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9:20 AM 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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Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
YouTube, once just a destination, becoming a service too  —  Google's YouTube just announced that it is expanding its APIs to allow more direct access to the service.  —  The updates to the APIs, or application programming interfaces, give developers deeper access into YouTube for video uploading …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:   YouTube Expands API Set - Including Upload, Player APIs
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo May Join Google-Led Social Networking Alliance  —  Yahoo intends to join OpenSocial, a Google-led alliance that is developing a common set of standards so developers can create programs that run on many social networks and other Web sites, according to a person with direct knowledge of Yahoo's plans.
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Japan investigates possible iPod defect  —  TOKYO - Japan is investigating a possible defect in Apple Inc.'s iPod after one of the popular digital music players reportedly shot out sparks while recharging, a government official said Wednesday.  —  An official at the trade and economy ministry …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Fire in the iPod  —  Japan has ordered an investigation of the first generation iPod nano for possible defects after one started emitting sparks while being charged.  According to wire service reports, the problem surfaced in January in Kanagawa Prefecture southwest of Tokyo, and Apple (AAPL) reported it to the government in March.
Discussion: Inquirer
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Client 9 Domains Snatched Minutes After Spitzer Scandal Breaks  —  Just minutes after the New York Times published a story online yesterday about a high-class prostitution ring and the involvement of so-called “Client 9,” Nick Galbreath, a 37 year-old software engineer in Manhattan, registered the client9.com domain for $10.13.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twine Disappoints After Semantic Web Hype  —  Twine is the most hyped semantic app of the season and recently opened up for some press previews.  General availability of this smart, social bookmarking and research tool may come in a matter of weeks.  —  If that's the case, it will probably be too soon.
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Nova / Minding the Planet:
Response to Read Write Web article about Twine
Discussion: The Semantic Web and ReadWriteWeb
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone Dev Team jailbreaks firmware 2.0... before it's out  —  This is just getting silly, don't you think?  The iPhone Dev Team has once again proven their totally gnarly talents by freeing up the latest firmware before it's even the latest firmware.  Apple, here's our suggestion …
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 …
Discussion: KMWorld.com, beu blog and Feld Thoughts
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com  —  A new web service that lets users rate and comment on the uniformed police officers in their community is scrambling to restore service Tuesday, after hosting company GoDaddy unceremonious pulled-the-plug on the site in the wake of outrage from criticism-leery cops.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Google Announces Layoffs  —  Granted, the following Google layoffs news is because of the DoubleClick acquisition, but in all the corporate-speak there is something that feels like a kind of augury: … Translation: We're letting people go.  And a bunch of 'em, at that.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Good Times Go Bad at Google
New York Times:
Chief of AOL's Parent Is Open to Deal  —  AOL, the company that introduced millions of people to the Internet, has tried to reinvent itself many times.  The latest effort, like those before it, does not seem to be going well.  —  On Tuesday, Jeffrey L. Bewkes, the chief executive of Time Warner …
Chrisshipley / The Guidewire:
Becoming the Story: A Cautionary Tale  —  Earlier today, my business partner Mike Sigal and I had a robust discussion about Carla's post on the Sarah Lacy kerfuffle at SXSW on Sunday.  Neither defending nor attacking Lacy, Mike asked whether The Guidewire did a service to the community by entering the debate.
Jay Greene / Business Week:
Gates in D.C.: Expect Visa Talk  —  During the Microsoft chairman's Mar. 12 visit to Congress, all ears will be tuned to any exchange about H-1B caps and U.S. jobs  —  Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates is scheduled to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. House Committee on Science & Technology on Mar. 12.
BBC:
Wiki boss ‘edited for donation’  —  Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales has been accused of agreeing to edit a page on the online encyclopaedia in exchange for a donation.  —  Former Novell chief scientist Jeffrey Merkey says he donated $5,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation in exchange for changes to his Wikipedia entry.
 
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Dave Prochnow / Popular Science:
Build It: The Electronic Post-It Note
Business Wire:
Puretracks Announces New DRM-Free Mobile Music Store for the BlackBerry Platform
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Viacom withdraws ‘Guitar’ suit
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Hideo Kojima Working on New Title
eWeek:
Indian Mobile Firms, Government May Meet on BlackBerry
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Nightmare Scenario, Part One
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Age Verification at Google Korea
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GE Demonstrates World's First “Roll-to-Roll” …
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
@ SxSW: A Rowdy Discussion On Ad-Supported Music
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Content Marketplace Helium Officially Launches
Discussion: Social Media and Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Healthline Partners With Aetna For Personalized Medical Portal
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Joost Gets Live With Ad-Free March Madness
Stephen Castle / New York Times:
Europe Backs Google Bid to Acquire DoubleClick
Rob Shaw / Time:
How Google Earth Ate Our Town
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Bringing OpenID To The Masses: Clickpass
 

 
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CBC to lose another 400 jobs by March

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

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