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3:25 PM ET, May 2, 2007

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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5- 63-56-88-c0  —  Today was an insane day.  And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...  In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible.  We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Surrenders to Mob  —  To say what happened today on Digg was a "user revolt" is an understatement.  The Digg team deleted a story that linked to the decryption key for HD DVDs after receiving a take down demand and all hell broke loose.  More stories appeared and were deleted, and users posting the stories were suspended.
Rudd-O.com:
Spread this number  —  09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.  Wanna know what's so important about it? … The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance for publishing that number, specifically with copyright infringement.  —  I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.
Gizmodo:
Geeks Will Not Be Silenced: Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story  —  The power of Web 2. is in full effect over at Digg, where users are revolting over Digg's decision to pull a story (that netted over 15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting …
Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
What's Happening with HD-DVD Stories?  —  I just wanted to explain what some of you have been noticing around some stories that have been submitted to Digg on the HD DVD encryption key being cracked.  —  This has all come up in the past 24 hours, mostly connected to the HD-DVD hack …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Digg Gives Into User Revolt; Are Those DMCA Takedown Notices Even Valid?  —  After a grassroots revolt by Digg users, Digg has decided to stop censoring posts about an HD-DVD decryption number used by the industry-backed Advanced Access Content System to protect HD-DVDs.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Fundraising for the Digg Lawsuit
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Psychohistorian / Wired News:
C0 88 56 63 C5 56 41 D8 5B E3 74 9D 02 11 F9 09
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Kevin Rose Hands Over Digg Control
Discussion: CrunchGear
Steve Jobs / Apple:
A Greener Apple  —  Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. … Cadmium  —  Hexavalent Chromium  —  Decabromodiphenyl Ether
Business Wire:
Time Warner Inc. Reports First Quarter 2007 Results  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX - News) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2007.  —  In making the announcement, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dick Parsons said: "Time Warner is off to a strong start this year.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AOL's advertising alive and kicking
Discussion: IP Democracy
Bloomberg:
Cablevision Agrees to Be Taken Private By Dolans (Update2)
Discussion: IP Democracy
Teresa Fausti / clearwire.com:
FCC Approves First WIMAX-CLASS Laptop Card to be Offered by Clearwire  —  Approval Marks Major Milestone for Release of Product Later this Year that Facilitates Greater Portability and Mobility on Clearwire's U.S. Network  —  Helen.Chung@clearwire.com  —  Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ …
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Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
First WiMax laptop card approved by FCC
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Bloomberg:
Dow Jones Holders Say Murdoch Bid May Trigger Auction (Update2)  —  Dow Jones & Co. shareholders say Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion takeover bid will spark an auction of the 125-year-old newspaper publisher.  —  ``We're in the first inning,'' said Lawrence J. Haverty Jr. …
Fred / A VC:
The Mid Life Entrepreneur Crisis  —  I have two meetings this week with guys in their early to mid 40s that are two of the best entrepreneurs I've ever worked with.  Both are asking me the same thing - "what should I do next?"  —  There are questions of motivations, work/life balance …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hey Microsoft, forget MIX, focus on Mobiles  —  It is hardly a surprise that the more en vogue and exotic MIX '07 is overshadowing a strategically more important event hosted by Microsoft - the 2007 Mobile and Embedded Devices Conference also being held in Las Vegas.
Discussion: TechCrunch and FierceWireless
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Microsoft:   Robbie Bach: Microsoft Mobile & Embedded DevCon 2007
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Live Calendar, Presence coming soon to a dev platform near you  —  With its official announcement of the "Windows Live platform beta" at Mix '07 this week, Microsoft made available to developers a number of application programming interfaces (APIs) and controls upon which they can build their own applications and mashups.
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:   Google Calendar catches MSN's - Or Where oh where is the Windows Live Calendar?
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Eisner's Prom Queen Seeing Success on Web  —  Less than halfway through its 80-day run, Prom Queen, the daily teen-aimed online soap opera launched by Michael Eisner's new production firm, is showing signs of becoming a modest hit, if short of an Internet sensation thus far.
Maximus / Just Another Mobile Phone Blog:
World's first mobile phone with a 7.1 speaker system and Vista  —  Just when I thought that phones with crazy speaker designs (super radio phone and 6 speaker iPhone clone) can't get any crazier this one comes along and surprises me.  It has a 7.1 speaker system which is supposed to deliver great treble and bass.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Mobility Site
 
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