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3:55 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 …
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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube To Publishers: Make Your Own YouTube
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   The Future is Web Services, Not Web Sites
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
YouTube's new APIs open the site to external apps
Discussion: TechCrunch
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
TiVo users getting YouTubed
Discussion: MarketingShift
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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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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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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.
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: DSLreports, GigaOM and Telecompetitor
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.
 
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Research Opens Israel Lab; Search Expert Dr. Ronny Lempel …
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Hulu goes live
Discussion: Salon
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
At Apple thin is in, sometimes too much
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India Scrutinizes BlackBerry Security
Microsoft:
Bill Gates Asks Congress to Act Now to Maintain U.S. Innovation Lead
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Did DivX close Stage6 to duck copyright litigation?
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