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6:45 PM ET, March 12, 2008

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YouTube:
YouTube Everywhere  —  We try really hard to make YouTube as open as possible.  Anyone can upload and view videos, which can be embedded anywhere and viewed on all kinds of different devices.  And, of course, anyone can participate in our community by commenting on videos, rating them, and sharing them with friends.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Future is Web Services, Not Web Sites  —  Remember The Graduate when Benjamin Braddock was advised to go into plastics.  The clip is here.  It seemed like a safe bet at the time - and it was.  —  Today the web maybe “the new plastics.”  It seems like every brand is building a new site or microsite.
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
YouTube: The Platform  —  (Update: Comment from YouTube added below).  In case there was still any doubt that Google wants to use YouTube to host all the video on the Web, it's announcement earlier today to broaden its APIs makes it clear that is its goal.  Once again, instead of making …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube To Publishers: Make Your Own YouTube
Eric Mauskopf / Official Google Blog:
YouTube finds its way into Spore
Apple:
iPhone SDK Downloads Top 100,000  —  Apple® today announced that more than 100,000 iPhone™ developers have downloaded the beta iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) in the first four days since its launch on March 6.  The iPhone SDK provides developers with the same rich set …
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Search for the Killer iPhone App  —  Many developers are hard at work building tools for Apple's popular phone, despite what some consider limits on their ability to collaborate  —  Executives at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had a running bet as they announced …
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Iphone to go x86  —  Moorestown is fruity  —  THE IPHONE IS going to go x86 in a year or two, and Moorestown is set to be the lead vehicle.  A year of whispers was finally nailed down a few days ago with a comment and a slide.  —  First let me say that the rumour mill has been running amok since …
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Longofest / MacRumors:   Future iPhone To Use Intel Moorestown Processor?
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft buys virtualization player Kidaro  —  Updated at 10:30 a.m. PDT with comments and further details from Microsoft.  —  In its latest move into virtualization, Microsoft said on Wednesday that it has bought Kidaro, a company that helps businesses manage their collection of virtual machines.
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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Google could be superseded, says web inventor  —  The next generation of web technology is likely to be far more powerful than the current crop, Tim Berners-Lee said  —  Google may eventually be displaced as the pre-eminent brand on the internet by a company that harnesses the power …
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Ex-Googlers launch Rentbits, a mediocre search tool for rentals  —  I'm in the middle of a hunt for a new place to live, and have been using a variety of tools to keep an eye on local openings.  The best offense against the horde of competitors seems to be finding those small, obscure listings …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Crgslst: The Endangered, Sexy Craigslist Search Tool
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
The Tools Google Uses Internally  —  A web seminar Google held yesterday at KMWorld Magazine offered a great deal of insight into how Google manages projects and communication internally.  The presentation by Google followed an employee through his first few weeks at the company …
Barnaby J. Feder / New York Times:
A Heart Device Is Found Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks  —  To the long list of objects vulnerable to attack by computer hackers, add the human heart.  —  The threat seems largely theoretical.  But a team of computer security researchers plans to report Wednesday that it had been able …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Disney: $123 Million From iTunes Since 2006 (AAPL)  —  Disney CEO Bob Iger tells the audience at the Digital Hollywood Media Summit that he's sold 4 million movies and “40 to 50” million videos through iTunes since he launched the service in 2006.  What does that mean in terms of dollars?  Not much.
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Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Disney CEO: Won't Bid for AOL
Verizon:
Verizon Expands 7 Megabits per Second High Speed Internet Service to 1.2 Million Additional Customers in the East  —  Service Offers Great Value With Ultra-Fast Downstream Connection Speeds; Provides Prime Opportunity for Consumers to Drop Cable Modem Connections
Tony Wright / Venture Hacks:
Half-Assed Startup: How do I start my company and keep my day job?  —  [Ed: I enjoyed Tony Wright's contrarian article, Half-Assed Startup, when I first read it on his excellent blog.  Tony, a founder of RescueTime (Y Combinator), argues that you can start a company while you're otherwise employed.
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
E-mail inventor: I didn't foresee spam  —  Thirty-seven years after the first e-mail was sent, its creator says he never imagined it would become a tool for criminals  —  Ray Tomlinson does not recall the contents of the first e-mail that was ever sent.  —  He thinks it was probably QWERTY …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Join OpenSocial in April, Microsoft Groans.  —  Following previous reports that Yahoo is talking to Google about joining OpenSocial, we are now hearing that the decision has been made and that it will be announced in April.  OpenSocial is Google's social-networking platform that is a response to Facebook.
Discussion: The Social Times and WebProNews
 
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Business Standard:
BlackBerry security issue makes e-com insecure
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
AMD Finally Ships “B3” Opterons
Discussion: Engadget
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Open Letter To Google: Do The Right Thing, Divest Yourself Of Performics
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Windows 7 gets an outside tester: The government
Discussion: John Carroll
Reuters:
Activision's “Guitar Hero” violates patent: Gibson
Discussion: Engadget
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will IE 8 break the Web?
Chris Williams / The Register:
Steve Jobs rescues freetards from BBC iPlayer wilderness (for now)
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Nine Inch Nails slams Radiohead's ‘bait and switch’
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Sprout's WYSIWYG Flash Editor Now Available to Everyone
Billboard.Biz:
Apple's iTunes Store Has Sold 4 Billion Tracks—But Is It Profitable?
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Spitzer Scandal Sheds Light On Web Prostitution
Discussion: IP Democracy
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Hulu goes live
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog and Salon
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
At Apple thin is in, sometimes too much
Discussion: The Register and PalmAddicts
pavlov.net:
Firefox 3 Memory Usage
Discussion: Mozilla Links
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Yahoo Disaster Scenario: Blowing Q1
 

 
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