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4:20 PM ET, May 3, 2008

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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
YouTube disappears from the screen temporarily  —  At 7:00 a.m. PDT I was heading for my video page on YouTube and ran into this message:  —  I was getting to other sites just fine, so it's safe to assume it's a Google problem.  YouTube receives 10 hours of video per minute and is by far the leader in the crowded field.
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
YouTube down?  We have been receiving reports for the past 90 minutes that users are not able to access YouTube.  Upon further testing, it looks like the YouTube CDN (static file server) is down.  All images are not currently being served (see screenshot below) but videos and everything else …
Discussion: Mashable! and Gear Diary
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Cuba puts first computers on sale to the public  —  HAVANA (AP) — Cubans are getting wired.  The island's communist government put desktop computers on sale to the public for the first time Friday, ending a ban on PC sales as another despised restriction on daily life fell away under new President Raul Castro.
Discussion: CrunchGear and WebGuild
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Cubans line up to buy their first legal PCs  —  Perhaps the days of looking at Cuba as the island that technology forgot are beginning to wane.  —  Late last month, President Raul Castro's government lifted the ban on ordinary citizens from owning a cell phone and getting cell service …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Hiptop 3:
Sidekick Gekko/Aspen Screenshot  —  That's right, a Hiptop3.com exclusive where we bring you the first screenshots from the Sidekick Aspen/Gekko.  Everything we've been hearing points to the Aspen and Gekko being one and the same.  We're not 100% sure which name T-Mobile is going to market this as …
New York Times:
Higher Offer by Microsoft Brings Yahoo to Table  —  After a three-month standoff, Microsoft was in active merger talks with Yahoo on Friday, several people involved in the discussions said.  —  Microsoft, which had threatened to abandon its bid or initiate an attempt to oust Yahoo's board …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
MicroHoo: Hasta La Vista, Hotmail?  —  Yesterday, BoomTown wrote a piece about Yahoo's worries about the scrutiny that the monopolistic combination of Yahoo Mail and Microsoft's Hotmail would get if it merged with the software giant.  —  The issue-which has not gotten a lot of attention …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and WinBeta
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel: “Web 2.0"-style cloud computing just a passing vapor  —  Let's say that you're Intel, and you spent $5.5 billion in capital expenditures in 2007, much of it on the 45nm transition, and all of it for the purpose of beating rivals at delivering performance-per-watt increases across a range …
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Silently Drops Case Against BitTorrent Site  —  For those that don't remember, lets recap.  It was a little over three years ago that Hollywood took their first blast against a BitTorrent site in Europe with a lawsuit against DVDr-core.  The notification (see end) …
Discussion: Mashable!
Hollywood Newsroom:
Exclusive: Tom Cruise buys Google Adwords, to launch new web site.  In two days, his web site is gonna...  ITEM: Tom Cruise is buying Google Adwords.  His Scientology handlers must be working on his SEO optimization; type in “Tom Cruise” in Google Search — and his paid sponsored ads pop up at the top of the search results.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Valleywag
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Greasemonkey Scripts For the Social Media Addict  —  You may have heard of Greasemonkey, the Firefox extension that lets you customize the way a web page displays using small bits of Javascript, but are you using it to its fullest potential?  There are hundreds of scripts available …
Jaunted:
Airport WiFi: Boingo Giving You 15 Minutes Free  —  Big-time WiFi contractor Boingo, which handles net access at heaps of airports around the world, is now offering iPhone and iPod Touch users 15 minutes of free access at 28 of its US, Canadian and UK airports.
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
What's Up with the Secret Cybersecurity Plans, Senators Ask DHS  —  The government's new cyber-security “Manhattan Project” is so secretive that a key Senate oversight panel has been reduced to writing a letter to beg for answers to the most basic questions, such as what's going on, what's the point and what about privacy laws.
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Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
White House Plans Proactive Cyber-Security Role for Spy Agencies
 
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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Apple Gets Top Marks For Tech Support
Brian Braiker / Newsweek:
A Killer Product  —  Will closed devices like Apple's iPhone murder the Web?
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Hiptop 3:
Video on the Sidekick LX
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
BBC:
Spam reaches 30-year anniversary
Canada NewsWire Group:
The critically acclaimed Nokia Nseries makes its exclusive Canadian …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Watercooler: Yet another social network app company that's making money
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Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Pursuing the Next Level of Artificial Intelligence
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Larry Highest Paid CEO? Damn Right.
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