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10:30 AM ET, April 12, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can PhotoBucket Survive Without MySpace?  —  There was a lot of fingerpointing, denials, and "he said, she said" going on today as everyone digested the news that MySpace had blocked PhotoBucket's 40 million members from embedding videos into their MySpace pages.
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Associated Press:
MySpace Blocks Some Photobucket Content  —  The popular online hangout MySpace has blocked parts of the Web hosting service Photobucket, complaining that it has been encouraging users to incorporate an ad-supported slideshow into their MySpace personal profile pages.
Jon Fortt / The Utility Belt:
How MySpace's pride is destroying it
Discussion: The Media Age
Nick / Rough Type:
The sharecroppers' tools
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Free Advice for Photobucket
Angus Kidman / APC:
Windows XP to be phased out by year's end despite customer demand  —  Computer makers have been told they'll no longer be able to get Windows XP OEM by the end of this year, despite consumer resistance to Vista and its compatibility problems.  —  By early 2008, Microsoft's contracts …
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
How To Make Your Nokia N95 100 Percent  —  It seems some of the global mobile carriers in some parts of the world just can't let a great phone stay great.  I'm referring to the Nokia N95 that has more bells and whistles than just about any mobile phone on the planet.
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Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Sorry, this Nokia N95 isn't perfect
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and PalmAddicts
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
To the average Joe, blogs aren't cutting it  —  This month's state of the blogosphere survey by Technorati, the monitoring service, was greeted as if it were the online equivalent of the President's State of the Union address.  It undoubtedly reveals a fascinating array of statistics …
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Why Circle of Friends Works in Social Networking  —  The most popular paradigm for social networking sites is the "circle of friends" paradigm.  This is when you connect to people by adding them as a friend, and your connection means that they are prioritized differently than those who are not.
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Dylan Tweney / Wired News:
What I Learned From Friendster: Jonathan Abrams' New Startup
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
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 …
Guardian:
Can stuck torrents beat pirates?  —  Online filesharing of movies and music has the Hollywood hotshots hopping mad, but they are fighting back with the help of anti-piracy firms, as Danny Bradbury discovers  —  Peter the pirate is working on buying his own island.
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Forbes:
Telefonica selects 6 bidders for Endemol - report - UPDATE  —  MADRID (Thomson Financial) - Telefonica SA (nyse: TEF - news - people ) has selected six bidders for its Endemol Entertainment Holding NV unit and has given them until next month to make binding offers, the Wall Street Journal reported …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Gizmodo:
Sony Demos 9mm-thick High-Def OLED Displays  —  Look and yearn folks.  This here is Sony's new OLED display.  It's an obscene 9mm thick yet it packs a 1080p resolution along with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.  Just as a recap, OLED displays are thinner and brighter than their LCD counterparts and they suck up less power.
Discussion: Crave, Gadget Lab and OhGizmo!
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
BBC:
China seeks to 'limit game hours'  —  The Chinese government has clamped down on the amount of time youngsters can spend playing online games, according to the official news agency Xinhua.  —  Under-18s who play for more than three consecutive hours a day will have limits imposed on the amount …
Discussion: GigaOM, Techdirt and BloggingStocks
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
R.I.P. PlayStation 3 20GB is officially no more  —  Straight from Sony: The 20GB PS3 will no longer be offered to retailers for sale in North America.  The decision was made based on consumer and retail demand favoring "the 60GB model 10 to 1."  —  Dave Karraker of Sony America states …
Discussion: Engadget, Gadgets on the Go and Crave
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Forbes:
Sony in talks on commercial use for PlayStation 3 - report
Discussion: Game | Life and TIME: Nerd World
 
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 More Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Box.net Releases Two-Way Storage Widget
Discussion: Mashable!
Philiped / Apple 2.0:
Two New Get-A-Mac Ads (with links)
Fred Stutzman / dev.aol.com:
The 12-Minute Definitive Guide to Twitter
Discussion: Tech_Space and Unit Structures
David Lenehan / Read/WriteWeb:
The World Of Wikis  —  WetPaint, a popular hosted Wiki solution …
Associated Press:
Google opposes Utah law limiting keyword advertising
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget HD:
Apple TV and HD quality: It's not the hardware
Steven Edward Streight / Vaspers the Grate:
resistance to Twitter similar to blog hate
Discussion: One By One Media
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Reported OEM BIOS Hacks
 Earlier Items: 
Nivi / Venture Hacks:
Track your share price, not your valuation new! …
Discussion: Nivi
Seattle Times:
Google's challenge: Prevent the exodus
James Meikle / Guardian:
Web bosses must block pupils' videos mocking teachers, says minister
Discussion: Techdirt and Virtual Economics
businessportal24.com:
First Multimedia Museum for Mobile Phones - Art and History become mobile
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Greek interview reveals new Wii games: Music, Health Pack
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Man returns phone to carrier... without leaving car
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Optimizing Your FeedBurner Feed
Ryan / Skype for Mac:
Skype 2.6 Beta is here  —  Today we released Skype 2.6 for Mac Beta.
 

 
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Cox Communications Sued For Not Disconnecting Pirates

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