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2:50 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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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 …
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
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Micro Persuasion
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 …
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
iPhone SDK downloads top 100,000
Discussion: TechSpot
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Nightmare Scenario, Part 1  —  Here's what many people within Yahoo (YHOO), who are not CEO Jerry Yang and the board of directors, are chattering about these days: That the Internet portal will not make a deal, any kind of deal, related to the outstanding unsolicited acquisition offer by Microsoft …
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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.
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.
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
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 2.0 Unlocked, Runs All Apps  —  Update: Video of project Pwonage after the jump.  The beta 2.0 firmware that comes with the iPhone SDK has been modified to unlock the iPhone and run any application.  Part of the Pwnage Project, the hacked firmware will allow you to do anything you want …
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Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
iPhone Dev Team pwns with modded 2.0 firmware
Discussion: TechSpot
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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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: Salon
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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.
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Did DivX close Stage6 to duck copyright litigation?  —  DivX, parent company of defunct video-sharing site Stage6, on Tuesday disclosed how it came to the decision to shutter the service rather than to sell.  —  “Potential copyright litigation” was one of management's top considerations leading …
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
Discussion: GigaOM and Telecompetitor
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
UN backs out of virtual protest against Internet censorship
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft buys virtualization player Kidaro
Discussion: The Register and Microsoft
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
At Apple thin is in, sometimes too much
Discussion: The Register and PalmAddicts
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Jane McGonigal at SXSWi: Game developers can induce happiness
Discussion: PDA
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Can Someone Give Michael Eisner A History Lesson On Copyright And Patents?
Discussion: The Social
Reuters:
Internet for pornography, not voting: Ex Polish PM
Discussion: Engadget, Switched and Gadget Lab
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
E-mail inventor: I didn't foresee spam
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Study: amount of digital info > global storage capacity
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Next New Networks raises $15M more for video channels
Microsoft:
Bill Gates Asks Congress to Act Now to Maintain U.S. Innovation Lead
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
Intel Nettop is all about cost cutting
Discussion: Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Google Earth Blog:
How Nanaimo Became Best Known Google Earth Town
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Why the Wal-Mart “snub” should be a big deal for gOS
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Rush Limbaugh gets special treatment from Apple
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Tech's Late Adopters Prefer the Tried and True
 

 
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