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5:35 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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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 …
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube To Publishers: Make Your Own YouTube
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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 …
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.
Discussion: eWeek, The Register and BrianMadden.com
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Bids for Kidaro
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Insanely Great Mac
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Longofest / MacRumors:   Future iPhone To Use Intel Moorestown Processor?
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 …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Disaster Scenario: Blowing Q1  —  Kara Swisher revives an issue we raised a few weeks back: What happens if Yahoo (YHOO) blows Q1?  This question has no doubt been bandied about in Microsoft (MSFT) conference rooms as an exasperated Steve Ballmer watches Yahoo's molasses-like response to its bid.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Nightmare Scenario, Part 1
Discussion: Between the Lines and Deal Journal
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.
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Disney CEO: Won't Bid for AOL  —  Iger Says Disney Won't Bid for AOL; Sees Boost From Blu-Ray High-Def DVDs, Other New Tech  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger detailed several ways on Wednesday that Disney hopes to benefit from high-tech — but one of them isn't buying AOL, which many expect to be for sale soon.
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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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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 and beu blog
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
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 …
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Acer's “Blue” Ace: Aspire Gemstone Blue Notebook  —  Today in New York, Acer's big surprise is the Aspire “Gemstone Blue” notebook, equipped with a Blu-ray drive, true high-def screen, and CineReal sound, a second generation of Dolby Surround.  Sexy, and yes, blue, and it doesn't appear …
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Hulu goes live  —  After over a year of development, testing and refining, online video service Hulu launches Wednesday and viewers will get to chance to see if it lives up to all the hullabaloo.  —  A joint venture between News Corp.'s Fox (NWS) and NBC Universal (GE) …
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog and Salon
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will IE 8 break the Web?
InfoWorld:
Gates repeats request for more H-1B visas
Discussion: Computerworld
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Ex-Googlers launch Rentbits, a mediocre search tool for rentals
Chris Williams / The Register:
Steve Jobs rescues freetards from BBC iPlayer wilderness (for now)
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Join OpenSocial in April, Microsoft Groans.
Discussion: WebProNews, Bits and Mashable!
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Nine Inch Nails slams Radiohead's ‘bait and switch’
Discussion: ABC News
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Sprout's WYSIWYG Flash Editor Now Available to Everyone
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Apple's iTunes Store Has Sold 4 Billion Tracks—But Is It Profitable?
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Spitzer Scandal Sheds Light On Web Prostitution
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Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
At Apple thin is in, sometimes too much
Discussion: The Register and PalmAddicts
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Can Someone Give Michael Eisner A History Lesson On Copyright And Patents?
pavlov.net:
Firefox 3 Memory Usage
Discussion: Mozilla Links
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Study: amount of digital info > global storage capacity
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Next New Networks raises $15M more for video channels
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