Beatles and iTunes talk growing — EMI is to hold a media event on Monday with Apple boss Steve Jobs as special guest, prompting speculation that Beatles songs will finally go online. — None of the Beatles tracks are available to download on any online music service.
Discussion: Engadget, PC World: Techlog, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, The Apple Blog, parislemon, Licence to Roam and iLounge
Ryan Block / Engadget: Why Jobs is going to London: EMI is ditching DRM
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: What Are EMI and Steve Jobs Up To?
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: EMI to say goodbye to DRM?
Julian Bennett Holmes / The Apple Blog: EMI Music to Become DRM-Free on Monday?
MG Siegler / parislemon: Apple Plus The Beatles Minus DRM
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Apple/EMI in deal, but Beatles not included: source — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc. and music label EMI Group plan to announce "an exciting new digital offering," EMI said on Sunday, renewing speculation of a deal to put the Beatles music catalog online.
Discussion: The Next Net, Gizmodo, paidContent.org and Coolfer
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: A Yellow (Submarine) iPod?
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs and EMI Press Conference on Monday - No More DRM [Updatedx2] — Macworld.co.uk is reporting that Apple and EMI will be hosting a joint announcement on Monday, April 2nd. — The press invite reads: … A special live performance from an unannounced artist will also take place.
Aaron Freedman / MacUser: EMI and Apple to hold press event on Monday
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A decade of Scripting News — On this day, ten years ago, a weblog named Scripting News appeared for the first time at this address. — Today, it is the longest continuing running weblog on the Internet. — This site played a big role in several important trends. — 1. It helped bootstrap the blogging world.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Paul Mooney
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com:
Thanking Dave Winer — Typically, I try to avoid the blogosphere on April Fools Day — On this day, I always believe even less of what I read than usual. — But today, this is a straight-up sincere post of appreciation regarding my friend, Dave Winer. No fooling.
The Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Latest on security update for Microsoft Security Advisory 935423 — Hello everyone, this is Christopher Budd. — We have some new information tonight on the status of the security update that we're working on that addresses the vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification — As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
Discussion: Zero Day
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day: Animated cursor attacks escalate; emergency patch coming
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Real interview with Fake Steve Jobs — We got a precious few minutes to sit down and talk to the man himself. That's right, we landed a real interview with Fake Steve Jobs. In it, "El Jobso" reminisces about his drug-addled youth, what he does to the traitorous wretches that leak Apple products …
Google announces free in-home wireless broadband service — "Dark porcelain" project offers self-installed plumbing-based Internet access — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via users' plumbing systems.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge, Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally, PC World: Techlog, Gizmodo, The Next Net, BloggingStocks, NevilleHobson.com, Startup Meme, Lost Remote, CyberNet Technology News, Search Engine Land, PalmAddicts, Google Operating System, Clickety Clack, Googling Google, CyberJournalist.net, I4U News, michael parekh on IT, The Software Abstractions Blog, broadbandreports.com, GigaOM and gSpy
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Google's 'Toilet ISP' Not So Far Fetched
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally: Google Acquires CafePress, Launches Revolutionary AdWear
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog: Google Gets Silly For April Fools' Day
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net: Google Solves the"Last-Mile" Problem
Brian White / BloggingStocks: Google unveils new TiSP WiFi home Internet service
Stephen Warley / Lost Remote: Google introduces free wireless broadband via your toilet
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: TiSP: Google Flushes Free Wireless Broadband For All
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Google TiSP Offers Free WiFi
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Introducing Google TiSP (BETA)
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google launches TiSP — Free wireless broadband
NitinK / The Software Abstractions Blog: Project Teaspoon! — Google unveiled an exciting new project today …
Jackson West / GigaOM: Google, finally shows its funny side
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Really Takes April 1 Seriously
Google Really Takes April 1 Seriously
Discussion: GigaOM, Googlified, Download Squad, Mashable!, Licence to Roam, InsideGoogle and Connecting the Dots
Om Malik / GigaOM: Ma Bell sings Mambo Italiano
Haochi / Googlified: Google Paper and Google TiSP
Emily Price / Download Squad: Google offers flushable internet and email you can literally throw away
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Had Enough Google April Fools?
Rachel / Licence to Roam: April Fools again
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: IT BEGINS! APRIL FOOLS IS UPON US!
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Topix Reboots As a CitJ-News Search Hybrid — Topix, jointly majority-owned by Gannett, Tribune and McClatchy, is migrating the site from the .net domain to Topix.com, and will launch it later tonight. The site will also get a significant change of focus from being a news search engine …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and Chip Griffin
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Topix Aims For Citizen Journalists
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Topix.com Does the Obvious Thing
Chip Griffin / Pardon the Disruption: Topix.net Rebrands & Turns to Human Editors
New York Times:
New Bar Codes Can Talk With Your Cellphone — It sounds like something straight out of a futuristic film: House hunters, driving past a for-sale sign, stop and point their cellphone at the sign. With a click, their cellphone screen displays the asking price, the number of bedrooms and baths and lots of other details about the house.
Discussion: The Pondering Primate, MoCoNews, The Mobile Technology Weblog, Engadget and Cloudy Thinking
Scott Shaffer / The Pondering Primate: Camera Phones Connect Bar Codes To The Net
James Quintana Pearce / MoCoNews: Mobile Barcode Readers In The US
Ryan Block / Engadget: NYT goes to Japan, discovers QR codes
Ron K. Jeffries / Cloudy Thinking: Scanning New Bar Codes With a Camera Phone
Miss Rogue / HorsePigCow:
I'm feeling patriotic — ...and would like to highlight some amazing Canadian startups as well as Canadian contributions to the Web world, in general. I'm hoping that my friends at the Globe and Mail will see this and understand the importance of the media in really highlighting and helping their homegrown companies.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Apple, Google join forces for 'ultimate phone' — Exclusive Apple and Google have abandoned their individual mobile phone projects for a joint venture, The Register has learned. — Apple will mothball its iPhone, announced in January, in favour of a new device that serves as a platform for Google's contextual advertising business.
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage and Google Blogoscoped
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading: April Fools Edition