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9:00 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.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Flickr Video: Well done but short on time
Discussion: ParisLemon
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day  —  Anyone who's been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I'm bullish on mobile social networking.  —  The space is wide open at this point - no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream.
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.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Adobe Media Player Debuts For Online …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe Releases Media Player 1.0, Launches Adobe TV
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Bret Taylor / Bret Taylor's blog:
We need a Wikipedia for data  —  I just started blogging.  I am not sure what I want to write about, but I think one theme will be “things I want but want someone else to build.”  This article describes one of those things.  —  At Google, I worked on a number of projects that required data from third party data sources.
CupBoy / nihilogic:
Super Mario in 14kB Javascript  —  Here's an experiment in keepings things small and confined to one Javascript file.  There are no external image files or anything, everything is rendered with Javascript using either canvas elements or old fashioned div-making tactics (for IE).
Discussion: GoNintendo, sarahintampa and Digg
Symbian Smart Phones World:
Exclusive: Latest update on the hotly anticipated Nokia Tube - The Rumours are over - Hands on the Nokia “Tube”  —  + Exclusive: latest update on the hotly anticipated Nokia Tube  —  Hands on the Nokia “Tube”  —  The Rumours are over!  —  Now whether the phone was inadvertently …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Virtualization's Dark Side  —  SAN FRANCISCO -  —  The decision to switch to virtualization is easy enough: As companies discover that the process can consolidate hardware and save space, energy and money, virtualization is sweeping through the world's desktops and data centers.
Discussion: Virtualization.com
Michael Kwan / Mobile Magazine Online:
Asus Eee PC with Windows XP Has Hidden Shortcomings  —  Remember yesterday when we discovered that the Windows-powered Asus Eee PC would cost the same as its Linux-powered counterpart?  Well, while the two units may bear the same outward appearance and come attached with the same price tag …
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report and Gizmodo
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Tony Smith / The Register:
HP launches Linux-loaded Eee PC rival
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Red Dog: Ray Ozzie's answer to the Google App Engine?  —  (Note: while we've been serving up a number of potential new Windows Live logos recently, this isn't one of them.  I just happen to like Clifford the Big Red Dog)  —  Much has been made recently about last night's announcement …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Latest iPhone 2.0 beta reveals 3G chipset  —  Hidden away in the latest test firmware for iPhone developers is the mention of the chipset that will power third-generation cellular Internet access in Apple's next generation of the device.  —  Discovered by the creators of the popular ZiPhone jailbreak …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and The Apple Core
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Agreement to Acquire IndexTools' Analytics Business  —  Acquisition intended to enhance platform for comprehensive Web  —  analytics and extend offerings for on-line marketers  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that it has entered …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Why We Need Web Apps on the Desktop  —  Yesterday on this blog Sarah Perez wondered how important is offline access for web apps?  Her conclusion was that offline access is important now, but not as important as it once was.  And that with the increasing ubiquity of Internet access, it is growing less important every day.
Chris / Trulia Blog:
Trulia integrates Google Street View nationwide!  —  Starting today our users can walk the neighborhoods...from the comfort of their very own couches.  —  We are excited to announce that we now have Google Maps Street View technology integrated on homes for sale, recently sold homes …
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Trulia Integrates StreetView Images
Discussion: Search Engine Land and ben barren
New York Times:
A Silicon Valley Slowdown  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Housing prices in Silicon Valley remain defiantly high.  New BMWs and Saabs cruise Highway 101.  But for the first time there are signs that the current economic downturn is taking its toll on the country's cradle of technology and innovation.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Former Yahoo Exec to OpenX; OpenX to L.A.  —  Former Yahoo senior vice president Tim Cadogan will take the CEO job at OpenX, the popular open-source ad server startup, backed by Index Ventures, Accel Partners and others.  —  As part of the change, the company will move from it London HQ to Los Angeles.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and paidContent
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
House Staffers Livid Over Web Site  —  Financial Information Being Posted Is Too Personal, Aides Say  —  Working from a cramped loft apartment a mile from the Capitol, a small Internet company has sparked a privacy rights battle with hundreds of angry top House staffers upset that the Web site …
 
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Chris Williams / The Register:
BBC vs ISPs: Bandwidth row escalates as Tiscali wades in
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Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Nokia coughs up €200m over axed German workers
Pallavi Gogoi / Business Week:
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Meetro Abandoned for Lefora, A Hosted Forum Solution
Microsoft Help and Support:
Windows Live Writer update details
Discussion: LiveSide and Bink.nu
BBC:
Write on  —  The writing is on the wall for journalism …
Edwin Garcia / Mercury News:
Plan would tax music downloads
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
Segway's new RMP!
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Wal-Mart Going Hardline on DRM-Free Online Music Store; SonyBMG and WMG Holdouts
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O2 says 128Kb/s is all its 3G customers need
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo gets investor support in efforts to fend off Microsoft
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