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9:50 AM ET, May 3, 2007

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Kim Zetter / Epicenter:
PC World Editor Quits Over Apple Story  —  Colleagues at my former outlet, PC World magazine, have told me that Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken quit abruptly today because the company's new CEO, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
PC World editor resigns over apparent ad pressure  —  Award-winning Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken of PC World resigned Tuesday over disagreements with the magazine's publisher regarding stories critical of advertisers, according to sources.  —  McCracken, reached Wednesday evening …
Discussion: Valleywag
Peter Rojas / peter.roj.as:
Harry McCracken takes a stand for editorial integrity, leaves PC World in protest  —  Just read over at Epicenter that PC World Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken quit in protest today because the mag's new CEO wanted to spike a "whimsical article" titled "Ten Things We Hate About Apple."
Brad Stone / New York Times:
In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly  —  There is open revolt on the Web.  —  Sophisticated Internet users have banded together over the last two days to publish and widely distribute a secret code used by the technology and movie industries to prevent piracy of high-definition movies.
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CNN:
Digg.com in 'hacking' copyright row  —  LONDON, England (CNN) — Digg.com, one of the most popular sites on the Web, is bracing for a possible legal battle over refusing to remove stories containing a single 32-digit code that lets people crack HD-DVD copyright protection.
Discussion: O'Flaherty
Brad Hawkes / Official Google Reader Blog:
There are people who don't use feed readers?  —  It's fun to share interesting items with your friends and coworkers.  Google Reader has a "Share" button and a public page to go along with it, and some people have been putting that to great use.  Once you start sharing …
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BBC:
Online TV viewing 'on the rise'  —  Almost half of European broadband users are using their computers to watch television online, a survey claims.  —  The ability to "take control" of their viewing was the motivation for many users said Motorola, which interviewed 2,500 people including the UK.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
45% of Europeans watch TV online
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Pandora shuts box on users outside US  —  Pandora.com, the popular net radio station that helps users discover new music and build custom playlists, will block most people outside the US from accessing its service because of legal pressure being exerted by record labels.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Music Industry Continues To Shoot Self In Foot; Forces Pandora To Block Non-US Listeners  —  It's really depressing to watch the recording industry so consistently shoot itself in the foot, focusing on capturing every immediate dollar, rather than recognizing the ability of using music …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pandora To Shut Out Non-U.S. Users Thursday Evening  —  If you live outside of the U.S. and enjoy listening to customized radio stations on Pandora, brace yourself for some bad news.  The site will be shutting you out starting Thursday evening.  Registered users who access the service …
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Jeff Bonforte / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Messenger, hold the download  —  Here's something I have been waiting to say for a long time... Yahoo! Messenger: Fast, Easy, Beautiful, and now with no download!  —  Again, no download.  —  That's right, today we launched the all-new Web-based Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Browser Version of Messenger
Alex Krupp / Sensemaking:
Cell Phone Software: The Billion-Dollar Sand Trap  —  We all know the advantages: Everyone owns one.  We all know how to use them.  Women love them and they fit nicely into a pocket.  Did I mention they do wireless?  —  Cell phones seem like the obvious platform for the next generation of billion-dollar startups.
James Hibberd / TVWeek.com:
Comcast Enters HD Quality Dispute  —  This week Comcast launched a major ad campaign that opened a new battlefront in the HD service provider war: comparative picture quality.  —  Touting a study by Frank N. Magid Associates, Comcast took out full-page newspaper ads in 15 markets claiming …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
Phil Bradley / Search Engine Land:
Return To The Search Engine Shoot-Out  —  My colleague Chris Sherman briefly looked at the PC World 'Search Engine Shoot-out' article the other day, and I also mentioned it in my own weblog.  I read through the article briefly, but something about it kept nagging me, so I wanted to go back and look at it in rather more detail.
 
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Andrew Brown / Guardian:
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BBC:
The evolution of a giant  —  Microsoft is showing signs …
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
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