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1:25 AM ET, April 9, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Video Launches - A Unique Experience  —  Flickr users can now add video clips alongside their photos, a much requested and much anticipated feature that has been promised for over a year.  —  The puppet version of Shel Israel graciously kicked things off for us by announcing the new feature in the Flickr Video below.
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Heather Champ / Flickr Blog:
Video on Flickr!  —  Also available in: Deutsch, , Español, Português  —  Video!  Video!  Video!  The rumours are true and “soon” is now.  We're thrilled to introduce video on Flickr.  If you're a pro member, you can now share videos up to 90 glorious seconds in your photostream.
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Flickr launches video hosting
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Rips Down HuddleChat  —  Google showcased HuddleChat, a real-time chat application, as one of many test applications (directory here) to show off their new Google App Engine platform last night.  —  Some bloggers noted that the application was a rip off of Campfire, a 37Signals product.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Early notes on GoogleApps  —  The last few years when something new hits the tech blogosphere, I usually kick back and think while so many others scramble for position on Techmeme.  I find that by doing this I can usually find the nugget that they're all missing, assuming it's an area I'm interested in …
Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
Analysis: Google App Engine alluring, will be hard to escape  —  Last night at a Campfire One event at Google headquarters in Mountain View, a new service was announced called Google App Engine.  Aimed almost squarely at the loosely-coupled Amazon Web Services, Google is betting that developers …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
HuddleChat: Did Google Just Rip Off 37Signals?  —  Blogs are abuzz this morning about HuddleChat, a real-time chat application that a team of three Google developers created to show off Google's new App Engine platform.  The chat software bears a striking resemblance to the popular Campfire app from 37Signals.
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Google App Engine page already owned by hackers  —  Google's boast page for tools built on App Engine was struck by script kiddies with a relatively simple javascript-based XSS exploit.  Yes, not exactly a high-level attack, but another black eye for a project that like most of Google …
GigaOM:
App Engine: Competition Is Good for Everyone
Discussion: OStatic blogs and TechCrunch
Jackson West / Valleywag:
GOOGLE APP ENGINE CAN'T HANDLE DEMAND FOR GOOGLE APP ENGINE …
Discussion: Mac Beach and Download Squad
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mossberg: I Have No Idea When 3G iPhone Is Coming, And I Don't Care  —  That Walt Mossberg prediction about a 3G iPhone in June?  Hold off on that, says Walt Mossberg.  The Wall Street Journal's personal tech guru tells us he has no idea when Apple (AAPL) is releasing its next phone.
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Next Web:
Video: The Truth According To Wikipedia  —  Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial internet entrepreneur  —  On Friday April 4, in the afternoon the audience of The Next Web Conference watched the world premiere of the documentary The truth according to Wikipedia from IJsbrand van Veelen.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Now playing: Adobe Media Player 1.0  —  Adobe Media Player (AMP) is like an RSS reader for video.  Some videos can only be seen after advertising.  —  Adobe Systems on Wednesday plans to release Adobe Media Player (AMP), a free download for playing Flash-based Web videos on Macs or PCs.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Beet.TV and TechCrunch
Longofest / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds New iPhone OS 2.0 Beta (5A240d), SDK Update (Beta 3)  —  Apple has seeded a new version of the iPhone 2.0 Beta OS for developers enrolled in the beta iPhone Developer Program.  Also available today to all ADC members is an updated version of the iPhone SDK (Beta 3).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Puppet Parody Show Gets Sponsorship; Original FastCompany Show Doesn't  —  Loren Feldman's puppet video show, which parodies a video interview show run by Shel Israel called Global Neighborhoods, has landed an official sponsor, Feldman says.  Meanwhile, Global Neighborhoods itself remains sponsorless.
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
11th Circuit Freaks Out About Metatags—North American Medical v. Axiom  —  North American Medical Corp. v. Axiom Worldwide, Inc., 2008 WL 918411 (11th Cir. April 7, 2008)  —  Oh man, what a bizarre and frustrating ruling from the 11th Circuit on metatags.  The parties compete in the “spinal decompression” device market.
InfoWorld:
U.S. reaches 2009 H-1B visa cap  —  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the cap on H-1B immigrant worker visas for the 2009 fiscal year, just a week after the agency opened the application period.  —  USCIS announced Tuesday that it reached the H-1B cap …
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and eWeek
 
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
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K.C. Jones / InformationWeek:
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Releases Firmware Updates for Notebooks, Keyboard, and iMac
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Survey: 6 percent of U.S. teens own iPhones
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The Chronicle of Higher Education:
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