Web bosses must block pupils' videos mocking teachers, says minister  —  Website providers have a moral obligation to stop pupils posting offensive school videos that demean their teachers or other children, the education secretary said yesterday.  Alan Johnson told teachers that companies …
Discussion: Techdirt
Paul R. La Monica / Media Biz:
Apple changes its iTune?  —  Since Apple (AAPL) launched its wildly successful iTunes music store back in 2003, CEO Steve Jobs has adamantly refused to offer a monthly subscription service.  If you want to buy music from iTunes, you do it either by the single or the album, that's it.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Macsimum News
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Ubuntu's new Linux sports debugging tool  —  With its upcoming "Feisty Fawn" version of Ubuntu Linux due April 19, Canonical hopes to shed light on what happens when things go wrong.  —  Feisty Fawn, also known as version 7.04, comes with software that can send debugging information …
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Optimizing Your FeedBurner Feed  —  We all appreciate FeedBurner for giving us user-friendly subscribe links, manageable feeds, feed statistics and site statistics.  —  Of course, FeedBurner isn't just about fun and handy features.  Because they basically republish your blog content through their site …
 
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
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David Goetzl / MediaPost Publications:
Apple May Tout IPhone With Multi-Culti Creative
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Scott Gilbertson / Compiler:
Twitter Vulnerability: Spoof Caller ID To Take Over Any Account
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Blake Snow / GigaOM:
China Limits Online Gaming Hours
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Rumor: First Zune 2.0 Photo?
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Dan Primack / PE HUB:
First AK, Now ChoiceStream  —  Lots of blog chatter this morning …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
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